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.
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28 pairs contested out the very popular event, the Divorce Pairs, at Eaton today.
Winners were N. Nilon and J. Cowin on 86pts, 26 ends and plus 32 shots.
2nd place went to P. Self and G. Eccelstone with 74 points, 24 ends and 18 shots up.
3rd Place went to L. Flatters and B. Honeybone with 74 points, 24 ends and plus 10.
4th place was won by G. Turner and A. Strachan on 73 points, 23 ends and 6 shots.
Special award went to P. Wainwright and L. Moloney.
Thankyou to all players that supported the event, especially the visitors from Bunbury, Brunswick and Binningup.
Special thanks to our sponsors, B. Sullivan and R. Montgomery (Monty), for your ongoing support.
Thankyou to Captain Tim and your band of helpers. Also to Dorothy Kerr for your work in the kitchen. ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Results of Mens Pennants yesterday.
1st Div. Blue travelled to Brunswick and took the points 5.5 to .5
Gold were home to Busselton Red and too took the points 4.5 to 1.5
Blue are still holding onto top spot and Gold are 3rd.
2nd Div saw the aggregate tied at Capel, however Capel took the points 3.5 to 2.5. Eaton are in 3rd spot.
3rd Div. Blue def Capel, at Eaton, 4/0.
Gold were victorious at Brunswick 3/0.
The match between Eaton and Binningup, at Binningup, is not yet posted on the web page.
Blue are holding onto 2nd spot while Gold are 3rd. Because Eatons score is not posted as yet am unsure of their position.
Keep up the good work Eaton. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Congratulations to Eaton Ladies team consisting of Michelle Pullan, Jo Bird, Shona Glassey (Skip) and Elaine McDonald who won the Boyanup Gala Day today. They had 2 wins, 1 Draw and plus 12 shots.
It is the first time for some years that Boyanup have had a full field and they were very appreciative of everyone's support. ... See MoreSee Less