The month of February was cold and relatively calm. A couple of our members got the new strain of Covid, and they were able to recover at home. Covid is here to stay, in one form or another, for quite a while. Take care of yourselves and stay safe.
Due to the inordinately cold weather the Center green hasn’t been growing as well as we had hoped. Danny hasn’t been able to mow yet, but Mike Mirabal has kept up the rolling. So now we have opened the Center back up for play, but it’s a bit slow. The weeds are dying out and both the South and Center are looking quite well. If, and when, we continue our work on leveling (or truing) our greens, we will need to consider whether any tournaments will require two greens and schedule this activity accordingly.
Mike Mirabal’s annual club pairs tournament (April 22 at 9 am) provides an excellent opportunity for our members to engage in some friendly competition amongst ourselves. It’s always a fun time and there may even be some money in it … Continue reading →
Forty-two bowlers from across Southern California came dressed in their carnival best to enjoy the 2023 Carnival hosted by Pat Gonzales and the LBLBC a 25 year tradition. The winners included (1) Jake Jeffery, (2) Kelly Warren, (3) Peg Anderson, (4) Dan Paul, (5) Dan Cornwell, (6) Gilbert Wong, Consolation: Steve Folick, and Dan Mathhens Dave Ostrin.
Many People helped to make this such a fun afternoon:
Hospitality: Joanne MacKnight, Margaret Butler, Dot Pleasant, June Ralph, Joel Fruehan, Mark Holden
On Thursday March 2nd after social bowling Long time members Bob Daniels and Morris Jolly were inducted into LBLBC Hall of Fame. Pat Gonzales acted as MC at the gathering and ice cream social. Members new and old as well as honorees families were present for the induction.
Morris who turned 90 on March 1st has served several times as club President as well as SW Bowls representative and has been a part of the club since open house of the rear 2000.
Bob who turned 93 last September for many years was editor and the driving force behind club newsletter “The Write Shot” and editor and master behind the yearly “Membership Directory.
The club thanks both of these members for their outstanding service!
During LBLBC’s annual Christmas party on December 11th club president Mark Holden was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Sustained Service” award presented by club treasurer Candy DeFazio. This award is not presented annually but only when someone continues to contribute to the club consistently “above and beyond.” Mark who has served as president for 2022 and is at the club for every morning of social bowling, every event and serves as our coordinator and fundraiser for outside corporate events. Thank you Mark!