Cathie bowls celebration

About 120 bowlers turned out to help celebrate Ann Butlin’s day, and the club’s 40th birthday.

State bowls president Patricia Reynolds came up to visit.

The weather meant no bowls could be played, but Butlin said those in attendance still had an enjoyable time.

“It was bad luck we couldn’t bowl,” she said.

“But it was beautiful. A wonderful day. They were all happy to socialise.”

They went to Beryl Barker, Anne Wilson, Susan Malzard, Diana Spinks and Butlin.

She spends about 40 hours per week at the club.

Upcroft’s husband Ken will be an honoured guest.

Upcroft said it was an honour to be involved with Panthers.

“I’ve had a wonderful time,” she said.

“Panthers is just the best club. It’s only small, but it’s very caring, and looks after its members.

“It’s an absolute pleasure being involved.”

All the ex-presidents who are still alive will also attend, along with the men’s president, Geoffrey Dick, and bowls organiser Terry Merchant.

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