Dixon enrolled as county president

PUBLISHED: 18:29 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 June 2010

BUDELIGH BC: As seems to happen every year, the outdoor bowling ends, the indoor begins - and so does the good weather. Warm and sunny days, eyes straying, wistfully, to the so inviting outdoor green, perhaps the bowling calendar should be changed

BUDELIGH BC: As seems to happen every year, the outdoor bowling ends, the indoor begins - and so does the good weather. Warm and sunny days, eyes straying, wistfully, to the so inviting outdoor green, perhaps the bowling calendar should be changed, writes Pat Pearson

Budleigh ladies have had a great start to the indoor season. Member Brenda Dixon has taken up office as DCIBA president.

She held her presidential lunch, to which her vice-president Jenny Lugg, junior vice-president Ann Paxton, former county presidents and dignitaries and secretaries from all Devon clubs were invited.

Guests were greeted by Brenda, Budleigh Games Club president Dianzee Lowe and ladies' captain Lilian Grainger.

After a glass of bucks fizz, preliminary speeches, a hot meal, cooked and prepared by club members, was served, followed by coffee and rum truffles.

A fun game of bowls came next, the scene of much hilarity. Guests were then served tea and a cake, made and decorated in Brenda's honour.

The profits from a raffle, most generously supported, together with donations from clubs within the county, reached a total of £520 for the president's chosen charity, the Force Cancer Charity, which does such sterling work and deserve support.

At the end of the day, the president thanked everyone for attending and everyone who had helped to make the occasion such a great success, the kitchen and bar staff, members who provided raffle prizes, the beautiful table decorations and flowers, etc.

Club members were proud to offer their services and best wishes for a most successful season to a very worthy and popular county lady president.

Bowls matches will be starting soon, so good bowling, good play from all - and good results to write about!

l Budleigh Hawks got the indoor season at Budleigh off to a flying start with a maximum six-points win in the Symes Robinson & Lee sponsored Indoor League.

They recorded good scores on both rinks with Brian Crook's triple of David Tomlinson and Dennis Law recovering from 16-10 down after 10 ends to win 25-21 and Terry Kelly's triple of Don Huish and Burgess Stace leading all the way to win 21-8.

Eagles beat the Buzzards 39-27 with the rinks being shared one each and Madeira Red beat the Hawks 39-29 with the Reds winning on one rink and the other rink tied.

The indoor season begins in earnest now with a number of friendly and inter-club matches.

In addition, this Saturday the Budleigh Salterton men are hosting the DCIBA President's team.


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