KENT COUNTY BOWLING ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1911
Presidents Message 2023
Dear fellow bowlers
It's a great honour for me to be elected as KCBA President for 2023.
Thanks must go to my friends and colleagues for their support and in particular those Officers and Past Presidents of the association who've given me so much encouragement in my run-up to this position.
My club Birchington has given me great support and I thank them for the hospitality they have already shown on the County's visits there.
I look forward to visiting those clubs that are in the County programme, and also those clubs and volunteers who offer up their greens for County competitions. It will be a privilege to meet old friends and make new friends during the season,
It must be said that the Officers of the County put in a tremendous amount of work which I've witnessed firsthand, their advice has been invaluable and I hope to repay them by demonstrating and upholding the traditions, values and etiquette that the County is deservedly noted for.
I know I can rely on excellent support from Senior Vice Bob Baldwin and Iook forward to our journey through the season together. Bob I'm sure will fulfill his role with great aplomb.
Congratulations go to my predecessor Ian King for his sincerity and devotion to the Presidency in 2022 and wish him all the best as he moves on to immediate Past President and then Chairman of the Past Presidents Bowling Association.
I wish all our competitors in County and National competitions every success and look forward to supporting our finalists at Leamington Spa.
Best wishes go to Ladies President Sylvia Taylor and her Vice President Margaret Mortimer. I wish them a successful season and look forward to meeting them during the season and at Leamington.
Finally, I cannot sign off without thanking my wife Carol who has constantly been by my side through my journey as Indoor President and now as KCBA President. Thank you, Carol, I couldn't have done it without you.
K.C.B.A. President 2023