History

 

A CALENDAR OF EVENTS

A CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Our club’s history at a glance...

1946       The Bendigo East Men’s Bowling Club formed. A Green commenced.

1947       The original club house built.

1949       Bendigo East Ladies’ Club formed.

1950       Visit from RVBA.

1955       Greenkeeper’s wages 9 pound per week.

1962       First section of the brick club house erected.

1965       Brick club house completed and opened by Past President Russell Bird.

1967       Club’s first premiership pennant – BDBA Division 2 Section 2.

1968       B Green seeded with bent grasses.

1977       Consumer liquor licence obtained.

1980       Alteration to the club house and erection of new toilets.

1984       A Green replanted with bent.

1985       The club became incorporated.

1988       New watering system installation completed.

1989       New kitchen, pantry, extensions to lounge, bar and toilets.

1990       Ditches compliance with law 1.B.B completed.

1991       Air conditioning installed.

1993       New shelters erected along A and B Greens.

1994       Photocopier purchased.

1995       Bar committee started running Friday night member’s draws and dinners. Dishwasher purchased. Charles Reed plaque unveiled at the rose garden.

1996       A Green replanted with bent.

1998       New Synthetic Green – C Green. $90,000 borrowed from club members to complete works.

2001       New Shirts introduced.

2002       A Green converted to Tift Dwarf.

2003       Security System installed, air-conditioning installed and Long Room refurbished.

2004       New tables and chairs for the dining room and new chairs for the Long Room.

                Refurbishment of the Office.

2006       Installation of large water tank

2008       Connected to recycled water.

2009       Synthetic C Green replaced with Tift Dwarf.

2010       Car park sealed.

                New lights installed for B Green

Teal coloured pants introduced.

2011       Weekend Pennant – State Pennant Champions.

                First year of State Champions Week at Bendigo East.

2012       Runner-up State Pennant Champions.

2013       Instigation of Club Business Plan.

2015       Complete renovation of B Green.

                Fence and shelter constructed along Swimming Pool boundary of B Green.

2016       Ducted Heating installed in Clubhouse