L-R: Alan Blackwell (Men’s President) & Ray Relton (Fraser Coast DBA Representative) present Bill Hovard with his Patriarch badge

Patriarch at Maryborough

by bqmedia

Maryborough Bowls Club stalwart Bill Hovard has proudly received his Patriarch badge after turning 90 on July 12, 2022.

Bill joined the club in 2005 and has served as a board member and has also been Vice Chairman. In 2014, he was a part of the winning team in the club’s Championship Fours and was runner up in 2016 in the Club Pairs. In 2019, Bill was honoured to be named the club patron, a position he still holds proudly.

He continues to enjoy playing bowls with his many mates he has accumulated over the years and strongly believes that this has contributed to his long life.

Bill says it is a pleasure to be a member of this great club and looks forward to many more years of friendship and good bowling. Congratulations Bill – the pleasure has been all ours.

Contributed by Bob Magee