The Argus, Monday 23 September 1929
BOWLS OPENING CEREMONIES.
Melbourne’s Pennant Unfurled.
PENNANT UNFURLED AT MELBOURNE GREEN.
The popular president of the Melbourne Howling Club (Mr. W. Thompson) had the pleasure of greeting a large number of visitors on Saturday. In his introductory remarks Mr. Thomson briefly referred to the clubs success last season In winning the “A” pennant and running up for the “B” pennant and B champion rinks. Mr Jackson, M L. A. congratulated the club on its successes and Mr C Wren (president of the Melbourne Croquet Club) also offered to the prowess of the club’s team and wished them further successes. Councillor Mellwrick (major of Prahran) also added his congratulations and in declaring the green open added that he hoped the club would win the pennant during the coming season. The mayoress threw the first jack, and Miss Thompson (the president’s daughter) sent down the first bowl, being presented with a bouquet by Messrs Burnett and Dempster.
Before unfurling the pennant flag Sir William Brunton referred to the successful season theMelbourneclub had had during 1928-29. TheMelbourneclub, Sir William Brunton said, had won so many pennants that there was not room for many more. Reference was also made to past and present champions, and that the members present playing would worthily uphold the traditions and deeds of the pioneers of the past and always “play the game” in victory or defeat. During the afternoon several people were honoured in the presidents room and suitably acknowledged. Afternoon tea was served in the croquet pavilion, and cards, billiards, and dancing added to the success of one ofMelbourne’s best functions.