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Spring 2015
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Welcome to the Bowls Mount Maunganui Website. We are a friendly club of social and competitive bowlers. Please look around the website and for further information feel free to contact us.

Club Roll-up Days

Club roll-ups are held every Tuesday and Friday afternoons and visitors are welcomed. If you wish to play, just phone the club between 9.30am and 11.00am. Play commences 12.30pm during daylight saving time, otherwise 12 noon. However please note that some sponsored club days may start at either 10.00/10.30am. These events will be advised to members by email, on the club notice board, and via the club’s web-site. Dress is mufti.

Posting Notices to this Website

The website has been updated to let bowlers post notices on to the website. This lets information in the club to be shared online and will keep the website up to date. Notices are moderated by a human before showing on the website. Please be patient.

Frankton Junction Visit

As we have the right number of players, entries for this event have now been closed but names can be put on the reserve list.

Bob Owens Retirement Village Club Day

Please note that this day has been postponed from Friday 10th April to Friday 17th April.  Entry sheet is now on the Notice Board.  Box drawn Triples.  Report 9.30am for 10.00am start  Entry $5.  Dress Whites/Club Shirts.  Meat pack prizes.

Peter Henderson

It is with sadness we advise you that Peter Henderson, a long standing member, has passed away. Peter was a keen sportsman - as an All Black winger he played against the British Lions in 1950, was New Zealand Sprint Champion in 1948 (we think) and we also believe he competed in the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland. Peter was the sole surviving foundation member of our Rugby Tournament Committee which was established 24 years ago.

Bowls BOP Regulations

Garrick in the Bowls Office holds a copy of all Bowls BOP Regulations which is available for inspection by members.  Of particular interest to most players will be Regulation 16 which covers the Conditions of Play for all Bowls BOP Centre Events.

Bowls New Zealand Clubcheck Gold Award

We are pleased to advise members that your Club has attained the above award following adoption of a Strategic Plan and Values Statement at today’s Executive Committee Meeting.

This Award recognises the Club’s management in the fields of Strategic Planning, Operations Plan, Financial management, Health & Safety, Club Values, Policy & Procedure Documentation, Job Descriptions, Risk Management, Insurance, Membership, Communication, Database and Website, Disability facilities, Volunteer Management, Sponsorship, Marketing, Grants Applications and Constitution.

The Gold Award Certificate will be presented to the Club by Bowls New Zealand at a time to be arranged, but probably in early 2015.

New Non-Playing Honorary Members

We are pleased to advise that Pat Fitzgerald and Dr. Allan White, both no longer able to play for health reasons, have been appointed as Non-Playing Honorary Members.

Welcome To A New Major Sponsor

We are pleased to welcome AG REALTY as a new club major sponsor.
The principal is Annette Dempsey who has been in the real estate business for many years, has operated under the AG Realty name in other towns, and is now setting up in Mount Maunganui.

Contact details are:
Mobile: 0274 903 205
Tel: 574 0198
Fax: 574 0202
Website:  www.agrealty.co.nz


In the coming season the terms "academy" and "Junior" bowlers will disappear and be replaced by a new category – 8 Years and Under.  Accordingly what was previously a Junior  Championship Singles in the Club Programme will now be an "8 Years & Under Championship" with the winner going on to a similar Champion of Champions event.

Bowling Arms

The club has purchased four new bowling arms. These are available to any member to trial.

Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame - Syd Giddy Nomination

Bowls New Zealand is to establish a Hall of Fame later this year and we have today submitted a nomination for the late Syd Giddy. Many of you will have known Syd as a member of Mount Maunganui Bowling Club but others may not know of him. The list below will indicate why it was thought he would be a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame Honour.

  • Represented NZ at the Australian Games in 1985 winning a bronze medal in the Fours
  • Represented NZ at the Pacific Games in 1987 winning silver medals in the triples and fours.
  • Represented NZ vs South Australia in 1992, winning his singles
  • In 1988 was one of two NZ representatives at NSW Bicentennial International Singles.
  • Represented NZ Masters vs Australia in 1998 (Maurice Hickey was in the same team)
  • Appointed Convenor of NZ selection panel in 1998
  • Represented NZ in singles and pairs at World Indoor Bowls Championships 1994, 1995, 1996.
  • Won 6 National Titles, earning his Gold Star in 2000.
  • Won 17 Centre Titles.
  • Won a total of 37 Club Titles at Arawa & Mount Maunganui
  • Bay of Plenty Bowler of the Year in 1988
  • Bay of Plenty Sportsman of the Year in 1993.
  • Bay of Plenty Selector.
  • 5 years as greens supervisor at Mount Maunganui Bowling Club.

Upon Syd's death in 2004 the NZ Press Association reported:
"Giddy carved out a magnificent playing record but never once thought he was bigger than the game. It was the opposite. Even though he was a fierce competitor he was always gracious in defeat or victory. He readily played with and encouraged younger, more inexperienced bowlers and always pitched in and helped with the many voluntary jobs around the club."

A panel of noted bowlers/administrators will consider the nominations with entrants to the hall of fame to be announced in September.

Lapel Badges

The club now has a lapel badge available for purchase at a cost of $7. See Garrick in the Secretary's office.

Our Life Saving Defibrillator has arrived

Club Mount Maunganui has purchased a defibrillator toward which our club made a donation. None of us know when or if we may need use of such equipment but it is vital that some of us know how to use the machine to help a colleague if the need arises.

The defibrillator is located on the wall outside the Club Mount Maunganui Office. Twenty volunteers were trained on Thursday 11 April to use it. The defibrillator is easy to use and talks to you giving instructions. It is used along with two minute sessions of CPR to help start someones heart when it has stopped. No-one can touch the person being treated while the defibrillator is assessing or shocking them a dose.

Special Thank's go to Lions Club of Mount Maunganui, Bowls Mount Maunganui and Club Mount Maunganui Adjuncts for their generous sponsorship donation that has made it possible for the Club to purchase a Defibrillator.

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