Within a couple of years of the men’s club taking shape way back in 1968, the Crows Nest & District Ladies Bowling Club was formed. Late in 1967 work was commenced on building a lawn bowls green and on nearing completion a public meeting was held in the Crows Nest RSL Hall to consider the establishment of a ladies bowling club. Among other things that were discussed at this meeting were the rules, regulations and dress requirements of the District Ladies Bowls Association – who could forget those white stockings and hemlines no more than 15 inches above the ground.
The first President of the Club was Ruth Williams, the Secretary was Joan Lovell, and the Treasurer was Rae Allen.
Meetings were held at the homes of a number of lady members until the clubhouse was finally built. And just like the men years earlier, not many of the ladies knew how to bowl, so some travelled to North Toowoomba for lessons. In the early years the Club flourished with members playing in carnivals across the Downs, at Yarraman and at Toogoolawah. Members enjoyed success in events like District Champion of Champions singles, pairs, triples and fours.
In more recent years, the Ladies Club (like many other bowls clubs across the country) is redoubling its commitment to recruiting additional members. So if you’re new to the game, or already an experienced player, and looking to spend a friendly afternoon on the green – drop by the club on any Thursday afternoon and make yourself known. You’d be most welcome! Games start at 12.30 pm, so be early to get your name in.
CONTACT: President Kerry Ryan – firstname.lastname@example.org