Club members, especially the older ones, are very sad to learn of the death of Dorothy Franks. She and her husband, Leicester, were vital members of the club from 1987. Dorothy won many club titles, including the singles three years in succession, and also represented the Kapiti Centre on numerous occasions from 1993- 2000. She was the inaugural President of the Kapiti BC (now Raumati) when the mens’ and women’s clubs combined. Leicester still keeps abreast of club happenings via Jack Robertson and the Franks are remembered each Easter when members play the Mixed 2x 4 x2 championships for The Franks Cup.
Johnny Simpson Event 2021 As has become tradition, the club’s closing day featured competition for the Johnny Simpson Cup. Simpson is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s best All Black props who played in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, but he was also an outstanding bowler. When he moved from Auckland to Paraparaumu…
Trudy, Kathy, Maureen & Lynn Congratulations Congratulations to Trudy Nicholson’s four who have won the club title for 2019-20. The competition had been postponed because of Covid-19 lockdown but the gentle winter conditions proved ideal for a late completion of the event. Trudy’s team was Lynn Carter, Kathy Edney-Meechan and Maureen Gestro.
Okay here’s a question: How many of you had a father who was a whaler?Answer: One, Les Roberts. That’s right, while Les was growing up first of all in Kaikoura and then Nelson, his father was among the last of New Zealand’s whalers. What’s also quite remarkable is that Les became a cowboy in Canada…
Our popular Tuesday Galas will be the first post-Covid 19 event to be held. They will start on the 9th June and carry through till the end of August. We look forward to welcoming members and visitors to this event which uis generously sponosred by Ceinwen Howard and the team at Howard and Co. Realty.”
What’s Missing? Players! More information on its use will be advised shortly. Looking good!!