SUNCORP-NASHO

BOWLS

CHALLENGE 2008  

Promoted By

Brisbane South Branch

NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION (QLD) INC

 

The “Nashos” from Brisbane South NSAA desperately wanted to win back the fifth Annual Bowls Challenge shield.

A team of 41 representing Nashos, widows and spouses from Beaudesert, Beenleigh, Logan, Moorooka, Corinda, Wellers Hill, Mt Gravatt, Durack and Sunnybank Clubs combined to play against Sunnybank members on Sunday August 10th at Sunnybank Bowls Club.

The Challenge format consisted of 12 Rinks of Triples and 1 Rink of Fours

Competition was fierce, despite the Nashos winning seven rinks, Sunnybank six rinks and with an overall score the final result was again won by Sunnybank Club in a close contest.

Play having ceased, all participants adjourned to the Clubhouse for a sausage sizzle and convivial throat quenchers.


The Brisbane South Branch of the NSAA Qld wish to thank Suncorp for their continued support and to Sunnybank Bowls Club for allowing the challenge to be held at this venue.

 

  Contestants from all teams at play
 

Ed Hooker, President of Sunnybank, accepting the trophy for his winning Club.  Tony Stevenson, Brisbane South Vice President,  Brett Vance, Club Captain and Councillor Teresa Duncan look on.

NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S

ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA (QLD) INC.

BRISBANE SOUTH 2008

WELFARE AT WORK

 

For three or for days before ANZAC and Remembrance Days a

dedicated few volunteers sell badges, poppies and other

memorabilia at selected shopping centres. The money raised

goes in to a Welfare Fund to be used to help our Members

in time of need.

This photo (taken by Reg Halliday) shows one such case with our Welfare Officer Charlie Teale presenting a cheque for $800.00 to Member Walter Reynolds. This was towards the cost of moving his car accelerator to left foot usage. Wally had a medical problem requiring him to have the lower part of his right leg amputated to stop spread of disease.

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NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S
ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA (QLD) INC.

BRISBANE SOUTH
AT STATE CONFERENCE
HERVEY BAY- SEPTEMBER 2008

      

      Sixteen members of the Brisbane South Branch and wives travelled with their caravans, others by
     car to "take over" the city of Hervey Bay for the NSAA (Qld) Inc. State Conference 2008.
     A team participated in Lawn Bowls and Golf against Queensland Branches without success.
     Coach tours were arranged for visits to nearby Fraser Island as well as local venues.

      Friday night was "Meet & Greet Night" with in excess of one hundred and fifty members and guest attended, the Hot Fork Supper was extremely well received.

       Attendance at both meetings on Saturday recorded seventy one members who at times lively
    debated some important propositions. All eleven motions submited under notice were passed.  
    A debate ensued as to whether future State Conferences should be held in the Brisbane A
rea. 
    Strong opposition was argued with the final resolution that the 2009 State Conference was to
    held at Kingaroy.

Pictured left shows State President Colin Bell presenting Life Membership Certificate and Lapel Badge to a surprised and proud Brisbane South Treasurer, Noel Findlay.

Saturday's dinner was prepared and served to in excess of 270 diners at the R.S.L. and was something to behold.

        Sunday morning witnessed well groomed, well drilled  Nashos to show       that can still parade and march a short distante to a Memorial Garden       Park and attend a Remembrance Service before  the National       Servicemen's Memorial. The Service concluded with the release of some       twenty pure white doves to signify remembrance of those who gallantly       served our wonderful country.