Barefoot bowls. One of the most pleasant afternoons ever spent at the club. The turn up was modest, as would be expected with the competition of family dinners and the Easter Show.
We had the privilege of meeting a young couple fleetingly in Beecroft. He was English and about to fly our shores for a job in Calga, she was American and about to return to the US; a member of a shuffle board club in Florida, and suggesting we become sister clubs.
All that aside, like so many young people they quickly learnt the game and were mixing it with the best – touchers in the ditch and the change of fortunes we all hope for in a game.
Let’s go one step further. For us volunteers manning the bar and the bowls, it was a truly pleasant afternoon spent with our friends – our fellow bowlers. Volunteering gives back in equal measure to what one puts in, and this could not have been shown more completely than today.
The Beecroft Club lacks the easy turnover of the big clubs. If we didn’t have volunteers we wouldn’t survive and thrive – but we are surviving and thriving….
Craig and I have true and wonderful friends at the bowlo. We found them on the bowling green, but I firmly believe if it is our shared goal of making our club great, that has turned them into true friends.
Being asked to volunteer can have one quake in one’s boots – the fear of being trapped with no end in sight!
The key is asking for help that is time limited and task defined:
- We have a full roster of helpers for barefoot bowls,
- There are a dozen members who signed up to get their RSA,
- John V has no trouble getting public holiday bowls to rock and roll,
- The ladies ran a fashion parade worthy of a runway, and
- Thursdays with Peter W keeps pulling them in.
So, step up, be proud and keep it up.
What is the worst that could happen – you make another friend!
Happy Easter and see you on the bowling green!
From your editor and Chairman.
This is a clever idea
Our men’s club are planning…
Super Singles Saturday
One Saturday in June will be the finals of the Major Singles, the Minor Singles and the Tyro Singles.
The lead up has been the play-offs – the rounds, the quarter and the semi-finals. I won’t attempt to try and remember them all, but I can tell you that I had the privilege of watching the semi final between the legendary Robin Ratcliff and John Ross. I wanted them both to win! Unfortunately it never works that way but it was magnificent to be present for the tussle between two masters.
Keep your eye on the diary and make sure you are there on that day in June.
I brought my Mum. It was a lovely day – morning tea par excellence and fashion for everyone. Our women’s club, led by Pam Godoy showed what can be achieved with a plan, a leader and a wonderful team. What did you buy? I’ll be looking out at our next social function to see who is wearing the latest style!
Thanks to our models. So versatile!
Why can’t we bowl like that???
Our women bowlers have done us proud. This is what Lyn told us…
‘ We had a good day today and won both games against Hunters Hill which gave us 5 points. Our total is now 28 points with one match to go. Greenleas, our closest rivals, had a loss today against North Epping only getting 1 point. Their total is now 20 with one match to go. So, I think we have won the Pennant.’
BIAS can report they triumphed. Our women are into the state play-offs. Keep close to this one. We need to support in number and spirit. As soon as we know time and place we will let you know.
How crazy are you?
Crazy whist is on again. Our first for 2019. If you know nothing a quick google search will tell you that is a card game for the crazy. No skill required.
Could you possibly play cards on an empty stomach? Dinner with our wonderful caterer from 6 pm or there abouts, then Crazy Whist at 7:30 pm. Jane is doing a fabulous job organising. You just need to add your name to the list – on the notice board or send me an email.
And those sponsors!
Can we tell you about some? Keep tuned to BIAS and we will share the stories of some more.
Albert & Meyer
Easter Monday will be shared with our constantly supportive sponsor, Albert & Meyer Thornleigh. They will be doing the BBQ while I put my feet up. The question is…. can we convince them to stay and bowl?
This business has been serving the local community now for 19 years. The small but highly experienced team has between them well over one hundred years’ experience in the travel industry.
This experience is your passport to great advice, knowledge and price.
Email them, call or drop in to seem them (next to the Epping Club).
Mark, Julie-Anne and Bronwyn are the team.
Did you know that The Beecroft Club receives $100 per international booking or cruise? What are you waiting for?
Dentistry for Life
Your local dentists, caring for your family
The practice has been servicing our local area for over 30 years and is proud to be able to give back to the community by supporting The Beecroft Club.
Dentistry for Life focuses on providing high quality dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment. They are proud to have patients from three generations of families; the philosophy is to treat their patients as they would like to be treated themselves.
Prevention is better than cure, so this means Dentistry for life not only focuses on existing dental conditions, but also on the prevention of potential future problems. They help their valued patients to maintain a healthy mouth for life.
Karen Greenhalgh is the Clinical Audiologist and Director and is in every way passionate about the business and her clinic.
Karen started Shout Hearing Healthcare to provide exceptional client service because she believes people want to feel connected and cared for. Shout ensures clients’ needs are firmly at the centre of everything they do.
Diagnostic and rehabilitation services include:
- Comprehensive hearing assessments
- Free services and devices for Pension and DVA clients
- BPPV balance assessment and treatment
- Tinnitus management
- Hearing aid trials, fitting and rehabilitation
To book call 9484-2246.
Friday, 10 May, Crazy Whist
6-6:30 pm for dinner
7:30 pm for Crazy Whist
Why cook when you can dine at the Beecroft Club with our now famous Longhorn BBQ?
Whether or not you come for dinner, there will be a fun evening of Crazy Whist.
No skill required for this card game. You learn on the run – in more ways than one! After each hand winners change tables and everyone changes partners. The rules keep changing and anyone can win. It’s a lot of fun.
Dinner is the usual range of options. See more on our website