Drayton BC celebrates life member Alma’s 90th

by bqmedia on May 1, 2022

By Joyce McGeorge & Margaret Morris

It was always Drayton’s Alma Hamblin’s wish to celebrate her ninetieth birthday at the club with her bowling friends and this she did.

Alma organized City Golf Club to cater the event with a tasty variety of finger foods culminating in a birthday cake, which was shared among all in attendance.

Alma joined Drayton Bowls Club in August 1980 and, at the Annual General Meeting in July 1985, she was appointed games director for the ladies section, a position she held for 30 years.

In 2001, Alma was granted life membership for her outstanding contribution to the club.

As well as being games director, Alma and her husband Des have been heavily involved in organising the annual men’s carnival for more than 21 years and both continue to be committed and loyal members of the club.

To maintain her interest and contribution today, Alma has taken on the role of office selector and dutifully turns up each Thursday, mentoring new selectors in their duties and responsibilities.

Alma greets each member, be they new or existing members, with a welcoming smile and a little chat.

We look forward to seeing Alma at our club regularly and hope to be there when she reaches her double zero milestone.