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EPR activities – bocce in February

By February 12, 20082 Comments

One of the many activities undertaken by Enjoying Planned Retirement is a bocce competition held on the afternoons of every second and fourth Tuesday between January and March at Norwood Park, Warrandyte Road.

The competition is held in a relaxed and fun atmosphere using the bocce courts located at Norwood Park and also includes barbecue picnic held on the grounds. Unfortunately this idyllic atmosphere was ruined by the petty and cowardly theft of EPR’s barbecue after thieves broke into the storage yard at Norwood Park. It is dismaying that a thief would contemplate stealing from one of our local community groups, particularly one that provides such a supportive and encouraging atmosphere as EPR.

The barbecue was dedicated to Ron Ginger, a former President of EPR and longtime member who unfortunately passed away a few years ago. The barbecue had a commemorative plate recognising the many years of service provided by Ron and his commitment to EPR. The fact that thieves chose to steal a possession that had such a strong meaning to the club is extremely disappointing.

Despite these setbacks, members of EPR made their best efforts to still enjoy the afternoon. If anyone has any information pertaining to the location of EPR’s barbecue please contact me on 0408 311 645 or email

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:


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