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August, at the pbc!

I can personally attest that a few days rest has done wonders for the sore heads after the success of our 125th Anniversary ball. As George our club president said so aptly in his speech "it's not often you get to mark these milestones in life & throw a truly wonderful celebration so when they come along you've got to make them big!"

The pbc means so much to so many different people and it was beautiful to see the community young and old filling the club with spirit & life. 

Some snapshots of the night below - taken by Lyndal Irons.

Eamon Dilworth and the Crawfish Po'Boys

Nina, Eliza, Rosie our duty manager & Angus our amazing cherubs!

MP Jenny Leong, George Catsi, Councillor Chloe Smith & Councillor Phillipa Scott

Our host with the most Carl! 

Cheers to our new general manager, Carl!

With our darling Penny headed off to greener pastures the hunt has been on behind the scenes for the next general manager. We are thrilled that Carl, our longtime bar manager & loveable man of know how has accepted the esteemed position. 


Penny & Carl have made a great team for the last 5 years.

The dynamic duo at our last country fair. 

Bar news: Price increase on our bottom row beers.

Our beloved staples on the bottom row are having a little price increase. The last time this happened was four years ago and like all good things, they also must eventually be priced appropriately so we can keep the lights on.

The PBC Ball Publicity team!

Brain Drain PR

The pbc's very own Lulu who had worked in just about every position there was to be worked in at the pbc, moved on some months ago into full time public relations for her own firm Brain Drain PR. 

We utilised Lulu and her business partner Aleisha's services to drum up excitement and give our wider community notice about the upcoming ball and what a fantastic job they did. 

Their dedication and love for what they do really shone and we cannot recommend them and their firm enough.

Check em out! http://www.braindrainpr.com/

Thanks to Lulu & Aleisha you can read about us here: The Guardian, The Inner West Review, The Sydney Morning Herald & Broadsheet Sydney

On Friday the 29th of July Tony Armstong from ABC TV paid us a visit and did his nation wide live cross from the pbc. George Casti our president chatted with Tony in front of the pbc bar about what the club stands for & Penny our general manager & Andrew Lorien a local legend & friend of the club showed him a thing or two about bowls from the bottom green as the sun rose over a beautiful winters day.

Pictured below: Tony Armstrong crossing live from the pbc bar & Tony in his bowling whites with our pbc crew. 

ABC TV w/ Tony Armstrong

The pbc crew!

The pokie free model.

One of our lesser advertised, but highly important intentions behind our recent birthday celebrations was to remind the greater community that a pokie free model is absolutely possible.

Pictured above is George Catsi, our president, talking with Kerry O'Brien, a respected former ABC broadcaster & host of the 7:30 Report & Four Corners at a Bangalow Bowlo community meeting.

George was there to give insight on the pbc's pokie free business model as the Bangalow Bowlo is currently weighing up the options of staying as a community club or merging with a larger club that promotes poker machines.

It takes guts, passion & a whole lot of dedication to not only bring about change but see to it through year after year and our board members, past & present are the reason why the club stands as strong as it does and the future looks so bright. 

Our pbc board!

Image: Our wonderful pbc board poses in formal attire at the 125th anniversary ball taken by Lyndal Irons.

From left to right - Jabin Dermody, Jason Harty, George Catsi, Eileen Leather, Peter Dixon & Kurt Carlson. 

PBC Spring Fair - Sunday the 18th of September.

Mark it in your diary folks, the pbc is reviving the beloved spring fair. 

Details to follow.. 

What's poppin off in our veggie patch this month!



Tuscan Kale


Big Big Sunny Boy



Freshly planted Sorrel


Books books books!

Last month's highlight has been snaffled up and this month we are checking out "Persuader".

Written by Lee Child, this novel is part of the Jack Reacher thriller series.

The dedication reads: For Jane & the shore birds. 

These sunny afternoons are actually kind of perfect if you want to get out of the house, enjoy an ice cold pint, warm your shoulders in the rays and be lulled by the intoxicating aroma of literature. 

Check out our ever changing wines on offer!


Friday raffle - Meat tray, veg tray or a 6 pack of local brews by Akasha.

Cash is King!

Scrounge up those goldies and join us every Friday afternoon from 4pm. The raffle will be drawn between 6:30 & 7pm. 

Gotta be in it to win it. 

Trivia Tuesdays from 7:30pm

PBC Trivia has been poppin off!

Come and test your knowledge every Tuesday night at The PBC with the one and only, Mr Trivia. Table bookings are available but not essential - you're welcome to just turn up on the night.

Life Drawing Petersham - 6:30pm

Two hours of life drawing with some of the best Sydney life drawing models. Suitable for both beginners, experts and everyone in-between. Materials available for beginners.

Every Tuesday, Downstairs Green room 6:30-8:30pm and every 1st Wednesday of the month. 

Keep updated for event news! 

Inner West Tool Library

Got a couple DIY projects that you just don't seem to have the right tool for? Hit up the IWTL!

The tool library operates on annual memberships and if you become a member you can use the library as much or as little as you like. You can browse the library inventory and reserve the things you want to borrow online, then just go onto their site in Petersham to collect your goodies. You can use them for the weekend or the week and then return them so the rest of the community can enjoy them too.

Open Saturdays from 9am-12pm but you can browse the catalogue online HERE – don’t forget to become a member!


Convene on the Green, Friday the 12th of August.

Your monthly family friendly get together. 

This happens every 2nd Friday of the month! (Friday the 12th of August)

                                                *This month & every month, La Nina decides what happens so as always it will be rain depending. Keep an eye on the socials the day of or before for an update!

Liz and Craig at Sydney Jumping castle hire are the heroes of the Convene on the green and we couldn't do it without them.

Poets @ Petersham Bowling Club - 6:30pm

Poetry @ The Petersham bowls

6:30pm onwards, Thursday the 18th of August, upstairs at the PBC. 

Check out their Facebook page!

Becoming a member @ The PBC!

Booking at the PBC for your next get together? If you live within a 5km radius supporting your club has never been easier. You can follow the prompts here to become a member and enjoy all the perks! "like never having to sign in again!" and generous drink and bowls discounts. 

Join us! 

Gigs & Events!

Your rolling guide for the month of August.


We are currently still closed Mondays and Wednesdays, sorry for any inconvenience.