​​​Joondalup Lawn Bowling Club


                This document was created as the Formative Years of The Beaumaris Bowling Club

 

                               It was rebadged in May 2013 as the Joondalup Bowling Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY of JOONDALUP

 

Joondalup Local History Library

There is a copy of this document that is available

for perusal at this Library 

 

Joondalup Oral History Library

There is an oral facility by Geoff & Mary Newton

available to the public at this Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREAMBLE

BEAUMARIS BOWLING CLUB 1993/1999

 

Geoff Newton

This document is intended to record the formative years of the Beaumaris Bowling Club while there is still information and memories available.

 

I would like to acknowledge several people that I consider had a significant impact on the creation of the Club, Cynthia Strating of the City of Wanneroo no Cynthia probably no Bowling Club, Wayne Tibbits, Bruno De Boni, Paul Kerr and Mary Newton who has worked for the Club since July 1993 and is still contributing. This document would not be complete without a reference to a resume of Mary Newton’s contribution to the Club since 1993 and ongoing as mentioned in the rear of this documentation.  

 

Within this document there is a reference at various times to the City of Wanneroo and the City of Joondalup (COJ) being the controlling Local Government authority, the reason for this situation is as follows. The City of Wanneroo was split on Wednesday, July 1st, 1998, Joondalup became a city, Wanneroo was downgraded to being a shire but regained city status one year later on Thursday, July 1st, 1999.

 

I consider this document is my intellectual property and request that there is no reproduction or alterations without my written consent. The document is also written without intended prejudice or malice to any persons or organisations. Some of the pictorial content is covered by COJ copyright.

 

This documentation was produced as The Formative Years of the Beaumaris Bowling Club, it was rebadged in May 2013 as the Joondalup Bowling Club.

 

Geoff Newton,

 Inaugural President

 

 

 

THE BEGINNING

On the 29/7/1993 at a meeting arranged by Andrew Collings CEO Bowls WA and the then City of Wanneroo was held at the Warwick Leisure Centre, two steering committees were formed to investigate the possible establishment of two bowling clubs, one at Warwick and the other at Craigie a club in Joondalup was also suggested but at that stage there was no land available.

 

The Craigie interim committee at that time was tentatively offered a site behind and adjacent to the Craigie Leisure Centre, $8m had already been spent on other sport and community facilities at this venue. A meeting including the Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR) estimated a start-up total of $1m for a clubhouse and 2 greens with another two greens to follow, under the third/third/third format this would have been a substantial task for the embryonic organisation with a zero bank balance.

 

During this time in late 1993/1994 an involvement with the Wanneroo Sub-Branch RSL was established and a loose partnership was formed to promote a Craigie & RSL Bowling Club and a meeting was held that included five Wanneroo City Council (WCC) Directors, Andrew Collings RWABA, Neil Fancourt RSL, Geoff Newton, Paul Kerr and Vic Sheills Bowling Club and Bob Yates, Ken O’Brien Warwick Bowling Club. Exhaustive negotiations were held with the State Executive of the RSL in regard to the financing of the re-badged Bowling Club but eventually this support collapsed in late October 1995 and by August 1995 the only people that remained from the plethora of steering committees were Mary Newton, Geoff Newton, Vic Sheills, Frank Pimm and Paul Kerr.

 

During this period I received a call from Cynthia Strating the Club’s WWC sporting official contact advising me that if I did not act the Craigie Bowling was defunct, if it was not for this lovely young lady I suggest there would not be a “Beaumaris” today. Cynthia advised me that she could orchestrate the actions needed but she explained that I would have to be the public face for any possible future for the Craigie Bowling Club.

 

GENERAL MEETING HELD AT CRAIGIE LEISURE CENTRE

 

Cynthia Strating booked the Circuit Room at the Craigie Leisure Centre for a meeting to be held on the 29/08/1995 at 7.30 pm, I inserted an advertisement in the appropriate Community Newspaper and letter dropped the suburban areas adjacent to the proposed site for the new bowling club, those efforts attracted approximately 150 people to the meeting.

 

There were only five people from the previous steering committees and they decided on acting positions to help facilitate the meeting, they were: Geoff Newton (Chairman), Vic Sheills (Secretary), Frank Pimm, Paul Kerr and Mary Newton (Committee).

 

Guests: Andrew Collings CEO, RWABA, Les Howe Director Metro Bowls, RWABA and Cynthia Strating, WCC.

 

The meeting was then addressed by Geoff Newton welcoming the guests and outlining the objects of the meeting, Andrew Collings outlining nine points of interest from RWABA’s point of view, Frank Pimm outlined the activities and procedures needed to progress the Club including negotiations with the Wembley Bowling Club seeking the use of their facilities as our home base for our initial season, after investigating the availability of several other clubs it was decided to take up their offer. Geoff Newton delivered a report outlining the procedures required for the forming of the Club and the selection of an Interim Committee.

 

Mr. Neville Nash was appointed as returning officer and voting was to be by a show of hands.

The result of the ballot for the election of the Interim Committee, all nominees were unopposed:

Chairperson: Geoff Newton, Deputy Chairperson: Paul Kerr, Secretary: Vic Sheills, Treasurer: David Webber, Assistant Secretary: Frank Cass, Beryl Taylor replaced Vic Sheills as Secretary on 6/10/1995, Committee: Ray Scarce, Frank Pimm, Roy Kerr, Margaret Cass, Wayne Tibbits, Bruno De Boni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

General business: Endorsement by the Meeting for the Interim Committee to pursue the business of establishing the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club under that name was carried. Moved by Colin Stokes, seconded Arthur Wallace.

 

Ratification of a $10 fee, authorisation of a bank account and the issue and return of membership forms, carried moved N. Sinclair, seconded R. Mitchell. The return of the forms resulted in approximately 150 people signing up including experienced bowlers, prospective bowlers and some wishing to join for the social activities, these numbers tended to haemorrhage during the ensuing months.

 

In reality the BEAUMARIS BOWLING CLUB, nee the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club was inaugurated on August 29, 1995.

 

*Paul Kerr, Margaret Cass, Beryl Taylor

and Mary Newton--1995

 

GENERAL MEETING HELD  AT McDONALD RESERVE HALL, PADBURY

 

A General Meeting of the Club was held at McDonald Reserve, Padbury on October 4, 1995

PRESENT: Cr. Fleur Frame, Deputy Mayor, WCC.

   Gail Susac, Representative from WALBA

   Cynthia Strating, WCC Recreation & Cultural Department

 

Vice President Paul Kerr informed the meeting that it was primarily to ratify a Club Constitution based on the Gosnells Bowling Club model, some queries were asked and resolved. It was then moved by Noel Sinclair, seconded Colin Stokes that the Constitution be ratified, carried. Paul Kerr outlined the various procedures required by the Ministry for Fair Trading that had to be addressed before we could be Incorporated, a prerequisite for affiliation with RWABA. The application for Incorporation was lodged with the Ministry on October 26, 1995. The Incorporation--Certificate of Registration was received mid November 1995 and we obtained a Common Seal, Rubber Stamps and a copy of the Liquor Licensing Act.

