Rochester Bowls Club Inc.
31 Victoria Street,
Rochester, Vic 3561
Ph: (03)5484 1105
HISTORY OF THE ROCHESTER BOWLS CLUB
The first meeting of the Rochester Bowls Club was held on the 24th July 1907, with the first President being S. Haisman. Construction of the green began on the land in Moore St in from the old Police Camp , soil was taken from the river bank and sand from Mr Doherty’s paddock to form a base for the new green, Finance for the green was raised by issuing 30 debentures at two pound each. The Green was officially opened by the Echuca Shire Council in 1907, and play commenced in earnest shortly after. Electricity was connected to the Club Pavilion in 1916.
In October 1946 the land in Victoria St was purchased at a cost of 128 pounds & 14 shillings, and construction on the new site commenced in 1947, the new green was officially opened in 1949.
In August 1964 the construction of a new pavilion commenced, and more alterations were made over the years and the club is as you see it now.
Original Clubhouse Victoria Street 1959.
What Is Happening Around the Club.
The final of the Ladies Drawn Pairs was played on Wednesday 7th March. Trish Costello and Serena Sholl defeated Denise Pappin and Carol Cakebread 17 -6. Congratulations.
On Friday night the club enjoyed a half hour or so seminar by Doug Kilgour and Ian Howard from the RACV. It consisted of some helpful, timely reminders and suggestions of some of the actions that can be taken to protect the personal security, health and safety of ourselves as we get older, although much of it would apply to people of all ages.
John Boyd defeated Les Walles in the final of the 100 Up
Peter Stack defeated John Weeks in the final of the 21 Up
The final of the Men's Pairs will be played this week between John Boyd and Bob Knight versus Daryl Hooper and Peter Stahl.
The Mixed Pairs is down to the last 4 so could you please play your game asap
Ladies Social Bowls on Tuesday, will be Presidents Day with a meeting to follow. Bring your lunch.
last Tuesday's winners were Lyn Moon, Val Gledhill, Serena Sholl and Norma Scott.
Norma Scott won the raffle.
The Jack Baker Drawn Fours is on Tuesday 20th March. A sausage sizzle from 6 pm and play at 7pm.
The Club Triples Drawn Teams is on Tuesday 27th March. Once again a sausage sizzle from 6pm with play commencing at 7pm.
Rochester Men's Premier Pairs is on April 21 and 22
Men's Annual Meeting is on Monday 23rd of April at 7.30pm
Ladies Annual Meeting is on Tuesday 24th April at 10am. Lunch followed by meeting.
Presentation Night is on Friday 27th April 6.30 - 7pm. Names, please, on the list in the foyer by Wednesday 25th April.
Rochester Bowls Club Annual Meeting on Monday 30th April at 7.30pm
For information on coaching/ open days please contact the following.
David Keenan 0458335148
Marg Knight 0407093848