Sports and social clubs have always been the hub of small communities and the Portland Bowling Club is a perfect example.
The “little friendly club with good beer and a brand new green” is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and club treasurer, Darryl Kirkwood, said he was excited. “It’s great to be able to celebrate the long history of our club. We haven’t locked in a date yet but guaranteed we will have some amazing entertainment to help celebrate”.
As expected, the club has undergone some dramatic changes since it first opened in 1948, the most recent being in 2013 when the club received a grant of $30,000 from the NSW Governments Community Building Partnership program.
The money, along with the assistance of many volunteers, was used to improve facilities including seating and the erection of shade cloth and fencing, all of which have changed the image of the club and provided considerable benefits to all patrons.
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The Portland Bowling Club has a long and rich history and after just three years of existence, was one of the first clubs in the region to allow women bowlers with late president, Frank Graham, passing the historic motion in November 1951.
The club has continued to grow and change throughout the years but still lives by it’s friendly and social roots. For more information on the club call 6355 5210 or hop on their Facebook page.