 

THE WEMBLEY BOWLING CLUB (NOW LAKE MONGER) PERIOD

 

At the above meeting Frank Pimm addressed the group about sanctioned negotiations he had initiated with Wembley in regard to establishing a base for our embryonic organisation, Clubs other than Wembley were also approached but after some input from the Interim Committee the meeting decided to go with Wembley.

 

The agreement with Wembley covered the remuneration required by them to accommodate the extra activities created by an influx of people from the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club within the clubhouse and on the greens.

 

As there were not enough members with bowling experience forthcoming to fill men and ladies pennant teams in 1995/96 it was decided to postpone this activity to the following season and concentrate on social bowls, coaching, clubhouse functions and fund raising activities to keep the group together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the February 5, 1996 Committee meeting correspondence received from Joy Falconer-Clerk, RWABA advising the Club that it had been arranged for us to man a Short Mat and Display sessions on March 6th, 7th and 8th at the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping, this activity resulted in us picking up several new members including future Club stalwarts Eric and Val Buck and Peter and Pat Fielding.

 

THE INAUGURAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CLUB, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1996

 

At this meeting the name of the Club was changed from Craigie Lawn Bowls Club to the Beaumaris Bowling Club, the vote by the members present was unanimous. The name change was required because the Club intended to resite to a sporting complex in Iluka in conjunction with the North Perth Cricket Club and the Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club.

 

The Club’s first pennant season was 1996/97 and our home games were played at Wembley and the following team members are to be recognised as the first players to represent the Club in pennants.

 

Saturday, 2nd November – Mens – 5th Division Lime

Lead

Second

Third

Skipper

Eric Buck

Scott Baldock

Frank Cass

Paul Kerr

Dave Webber

Bruno De Boni

Vic Sheills

Ken Markham

Peter Fielding

Reg Walker

Noel Sinclair

Vic Kelly

Garry Watts

Geoff Newton

John West

Keith Loveland

Tuesday, 5th November – Ladies – 5th Division Gold

Lead

Second

Third

Skipper

Val Buck

Margaret McDonnell

Jean Sinclair

Mary Newton

Pat Fielding

Evelyn Atkinson

Helen Walker

Margaret Cass

Thursday, 7th November – Mens – 5th Division White

Lead

Second

Third

Skipper

Peter Fielding

Eric Paul

Noel Sinclair

Vic Kelly

Eric Buck

Reg Walker

Frank Cass

Vic Sheills

 

The inaugural pennant teams performed well in their initial season, Thursday’s fifth division finished second, Saturday’s fifth division finished fourth, Tuesday’s ladies fifth division finished equal top and were promoted to fourth division for the following year.

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST CONTAINS THE NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE FULL MEMBERS OF THE CLUB AS OF THE 10/03/1996 AND ARE THE DESIGNATED FOUNDATION MEMBERS OF THE CLUB, 42 MEN AND 14 LADIES

 

ATKINSON Evelyn

LOVELAND Keith

SINCLAIR Jean

ATKINSON David

MALONEY Esme’

SINCLAIR Noel

ATKINSON Dorothy

MALONEY Sam

SQUANCE Stan

BAILEY Colin

MACDONNELL Margaret

SQUANCE Violet

BALDOCK Scott

MARKHAM Ken

STOKES Colin

BUCK Eric

MORREY Peter

STOREY Chris

BUCK Val

NASH Clair

STOREY Pam

CASS Frank

NASH Neville

TAYLOR Beryl

CASS Margaret

NEWTON Geoff

TIBBITS Wayne

DE BONI Bruno

NEWTON Mary

WALKER Helen

FIELDING Pat

PAULL Eric

WALKER Reginald

FIELDING Peter

PAULL Maxine

WATERS Fay

GAME B.R.J

PENHALE Terry

WATERS Ron

HOLDING Wilfred

PIMM Frank

WATTS Gary

KELLY Vic

RAE Persis

WEBBER David

KERR Paul

RICHTER Nancy

WEST John

KERR Roy

RICHTER Rex

WOOLDRIDGE Douglas

KYNASTON Bill

SCARCE Ray

WOOLDRIDGE Evereld

LEAHY Charles

SHEILLS Vic

 

 

 

 

THE BEAUMARIS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

In early 1996 it was suggested by the City of Wanneroo that there was an opportunity for the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club to relocate to Iluka and join the North Perth Cricket Club and the Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club and become the Beaumaris Sports Association (BSA). It was intimated that the Bowling Club could be established at the Iluka site at a greatly reduced cost compared to a Craigie Leisure Centre option, initially a sum of $80,000 was mentioned as our contribution, eventually the three Clubs took occupancy of the $2.5m complex with no financial outlay except the Cricket Club outlaying approximately $42,000 for special soil for their wicket facilities.

 

On February 26, 1996 the City of Wanneroo arranged for a meeting to discuss the proposed Beaumaris Sports Association, that meeting was held on Tuesday, March 12, 1996, the participants were Tony Wight Hockey, Geoff Newton Bowls, Trevor Gosatti Cricket and Mark Stanton City of Wanneroo.

 

The first meeting of the Interim Board of the Beaumaris Sports Association was held at City of Wanneroo Administration Building on the 28th May, 1996. Present were Trevor Gosatti, Ken Dawson—North Perth Cricket Club, Geoff Newton, Wayne Tibbits, Paul Kerr—Beaumaris Bowling Club, Tony Wight—Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club, Mike Garner—Beaumaris Land Sales, Mark Stanton—City of Wanneroo.

 

A $1.3m contribution from Beaumaris Land Sales towards the project for creating a sporting complex at Iluka was used primarily for establishing two ovals and two bowling greens including the necessary reticulation systems, all that was needed then was a clubhouse structure to complete the facility.

 

The Board decided to seek funding of $750,000 from the City of Wanneroo and a similar amount from the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, now the Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR), under the 1/3, 1/3/, 1/3 formula to cover the cost of a substantial clubhouse, the Beaumaris Land Sale’s $1.3m counted as our contribution to the complex. Initially the funding timeframe would have seen the complex in place for the 1997/1998 season but a grant of $3m to the WA Netball Association resulted in BSA’s submission being deferred for twelve months. 

 

Preparing the submission to DSR for the funding was undertaken by Ken Dawson (Cricket) with assistance from Wayne Tibbits (Bowls) with some input from other members of the Interim Board.

 

The initial requirement was obviously to engage an architect to prepare plans for the clubhouse, Mike Garner Beaumaris Land Sales suggested the Association advertise for expressions of interests from parties interested in performing this task, this exercise resulted in twenty architectural organisations replying to the advertisements, five groups were short listed to submit concept plans  consistent with BSA’s requirements. The Bollig Design Group was the successful tenderer the other four received remuneration of $2500 each for participating, Beaumaris Land Sales contributed the $10,000 that was needed, courtesy of Mike Garner.

