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Monday 5 August 2019

Umina Beach Mens BC Thanks Lady Bowlers

At its President's and Officer's day held Saturday 3rd August the Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club once again recognised  the hard work of members of their Ladies Club.   Lady President Joan Murphy announced the awarding of RNSWBA broaches to Debbie Moore and Gwen Jarratt.  The broaches were presented to Debbie and Gwen by Bowls Central Coast State Councillor and Secretary, Doug Rose.

Debbie Moore has been a long term side manager for Men's Pennant Teams, and despite being a player who works, Debbie spends as much time as she can playing bowls and supporting the Club. She is showing great potential as a bowler of the future having already won the major pairs and the fours.

Gwen Jarratt is a Past President of the Ladies Club. When it was suggested that the men have something healthier to eat after pennants, Gwen gathered a team of ladies together to provide sandwiches for each of the 10 weeks of pennants and has done this for a number of yeas.  Gwen,  together with husband Ian works tirelessly in support of the Ron Pursehouse day which is a major element of the raising of over $100,000 for Central Coast Health to purchase equipment for prostate and other urological operations.

Lady President Joan also announced the awarding of Bowls Central Coast ladies broaches to Pat Neal and Susan-Gaye Craske.  The broaches were presented to Pat and Sue by BCC Treasurer Jeff Thompson.   Pat Neal has been a Side Manager of a men's pennant side for at least the last 10 pennants.  Pat has been the ladies Chair of Match for approximately 6 years.  Susan-Gaye Craske is the Secretary of the Ladies Club being in the role for 3 yeas.  Sue is a Past President and was Vice President for 4 years.  Despite undertaking these onerous roles, Sue umpires whenever asked and always finds time to assist new bowlers.

Thank-you ladies without volunteers like you, lawn bowls would just not happen.

Award recipients Susan-Gaye Craske, Pat Neal, Debbie Moore and Gwen Jarratt with President Joan Murphy and State Councillor and Secretary Doug Rose.