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Pat Taylor vacated the chair and the President’s position at the Annual General Meeting of the Kapiti Bowls club at the weekend. It brought to an end nearly twenty years of administration at the club during which she filled every role, including Secretary, Treasurer and President, with limitless enthusiasm and vitality.
Pat has also been an influential member of the Kapiti Bowls Centre Board and a provincial selector and her value to the sport was recognised with a tribute from the CEO of Bowls NZ, Mark Cameron, in which he referred to Pat as “one of the most respected administrators in the sport of bowls, not just for the energy she puts into the game, but also her knowledge and leadership abilities.”
During her final year as President, Taylor successfully oversaw the successful influx of a large number of members from the defunct Raumati South Club who joined the Kapiti Club and also a change of club colours and club name. In the future the club, which is prominently situated on Matatua Road, will be known as The Raumati Bowling Club.
Incoming President, John McBeth, in thanking Pat Taylor for her outstanding commitment to the club said, “Pat’s deep knowledge of constitutional matters, her interest in each individual member, her availability to help..these are just some aspects of Pat Taylor which have made her invaluable to the club”. He quickly stressed that he would be taking full advantage of her willingness to help while he eased into the role.
While she has eased out of the club administration, Pat Taylor won’t be lost from the greens. She intends to play more of the sport she loves.