Our History

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Your Club's beginning

 

15th March 1932

  • Meeting held to form a Bowling Club to be known as the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club. The Maitland Daily Mercury, Thursday 17 March 1932

     

  • The first green was laid down by Mr. Henry Richard Sutton in Glenelg Street
  • After just 4 weeks of existence, club membership had reached 27.

 

 

 

9th April 1932

  • Meeting held to admit lady members

 

27th May 1932

  • Sydney Morning Herald reported expansion of Your Club as we “had laid down a six rink green”

 

26th November 1932

  • Sydney Morning Herald reported Your Club had joined the Newcastle District Bowling Association

 

 

 

 

Your Club through the years

 

1940’s – 1950’s

  • Jacaranda Avenue (formerly Stockton Street) became the new home for bowls, previously a football and cricket field.

     

  • The Raymond Terrace Golf Clubhouse at Boomerang Park was moved onto this site to be Bowls clubhouse. The clubhouse was later moved to the Hunter River Park to serve as the Raymond Terrace Aquatic Club.

     

  • Present clubhouse was commenced with extensions being added on

28th June 1964

  • Renovations to the present Clubhouse were opened by FR Brent

1974

  • The club won its first pennant – the NDBA No. 6 Grade Flag

27th April 1975

  • Further extensions were opened by R Garside, President NDBA

 

16th December 1996

  • Opening of Jacaranda Family Restaurant (now Creation2).

21st June 1997

  • New Clubhouse opened by WA Trethowan OAM, President RNSWBA

18th November 2007

  • The Bowls shades were opened by J Archer OAM, President RNSWBA

6th December 2010

  • Craig Baumann, Member for Port Stephens opened the renovations which included recarpeting, repainting, renovating the bar area and restaurant

 

23rd October 2015

  • Courtesy Bus was purchased

  

Your Club today

 

 

2016

  • Raymond Terrace Bowling Club purchased The Rectory (previously “The Old Rectory Tea House”) and Hathaway Bed & Breakfast

 

2017

  • Renovations to upgrade toilet facilities and install a new café area at the entrance end of the bar

 

Watch this space as Your Club continues to change and grows as part of

Your Community