At a recent Board of Directors meeting of the Almonte Lawn Bowling Club (ALBC), President Guy Chaput welcomed everyone back to the planning table of what appears to be an upcoming special season on the greens. Together with Ken Brown, they outlined the ambitious projects to improve lighting on the greens, build a storage shed for lawn maintenance equipment, improve landscaping around the greens, and purchase a new roller for greens maintenance, all of which are based on the availability of funds once it is known whether grant application has been successful.
The highlight of the meeting was discussion, led by Denis Davignon, about the Governor General’s Tournament, scheduled to be held at the Almonte Lawn Bowls greens on Labour Day weekend, 2016. Hosting this prestigious event is an honour based on the excellent greens, adequate clubhouse, and friendly, competent membership of the Almonte Lawn Bowling Club, and is now in the serious planning stages in collaboration with the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association.
Ken Brown, Director of Facilities, was honoured with a framed Certificate of Appreciation for his extensive and competent leadership in maintenance of the lawn bowling club facilities, including the greens, over the past several years. Ken lends his knowledge, experience, ingenuity, frugality, creativity, and good humour to multiple projects, all of which have made the ALBC facilities outstanding among lawn bowlers in Ontario and Quebec. President Guy Chaput thanked Ken for his contributions and urged all members to assist Ken in the maintenance of the club’s facilities by volunteering, where able, their time and talents.
The annual Chinese food dinner was held at the Rideau Restaurant in Kanata on Friday February 26th, welcoming 25 past members to enjoy good food and socializing around the round tables. This event marks 3 months pre-season play and is an opportunity for many to connect over the long winter to talk about lawn bowling, of course, but also to renew enduring friendships. All past members are welcomed to share the evening, and are encouraged to bring friends and acquaintances into the ALBC to try out lawn bowling this coming season, slated to begin in mid-May, further dates and details to be announced. See you on the greens!