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CLUB HISTORY

Ballina Bowling Club 1909

1907-1908
History has it that the first bowling club formed on the Richmond River was in Lismore in 1907.

This club was the Caledonian Bowling Club, then known as the Lismore City Bowling Club. Because of its popularity, it inspired a well-known resident of Ballina of that era, Hugh Gibson, to construct a small private bowling rink on the lawns of his own property on the banks of the canal at the western end of Bentinck Street in 1908. This rink consisted of grasses of no particular variety–just a mixture of local grasses–and mowed with rather primitive mowers of the cylinder type.

Former Ballina Mayor Bert Barlow reflected that as a very small lad he often visited the Gibson family with his father and his friends. The bowls used were made of wood, similar in shape and size to those used to this present day. The green had no ditches, just a raised section with a timber frame around the rink to a height of about 10cm.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dac Cameron
Chairman

Anne Steele
Vice-Chairman

Alf Boston
Treasurer

Bernadette De Re
Director

Des Robertson
Director

Colin Siviour
Director

Grahame Skinner
Director

Tom Smalley
Director

John Whitty
Director

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Cherry Street Sports has funded the following organisations from 1/9/2015 to 31/8/2016:

Club Grants 2016 – 2017

Category 1 Donations

  • Westpac Helicopter $1,818.18
  • Ballina Hospital Auxiliary $500
  • Our Kids Foundation $1,800
  • Careflight $480
  • Cancer Council NSW $1,212.60
  • Careflight transport $600
  • World Festival of magic $550
  • Lennox Head Lions Club  $200
  • Ballina on Richmond Rotary $3,000
  • Ballina SES  $496
  • Christian Outreach Centre  $2,500
  • Bundjung Netball Teams  $836.80
  • Ballina on Richmond Rotary $3,000
  • Ballina High School Leo Club  $500
  • Special Children’s Christmas Party  $500
  • Circus Quirkus  $600

Category 2 Donations

  • Ballina Tennis Club $8,500
  • BB&RC  $24,000
  • Ballina Malibu Club

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Ballina Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd will adhere to the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) aimed at ensuring the information the club holds about people is managed responsibly. Adoption of NPPs also gives people some control over the way the information about them is handled by the club. The club will not disclose this information to outside organisations.

Any personal information collected by the Ballina Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd is protected by the Privacy Act 1988. Your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which you have provided it. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose, & will not disclose it, except where authorised by you, required by law or with your consent. Employees of the Ballina Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd are subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. This Act lays down strict privacy safeguards which the club must observe in handling personal information.

More information about the Privacy Act can be obtained from the Privacy Commissioners website at www.privacy.gov.au.