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

# The site for the Beaumaris Sporting Complex

/as it appeared in November 1996, Tony Wight

(left) and Mike Garner, Beaumaris Land Sales

inspect the former old quarry location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The appointment of Bollog Design group in early August, 1996 as the clubhouse architects enabled the Interim Board to expedite the preparation of the draft submission documents for the Department of Sport and Recreation and the City of Wanneroo. Ken Dawson’s financial plan included forward projections for cash flows, membership numbers, managerial structures, local residents’ requirements, the constitutions of the Beaumaris Sports Association and the three BSA governing member clubs, other data required was Bollog’s architectural planning, Vince Carlino as the builder. Ken Dawson should be acknowledged for his contribution.

 

The completed Draft Submission was forwarded to the City of Wanneroo on Monday, October 7, 1996 and forwarded to Ministry of Sport & Recreation (DSR) on Monday, November 4, 1996.  Beaumaris Land Sales’ advertising department financed and compiled the final document. In March 1997 notification was received confirming the success of BSA’s submission for a total of $1.2m instead of the $1.5m applied for, this caused cuts having to be made to the original design, down grading the air-conditioning to evaporative and the kitchen were the main items effected.

 

There were four BSA sub-committees formed to investigate the different information categories required.

The Bowling Club representatives were: Constitution Paul Kerr, Grants Geoff Newton, Finance Wayne Tibbits, Buildings Wayne Tibbits.

 

 

 

*The vacant suburban spaces surrounding the future Beaumaris Sports Association’s Iluka location at the time the Association was applying for funding to create the Complex.

 


 

NEW FACILITIES:

 

Funding for the Complex became available in July 1997 and construction of the Clubhouse and the greens commenced in the later part of the year, as stated above Vince Carlino was the designated builder and W.G. & R. E. Goddard Enterprises were contracted to establish two turf greens and surrounding banks, Elliott Irrigation was responsible for water supply and reticulation Geoff Newton was nominated by BSA to be the contact person with the Architect, Builder and the City of Wanneroo.

 

The two greens now designated “B & C” were ready for play late 1998, transportable toilets were hired as the clubhouse was not useable until about December of the same year, club member Keith Loveland (unpaid) was the first greenkeeper followed by Graham Adamini, Aaron Delaporte and Graig Dowsett. Wendy Orford had been hired in January 1999 to become the Liquor Court Licence holder, the first on tap beer was pulled for me by Wendy in the same month.

 

*Inaugural President Geoff Newton delivers the first

bowl ever at the Beaumaris Bowling Club in 1998

 

 

 

*A self-explanatory article in a local newspaper in 1998

 

 

 

THE BOWLING CLUB ONGOING INVOLVEMENT WITH ACTIVITIES AT THE ILUKA COMPLEX

 

These were some of the procedures that had to be addressed before the complex could be commissioned.

 

Beaumaris Sports Association minutes of the Interim Committee held 15/12/1998 in the meeting room, 6 Miami Beach Promenade, Iluka.

 

Present:

  1. Wight, T. Gossatti, G. Newton, K. Dawson, P. Kerr, W. Tibbits, M. Goldenberg. I. Hogben,
  2. De Boni.

 

Apologies:

  1. Sunner, I. Spencer .

 

Correspondence:

Out—Commonwealth Bank Australia, cash flow.

In—Faxes: City of Joondalup shower partitions, re formal opening.

Telstra account, Water account.

 

Reports:

Building

Still delays due to City of Joondalup not being satisfied with building approval. BSA Hopeful of getting possession of building and keys within the next two weeks. Coke and Swan Brewery can then install their systems.

Partitions to showers in one change room to be installed.

Some additional items to be installed for bar.

 

Constitution:

Awaiting Form 39 from City of Joondalup to then present to Liquor Licensing Board to obtain licence within ten days.

 

Lease:

No change with problem in the handover of the land from Beaumaris Land Sales. Received a letter from Beaumaris Land Sales confirming our use of the facilities, however City of Joondalup cannot enforce lease until land matter resolved

 

Advertising/Sponsorship:

Still awaiting confirmation of Beaumaris Sports Association sponsorship.

 

General:

Finance at Commonwealth Bank, Joondalup to be followed up.

 

Some furniture items have been received, rest will be ready for delivery in the next few weeks.

 

Crockery, cutlery, items costed at approximately $1000, glasses $1700, attempt to get on lease.

 

Cash registers two required approximately $500 each, attempt to get on lease.

 

Cleaning requirements, resolved that the Treasurer have approval to spend up to $1500 for cleaning requirements.

 

Alarm system ready, codes to be issued to officers. Three quotes to be obtained from security firms for ongoing monitoring, Board to then consider.

 

 

 

 

 

It was nominated that Max Goldenberg, Geoff Newton and Wayne Tibbits to be the call monitors in that order.

 

Policy to be established for issue and use of keys for the Complex, Clubs to provide recommendations as to their potential use.

It was resolved that keys be initially issued to Board members and the greenkeeper.

 

Wendy Orford approached to be bar manager. It is proposed that she commence early/mid January 1999. A letter of appointment to be drawn up and presented to the board.

 

Clubs to provide information of proposed training and usage times so that facility usage can be

Co-ordinated.

 

As the facility is to be Smoke Free a policy is to be drawn up and information to be obtained from Healthways where possible.

 

Discussion on maintenance of building and grounds, several items to be looked at and a list given to the City of Joondalup.

 

Booking of functions policy to be established.

 

OFFICIAL OPENING OFF THE BEAUMARIS SPORTS ACCOCIATION ILUKA COMPLEX

 

The Complex was officially declared open on Sunday, April 18, 1999 by the Honourable Norman Moore Minister for Sport & Recreation, major funding was from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth & Davidson Pty Ltd, City of Joondalup and the Ministry of Sport & Recreation.

 

THE WANNEROO BOWLING CLUB PERIOD

 

Although the Wembley Bowling Club had treated us well in our initial season it was generally the opinion within the Club that it would be more convenient for our members if we relocated to a club closer to our future home at Iluka. We approached the Wanneroo Bowling Club and negotiated a deal that saw us move to that Club early in 1997. The relocation to this venue doubled our   capitated members to sixty-one by June 1997. The Wanneroo representatives that negotiated with us were Graham Scott, President and Vin Humphries, Match Captain, Graham Scott transferred to Beaumaris when we moved to Iluka.

 

The Beaumaris Bowling Club was well received by the Officials, staff and members of Wanneroo and our members enjoyed all the benefits of the host Club during our season with them.

 

On Sunday, June 29, 1997 the second Annual General Meeting of our Club was held at the Wanneroo Country Club.

