In Memory of
 Annette Heidenreich

We unfortunately have recently lost one of our members, Annette Heidenreich. Annette, the 4th of 5 children, was born in St Louis, MO. At 19 she married Thomas Heidenreich and they had one son, Dennis. Tom and Annette moved from St Louis to Warrington, MO where Annette joined the Artisan Guild and took up wood working. From Warrenton she and Tom moved to Florida. When Tom died Annette made her way to HSV with a stop in Tennessee. Once in the Village Annette joined a group called Tiny Angel Suits who make layettes for preemie babies to be buried in. On a more cheerful note, she also joined us in Lawn Bowling and although she never could set a jack, she enjoyed the game and the company. She even became the “Poster Girl” for lawn bowling on the POA’s web site. 

Annette is survived by her son Dennis, two grandsons and two great grandchildren and her loving sister Sharon. She will be missed by her friends and fellow bowlers and especially by Sharon.

Think of her whenever the jack goes wandering off the rink.

Rest in peace dear friend.




Our open house went off without a hitch on Saturday. Volunteers showed up early and set up the signs and  others set up the rinks and set out the snacks and prepared the drinks. We had about twenty members show up to help. I felt very bad to have missed one of our most successful events we have had since I have been a member. At the end of the day we had 38 names of people who expressed an interest in joining the club, there were 3 who did not fill out the contact sheet. Best of all we had 3 people join the club on the spot. All in all a very successful Open House.

I would like to thank all the members who turned out for clean up and again attended to help with the Open House. 

We will be sending out a “Thank You” to all who left their Emails and I would like to thank all those who worked so hard to make it a success. 

As to the photos an Open House would not be complete a picture of our two favorite eternal teenagers Evelyn and Lyle.

As a footnote if you brought someone to out open house follow up and invite them to open bowling,.

John Shoesmith

Open House 2023

At one point during the Open House we had 5 Rinks of visitors playing. This is the most we have ever had please make sure to make them welcome when they come back for Open Bowling.

Social Saturday 2022

Our first Social Saturday finally got off the ground after two weather delays. One for a week and the second for 3 hours. Rod showed up at 9 AM to redirect those who did not get or read their email.

22 members showed up for the event bringing a wide variety of goodies. Thank you all.  After the group photo, play got underway accompanied by much oohing and aahing and some friendly banter. It was noted that despite the players’ repeated requests the bowls did not respond to voice commands.

Halfway through the day we broke for snacks. At this point Jean and Charles Lewis showed up and Charles found the odd quarter or two and decided to try his luck. He then proceeded to win the very first contest he entered. (I will be calling a meeting to discuss the validity of this win). Towards the end of play we had some visitors show up and we did our best to strong-arm them into joining but they escaped with our flyer in hand.


Bowl to the corner-Short Game   Pat Shoesmith
Bowl to the corner- Long Game   Guenter Scharnowski
Knock Down 10 Pins   Charles Lewis
Roll Between 10 Pins   Sharon Sands
2 Bowls close to each other   Evelyn Wheatcroft
Bowl into the Box   Phil Cogan
Croquet   Gayle Annis
Setting the Jack   Cheyenne Benbow
Bowl at Jack near Ditch   John Shoesmith
Bowl to Center of Rink   Gayle Annis

I would like to extend a special thanks to Rod and Gayle Annis for all the hard work they put in to make this event a success.

John Shoesmith

The Winter League was just completed with the final order being decided on the last day. For results click below.

We have had to change the date for our Open House to give the POA an opportunity to complete the work around the seating areas. The new date for the open house is April 23rd.

March 2


This is the "New Website" as you can see. We hope to use it to inform members about Club activities, tournament, results, etc. I will try to update it on a bi-weekly basis (more often if I can manage it.). I hope you will use it and make some suggestions, always remembering that some things are physically impossible. Your feedback on the site's design and appearance will be appreciated and possibly ignored, just remember who you are dealing with. All joking aside I will try to use your ideas if they can be accomplished within the constraints of the Website software.

All The Best

John Shoesmith (President)


Year End Message 2022

Happy New Year 2023 is here, and I hope it is an improvement over the last two years.

2022 was not a bad year for the club but not a stellar one either. We had great turn outs for our Fun Saturdays (There was food). These are always popular and we are going to add a third one if we can. The tournaments had good attendance but we need more players in the leagues.

As we start 2023 I see signs that this year is going to be much better. We have new members and if the early days of open bowling are anything to go by there is much more enthusiasm. We have been seeing sessions with twenty of more bowlers. 

Check the sign up sheets for the leagues and tournaments at the Club House and sign up.

 Some of these events count toward Bowler of the Year and all of them are fun.   As you will see from the schedule on our web site there will be an open house early in the year. This will require some volunteers to help on the day and some more to help prepare beforehand. I hope you all will not be backward in coming forward (to coin a phrase.) We will be asking for support nearer the day. So keep checking the web site.

So once again, Happy New Year see you on the Green.

All the best

John Shoesmith

(Kept the old photo to avoid scaring people.)



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