Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club elects board of directors

The Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club held its annual General Membership meeting earlier this month and elected its board of directors for the new 2009-2010 term. The club’s newly elected directors, who serve two-year terms, include: Curt Barstch (president); John Laguna (vice-president); Dennis Lockwood (treasurer); Bob Schmalholtz and Bella Denes. In addition, the Club expanded its five-director board to seven and appointed Dottie Parnell and Scott Roberts (secretary) to one-year terms.

Albert Schmid, immediate past president, will hold an Ex-officio position for one year.

“I was appointed to fill the vacant secretary position last April," said Barstch, a former promotions and marketing executive at Nissan North America who also sits on the City’s Parking Traffic & Circulation Committee. “It was then that I developed a better understanding of the many activities that take place behind the scenes at LBLBC to make it such a wonderful place to enjoy our sport and develop friendships. We are fortunate to have such a spectacular ocean venue that impresses locals, visiting clubs and particularly international competitors."

In October, LBLBC co-hosted the annual MAP Tournament for 10 international teams. LBLBC member Charlie Herbert held off a strong U.S. field, as well as top-rated players from England, Ireland, Israel, Scotland, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Wales to become the first U.S. man to win singles competition in this international lawn bowling tournament.


The Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club was established in 1931 and has 155 active members. Membership is open to the public and dues are $125 per year. The Club is located at 455 Cliff Drive. For membership information, to visit the Club or to inquire about free lessons, contact the Club at 494-1811.

"” From staff reports