 

At this meeting the members were requested to where possible help build up some cash reserves for future liabilities, the Club offered debentures at a good interest rate and the paying of membership fees in advance, most members took one option and some took both options, assisting the Club to meet some tight budgets.

 

The Returning Officer reported that there was only one nomination for each of the positions on the Club’s Management Committee; he then announced the following people would hold office for the coming year.

 

PRESIDENT:

GEOFF NEWTON

HOUSE:

VIC SHEILLS

VICE PRESIDENT:

PAUL KERR

ENTERTAINMENT:

ERIC BUCK

SECRETARY:

BRUNO DE BONI

GROUNDS:

DAVID WEBBER

TREASURER:

WAYNE TIBBITS

MATCH CAPT. MEN:

FRANK CASS

BAR:

EVELYN ATKINSON

MATCH CAPT. LADIES:

MARGARET CASS

 


 

PICTORIAL RECORD OF CLUBHOUSE AND BOWLING GREENS DURING CONSTRUCTION

 

*Clubhouse site viewing from Miami Beach Promenade looking towards ovals

 

*Clubhouse concrete slab and site looking towards Miami Beach Promenade

 

*The Clubhouse as viewed from the Complex’s ovals

*A structural view of the Clubhouse looking from the now “B” green

 

*Another view of the Clubhouse as seen from the now “A” green

 

*This view of the Clubhouse looking from the facility’s car-park

*Bowling green constructing specialist Bill Goddard working on a Beaumaris green

 

*Club members spreading National Park turf stolons on the now “B” green

 

*Bill Goddard and Club members spreading National Park turf stolons on the now “C” green

*Both greens starting to show growth, looking towards Marmion Avenue

 

                        *Trench for reticulation on the northern side of greens. Marmion Avenue is in the background

                           *Both greens coverage progressing satisfactorily and on track to be accepted by Bowls WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the period that the Club was hosted at the Wembley and Wanneroo clubs there was limited opportunities for fund raising and by the time of the Annual General Meeting in 1997 the Club was facing a serious cash-flow problem.

 

The Club’s astute Treasurer Wayne Tibbitts produced a possible solution by offering members unsecured debentures at 5% for three years and membership fees to be paid in advance for up to five years.

 

Taking into account that the contributing members would lose their investments if the Club went broke some members supported these concepts by taking up one and in some cases both formats to assist the Club by investing in excess of $10,000.

 

The following three pages are an indicative of the documentation devised by Wayne Tibbitts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Newton – her contribution over an extended period to the Beaumaris Bowling Club.

 

I consider her, without prejudice, the most productive woman to date that has been involved with the Club, she was the first woman and still a current bowler of the Beaumaris Bowling Club and has maintained a hands-on role with the Club every year since its inception.

                         

On the 29/7/1993 at a meeting arranged by Andrew Collings and the then Wanneroo City Council and held at the Warwick Leisure Centre two steering committees were formed to investigate the possible establishment of two bowling clubs, one at Warwick and the other at Craigie. By 1994 the Craigie committee had dwindled to four people, Geoff Newton, Paul Kerr, Frank Pimm and Mary Newton, it was through the efforts of these four people that the  Beaumaris Bowling Club (nee Craigie) exists today.

 

With the significant assistance of Cynthia Strating, Department of Sport & Recreation at the City Council, a strategy was put in place by her and the above four people to hold a public meeting at the Craigie Leisure Centre later in that year, about 100 people attended with approximately 20 joining as members, of that group only myself, Mary, David Webber and Wayne Tibbits remain with the Club. By 13/11/95 the membership had risen to 113 and it is this group that probably should be recognised as the foundation members of the Club, in addition to the afore four, Scott Baldock, Persis Rae, Stan Squance (Life Member), Pamela Storey are also current members of the Club.

 

In 1996 the Craigie name was changed to the Beaumaris and the first season the Club played at the Wembley Bowling Club, now Lake Monger, and in 1996 at Wanneroo and then moving to Iluka in 1997.

 

Other long serving members with significant contributions to the Club are Eric Buck, David Webber, Wayne Tibbitts, Val Buck, Joe Wedlock and Bruno De Boni.

 

Club activities Mary involved in and including the above over 16 years.

  • Lady President.
  • Committees Management, Match, Selection.
  • Bowls Australia accredited Coaching and Umpiring duties at the Club.
  • The Club’s delegate to WALBA several years.
  • Ladies Singles Champion 1999.
  • Ladies Fours Champions and again in 2012/13.
  • Promoter of the Club’s Ladies experienced and novice tournament over several years, still current.
  • Coached 208, 17 per year and graduated 114, 10 per year new bowlers for the Club up to June 2010 and continuing.
  • Assisted manning Bowls WA’s Bowlsmobile recruiting facility at Shopping Centres on several occasions for the club.
  • Helped to plant and water stolons on “B” and “C” greens during initial construction.
  • Sandwich maker guru men’s Saturday and Thursday pennants over several years.
  • Helper Gala Days including donating paper toles for sale and raffles, helper and wine raffle organiser and seller for Corporate Bowls over several years.
  • Co-donor for 3 years of the Ladies Singles brooch.

 

 

               Geoff Newton                                                                          18/12/2012

 

 

The official opening of the

Beaumaris Sports Association

Iluka Sporting Complex

now rebadged the

Joondalup Sports Association

occurred on Sunday, April 18, 1999

 

The Honourable Norman Moore

Minister for Sport & Recreation

performed the opening

 

The following pages are a pictorial history of the opening and are provided by courtesy of

The City of Joondalup

Local History Library

 

These historical photographs are covered by City of Joondalup copyright 

 

The photographic content was not accompanied with individual identification, although several people can be easily  

recognised

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

       

             

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

         

 

ABOUT  US.

Life Members

                       Dave Webber        Geoff Newton       Eric Buck

 JOONDALUP BOWLING CLUB

​Beaumaris Bowling Club was established in 1996 and is situated in the north metropolitan coastal suburb of Iluka. Became Joondalup Bowling Club with effect from 1 July 2013.
It is located in a fast growing residential area and our membership has benefited as a result of population growth in the surrounding suburbs.
Our club is affiliated to Joondalup Sports Association and enjoys spacious club room and bar facilities administered by the Association along with Soccer, Hockey and Cricket.

We have four immaculate greens of international size; two of which are under lights. 

Ladies bowl on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Men on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Club administration is fully unified having a Management Committee drawn from both the Men’s and Ladies Divisions’.

We welcome visitors, both young and not so young for social play. Come along and meet new friends. Our club offers a free coaching course to aspiring members who are new to lawn bowls. We will even loan bowls for new bowlers. In addition, every January/February members of the community are invited to get a team together and join in a fun community/corporate bowls carnival. These are floodlit games and are great fun.

Twilight social bowls are held throughout the summer months. A variety of social events are organized throughout the year and every Monday a very popular Bingo night is held at the club.

