Matriarch Margaret Gallagher with President Bev Geldart

MT Gravatt honours two matriarchs

by bqmedia on February 3, 2021

By Margaret Valentine

Mt Gravatt’s Ladies Section celebrated important milestones for two longstanding members this year. Life members Anne O’Regan and Margaret Gallagher were both able to join the ladies to celebrate their milestone occasions. Anne received a 50-year membership badge and also celebrated her 90th birthday and Margaret was presented with a matriarch badge on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Margaret’s achievements after joining the Club in 1979 are too numerous to detail. She held many positions on the Mt Gravatt committee over a number of years as well as attaining her Level 2 National Coaching accreditation. She achieved great success on the green winning numerous championships and also winning a bronze medal in the Mixed Pairs at the 1994 Masters Games in Brisbane.

Anne’s achievements, like Margaret’s, include many club championships too numerous to mention, including representing the club in a number of pennant competitions. Anne and Margaret both reflected on the times past when they competed together or against one another on the green at State level, with each commenting on what a champion bowler the other lady was. It was lovely for both ladies to be able to join us for lunch to mark these important occasions.

Congratulations Anne and Margaret!

President Bev Geldart with matriarch Anne O’Regan