Bold moves paying off
KALAMUNDA bowlers stepped out on Saturday, February 7, in new black and yellow uniforms, proudly sponsored by the Bendigo Bank and Kalamunda Toyota.
With dwindling numbers in 2013, the Kalamunda Bowling Club’s future looked bleak.
But a strong committee and some assistance from sponsors has rebuilt the club, bringing home the true spirit of the local community, said club president Allan Mappin.
“The Kalamunda club is going through a revitalisation and regeneration phase by opening up to offer the wider community of Kalamunda and district and giving the opportunity to join in with club events and activities,” he said.
“The structural changes will start to appear over the coming months.
“The management committee of the club are working together very hard in order to achieve these structural and social changes to the club.
The club has moved away from the traditional whites.
Mappin said it still took time to get used to the uniform change. Two branches of the local Bendigo Bank attended the uniform launch.
“This strong partnership between community-based organi- sations and the Bendigo Bank High Wycombe and Forrestfield have made this possible,” he said.
In revitalisation events like the recent Bush Poets dinner, 200 members were entertained by the Australian Champion Bush Poets Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary.
The poets were travelling from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and stopped in Kalamunda for one show.
The Kalamunda club is open Monday to Saturday and on Sundays by arrangement.
Visitors can play lawn bowls, darts or snooker, or just call in for a quiet drink.
For more information, call into the club at 18 Kalamunda Rd, Kalamunda, or call 9293 4946.
Allan Mappin, Ian Barrett and Greg Trevaskis.