Social facilities include 2 sized function rooms available for hire. The large room can accommodate 350 people and has a dance floor and an inbuilt sound system. The smaller function room can accommodate 100 people. There are also two general purpose meeting rooms available for hire. There is a licenced bar on the premises, a kitchen and parking for up to 200 cars. A bond is applicable, and fees will be determined upon application.
Contact 9304 0400 for details.Our weekly programme is:


Monday – Closed for watering/maintenance.         

Tuesday – Ladies Social Bowls – Pennants in summer.

Wednesday – Ladies Social Bowls and Club Championship. Ladies scroungers in winter

Thursday – Men’s Social Bowls – Pennants in summer.

Friday – Mixed Twilight Social Bowls – summer.

Saturday –Men’s Social Bowls-Pennants in summer, Ladies Saturday Pennant Bowls in summer.

Sunday – Men’s Club Championship and Mixed Club Championship in summer, Social bowls all year.

Social bowls for our new/novice bowlers and visitors is encouraged. You are most welcome.


See Bowls Days for detailed information


History of the Beaumaris Bowling Club - 1993 to 1999


(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)


Below is a link to a narrative of the beginning of the Beaumaris Bowling club. Thanks to Geoff Newton for providing this information.
Click on this link to see the document:


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                This document was created as the Formative Years of The Beaumaris Bowling Club

 

It was rebadged in May 2013 as the Joondalup Bowling Club

  
CITY of JOONDALUP

 

Joondalup Local History Library

There is a copy of this document that is available

for perusal at this Library 

 

Joondalup Oral History Library

There is an oral facility by Geoff & Mary Newton

available to the public at this Library

 

PREAMBLE

BEAUMARIS BOWLING CLUB 1993/1999

 

Geoff Newton

This document is intended to record the formative years of the Beaumaris Bowling Club while there is still information and memories available.

 

I would like to acknowledge several people that I consider had a significant impact on the creation of the Club, Cynthia Strating of the City of Wanneroo no Cynthia probably no Bowling Club, Wayne Tibbits, Bruno De Boni, Paul Kerr and Mary Newton who has worked for the Club since July 1993 and is still contributing. This document would not be complete without a reference to a resume of Mary Newton’s contribution to the Club since 1993 and ongoing as mentioned in the rear of this documentation.  

 

Within this document there is a reference at various times to the City of Wanneroo and the City of Joondalup (COJ) being the controlling Local Government authority, the reason for this situation is as follows. The City of Wanneroo was split on Wednesday, July 1st, 1998, Joondalup became a city, Wanneroo was downgraded to being a shire but regained city status one year later on Thursday, July 1st, 1999.

 

I consider this document is my intellectual property and request that there is no reproduction or alterations without my written consent. The document is also written without intended prejudice or malice to any persons or organisations. Some of the pictorial content is covered by COJ copyright.

 

This documentation was produced as The Formative Years of the Beaumaris Bowling Club, it was rebadged in May 2013 as the Joondalup Bowling Club.

 

Geoff Newton,

 Inaugural President

 

 

 

THE BEGINNING

On the 29/7/1993 at a meeting arranged by Andrew Collings CEO Bowls WA and the then City of Wanneroo was held at the Warwick Leisure Centre, two steering committees were formed to investigate the possible establishment of two bowling clubs, one at Warwick and the other at Craigie a club in Joondalup was also suggested but at that stage there was no land available.

 

The Craigie interim committee at that time was tentatively offered a site behind and adjacent to the Craigie Leisure Centre, $8m had already been spent on other sport and community facilities at this venue. A meeting including the Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR) estimated a start-up total of $1m for a clubhouse and 2 greens with another two greens to follow, under the third/third/third format this would have been a substantial task for the embryonic organisation with a zero bank balance.

 

During this time in late 1993/1994 an involvement with the Wanneroo Sub-Branch RSL was established and a loose partnership was formed to promote a Craigie & RSL Bowling Club and a meeting was held that included five Wanneroo City Council (WCC) Directors, Andrew Collings RWABA, Neil Fancourt RSL, Geoff Newton, Paul Kerr and Vic Sheills Bowling Club and Bob Yates, Ken O’Brien Warwick Bowling Club. Exhaustive negotiations were held with the State Executive of the RSL in regard to the financing of the re-badged Bowling Club but eventually this support collapsed in late October 1995 and by August 1995 the only people that remained from the plethora of steering committees were Mary Newton, Geoff Newton, Vic Sheills, Frank Pimm and Paul Kerr.

 

During this period I received a call from Cynthia Strating the Club’s WWC sporting official contact advising me that if I did not act the Craigie Bowling was defunct, if it was not for this lovely young lady I suggest there would not be a “Beaumaris” today. Cynthia advised me that she could orchestrate the actions needed but she explained that I would have to be the public face for any possible future for the Craigie Bowling Club.

 

GENERAL MEETING HELD AT CRAIGIE LEISURE CENTRE

 

Cynthia Strating booked the Circuit Room at the Craigie Leisure Centre for a meeting to be held on the 29/08/1995 at 7.30 pm, I inserted an advertisement in the appropriate Community Newspaper and letter dropped the suburban areas adjacent to the proposed site for the new bowling club, those efforts attracted approximately 150 people to the meeting.

 

There were only five people from the previous steering committees and they decided on acting positions to help facilitate the meeting, they were: Geoff Newton (Chairman), Vic Sheills (Secretary), Frank Pimm, Paul Kerr and Mary Newton (Committee).

 

Guests: Andrew Collings CEO, RWABA, Les Howe Director Metro Bowls, RWABA and Cynthia Strating, WCC.

 

The meeting was then addressed by Geoff Newton welcoming the guests and outlining the objects of the meeting, Andrew Collings outlining nine points of interest from RWABA’s point of view, Frank Pimm outlined the activities and procedures needed to progress the Club including negotiations with the Wembley Bowling Club seeking the use of their facilities as our home base for our initial season, after investigating the availability of several other clubs it was decided to take up their offer. Geoff Newton delivered a report outlining the procedures required for the forming of the Club and the selection of an Interim Committee.

 

Mr. Neville Nash was appointed as returning officer and voting was to be by a show of hands.

The result of the ballot for the election of the Interim Committee, all nominees were unopposed:

Chairperson: Geoff Newton, Deputy Chairperson: Paul Kerr, Secretary: Vic Sheills, Treasurer: David Webber, Assistant Secretary: Frank Cass, Beryl Taylor replaced Vic Sheills as Secretary on 6/10/1995, Committee: Ray Scarce, Frank Pimm, Roy Kerr, Margaret Cass, Wayne Tibbits, Bruno De Boni.


General business: Endorsement by the Meeting for the Interim Committee to pursue the business of establishing the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club under that name was carried. Moved by Colin Stokes, seconded Arthur Wallace.

