Presidents Message 2022

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Dear fellow bowlers

I am very proud and honoured to be President of Kent County Bowling Association 2022. I have been playing bowls at club level for over 35 years, almost all that time for Gravesend RFC which sadly had to close 2 years ago. I now play for Gravesend Bowls Club. I would like to thank my former club for nominating me as Junior Vice four years ago and Gravesend for supporting me in my Presidential year.

 

In the past I have been President of Dartford & District 1992 and was Captain and Chairman of my previous club for several years, and their delegate on the KCBA Council for many years. I have also been the Secretary of the Benevolent Fund since 2015.

 

I would like to thank Peter Luckhurst for all his enthusiasm and determination  as President to keep things together during the very difficult times we have had over the past two years.

He will be a difficult act to follow. 

 

 

In 2021 we won the Middleton Cup and Under 25 Home Counties League. I look forward to the County retaining both these trophies and adding more in 2022.

 

I would like to thank all the clubs who have volunteered the use of their greens and facilities for the Middleton Cup, Home Counties League, President and Council, County Friendlies and the Divisonal and County Finals. We all appreciate the enormous amount of work behind the scenes to enable these games to take place, without this support the County could not operate.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the officers and Council members for all the work and time they give in order to ensure that our County continues to run to such a high standard. 

 

My charity this year is the Dementia and Alzheimers Society with emphasis on local services. This is a charity which supports people who suffer with this debilitating illness and their families. 

 

Finally, I look forward to working with Paul Proctor during the next year which we hope will see bowls back to some form of normality.

 

Ian King

President 2022