January 2021

Mens Classic Fours Wanaka Invitational

Generously sponsored by Fulton Hogan this 2 day event on 6 & 7 January was played in perfect conditions with a full field of 16 teams.



Winners:  Bob Wilson (Oamaru),

Simon Nyhof, Bill Turnbull, Brett Simpson (all Wanaka)

Speights Day


The first ladies meeting of the new year had 37 ladies attending with lunch following bowls. The room was decorated in the theme and Nic McDonald was the best dress-up in Speights theme.

December 2020


Christmas Party


116 ! This was most probably the most people ever to attend a club Xmas Dinner. In all it was an amazing night with great food, entertainment and - yes - 116 people present. If you were there, cherish the memory because it is doubted if this could ever be repeated on this scale. In fact, it probably shouldn’t happen because this dinner is for all members to enjoy and that didn’t happen for our catering team and their wonderful helpers who worked themselves to the bone preparing everything and turning on the best organised Xmas Dinner that long time members could remember.  

Thank you Jan Allen, Kate Norman (our Catering Convenors), Heather Malcolm, Pieta Shore, Kay Outram, Jo Stock, new member Nicola McDonald, plus MC Alister, ‘meet & greet’ Bob McLeary and bar staff. It was truly an evening beyond all expectations. 

Pink for a Day

On Wednesday 28th October Women’s Club Day took on a new look with their ‘Pink for a Day’ theme.


Val Ransom reported:  Most of the ladies participated in wearing something pink. The Match Committee provided a 'pink' afternoon tea - fairy bread with pink sprinkles, blinis with smoked salmon mixture on top, pink lamingtons with cream and strawberries, lovely pink iced biscuits, marshmallows.  Prizes of Pinky bars were given for the two best dressed - Mads dressed as Priscilla Queen of the Bowls and Road Runner Kate.


The ladies were asked for a paper donation for Breast Cancer and we raised $350 which was presented to Shona Jarvie, the local Cancer Society representative.  She spoke briefly on her role in the community and left some pamphlets for the club.  This money stays in our community. The Cancer Society gets no Govt funding .  They are 100% charity and rely on the support of the local community. A worthy cause and we will do it again next year.

October 2020

Shona Jarvie (CS)

and Val Ransom

Heather Malcolm, Kate Norman and Jan Allen

Hawea Hotel Invitational

Congratulations to the Wanaka winning team Derek Hope, Peter Herbert (s), Val Ransom and Pauline Hope. Played in hot calm conditions and a full field on 14 January.

Kate Norman and

Mads Wilson


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