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Rex Alexander

Ray Brown

Evelyn Calder

A. Walker                                              3 times

M. Gray                                                 1 time

J. Richards                                           1 time

D. Evans                                                3 times

R. Broadbent                                            3 times

# 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.

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

# 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.

#  MORE 1970'S HISTORY REQUIRED

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

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

# 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

* 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

Lindsay Wealands

Pauline O'Brien

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

Max Calder

Rosemary Read

M. Masters                                           3 times

J. Mortimer                                          3 times

S. Threadgold                                      3 times

E. Calder                                              5 times

WOMEN

MEN

R. Broadbent                                          12 times

R. Ingram                                                  5 times

# 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.

1970's

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

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

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Norm Threadgold

Peter Stevens

Ray Brown

Life Members 

MEN

Champion of Champions (Assoc. & Region)

F. Alexander                                         4 times

W. Ashby                                              3 times

G. Hobson                                                4 times

D. Evans                                              8 times

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

2000's

1980's

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

1960's

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B. McNulty                                                1 time

WOMEN

J. Richards                                           4 times

B. McNulty                                                3 times

A. Walker                                           11 times

M. Rowswell                                              5 times

Club History in pictures 1956 - Today

1990's

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

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

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