Kardy Dedicates its New “A” Green to Popular Husband and Wife Team
Kardinya Bowling Club’s newest playing green has been named in honour of two of the club’s longest-serving and most-respected members.
The “John and Pat Cranny Green” was officially opened at a special dedication ceremony attended by about 80 club members and guests on Sunday (27 September).
John and Pat have been part of the club since its formation in 1988—even before the club’s current home base was established at Morris Buzacott Reserve in Kardinya in 1992.
In the intervening years, John and Pat have displayed admirable and peerless “hands-on” qualities around the club, both on and off the greens.
For Pat, her drive, commitment and enthusiasm in making Kardinya the happy and successful club it is today, is much appreciated by members.
One of Pat’s notable achievements was, with Carol Van Carol, introducing a “cancer morning tea” fund raiser to the club, which raised more than $30,000 for charity.
John is credited with saving the club tens of thousands of dollars through his unstinting and friendly management of the Kardy beverages bar over a period of three decades. He was the first barman dating back all those years when the club didn’t have a clubhouse. The club’s first official bar was a sea container, which John expertly set up with a till and fridges, dispensing drinks at the lowest prices of any bowling club in the Perth metropolitan area. John’s legacy, featuring a combination of friendly, voluntary service with low beverage prices continues to this day at Kardinya.
In summary, John and Pat Cranny are a credit to themselves, a beacon of selflessness in a sport that relies so heavily on voluntary helpers.
Craig Stokes (Club Captain) Master of Ceremonies
Ina Temby (Men’s Vice-president) giving John and Pat Cranny tribute
Steve Back (President) unveiling sign
Part of the 80-strong crowd at the dedication of the new John and Pat Cranny green.
John and Pat Cranny toast the naming of the club’s “A” green in their honour.
Craig Stokes and the crowd long shot
Craig Stokes and the crowd close up
Article and photos by John Terrell.