 

Ratification of a $10 fee, authorisation of a bank account and the issue and return of membership forms, carried moved N. Sinclair, seconded R. Mitchell. The return of the forms resulted in approximately 150 people signing up including experienced bowlers, prospective bowlers and some wishing to join for the social activities, these numbers tended to haemorrhage during the ensuing months.

 

In reality the BEAUMARIS BOWLING CLUB, nee the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club was inaugurated on August 29, 1995.

 

*Paul Kerr, Margaret Cass, Beryl Taylor

and Mary Newton--1995

 

GENERAL MEETING HELD  AT McDONALD RESERVE HALL, PADBURY

 

A General Meeting of the Club was held at McDonald Reserve, Padbury on October 4, 1995

PRESENT: Cr. Fleur Frame, Deputy Mayor, WCC.

   Gail Susac, Representative from WALBA

   Cynthia Strating, WCC Recreation & Cultural Department

 

Vice President Paul Kerr informed the meeting that it was primarily to ratify a Club Constitution based on the Gosnells Bowling Club model, some queries were asked and resolved. It was then moved by Noel Sinclair, seconded Colin Stokes that the Constitution be ratified, carried. Paul Kerr outlined the various procedures required by the Ministry for Fair Trading that had to be addressed before we could be Incorporated, a prerequisite for affiliation with RWABA. The application for Incorporation was lodged with the Ministry on October 26, 1995. The Incorporation--Certificate of Registration was received mid November 1995 and we obtained a Common Seal, Rubber Stamps and a copy of the Liquor Licensing Act.

 

THE WEMBLEY BOWLING CLUB (NOW LAKE MONGER) PERIOD

 

At the above meeting Frank Pimm addressed the group about sanctioned negotiations he had initiated with Wembley in regard to establishing a base for our embryonic organisation, Clubs other than Wembley were also approached but after some input from the Interim Committee the meeting decided to go with Wembley.

 

The agreement with Wembley covered the remuneration required by them to accommodate the extra activities created by an influx of people from the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club within the clubhouse and on the greens.

 

As there were not enough members with bowling experience forthcoming to fill men and ladies pennant teams in 1995/96 it was decided to postpone this activity to the following season and concentrate on social bowls, coaching, clubhouse functions and fund raising activities to keep the group together.
 

 
At the February 5, 1996 Committee meeting correspondence received from Joy Falconer-Clerk, RWABA advising the Club that it had been arranged for us to man a Short Mat and Display sessions on March 6th, 7th and 8th at the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping, this activity resulted in us picking up several new members including future Club stalwarts Eric and Val Buck and Peter and Pat Fielding.

 
THE INAUGURAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CLUB, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1996
 

At this meeting the name of the Club was changed from Craigie Lawn Bowls Club to the Beaumaris Bowling Club, the vote by the members present was unanimous. The name change was required because the Club intended to resite to a sporting complex in Iluka in conjunction with the North Perth Cricket Club and the Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club.

 

The Club’s first pennant season was 1996/97 and our home games were played at Wembley and the following team members are to be recognised as the first players to represent the Club in pennants.

 

Saturday, 2nd November – Mens – 5th Division Lime

Lead                     Eric Buck                   Dave Webber                  Peter Fielding             Garry Watts

Second                Scott Baldock             Bruno De Boni                Reg Walker                 Geoff Newton

Third                    Frank Cass                Vic Sheills                       Noel Sinclair                John West


Skipper               Paul Kerr                     Ken Markham                Vic Kelly                       Keith Loveland



Tuesday, 5th November – Ladies – 5th Division Gold

Lead                    Val Buck                                  Pat Fielding

Second               Margaret McDonnell                Evelyn Atkinson

Third                   Jean Sinclair                           Helen Walker  

Skipper               Mary Newton                          Margaret Cass                   



Thursday, 7th November – Mens – 5th Division White

Lead                 Peter Fielding                       Eric Buck


Second             Eric Paul                               Reg Walker

Third                Noel Sinclair                         Frank Cass

Skipper            Vic Kelly                               Vic Sheills


The inaugural pennant teams performed well in their initial season, Thursday’s fifth division finished second, Saturday’s fifth division finished fourth, Tuesday’s ladies fifth division finished equal top and were promoted to fourth division for the following year.

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST CONTAINS THE NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE FULL MEMBERS OF THE CLUB AS OF THE 10/03/1996 AND ARE THE DESIGNATED FOUNDATION MEMBERS OF THE CLUB, 42 MEN AND 14 LADIES

 

ATKINSON Evelyn

LOVELAND Keith

SINCLAIR Jean

ATKINSON David

MALONEY Esme’

SINCLAIR Noel

ATKINSON Dorothy

MALONEY Sam

SQUANCE Stan

BAILEY Colin

MACDONNELL Margaret

SQUANCE Violet

BALDOCK Scott

MARKHAM Ken

STOKES Colin

BUCK Eric

MORREY Peter

STOREY Chris

BUCK Val

NASH Clair

STOREY Pam

CASS Frank

NASH Neville

TAYLOR Beryl

CASS Margaret

NEWTON Geoff

TIBBITS Wayne

DE BONI Bruno

NEWTON Mary

WALKER Helen

FIELDING Pat

PAULL Eric

WALKER Reginald

FIELDING Peter

PAULL Maxine

WATERS Fay

GAME B.R.J

PENHALE Terry

WATERS Ron

HOLDING Wilfred

PIMM Frank

WATTS Gary

KELLY Vic

RAE Persis

WEBBER David

KERR Paul

RICHTER Nancy

WEST John

KERR Roy

RICHTER Rex

WOOLDRIDGE Douglas

KYNASTON Bill

SCARCE Ray

WOOLDRIDGE Evereld

LEAHY Charles

SHEILLS Vic

 

 

 

 

THE BEAUMARIS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

In early 1996 it was suggested by the City of Wanneroo that there was an opportunity for the Craigie Lawn Bowls Club to relocate to Iluka and join the North Perth Cricket Club and the Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club and become the Beaumaris Sports Association (BSA). It was intimated that the Bowling Club could be established at the Iluka site at a greatly reduced cost compared to a Craigie Leisure Centre option, initially a sum of $80,000 was mentioned as our contribution, eventually the three Clubs took occupancy of the $2.5m complex with no financial outlay except the Cricket Club outlaying approximately $42,000 for special soil for their wicket facilities.

 

On February 26, 1996 the City of Wanneroo arranged for a meeting to discuss the proposed Beaumaris Sports Association, that meeting was held on Tuesday, March 12, 1996, the participants were Tony Wight Hockey, Geoff Newton Bowls, Trevor Gosatti Cricket and Mark Stanton City of Wanneroo.

 

The first meeting of the Interim Board of the Beaumaris Sports Association was held at City of Wanneroo Administration Building on the 28th May, 1996. Present were Trevor Gosatti, Ken Dawson—North Perth Cricket Club, Geoff Newton, Wayne Tibbits, Paul Kerr—Beaumaris Bowling Club, Tony Wight—Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club, Mike Garner—Beaumaris Land Sales, Mark Stanton—City of Wanneroo.

