Croquet club welcomes new members
The Corowa Civic Croquet Club held its annual general meeting on Friday, June 23 with good numbers in attendance.
The following members were elected to the Committee of Management: President Ruth Duffy, Vice President Dianne Wiebrecht, Secretary Pauline Nixon and Treasurer Barbara Milne.
The club formed three years ago and plays every, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am during winter and 8am in the summer at the Corowa Civic Centre Bowling Greens.
Grand Final results, June 22;
The Echidnas won the grand final against the Emus, 4 rubbers to 1 rubber.
Chris Rebbechi beat Graeme Leslie 3 games 57 points to 1 game 52 points.
Tony Doughty beat Adrian Roach in 3 games, 45 points to 21 points.
Justin Robb lost to Robert Woodward, 2 games 61 points to 3 games 72 points.
James Strachan beat Kai Hardinge in 3 games, 45 points to 21 points.
Amy Rebbechi beat Tom Rebbechi in a hard fought game, 3 games 66 points to 2 games 67 points.
Club president Ruth Duffy said on behalf of all members of Corowa Civic Croquet Club Inc, the club wished to thank all members for their service as a Committee of Management Member.
“Volunteer contribution of time and organisational skills is rarely recognised or acknowledged, so we thank you,” she said.
Ruth said the new committee would actively seek grants to achieve ‘A’ grade condition of its courts, along with equipment and travel grants.
The achievement would result in the club being able to host croquet tournaments on their home turf.
The club is currently holding its first handicap in club tournament, which has come about due to the improved croquet skills of members.
Ruth said the club wished to thank Michael Nixon for taking on the enormous role of caring for the courts.
The club is always looking for new members of any age, with its oldest player 82 years of age.
“Croquet is very much a skill-based game and can be played until the end of life because it is a low-impact sport,” Ruth said.
“We welcome people to come along and give the sport a go.”
For more information on how to join the club, phone Ruth on 0418 415 368.
Corowa Civic Croquet Club members Treasurer Barbara Milne, Marg Tomlinson, President Ruth Duffy, green keeper Michael Nixon and Mary Shanahan with other members during the club’s annual general meeting.