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April 15, 2021

First woman awarded life membership at Bruns Bowling Club

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Club President, John Foster, and Ladies Bowls President, Kerry Dexter (L), presenting Blossom (R) with a bouquet while Richard Carbines (F) takes the minutes. Photo supplied

Lorraine ‘Blossom’ McCormick is the first woman in the long history of the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club to receive the honour of being granted a life membership.

To get this award at a club with a 65-year history was definitely a ‘double honour’, Blossom said.

‘I just love my club’, she said.

Recently she has been the COVID-19 registrar for the club, working six days and three nights a week to keep everybody safe, but this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Over her 20 year association with the Club, Blossom worked as a secretary for eight years, helped organise scheduling and rosters, as well as playing social and competitive bowls.

Blossom was introduced to the Club 20 years ago when a friend invited her down from her home in Tyalgum for mufti bowls. ‘I just loved it,’ she said.

It is not the first time her efforts have been recognised; sixteen years ago the district president awarded her a merit badge and ‘That was quite a shock’, she said.


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