Happy 40th Victoria Point
By Joan Brotherton
Victoria Point Bowls and Recreation Club recently celebrated their 40th birthday with a party. A very special welcome was extended to guests, past presidents, all members and sponsor ‘Fun Over 50’ . The club was originally called the Redland Bowls Club Ltd. and was provisionally formed by a group of local bowlers and their friends after they decided another bowls club in the southern end of the Redland Shire was needed.
Provisional affiliation was granted in 1981 and it was then that an inaugural meeting of the Ladies Club was held and attended by 64 women. The following ladies were appointed: President – Dorothy Peele; Secretary – Ailsa Smith; Treasurer – Carla Kent and Patroness – Alma Dowling.
Since then, we have had a total of 35 wonderful lady presidents with five of three holding the position twice. We have also enjoyed and celebrated great results in many competitions and events organised by the club, district, State and international authorities. These results are proudly displayed on the Championship Honour Board in the function area.
We welcomed 20 teams to our special birthday, including Beenleigh (our sister club), Capalaba, Cleveland, Logan City, Manly, Mount Gravatt, Pottsville and Victoria Point.
After a game of bowls, we welcomed all special guests and bowlers, acknowledged past presidents and life members, introduced the management committee of Gateway District Ladies Bowls Association and the sponsor, ‘Fun Over 50’, cut the cake and gave out prizes and raffles.
A special thanks was extended by President Lesley to everyone for attending and to all the special members for their hard work and hours of preparation to make the celebration of our special 40th birthday so successful and enjoyable.