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1980's

1990's

1970's

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

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

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

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

1960's

# 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

President.  Bryan Walker

Evelyn Calder

A. Walker                                              3 times

Club History in pictures 1956 - Today

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

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

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

P. Gray                                               7 times

George Crynes

J. Richards                                           1 time

D. Evans                                                3 times

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

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

Max Calder

F. Alexander                                         4 times

R. Ingram                                                  5 times

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

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E. Calder                                              5 times

R. Broadbent                                          12 times

#  MORE 1970'S HISTORY REQUIRED

B. McNulty                                                1 time

WOMEN

MEN

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

R. Broadbent                                            3 times

WOMEN

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Lindsay Wealands

M. Masters                                           3 times

M. Rowswell                                              5 times

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

MEN

A. Walker                                           11 times

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

M. Gray                                                 1 time

G. Hobson                                                4 times

2000's

 * R. Brown

Secretary. Rex Alexander

Rex Alexander

J. Richards                                           4 times

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

Norm Threadgold

Peter Stevens

J. Mortimer                                          3 times

# 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.

Champion of Champions (Assoc. & Region)

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

Ray Brown

D. Evans                                              8 times

Mary Crynes

Rosemary Read

B. McNulty                                                3 times

Treasurer. Mary Crynes

Ray Brown

W. Ashby                                              3 times

Pauline O'Brien

S. Threadgold                                      3 times

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

Life Members