Our annual presentation day is a very special event, it is a day where we get to spend time with our wife and kids. In years gone by we used to hold the day at a reserve and played sport with our kids. One year we even made it onto Australia’s Funniest Video with Jimmy McCabe demonstrating his unique bowling technique. However I suppose some of us are getting older and after many years of inclement weather we now hold the day at Blacktown Bowling Club, they have plenty of room, good meals and are family-friendly.
The most prestigious award we can bestow is CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR and this is presented at the conclusion of a secret ballot. This year I am pleased to announce that Alan Vaughan received the award, after a year of exceptional service to our Club. The photo below shows Seven Hills RSL Club President, Barry Wilson, giving Alan his award.
Annual fishing competition results
Hakki Yalcinkaya is a true fishing legend but he better watch his tail, some of the young blokes are sneaking up on him. Hakki won so many trophies I was running out of fingers and toes to count them.
Blackie can be seen in the photo gallery below presenting Hakki with the award for Best Overall Fisherman for 2019 with the most fishing species won. Hakki won Best Snapper, Best Bream, Best Luderick, Best Morwong, Best Leatherjacket.
Next on the board was Bill Watkins JC with a fine Taylor.
Then we had Club Director, Blackie, presenting Gary Bailey with his Flathead trophy. Gary also won best other Species, a beautiful Dolphinfish.
Then the young members began their charge. Lachlan Maddeford caught a honker Mullerway (Jewfish) at a secret location on the Hawkesbury River. Blackie presented Lachy with his award.
Not to be out done, Lachy’s mate and partner in crime, caught an amazing Murray Cod in Wyangler Dam. This monster was the thing of legend that the ancients used to talk about coming in at a metre long. Blackie presented Nathan Miller the award for biggest freshwater fish.
Well there we will have to leave it for another year. We will have the chance to create more fantastic memories, maybe the new kids on the block will knock Hakki off his perch.
Thanks to the Bar & Restaurant Staff for your good work.
Article written by Roger Covel