Bowls with Bob on 80th Birthday
By Bronwyn Torrens
Monto Bowls Club member Bob Kerr turned 80 recently, with members and family helping him celebrate with a fun afternoon of bowls on April 2.
Bob’s wife, Colleen, had asked how he would like to celebrate his milestone birthday and without hesitation he said, “something for the community”. Over recent years, Bob and Colleen have been the driving force behind an annual charity bowls event at the club, raising funds for the local retirement home, Ridgehaven Retirement Complex. So, when his special birthday was coming up, it was an easy decision for Bob to combine the two and make it a fun day to enjoy his birthday, whilst everyone from the community could get involved and support a local cause that is very close to Bob’s heart.
With more than 30 bowlers and visitors taking part in the day and enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner afterwards, there was much laughter out on the greens and in the clubhouse. Bob was enormously proud of the $900 that was raised from the day and he thanked everyone sincerely for their birthday wishes and for joining him and Colleen to celebrate. Bob and Colleen were both thrilled knowing that the money raised will be used to purchase something important at Ridgehaven.
Bob said he thoroughly enjoyed the support and kindness of everyone who joined in on the day. Secretary Bronwyn Torrens said Bob has been a member of the Monto club for many years. He has won many competitions and been a member of the local club committee. Bob was also a very successful indoor bowler everyone wished Bob a very happy birthday. The club was happy to join in and celebrate his birthday and support the charity day.