Merriwa lawn bowls club plans open day to recruit members

Merriwa RAAFA Bowling Club men’s captain Len Paterson, estate manager Karen Huyton and past president Alan Arter. Picture: Alan Turner
Merriwa RAAFA Bowling Club men’s captain Len Paterson, estate manager Karen Huyton and past president Alan Arter. Picture: Alan Turner

MERRIWA RAAFA estate’s bowling club will open its greens to the community this month in a bid to attract more members, of all ages.

The retirement village-based club formed in 1996 and currently has about 130 members, but hopes to attract another 40 players over the next 12 months.

To get the ball rolling, it will host with an open day on Sunday, July 15 from 2pm to 4pm at the estate on Hughie Edwards Drive, with bowls provided for visitors to use.

Members are keen to introduce people of all ages from the surrounding area to lawn bowls, and will be offering advice at the event.