Norma loves her in­door bowls

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - ERICA MUR­REE erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

BIGGEN­DEN Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club has hon­oured Norma Swain with life mem­ber­ship.

The pre­sen­ta­tion took place while the Childers Se­niors group were vis­it­ing last week.

Club pres­i­dent Jill Led­widge said Norma had been prom­i­nent in the club since the 1990s.

“She has held po­si­tions of pres­i­dent, provider and com­mit­tee mem­ber,” she said.

The 77-year-old Mrs Swain said the life mem­ber­ship was a sur­prise to her.

“I love my se­nior cits of a Tues­day,” she said.

“My favourite ac­tiv­ity is play­ing in­door bowls. “I’m a keen com­peti­tor.’’

Since she moved to town in 1988 Mrs Swain has also been pres­i­dent of both Biggen­den QCWA and Biggen­den Blue Care Aux­il­iary.

“It has been my way of giv­ing back to a com­mu­nity that has been good to me since I came here,” she said.

But she said it was time to take a step back and has re­signed from Meals on Wheels as a vol­un­teer.

Mrs Swain said the club was badly in need of new mem­bers.

“We had an open day and five new peo­ple came along but they’ve never been back.”

Over 50s are wel­come to join in an af­ter­noon of in­door bowls, board games, ta­ble ten­nis, friendly chats and af­ter­noon tea ev­ery Tues­day at 1pm at the show hall.

Pic­ture: Con­tributed

LIFE MEM­BER­SHIP: Norma Swain.

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