Stal­warts hon­oured

Central and North Burnett Times - - SES WEEK 2012 -

BIGGEN­DEN Bowls Club mem­bers John Cormie and Be­vanWade have been recog­nised for their ad­min­is­tra­tion sup­port of the game.

Bur­nett Dis­trict Bowls As­so­ci­a­tion se­nior vice-pres­i­dent Brian Pry­goda pre­sented the sur­prised duo with their 25years ser­vice medals on Sun­day.

Mr Cormie’s as­so­ci­a­tion with the Biggen­den Bowls Club be­gan in Jan­uary 1965. Since then he has held ev­ery po­si­tion in the club.

Mr Cormie was even sec­re­tary/trea­surer of the for­mer Cen­tral and Up­per Bur­nett Dis­trict.

For his ser­vices hewas also given life mem­ber­ship.

“My wife Jan and I have made many friends, many now life­long, from our time play­ing bowls and trav­el­ling to other clubs across the re­gion and even in­ter­state,” Mr Cormie said.

He said hewas still pas­sion­ate about the game, even though his knees ob­jected.

He still or­gan­ises the men’s and ladies’ carnival.

“You could say I am just a roustabout but I just love my bowls,” Mr Cormie said.

Mr Wade joined the Biggen­den Bowls Club in 1973 af­ter be- ing in­spired by his par­ents Kate and Wilf who were noted bowlers and life mem­bers of the club.

One of the high­lights of his time with the club was or­gan­is­ing memo­rial bowls days for about 20 years in hon­our of his fa­ther.

Dur­ing the past 39 years, Mr Wade has been pres­i­dent of the club 12 times.

Un­der his lead­er­ship ex­ten- sions to the club­were in­sti­gated. These in­cluded new toi­lets and bar fa­cil­i­ties.

He has also been pres­i­dent of Cen­tral and Up­per Bur­nett Bowls Club. There was a name change in 2000 to Bur­nett Dis­trict Bowls As­so­ci­a­tion to take in more clubs from Monto toYar­ra­man.

For the past three years Mr Wade hasn’t been as ac­tive in the club but this could change in the fu­ture.

LikeMr Cormie, MrWade has made many friends trav­el­ling to other clubs.

He­has also been in­volved with sports tours or­gan­ised by Bowls Queens­land to in­tro­duce school chil­dren to the sport.

Both men rec­om­mended bowls to the younger gen­er­a­tion and said it was a great way of meet­ing new­peo­ple and mak­ing friends.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

MERIT AWARD: Bur­nett Bowls Dis­trict se­nior vice-pres­i­dent Brian Pry­goda (cen­tre) presents Be­van Wade and John Cormie with their 25-years ser­vice medals.

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