18th October, 2017 provided a milestone for Waipu Bowling Club in the form of our patroness Shelia Hodgson reaching her 90th year and just a few months off of her 50th year as a club member, having joined in season 1968-69.
During this time she has held office as Ladies President Waipu Women's Bowling Club, Match Committee Chairwoman, President of the Northland Women's Umpires and President of Northland Women's Bowling Center season 1987-88.
In fact this current season is the only year she has not held any form of office within our club.
Shelia is still playing regularly including open tournaments and is more than keeping her end up on the greens.
The day was marked by a surprize party and enjoyed by many members past and present.