 

A $1.3m contribution from Beaumaris Land Sales towards the project for creating a sporting complex at Iluka was used primarily for establishing two ovals and two bowling greens including the necessary reticulation systems, all that was needed then was a clubhouse structure to complete the facility.

 

The Board decided to seek funding of $750,000 from the City of Wanneroo and a similar amount from the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, now the Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR), under the 1/3, 1/3/, 1/3 formula to cover the cost of a substantial clubhouse, the Beaumaris Land Sale’s $1.3m counted as our contribution to the complex. Initially the funding timeframe would have seen the complex in place for the 1997/1998 season but a grant of $3m to the WA Netball Association resulted in BSA’s submission being deferred for twelve months. 

 

Preparing the submission to DSR for the funding was undertaken by Ken Dawson (Cricket) with assistance from Wayne Tibbits (Bowls) with some input from other members of the Interim Board.

 

The initial requirement was obviously to engage an architect to prepare plans for the clubhouse, Mike Garner Beaumaris Land Sales suggested the Association advertise for expressions of interests from parties interested in performing this task, this exercise resulted in twenty architectural organisations replying to the advertisements, five groups were short listed to submit concept plans  consistent with BSA’s requirements. The Bollig Design Group was the successful tenderer the other four received remuneration of $2500 each for participating, Beaumaris Land Sales contributed the $10,000 that was needed, courtesy of Mike Garner.

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

# The site for the Beaumaris Sporting Complex

/as it appeared in November 1996, Tony Wight

(left) and Mike Garner, Beaumaris Land Sales

inspect the former old quarry location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The appointment of Bollog Design group in early August, 1996 as the clubhouse architects enabled the Interim Board to expedite the preparation of the draft submission documents for the Department of Sport and Recreation and the City of Wanneroo. Ken Dawson’s financial plan included forward projections for cash flows, membership numbers, managerial structures, local residents’ requirements, the constitutions of the Beaumaris Sports Association and the three BSA governing member clubs, other data required was Bollog’s architectural planning, Vince Carlino as the builder. Ken Dawson should be acknowledged for his contribution.

 

The completed Draft Submission was forwarded to the City of Wanneroo on Monday, October 7, 1996 and forwarded to Ministry of Sport & Recreation (DSR) on Monday, November 4, 1996.  Beaumaris Land Sales’ advertising department financed and compiled the final document. In March 1997 notification was received confirming the success of BSA’s submission for a total of $1.2m instead of the $1.5m applied for, this caused cuts having to be made to the original design, down grading the air-conditioning to evaporative and the kitchen were the main items effected.

 

There were four BSA sub-committees formed to investigate the different information categories required.

The Bowling Club representatives were: Constitution Paul Kerr, Grants Geoff Newton, Finance Wayne Tibbits, Buildings Wayne Tibbits.

 

 

 

*The vacant suburban spaces surrounding the future Beaumaris Sports Association’s Iluka location at the time the Association was applying for funding to create the Complex.

 


 

NEW FACILITIES:

 

Funding for the Complex became available in July 1997 and construction of the Clubhouse and the greens commenced in the later part of the year, as stated above Vince Carlino was the designated builder and W.G. & R. E. Goddard Enterprises were contracted to establish two turf greens and surrounding banks, Elliott Irrigation was responsible for water supply and reticulation Geoff Newton was nominated by BSA to be the contact person with the Architect, Builder and the City of Wanneroo.

 

The two greens now designated “B & C” were ready for play late 1998, transportable toilets were hired as the clubhouse was not useable until about December of the same year, club member Keith Loveland (unpaid) was the first greenkeeper followed by Graham Adamini, Aaron Delaporte and Graig Dowsett. Wendy Orford had been hired in January 1999 to become the Liquor Court Licence holder, the first on tap beer was pulled for me by Wendy in the same month.

 

*Inaugural President Geoff Newton delivers the first

bowl ever at the Beaumaris Bowling Club in 1998

 

 

 

*A self-explanatory article in a local newspaper in 1998

 

 

 

THE BOWLING CLUB ONGOING INVOLVEMENT WITH ACTIVITIES AT THE ILUKA COMPLEX

 

These were some of the procedures that had to be addressed before the complex could be commissioned.

 

Beaumaris Sports Association minutes of the Interim Committee held 15/12/1998 in the meeting room, 6 Miami Beach Promenade, Iluka.

 

Present:

T. Wight, T. Gossatti, G. Newton, K. Dawson, P. Kerr, W. Tibbits, M. Goldenberg. I. Hogben,

B. De Boni.

 

Apologies:

R. Sunner, I. Spencer .

 

Correspondence:

Out—Commonwealth Bank Australia, cash flow.

In—Faxes: City of Joondalup shower partitions, re formal opening.

Telstra account, Water account.

 

Reports:

Building

Still delays due to City of Joondalup not being satisfied with building approval. BSA Hopeful of getting possession of building and keys within the next two weeks. Coke and Swan Brewery can then install their systems.

Partitions to showers in one change room to be installed.

Some additional items to be installed for bar.

 

Constitution:

Awaiting Form 39 from City of Joondalup to then present to Liquor Licensing Board to obtain licence within ten days.

 

Lease:

No change with problem in the handover of the land from Beaumaris Land Sales. Received a letter from Beaumaris Land Sales confirming our use of the facilities, however City of Joondalup cannot enforce lease until land matter resolved

 

Advertising/Sponsorship:

Still awaiting confirmation of Beaumaris Sports Association sponsorship.

 

General:

Finance at Commonwealth Bank, Joondalup to be followed up.

 

Some furniture items have been received, rest will be ready for delivery in the next few weeks.

 

Crockery, cutlery, items costed at approximately $1000, glasses $1700, attempt to get on lease.

 

Cash registers two required approximately $500 each, attempt to get on lease.

 

Cleaning requirements, resolved that the Treasurer have approval to spend up to $1500 for cleaning requirements.

 

Alarm system ready, codes to be issued to officers. Three quotes to be obtained from security firms for ongoing monitoring, Board to then consider.

 

 

 

 

 

It was nominated that Max Goldenberg, Geoff Newton and Wayne Tibbits to be the call monitors in that order.

 

Policy to be established for issue and use of keys for the Complex, Clubs to provide recommendations as to their potential use.

It was resolved that keys be initially issued to Board members and the greenkeeper.

 

Wendy Orford approached to be bar manager. It is proposed that she commence early/mid January 1999. A letter of appointment to be drawn up and presented to the board.

 

Clubs to provide information of proposed training and usage times so that facility usage can be

Co-ordinated.

 

As the facility is to be Smoke Free a policy is to be drawn up and information to be obtained from Healthways where possible.

 

Discussion on maintenance of building and grounds, several items to be looked at and a list given to the City of Joondalup.

