# Season 2004-05 - Ladies section joined Peninsula Bowling Association after West Gippsland Association disbanded.

# Season 2003-04 - Koo Wee Rup Green officially named Broadbent Green in recognition of the work of Ben and Bron Broadbent for the Koo Wee Rup Club.

# Season 2001-02 - Men's section joined Peninsula Bowling Association after West Gippsland Association disbanded.

2000's

# September 1996 - Koo Wee Rup green voted "Best" in West Gippsland Bowls Association.

# 1996-97 - West Gippsland Bowls Association Pennant Grand Final held at Koo Wee Rup.

# 17 April 1957 - Ladies Section of Club formed.

# November 1958 - Original Clubhouse officially opened.

# 24 April 1956 - 1st AGM. KWR joins West Gippsland BA.

# 5 February 1958 - 1st Opening Day of the Club (see article).

Committee Meeting 20 June 2013

Guests from Bowlsvic and PBD at the 50 year Anniversary celebrations (2006).

1950's

OUTSTANDING CLUB CHAMPIONS

Celebration Cake 50 years

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J. Richards                                           1 time

D. Evans                                                3 times

# Season 1986-87 - First Men's Triples competition began and is still running fortnightly at the club to the present day.

# Season 1982-83 - First Twilight Bowls competition in conjunction with the KWR Potato Festival.

# August 1960 - West Gippsland Ladies Bowling Association formed.  Koo Wee Rup was an inaugural member.

# 30 January 1960 - 1st Annual Australia Day Tournament.

# 25 Jan 1956 - INAUGURAL MEETING (16 men attended)

Max Calder

A. Walker                                           11 times

M. Rowswell                                              5 times

#  MORE 1970'S HISTORY REQUIRED

# May 1967 - Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang Clubs fund raising competition for charity (KWR hospital 1st recipient).  Now held on Melbourne Cup Day.

1960's

R. Broadbent                                            3 times

B. McNulty                                                1 time

Club History in pictures 1956 - Today

1990's

P. Gray                                                4 times

George Crynes

Ray Brown

M. Masters                                           3 times

MEN

1970's

Pauline O'Brien

S. Threadgold                                      3 times

E. Calder                                              5 times

R. Broadbent                                          12 times

1980's

President.  Bryan Walker

Rosemary Read

Rex Alexander

F. Alexander                                         4 times

R. Ingram                                                  5 times

# July1968 - Original clubhouse demolished.  Work on new clubhouse commenced.

Life Members 

MEN

WOMEN

# Season 1977-78 Ann Walker represented Victoria and is the only member of the club to do so up til the present day.

* Denotes deceased

*W. Pollock                                                   *B. Broadbent                                 *J. Shelton                                                                           *E. Holley                                             *B. Broadbent (Mrs)                                                        *N. Lambeth,

*W. Ashby (Mrs)                                               *H. Alexander                     

 *B. McNulty                                                                         *S. Threadgold (Mrs)
 * F. Alexander (Mrs)                                                                        
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Rex Alexander

Champion of Champions (Assoc. & Region)

D. Evans                                              8 times

# May 1980 - Grant from Shire of Cranbourne to erect shelters around the green.

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WOMEN

G. Hobson                                                4 times

# August 1993 - First discussions on changing to a synthetic green.

Secretary. Rex Alexander

Mary Crynes

Lindsay Wealands

Evelyn Calder

W. Ashby                                              3 times

# 1984 - Koo Wee Rup green used for West Gippsland Ladies Pairs Finals.

Peter Stevens

A. Walker                                              3 times

B. McNulty                                                3 times

Treasurer. Mary Crynes

 * R. Brown

Ray Brown

J. Richards                                           4 times

# 2011 - Laying of synthetic green. (See photo line marking)

J. Mortimer                                          3 times

Copyright 2013. Koo Wee Rup Bowling Club. All rights reserved.

Norm Threadgold

M. Gray                                                 1 time