Aug 23

Get down to Opening Day

As previously mentioned, the club Opening Day will be on this Saturday (27/8) starting rom 12.15pm. The “current” weather forecast is for a lovely day, so make sure you get your name down and come along to this fun day as we kick off the 2016-17 Season.

If you haven’t got you name down already, get in touch with Ian McKay at now.

Aug 20

2016-17 Pennant Season Draw

Bowls Victoria yesterday release the Pennant Draw for the upcoming 2016-17 Summer Season. MCC will this year have 7 sides in Saturday Pennant and 4 sides in Midweek Pennant. Our side can be found here, but in short they are:


  1. Premier Division
  2. Division 2 Section 5
  3. Division 3 Section 3
  4. Division 4 Section 4
  5. Division 4 Section 6
  6. Division 6 Section 4
  7. Division 8 Section 3 (this competition is 6 players per side, 2 bowl triples – 21 completed ends)


  1. Division 1 Section 5
  2. Division 2 Section 5
  3. Division 3 Section 8
  4. Division 4 Section 8

The entire Pennant Draw can be found at the links below:

2016-17 Saturday Pennant Draw (as at 20/8/2016)

2016-17 Midweek Pennant Draw (as at 20/8/2016)

Aug 19

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Special General Meeting

Dear Members

A Special General Meeting needs to be held to amend the Section’s constitution and this meeting will be held on Thursday 15 September 2016 at 7.00pm in the Swinburne Avenue Pavilion.

As an explanation for the reason for this Special General Meeting, the current Bowls Section constitution was adopted in 2009, after the MCC incorporated all sporting sections, and provided a standardised constitution.  In 2012 the Incorporated Association Reform Act was passed and consequently all the sporting sections needed to update their constitutions to come in line with the Act.  The MCC appointed Ashurst to review and recommend changes all sections constitutions.

Most changes to the constitution are cosmetic, however there are a couple of additional changes in there too:

  • Consolidation of membership categories
  • Inclusion of Life Membership as a specific category
  • Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer must be members of the MCC (any category is acceptable, Full Member, Restricted, Playing, Temporary  etc)

Please find attached the following documents:

Aug 15

Vale Geoff Picking


Geoff Picking, a member of the Bowls Section since September 1995 sadly passed away on Tuesday 9 August 2016.  Condolences to his family.

A funeral service was held at 2.00pm today (15 August) at the Oak Tree Anglican Church in Caulfield.

Aug 12

Green Fees

In reviewing the operations of the Section, regrettably the Committee has agreed that we need to adjust the green fees being paid by all active members of the Bowls Section.

Effective from this season the following green fees will be payable:
Saturday Pennant
Sides 2 to 7 (incl) $10 when playing at home.  $5 when playing away
Premier side $5 when playing home or away (no afternoon tea break)
Bankers $8 each week

Mid Week Pennant
All sides $5 when playing home or away

Bowlers are still able to pay for the season in advance, however, there will be no deduction in the amount paid.

Aug 10

MCC Netball Trivia Night

The MCC Netball Section is hosting a Trivia Night at our Swinburne Ave club rooms on Saturday 20th August, details are below. If you are interested in participating, please contact Culum Bennington ( who can assist in organising it with the Netball Section.

Saturday 20th August | Doors Open 6.30 | Pizza from 7.30pm | Trivia Begins 8pm | Night Ends at 11pm

Swinburne Ave Club rooms

$37 per person or $296 per table (maximum of 8 per table) – single entries will be allocated to a table
Nibbles provided on arrival and pizza will be available from 7.30pm

Neat Casual

No later than Wednesday 17th August (unless sold out)

Aug 10

Golf Section Day at the ‘G (Hawks vs Pies)

The MCC Golf Section will be holding an Ebeling Room function Sunday 28th August. Details of the function are below:

Sunday 28th August | Room opens at 1pm | Lunch from 1.30pm | Game Starts at 3.20pm

Whats included
Lunch (set two course)
Reserved seat on Level 2 in Members Reserve

How much
$60 per person (does NOT include a visitor ticket, please go through the MCC/Ticketek website to purchase a visitor ticket if required)

Dress Standard
Smart Casual (no denim)

If you interested, please contact Culum Bennington ( and he will organise with the Golf Section.

Aug 08

Vale Colin Simpson


Colin Simpson a member of the Bowls Section since July 2005 sadly passed away on Saturday 6 August 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
Condolences to his family.
A Requiem Eucharist in Thanksgiving for the life of Colin is to be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Cnr Union Road & Montrose Street, Surrey Hills) at 11.00am on Monday 15 August 2016. The family have requested in lieu of flowers to please make a donation in memory of Colin to Riding for the Disabled Assoc. Vic either online or via envelopes at the church would be appreciated.

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