Popular bowls president honoured
BOWLS: When Monto Bowls Club’s Ladies Presidents Day was cancelled last Sunday because of wet weather, ladies president Bronwyn Torrens worked hard to re-organise it.
Less than a week later, on Thursday, the event had a bigger turnout than was expected before it was post-poned.
Torrens said she spent most of the previous Friday on the telephone with the other clubs.
“It was pretty good, most people were obliging. Actually I think we got more players than if we’d had it last Sunday,” she said.
“The support on my president’s day is overwhelming, I roped in every available person and I very much appreciate them all coming.”
Friends of the club came from Biloela, Gladstone, Mt Larcom and beyond for a friendly game of bowls.
Where the original date of April 2 saw roads closed and the greens virtually underwater, by Thursday April 6, the sun had the club’s green lawns under blue skies.
Greens director Keith Roth said they thought the event would have to be cancelled for much longer.
“It’s so rewarding to see the hall full, the greens looking good and everybody enjoying themselves,” he said.
“We ended up with six inches of rain and in our wisdom we thought we should cancel the day because we thought so many couldn’t make it.”
Roth thanked the ladies in the kitchen for their dedication in feeding such a big turn-out.
He also thanked the green keeper for all his hard work keeping the greens healthy.
Suellen Tappenden from Port Curtis said she loved coming to the Monto Bowls Club.
“It’s great to see a full green, so appreciate everyone coming out for Bronnie’s day,” she said.
Russel Larsen from Monto won the Ladies District Fundraiser held in conjunction with the event.
SPOT ON: Players came from all around to Monto Bowls Club for President's Day. PHOTOS: JACK LAWRIE
President Bron Torrens had a great day at the event.
Jack Muller negotiating a bowl.
Suellen Tappenden praised the organisation of the event.
Bron Torrens bowling.
Reg Hampson's opening roll.
Carol Daley from Biloela Bowls Club.
Doug O'Sullivan has been committing to bowls.