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Kensi Newsletter 17/06/24

Shades Replacement Project Update

Following a short break the weekly newsletter is returning. The newsletter is an important means of communication for members and others who subscribe to keep up with what’s going on at the club. During the winter months some of you rest while many of you continue to play social bowls at KMBC and other clubs and maintenance continues in preparation for the coming season.

Following the AGM the new committee met in June. We have a dedicated committee that will continue to work hard to ensure that the club continues the positive vibe of last year. As President I am privileged to have such a wonderful team.

  • Margret Lambert (KMBC President)

Bowls Section Committee 2024/25

Our meetings have been changed to the second Tuesday of each month - the next meeting being 9 July 2024 at 7pm.


  • President – Marg Lambert
  • Vice President – Pat Lee plus Community Engagement and Volunteers
  • Secretary – Pip Malone
  • Treasurer – Colin Tutty


  • Pennant Bowls Manager – David Freeman
  • Sponsorship – Neville Yeates
  • Membership, Tournaments and Recruitment – Tania Lewis and Phil McBride
  • Website development and ongoing management - Oliver Fraatz
  • Social Media - Georgia Kolberg
  • Social Bowls and Afternoon tea - Anne O’Dea
  • Anne, Phil and I are also members of the KGBTC Board of Management.

Shades Update

Ulli and Peter have been keeping an eye on progress and I’m sure that many of you who have been at the club have witnessed the ongoing work.

Quick update for members. Painter is out this Saturday morning to continue painting structure on top and sides to allow guttering and roof installation during the next few days. Weather permitting painting will continue during the week. Hopefully by next weekend or earlier all should be completed. I will weld brackets in place next week to accommodate the scoreboards central to the rinks. I might have to shift the Kensington Green sign to an offset position to make room for scoreboard. Gutters are on site and roof panels are secured in shed.

  • Cheers, Ulli Kruse (Greens Team)

Message from Metropolitan Bowls Association (MBA) 

Umpires and Measures

At our AGM held in May 2024 it was explained to all in attendance that ALL CLUBS should have Umpires at all home games as well as Measurers, one per side would be preferable. MBA is requesting that clubs forward the following lists

  • Current umpires for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Current Measurers for Sat Wed and Thursday

The purpose is to build a database so that the MBA can have ALL clubs fulfilling their obligations to have sufficient Umpires and Measurers as per our Code of Practice can you also let the MBA who is willing to complete a course.Letting me have the details before the 1st of July would be appreciated

  • Ron Mulliner (Secretary MBA)

I have asked for expressions of interests from members regarding becoming Measurers and Umpires with no one indicating a willingness.Perhaps there are some who are interested now. If so, let Pip Malone know before July 1.

  • Margret Lambert (KMBC President)

Ladies Halloween Gala Day

This fabulous tournament will be held at our Club on 28 October 2024 with a 9.30am for 10am start. 

  • Game Format:  Ladies 3 Game Rolling Triples.
  • Entry: $90 per team (single entries welcome)
  • Lunch and Nibbles included.
  • $4000 Prize Money
  • Registration to Brian Dew - 0439 312 564
  • Dress Code:  Halloween

Make sure you register a team and come along and enjoy the day.

  • Tania Lewis

Friday Night Club Meal

The next Friday meal will be Friday 28th June 2024. The menu is Fish and Chips followed by dessert. Cost is $20 per head. Please have your names on the list by Wednesday 26 June 2024.

  • Thank You - Ken Mason

Social Media

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (Kensi Facebook Page) and Instagram (Kensi Instagram Page). Photos from all events welcome.


Please remember that when you visit one of our club sponsors to let them know you are from the KMBC so they know their sponsorship is worthwhile. Sponsors play a vital role in the future of our club so please be sure to support them whenever you can. Anyone who has an idea about a potential sponsor please approach anyone on the Committee to share your ideas.

Newsletter 17/06/24

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