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Marewa members were delighted to have the use of three of our greens on a Thursday during last winter. As well as extra revenue to us this showed fellowship on our part and made me realise just how fortunate we are to own our own greens and be able to enjoy our sport all the year around. We are also indebted to a Marewa member, Mrs. Phy. Armitage, for making and donating our flag.
During the year our greens have been cored, fertilised and sprayed for worms which seem to be a never ending problem but lets hope with perseverance we shall be able to get this under control. Our gratitude is extended to the Hastings Rover Scouts who so willingly roll our greens whenever asked. Little is known of the kindly acts performed by the youth of our community.
Our lawn mowing man, John Bearsley, resigned during March and I think we have an asset in Bill Dougan. Besides mowing our lawns is agreeable to also help keep our surrounds tidy.
We are gradually building up our equipment with the purchase of 5 sets of Australian balls (2 sets unused) and a supply of cups and saucers. This doing away with hirage [hireage] when extra are needed.
Your committee decided to increase the insurance on our building after the extension was completed but I urge members to be careful and so avoid fire, because the insurance would still not cover replacement.
Broadbank, now National Australia Bank no longer are prepared to sponsor a yearly tournament for us and we were fortunate in the offer of the Hastings Building Society to donate $200 for a club tournament as well as subsidise our yearly subscription.
The N.Z.I. Finance handicap singles event at club level was entered in to this year for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed by those participating. Best of all, one of our own players Mrs. Sandra Dolan being the H.B. winner & so went on to participate in the N.Z. finals. Congratulations Sandra, on your fine effort. Although not a pupil of our coach Mrs. Lena Lambert it must be very gratifying to you Lena to see how eagerly your pupils strive to improve, and we thank you & David Curtis for the time you spend in coaching us all of different grades, also to our district referee, Mrs. Lotchen Ritchie, for the help you give us through your knowledge, experience and expertise to the match committee.