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 Pennants gets underway this Tuesday with 1st Div. Mauve taking on Bunbury at home.
Eaton Green 1st Div. will travel to Busselton.
2nd Div. will travel up the hill to Collie.
Best of Luck to all.
Mens Midweek Pennants also gets under way on Tuesday.
1st Div. Blue will take on Busselton Red at Busselton, and 1st Div. Gold play Busselton Black at Eaton.
3rd Div. Blue play Binningup at Eaton and 3rd Div. Gold travel to Capel.
All the best to everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
Mens Pennant Practice on Saturday saw in excess of 60 players take part.
Well done guys. A great roll up and has certainly given the selectors something to think about and work with. ... See MoreSee Less
In very trying conditions this afternoon, with rain interrupting play several times, the Mens Championship Fours were completed.
In the major final, with scores at 19 each going into the last end, the team of Ray Ashworth, Bill Morton, Greg Martyn and Greg Aitken defeated Shane Pullan, Peter Self, Kevin Rolleston and Kerry Edwards, by 1 shot. Congrats to the winners.
In the plate, Rob Bowron's team consisting of Mike Baker, Frank Munnings, Tim Stevens and himself defeated Griff Turner, Peter O'Hehir, Peter Loton and Brian Doney. As the rain came in again, and quite a difference in the score, they didn't play the last end.
Well done to all in very cold, wet and trying conditions. ... See MoreSee Less