 

Booking of functions policy to be established.

 

OFFICIAL OPENING OFF THE BEAUMARIS SPORTS ACCOCIATION ILUKA COMPLEX

 

The Complex was officially declared open on Sunday, April 18, 1999 by the Honourable Norman Moore Minister for Sport & Recreation, major funding was from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth & Davidson Pty Ltd, City of Joondalup and the Ministry of Sport & Recreation.

 

THE WANNEROO BOWLING CLUB PERIOD

 

Although the Wembley Bowling Club had treated us well in our initial season it was generally the opinion within the Club that it would be more convenient for our members if we relocated to a club closer to our future home at Iluka. We approached the Wanneroo Bowling Club and negotiated a deal that saw us move to that Club early in 1997. The relocation to this venue doubled our   capitated members to sixty-one by June 1997. The Wanneroo representatives that negotiated with us were Graham Scott, President and Vin Humphries, Match Captain, Graham Scott transferred to Beaumaris when we moved to Iluka.

 

The Beaumaris Bowling Club was well received by the Officials, staff and members of Wanneroo and our members enjoyed all the benefits of the host Club during our season with them.

 

On Sunday, June 29, 1997 the second Annual General Meeting of our Club was held at the Wanneroo Country Club.

 

At this meeting the members were requested to where possible help build up some cash reserves for future liabilities, the Club offered debentures at a good interest rate and the paying of membership fees in advance, most members took one option and some took both options, assisting the Club to meet some tight budgets.

 

The Returning Officer reported that there was only one nomination for each of the positions on the Club’s Management Committee, he then announced the following people would hold office for the coming year.

 

PRESIDENT:

GEOFF NEWTON

HOUSE:

VIC SHEILLS

VICE PRESIDENT:

PAUL KERR

ENTERTAINMENT:

ERIC BUCK

SECRETARY:

BRUNO DE BONI

GROUNDS:

DAVID WEBBER

TREASURER:

WAYNE TIBBITS

MATCH CAPT. MEN:

FRANK CASS

BAR:

EVELYN ATKINSON

MATCH CAPT. LADIES:

MARGARET CASS

 




 

PICTORIAL RECORD OF CLUBHOUSE AND BOWLING GREENS DURING CONSTRUCTION

 

*Clubhouse site viewing from Miami Beach Promenade looking towards ovals

 

*Clubhouse concrete slab and site looking towards Miami Beach Promenade

 

*The Clubhouse as viewed from the Complex’s ovals

*A structural view of the Clubhouse looking from the now “B” green

 

*Another view of the Clubhouse as seen form the now “A” green

 

*This view of the Clubhouse looking from the facility’s car-park

*Bowling green constructing specialist Bill Goddard working on a Beaumaris green

 

*Club members spreading National Park turf stolons on the now “B” green

 

*Bill Goddard and Club members spreading National Park turf stolons on the now “C” green

*Both greens starting to show growth, looking towards Marmion Avenue

 

                        *Trench for reticulation on the northern side of greens. Marmion Avenue is in the background

                           *Both greens coverage progressing satisfactorily and on track to be accepted by Bowls WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the period that the Club was hosted at the Wembley and Wanneroo clubs there was limited opportunities for fund raising and by the time of the Annual General Meeting in 1997 the Club was facing a serious cash-flow problem.

 

The Club’s astute Treasurer Wayne Tibbitts produced a possible solution by offering members unsecured debentures at 5% for three years and membership fees to be paid in advance for up to five years.

 

Taking into account that the contributing members would lose their investments if the Club went broke some members supported these concepts by taking up one and in some cases both formats to assist the Club by investing in excess of $10,000.

 

The following three pages are an indicative of the documentation devised by Wayne Tibbitts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Newton – her contribution over an extended period to the Beaumaris Bowling Club.

 

I consider her, without prejudice, the most productive woman to date that has been involved with the Club, she was the first woman and still a current bowler of the Beaumaris Bowling Club and has maintained a hands-on role with the Club every year since its inception.

                         

On the 29/7/1993 at a meeting arranged by Andrew Collings and the then Wanneroo City Council and held at the Warwick Leisure Centre two steering committees were formed to investigate the possible establishment of two bowling clubs, one at Warwick and the other at Craigie. By 1994 the Craigie committee had dwindled to four people, Geoff Newton, Paul Kerr, Frank Pimm and Mary Newton, it was through the efforts of these four people that the  Beaumaris Bowling Club (nee Craigie) exists today.

 

With the significant assistance of Cynthia Strating, Department of Sport & Recreation at the City Council, a strategy was put in place by her and the above four people to hold a public meeting at the Craigie Leisure Centre later in that year, about 100 people attended with approximately 20 joining as members, of that group only myself, Mary, David Webber and Wayne Tibbits remain with the Club. By 13/11/95 the membership had risen to 113 and it is this group that probably should be recognised as the foundation members of the Club, in addition to the afore four, Scott Baldock, Persis Rae, Stan Squance (Life Member), Pamela Storey are also current members of the Club.

 

In 1996 the Craigie name was changed to the Beaumaris and the first season the Club played at the Wembley Bowling Club, now Lake Monger, and in 1996 at Wanneroo and then moving to Iluka in 1997.

 

Other long serving members with significant contributions to the Club are Eric Buck, David Webber, Wayne Tibbitts, Val Buck, Joe Wedlock and Bruno De Boni.

 

Club activities Mary involved in and including the above over 16 years.

Lady President.
Committees Management, Match, Selection.
Bowls Australia accredited Coaching and Umpiring duties at the Club.
The Club’s delegate to WALBA several years.
Ladies Singles Champion 1999.
Ladies Fours Champions and again in 2012/13.
Promoter of the Club’s Ladies experienced and novice tournament over several years, still current.
Coached 208, 17 per year and graduated 114, 10 per year new bowlers for the Club           up to June 2010 and continuing.
Assisted manning Bowls WA’s Bowlsmobile recruiting facility at Shopping Centres on several occasions for the club.
Helped to plant and water stolons on “B” and “C” greens during initial construction.
Sandwich maker guru men’s Saturday and Thursday pennants over several years.
Helper Gala Days including donating paper toles for sale and raffles, helper and wine raffle organiser and seller for Corporate Bowls over several years.
Co-donor for 3 years of the Ladies Singles brooch.

 

 

               Geoff Newton                                                                          18/12/2012

 

 

The official opening of the

Beaumaris Sports Association

Iluka Sporting Complex

now rebadged the

Joondalup Sports Association

occurred on Sunday, April 18, 1999

 

The Honourable Norman Moore

Minister for Sport & Recreation

performed the opening

 

The following pages are a pictorial history of the opening and are provided by courtesy of

The City of Joondalup

Local History Library

 

These historical photographs are covered by City of Joondalup copyright 

 

The photographic content was not accompanied with individual identification, although several people can be easily  

recognised