Members are advised that our Annual General Meeting will be held on:

Monday 20th April 2020

Time: 7.00pm

Where: Clubrooms.

Members are urged to attend as we will be voting for or against a NEW green.

If you are unable to attend please fill out a “Form of appointment of proxy” which will be on the notice board on Wednesday, and hand to our Secretary.  Your vote will be confidential.

We also have Executive and Committee members vacancies.  The Nomination form will be on the notice board for your consideration.




 TIME: 6.30 FOR 7.00PM

 COST: $35.00 PER HEAD

Menu and attendance list now on the Club Notice Board.

Any person with dietary requirements please contact Graham Evans ASAP.

Attendance and payment required NLT 10th March for catering purposes.

We look forward to an excellent social evening.

Excellent Bowls Championships

Members were treated to some great bowls when watching the Championship games at the Club yesterday (Saturday).

In the Women’s pairs, although the scores did not reflect the game, Val Deeble and Di Bateman made Sue Maddern and Shelly Howe work for their win.

The Men’s singles final went down to the wire with Richard Crocker holding his nerve coming back from nine shots down to draw level with Dave Greggo at 23 all.  Richard’s first bowl drew to the jack and Dave drew close and Richard added another at the jack.  Dave attempted a running shot collecting the jack but was unable to reduce the number and Richard maintained his two shots to take out the game 25-23.

The Women’s singles final was just as exciting.  Sue Maddern gained the upper hand early leading by as much as ten shots but Val Deeble regained her composure and twice edged ahead in the closing stages.  With the score at 21-20 in Val’s favour, Sue edged past for a 25-21 win.

The Men’s pairs of Jamie Burt and Roger Mableson against Barry Rimmer and Greg Miller was close in the early ends but Burt and Mableson gained the ascendency and moved away for a comfortable win.


Felicia & Richard’s Engagement

Club members, Felicia and Richard celebrated thier engagement with a luncheon at The Barker Hotel, Mt Barker on Sunday afternoon.  They were surrounded by family, friends and many Club bowlers, all who enjoyed the occasion.

We wish them well and a great future together.


Bushfire Relief Cabaret

Image result for cabaret graphicsMembers are requested to support the planned Bushfire Relief Cabaret at our Club and being organised by Val Deeble and her team.  At this stage there is seating for 140 and bookings have exceeded 110.  Tables of 4, 6 or 8 with opportunity for singles or couples being placed to ensure they enjoy the evening.

The band is made up of a range of musicians and singers who have donated their time for this worthy cause.

A raffle will be conducted during the night and any person wishing to donate any item/s please see Val.

Date: Saturday 15th February 2020.

The cost for the night is $15.00 per person and you are requested to bring a plate to cover supper.

The timing is from 7.00pm until 11.00pm.

Come along, enjoy good company and raise our support for those locally affected by the bushfires.

Diary Dates

Members are advised the Club’s End Of Season Presentation Dinner will be held on Saturday 21st March 2020 at the Three Gums Bistro similar to last season’s dinner.

Further information closer to the date.


The postponed Wednesday Pennant Games due to excessive heat have been rescheduled to 4th and 11th March respectively. Please note these new dates.

Fire Emergency Support

Special thank you to Brian Buckingham, Rhonda and Nola, Graham Savage, Graham Evans, Di and Ron Bateman, Tony Stevens, Sharyn and Barry Engel and Roger Mableson.  We managed to fill a trailer load and more and delivered to some very grateful and very tired people at Lobethal RSL Hall.  They are so overwhelmed with donations that they have run out of room.  They now need time to sort it out and get it to those that need it most.  Hold off for any more donations and we may help again in the New Year.  I have heard that 4 Lobethal members have lost their homes.

Trailer (above) showing donations and more in Ron & Di’s plus Graham Savage’s vehicles.

Thank you again. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you all and stay safe.


    To all members, their family and friends,                                      we wish you a very Merry Christmas                                              and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.                                          The HBC Committee. Good Bowling.

Sidewood Estate joins as a Sponsor

We are delighted to advise our members that Sidewood Estate has recently joined as a sponsor.  You will note their signs are located aside our green and in the clubrooms.  Added their stubbie holders in your “sponsor show bag”.

Owners and Vignerons, Owen and Cassandra Inglis founded Sidewood in 2004 borne of their uncompromising vision and passion for creating beautifully balanced, elegant, award-winning wines. Despite Sidewood being a relatively new brand in the wine industry, it has already achieved Five Red Star Accreditation from James Halliday and in 2016 became the largest eco-sustainable winery in the Adelaide Hills.

Situated a short drive east from Adelaide in the Onkaparinga Valley, the winery and vineyards are nestled in the cool- climate region of the Adelaide Hills, a heartland of Australian premium wine. The vineyard portfolio includes locations in Echunga, Nairne and Verdun with the original 300-acre Oakbank vineyard also being home to Sidewood’s 40 thoroughbred racehorses that fall under the name, Stable Hill Thoroughbreds.

For those wanting a tasting or purchase, drop into their Cellar Door located at 6 River St, Hahndorf, Wednesday – Sunday from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.


Parking Top Car Park

The Committee has become concerned about the over-use and overcrowding in the top car park and is concerned that the situation is becoming unsafe.

With that in mind, this car park has been remarked to clearly show two disabled zones and three loading zones, with the remaining spaces marked as reserved parking.

The use of the disabled and loading zones is self-explanatory. The Committee asks that the remaining “reserved” spaces be left for our older and/or less mobile members who would have difficulty negotiating the ramp from the bottom car park.

From now on all able-bodied members are requested to use the bottom car park at all times unless using the loading zones to unload goods etc.

The only exception to this rule will be for the sandwich makers on a pennant day or helpers at night bowls or other functions who may use one of the four spaces in the south-west corner of the car park by the bowls shed if they wish.

The Committee thanks all members in advance for their cooperation in this matter