2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Eaton Bowling and Social Club. Over the next few months leading up to the anniversary on the 19-21 September there will be information posted on the club’s website and Facebook page for celebratory events and snippets of past news. To help you reminisce here’s a brief introduction to the club’s history.
In 1966, 28 foundation and 11 associate members met in the kitchen of the Eaton Hall to discuss the establishment and location of a bowling club for Eaton.
Tim Kreitling was the first President and Doug Frost the first Secretary-Treasurer, who wrote the following:
“In 1966, Maeve Kreitling, Helen Cowin and Maisie Frost were members of the Bunbury Bowling Club. Maeve’s husband Tim, was also a member. I don’t know how Eldin [Cowin] fared, but many times Maisie suggested that I should join the Bunbury Club. My reply was always “why go to Bunbury? Why not a Bowling Club in Eaton?” There were many times afterwards when I might have regretted those words. One day the three ladies held an informal meeting in the Cowin’s garage and the next day Maisie asked me if I would convene a meeting to see if we could start a club in Eaton.”
Of Doug Frost, Helen Cowin wrote:
“We asked Maisie if she could persuade Doug to call the first meeting, he did, and I am sure he did not know the huge job he had let himself in for. He was the backbone of getting our club started. He was unwearied in his efforts. It was not days or weeks, but years of work. The first problem was where would we get the land to build the club?”
And so, in 1968 the site on Pratt Road was secured and club members commenced the hard work of planning, site preparation and building of the club. In 1969 the club became an incorporated body to finalise the leasing arrangement of the land on Pratt Road, and developed the club constitution which divided the club into Ordinary and Associate Members. The first associates committee meeting was held on the 6 March 1969.
From its beginnings, the Eaton Bowling and Social Club was built on fellowship through bowling and is proud to welcome all members, old and new, to develop friendship and fellowship at the club for many years to come.
The Eaton Bowling and Social Club encourage local groups and individuals to hire club facilities for their events.
Club facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, licensed bar, hall, dance floor, barbeque facilities, and more.
More information on our facilities, fees and bookings.
Ladies Championship Pairs were completed today.
In the major semi finals, Ruth Salfinger and Elaine McDonald (who substituted for Anne Edwards owing to illness) defeated Liz Martinson and Pam Salmon.
The other semi saw a close game between Maureen Coulson and Bea Olden and Judy Edwards and Fay Smith with Maureen and Bea coming out on top.
Ruth and Elaine then went on to defeat Maureen and Bea in the final in a very close game. After 9 ends only 10 shots had been scored. Ruth and Elaine then picked up a 4 with Maureen and Bea coming back to only lose by 2.
The plate semi finals were between Anne Whyatt and Gail Williams who defeated Rina Bright and Kerry Ward and Lyn Tredgett and Anne Strachan who defeated Deb Wood and Liz Moloney.
In the final, Anne and Gail came out the winners agains Lyn and Anne in another very tight game.
Congratulations to all.
Thanks to Captain Lyn, Umpires and Spectators. Also Dorothy and helpers for lovely nibbles after the games.
Sponsors were K. Ward, L. Moloney, R. Gordon and N. Sutherland - a big thankyou. ... See MoreSee Less
Mens Midweek Pennant Results for Tuesday 14th.
1st Div. Eaton Gold travelled to Collie and took the points 4/0. They are holding onto 2nd spot and only .5 behind Busselton Red who are top.
Eaton Blue (7th) were home to Dunsborough and after only losing the aggregate by 2 shots could only take 1 of the 4 points on offer.
3rd Div. saw a Derby with Eaton Blue (4th) defeating Gold (5th) 4points to nil.
4th Div (6th) travelled out to Binningup and the home side had a 4/0 victory.
Good Luck to all next week. ... See MoreSee Less