Take a look at the photos from the 2015 MCC Bowls Section Presentation Night … just click on the link below and you’ll find them on our Facebook Page.
The memorial service for John Swan will be held at 2 pm on Friday 10 July.
Monash University will host the service at the Clayton campus where John worked in leadership roles for more than two decades.
Venue: The ecumenical Religious Centre, followed by refreshments at the nearby Monash staff club.
A map showing the exact location of the Religious Centre on the Monash University campus can be found on John’s tribute web page at http://www.heavenaddress.com/John-Melvin-Swan/1065904. There are some lovely messages being posted there, so please visit the age from time to time to read the new ones.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to John’s favourite charity, Berry Street, will be appreciated. You can donate online at https://support.berrystreet.org.au
John’s family has also selected the Australian Cancer Research Foundation as an alternate charity.
“John did not want a church service and I can reassure you that the venue and Memorial Service will meet all his expectations.” (Magaret Birtley, John’s Daughter)
Today our Division 1 Winter Pennant Side played Melbourne in the Grand Final. Unfortunately we weren’t able to grab the win and went down 37 – 47. Well done to Howard Kiel, Ian Smith, Adam Kiel, Trevor Jewell, Dan Mars and Mark Foster who put up a great effort against some quality opposition.
The day also saw the other 5 division Grand Finals being battled out:
Division 2: City of Melbourne (55) def. Flemington/Kensington (31)
Division 3: Hawthorn (41) def. Fitzroy/Victoria (40)
Division 4: Princes Park (41) def. Middle Park (33)
Division 5: Caulfield Park/Alma (55) def. Richmond Union (32)
Division 6: Hawthorn def. St Kilda (+7)
Well done to everyone who participated in the competition throughout the season, we look forward to see everyone soon for the beginning of the Summer Season.
Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped out today with the preparation of the club, afternoon tea, bar and umpiring duties.
Saturday sees the culmination of the winter pennant final with the finals of the six divisions being played at Swinburne Avenue. MCC has our Division 1 side playing against Melbourne.
The side is Mark Foster, Dan Mars and Trevor Jewell
Adam Kiel, Ian Smith and Howard Kiel?.
The game starts at 1:00 pm and supporters are most welcome.
We have received the following information from John Swan’s daughter in relation to his memorial service:
The Vice-Chancellor of Monash University has very kindly offered to host John’s Memorial Service and a reception at the Clayton campus. On behalf of the family, I have accepted Professor Gardner’s thoughtful and generous offer. It is a great tribute to John’s service at Monash in leadership roles during his career.
The likely dates are either Friday 3 July or Friday 10 July, in the afternoon. Details of the Service will be in the press once the date and other details are fixed.
Details of the service will also be added to this tribute site: http://www.heavenaddress.com/John-Melvin-Swan/1065904/ You can read the content without logging in to the site. (Please add messages if you wish. You will need to Register with the site before you can post new content, but it’s an easy process – just enter your email address and create a password; you’ll then receive an email instructing you how to log in for the first time.)
Sadly, the following e-mail was received today from the daughter of club stalwart, John Swan:
Dear friends of John,
My father died yesterday, very peacefully and in his own home – as he wanted.
He’d lost consciousness of most things during the last fortnight, and became very weak, so it was a welcome release for him after a year of battling illness.
Le Pine Camberwell is the funeral director. My sister Barbara and I met them this morning. We have arranged a private cremation. Later, there will be a Memorial Service, probably in late June and not before 26 June.
The death notice will be in the Melbourne papers (Age and Herald Sun) tomorrow, Wednesday.
As soon as they are confirmed, details of the Memorial Service will be in the press and on the tribute page (see below).
A tribute web-page has been established; see: http://www.heavenaddress.com/John-Melvin-Swan/1065904
You can post your own message or share photographs (etc.) on the tribute page. It’s a free service. You will need to register with the website by providing your name, email address and a password for accessing the site.
We encourage you to share your appreciation for John’s life via this site (rather than by emailing me!) because then your comments can be enjoyed by everyone.
Thanks for all your love and support over recent months. Friendships were really important to John throughout his life, and gave him great strength during his illness. Visits from those who were able to drop in were much appreciated, and the messages he received lately have been heart-warming. As I’m sure you know, he had a positive impact on many people across his wide range of interest areas.
Barbara, Angus and I, and our immediate families, are very grateful for your part in John’s long life.
The Club Events tab has been updated to show the final results of all Club matches held during the 2014-2015 season.
With immediate effect, the liquor license for our Glen Street facility permits the consumption of alcohol anywhere within the boundary fences of the property.
Members are reminded however that the carriage or consumption of alcohol on any of the playing surfaces is expressly forbidden.
Previously the consumption of alcohol was restricted to the covered areas of the Glen Street pavilion.
Members must ensure that bottles and cans are correctly disposed of and that all glassware removed from the pavilion is returned to the bar area before departing the premises.
Members are advised of the appointment of Ian Smith, our Bowls Director, to the position of Chairman of Selectors with respect to the Saturday Pennant competition commencing on Sunday October 4th. Reg Davis has been appointed Chairman of Selectors for the Midweek Pennant competition commencing on Tuesday September 29th.