THE Quinns Rocks Indoor Bowling Club recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at Gumblossom Community Centre.
Fred Manners opened the club on February 5, 1979 in a long tin shed with an uneven floor and it started with 12 members and an income of $22.
Many years later the entire premises was rebuilt and expanded, accommodating more indoor games such as snooker, badminton, table tennis and pool.
The Gumblossom Community Centre now houses a day care centre, a child care centre, indoor bowling and a facility for bingo.
Member Flo Thomas (99) has attended bowling sessions for 36 of the 40 years, and remains an active, competitive bowler maintaining her independence by walking to the venue every week.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts presented president Vivian Ricetti and secretary Martin Ricetti with an award certificate to mark the 40th anniversary.
More members are welcome. Call 9406 8308 on Mondays and Fridays between 9am and 11.30am or Thursdays from 9am to 2pm.