Welcome to the 2015 bowling season and my sixth year as your President. Although membership has dropped during my tenure, I believe our Association is still healthy with many positive happenings. We must admit though that indoor bowls is on the decline, many clubs have seen their membership decrease, and it is for this reason that all members need to help to try and change this decline by recruiting a new player each, but of course this is easier said than done.
During the season, we will be hosting the Trans Tasman Test between New Zealand and Australia in May, the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships in July, the touring South Island Team in August and the NZCT AIMS Games in September. A busy year ahead but I’m sure that if we all join forces, the events will be run smoothly and efficiency as we have done in the past.
I am very pleased to say that all positions on our Association were filled at the AGM in December and I believe we have a very competent team to administer the sport on your behalf for the year but we still need your support.
Good luck for the 2015 bowling season and don’t forget to let us know of your achievements during the year as we start to utilise our website and facebook pages more and more with news and information.