There was plenty of laughter and cheer heard above the roar of nearby supercar engines at the inaugural ASGA SA Lawn Bowls networking evening held at the Adelaide Bowling Club on the 1st of December.
Attendees ready for play!
The event coincided with day one of the Adelaide 500, which was being held within two minutes walking distance of the bowling venue.
“Loud supercar engines and Christmas party revellers at the club only added to the good-time buzz had by all that attended,” ASGA said.
“With many first timers at lawn bowling attending the evening, there was no formal scoring or trophies awarded. Instead, everyone proved a winner by getting in plenty of practice for next year’s event where a winning team will be crowned.”
Melbourne-based ASGA president Mick Harrold attended the event and was pleased by the turnout and for the opportunity to meet with ASGA members and fellow industry personnel.
(l-r) Ian Hayes (Spandex), Mick Harrold (ASGA / Visual Exposure), Derek and Lisa Michalanny (Signage World), Julie Rochester (ASGA / Sign Concepts)
Harrold addressed the group at the end of the evening, highlighting the importance of the sign industry in terms of revenue, employment and innovation.
“We’re innovative, and we’re a big industry. We are bigger than we think we are,” he said.
“Employees generally don’t choose signage as a career but many that end up here stay in the industry because they love it. It’s a great industry to be involved in and we should be proud to be a part of it and promote it more. We should tell other people that we’re proud of what we do.”
ASGA thanked Orafol for their support of the event.
From Ecept (l-r): Nicole Kociuba, Ian Widdop, George Iloiou, Marcel Kempster
(l-r) Ian Sims, Dave Bosworth (Signwave), Julie Rochester (ASGA / Sign Concepts)
Visit https://signs.org.au/2022-sa-lawn-bowls/ for more photos of the event.
(Thanks to ASGA marketing manager Elizabeth Bouzoudis for photo captions).
ASGA will be hosting more networking events in 2023 - details to be announced in the New Year.
For over forty years, the Australian Sign & Graphics Association has been the representative body for the sign and graphics industry in Australia. It covers the whole spectrum of signmakers, engravers, sign installers, signwriters, graphic designers, sign educators and apprentices, as well as sign industry suppliers.