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Country Club Celebrates 75 Years

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Wondai Ladies Bowls Club president Hazel Keding and Wondai Country Club president Winston Burrows

The time capsule, from 1991, and the 75th birthday cake

August 21, 2016

Members and friends of the Wondai Country Club gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the combined golf and bowls club.

About 60 people, including former members who travelled back for the night, enjoyed a meet’n’greet and dinner at the club.

A highlight of the night was the opening of a 25-year time capsule which for many years hung from a beam in the bar until renovations in recent years meant it was relocated to a safe.

Club president Winston Burrows said the golfers in Wondai originally played at the Wondai Showgrounds and moved to the current site in 1933.

In 1941, bowlers joined with the golf club, and a Constitution for the new body was drafted.

It was originally known as the Wondai Golf and Bowling Club, but in later years the name was changed to the Wondai Country Club.

Norm Andresen, from Wondai, with former Wondai Country Club member - and local bank manager - Alan Orchard, from Caloundra

Gil Smith, from Wondai, with South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell

Lee Jacobsen, from Wondai, with Division 6 Cr Ros Heit

A happy bunch of Wondai bowlers ... from left, Hazel Keding, Cath Routledge, Ros Oligmuller and Jan Andresen

Val Orchard, Caloundra, with Allan Weir, from Wondai

Marion Campbell, Kingaroy, and Michelle Smith, Wondai

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