Beachmere Community Lawn Bowls Club kicked off its new year with a game of 2,4,2 pairs.
The morning was a little warm, but several players enjoyed the rejuvenated green and the company.
Thursday’s competition is club selected pairs and again kicks off at 9.30am for a 10am start.
Every Sunday is Jackpot Pairs with that same start time of 9.30am for a 10am start.
A Saturday competition is also being organised.
If you want to join a Bowls Club, then give Beachmere Community Lawn Bowls Club a try. The annual fees of just $35 makes it affordable for everyone in the family, which includes social membership of Beachmere RSL.
For further information about lawn bowls in Beachmere contact President Bob Prosser on 0456 508 222 or Games Director Dawn on 0429 095 998.
Beachmere Assist has opened its doors to help Beachmere locals connect to a variety of services and advice.
Beachmere local, Robyn Hanson, suggested the advocacy group which will help locals connect to Government services or with volunteers who can help with errands like shopping or just getting to doctor’s appointments.
“We will lobby for more services in the Beachmere area and arrange visits from various groups to ensure locals are getting all the help they need,” Robyn said.
“Every Tuesday from 9am till Noon at the Beach Shak Café in Biggs Ave, we will be available for locals to drop in, grab a cuppa’, have a chat or get some help.”
“We also need volunteers to assist and get involved and they can pop down and get some more information.”
People interested in attending or volunteering can contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0418 301 540.
A tradition first observed 25 years ago was again followed this year when 31 neighbours from Bongaree’s Allamanda Drive and Azalea Avenue gathered in the adjacent Marquadt Park for an Australia Day breakfast. This year Libby entertained everyone with her talented Whip Cracking.
One of the original members of the group, Paul King, recalled that the park was not much more than an expanse of sand in 1992, and it was only due to residents bordering the park dumping and watering in their lawn clippings that the park eventually became completely grassed. Les Edis, another original member, said “We all had to bring beach brollies for shade in the early days, because the park’s trees were just small saplings. The fig tree under which we now gather has grown to the extent that it provides more than enough shade for the whole group”.