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Kathleen Klein bowls her way to one hundred

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Kathleen Klein celebrates her 100th birthday at the Brothers Bowls Club

A day on the green is not unfamiliar to Kathleen Klein, in fact try 50 years of days on the green.

On Saturday, Kathleen celebrates her 100th birthday and there was no better way to mark the occasion than at the Brothers Bundaberg Bowls Club with members and friends, as this year also marks her 50th year of membership with the organisation.

Crediting her 100 years to her love of bowls and the fantastic friendships she has made, Kathleen had some advice to anyone wanting to also achieve a century.

“I would say that good food and walking have helped to live this long,” she said.

“I also want to tell everyone to join a bowls club, because there is no sport that makes friendships like it, they are just wonderful.”

Brothers Bowls Club President Len Farmer said that Kathleen had played an integral part in the club over the past 50 years, and was in fact a fantastic bowler.

“Kathleen is a true lady of bowls; she is always willing to give her time to anyone who needs it,” Mr Farmer said.

“As one of the founding members, she still comes down to the club to watch the rest of us despite giving up the game six years ago, which is a testament to her dedication and love for the sport.”

“We wish her a very happy birthday and as someone said, we can’t wait to see what the next 100 have in store!”

Kathleen received a letter from Mayor Jack Dempsey congratulating her on the milestone.

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