Great lead-in to con­fer­ence

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies - BY ROBERT MUIR

Golfers through­out Ro­tary District 9790 took to the su­perb Black Bull Golf Course at Sil­ver­woods as part of a sport­ing wel­come to the district’s 2018 con­fer­ence for the fol­low­ing three days.

Forty golfers played a stable­ford event with the first four male and fe­male placeget­ters re­ceiv­ing prizes in a com­pe­ti­tion well or­gan­ised by the con­fer­ence’s sports and re­cre­ation day di­rec­tor Noel Thomas.

“I thank the McCully fam­ily and all at Black Bull. Ross (Ross Lloyd, con­fer­ence chair) and I sat down with them two years ago. They’ve been fan­tas­tic,” Noel said.

It was a very happy con­fer­ence chair. “It’s been a very suc­cess­ful start to the con­fer­ence,” Ross told the 30 male and 10 fe­male golfers.

“I’m very, very proud we’ve got some win­ners and I hope we all have a won­der­ful evening (Sports­man’s Din­ner, Fri­day night).”

Kelvin Ro­gash from Mooroopna, with 42 points was the best in the men’s field. With her score of 31 points, Euroa’s Mandy Ed­wards was first placed lady.

And Mr Lloyd’s wish for a won­der­ful Fri­day evening came true, with spe­cial guest speak­ers, lo­cal Kim Forge and South Aus­tralian Wayne Phillips in­for­ma­tive, en­light­en­ing and en­ter­tain­ing the 132 din­ers in the Wil­low Room at Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club re­sort.

In­tro­duced by Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies, David An­der­son from the Yea Ro­tary Club, both re­ceived a big round of ap­plause for their talks and, later, af­ter re­ceiv­ing and an­swer­ing ques­tions.

Kim, 46, told of her be­gin­nings at curl­ing as a five-year-old in West Canada, rolling her lunch box along the icy drive­way of their home.

In 1980 she met a young man who worked as an agri­cul­tural ex­change type stu­dent on her par­ents’ farm. Kim mar­ried that per­son, Rod Forge, from Bur­ramine, at the golf club where she spoke last Thurs­day night.

An Aus­tralian cham­pion, Kim fin­ished fifth in a world event in Rus­sia and is Aus­tralian Curl­ing Fed­er­a­tion Pres­i­dent.

Wayne, 60, played 27 Test Matches and 48 one-day­ers for Aus­tralia, coached SA and loves his speak­ing en­gage­ments in Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala, as pre­vi­ously re­ported in the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

A big in­nings player and classy wick­et­keeper, the left-hand bats­man was a big hit with the Ro­tar­i­ans and part­ners with his bril­liant sense of hu­mour.

At the Sports Din­ner: David McPher­son, Bron­wyn Lloyd, Kim Forge, Wayne Phillips, Ross Lloyd, Ron and Jetta Bur­ton and David An­der­son.

Golf win­ners, placeget­ters and of­fi­cials last Fri­day at Black Bull Golf Course, Sil­ver­woods: from left, Sport and Re­cre­ation Day Di­rec­tor Noel Thomas, He­len Clancy, Ker­rin Pick­worth, Mandy Ed­wards, Bernie Bott, Ron Bur­ton, Ross Lloyd, Wayne Mo­ri­arty,...

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