Peter Wilson’s family — wife Lola and children Paul (Newcastle), Bruce and Jenny (Queensland) and Russell (Melbourne) — were extremely proud when he was presented with life membership of the Finley RSC Bowls Club at the recent AGM.
Peter has been a financial member of the bowls club for more than 50 years and is one of the few remaining foundation members.
The first committee was formed in 1967 with Lou Sheehan as president and Ainsley Adams as secretary,
Peter has held many major positions over the years including serving as president, secretary and delegate.
His bowling ability resulted in obtaining Club Champion three times, runner up three times as well as pairs and mixed pairs championships several times.
He has also represented the club on many occasions including pennant and association events.
There are two achievements Peter is very proud of in his time with the club.
The first was to design the Bowls Club badge, together with then local sign writer Peter Mansell — the Rising Sun and boomerang representing the Boomerang Way in the local district.
The second was to see the new green constructed during his term as president, with mostly voluntary labour.
It was planted in Tiff Dwarf, a new grass for the area at that time which produced a faster bowling surface.
After becoming established, it produced very rewarding results for all members and the standard of their game.
At the age of 88, Peter is still playing in the first division team and is believed to be the only member still playing from the original side.
The Finley Show Society would like to thank all members of the community for the support shown for the recent successful street stall.
Congratulations to Kath Malone who was the lucky winner of the wood raffle.
Members are currently preparing for the dog trials taking place from Thursday, June 7 through to Monday, June 13.
An invitation is extended to the public to go along to the show grounds to witness this interesting event.
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be available each day.
The Hymn Sing-a-long will once again be held at the Uniting Church in Coree St, Finley this Saturday from 2pm.
This is a great opportunity for all who love to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to get together to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
A delicious afternoon tea will be served.
New Tai Chi classes for beginners, and those with some experience, will be starting at the Finley RS Club on June 14 at 11.15am.
Cost is a gold coin donation.
To register for these classes, please call Veronica on 58834438 or 0413678389.
The following is an extract from the Finley Mail circa July 1948, supplied by local historian Peter Hamilton.
Want to be an Editor?
Getting out a paper is no picnic. If we print jokes, people say we are silly.
If we don’t, they say we are too gloomy.
If we put people’s views in the news, they say they don’t like publicity.
If we leave them out, they are peeved.
If we stick close to the job all day, we should be out hunting up news.
If we do go out, we are heading for the pub.
If we clip from other papers, we are too dam lazy to write.
It we don’t, we are stuck too much on stale local stuff.
No doubt someone will say we got this from another paper.
And so we did!
Finley Regional Care Auxiliary wish to remind the community it will be holding its annual soup and sandwich luncheon next Tuesday, June 5.
It will be at the Uniting Church Hall corner of Wollomai and Coree Sts at 12.15pm.
This is always an enjoyable luncheon with a variety of homemade soups and fresh sandwiches and a slice with a cuppa.
As well as a fundraiser for the auxiliary several of our residents from Regional Care also attend which gives them a pleasant outing and chance to meet up with friends.
The auxiliary appreciates the support of the community. All welcome to attend.
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