Unfurling of the Ladies flag

Back Row Jacqui Byrne (President LBLI), Noelle Tumson (Vice-President LBLI), Irene Minnis (President IWBA), Tommy Smith (President NIPBA), Sue Willis (President NIWPGL), Eileen McGill (President NIWBA)
Front Row Elsie Arlow (PTWBA Treasurer), Jennifer Dowds (Past-President PTWBA), Anne Smith (President PTWBA), Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor for Causeway Coast and Glens, June McClure (Vice- President PTWBA), Mae Stevenson (PTWBA Honorary Member)
Back Row Jacqui Byrne (President LBLI), Noelle Tumson (Vice-President LBLI), Irene Minnis (President IWBA), Tommy Smith (President NIPBA), Sue Willis (President NIWPGL), Eileen McGill (President NIWBA) Front Row Elsie Arlow (PTWBA Treasurer), Jennifer Dowds (Past-President PTWBA), Anne Smith (President PTWBA), Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor for Causeway Coast and Glens, June McClure (Vice- President PTWBA), Mae Stevenson (PTWBA Honorary Member)

On Wednesday 6th April, Presidents and Officials from the Provincial Towns Women’s Bowling Association (PTWBA) convened at Ballymoney Bowling Club for the unfurling of the flag to declare the ladies season open.

President Anne Smith welcomed everyone to her club and raised the PTWBA flag.

Unfurling of the PTWBA flag - L to R: Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor for Causeway Coast and Glens, PTWBA President Anne Smith, PTWBA Vice-President June McClure, PTWBA Past-President Jennifer Dowds and NIPBA President Tommy Smith

Unfurling of the PTWBA flag - L to R: Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor for Causeway Coast and Glens, PTWBA President Anne Smith, PTWBA Vice-President June McClure, PTWBA Past-President Jennifer Dowds and NIPBA President Tommy Smith

She then invited all to join her at The Old Schoolhouse where everyone enjoyed a lovely meal.

Past-President Jennifer Dowds opened proceedings by introducing the officials and guests.

President Anne said a few words expressing her honour to be elected President of the PTWBA.

She welcomed councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Lady Mayor for Causeway Coast and Glens and thanked the members of Ballymoney Bowling Club for their support.

She also expressed her gratitude to President Maurice Logue and Secretary Denis Connolly from Ballymoney Bowling Club for the support from the men’s section.

President Anne then thanked her husband Tommy who is also serving as President of the Men’s Association this year. She wished everyone an enjoyable season of bowls.