After the club drive on Wednesday, 24th May, the club was honoured with a visit from Shan Maylin, president of the Surrey County Women’s Bowling Association.
The visit was to present a "Loyal Service Award" to Norma. It came as a complete surprise to her, as the arrangements had been kept secret from her. Below is a precis of the citation given by the SCWBA president.
"Thank you for inviting me here, today, to honour a stalwart of Reigate Priory, a member of 25 years standing! This lady has been prepared to take on the responsibility of office within the club, being Ladies' captain for 4 years and secretary for ten years. She has repeatedly helped cater at club functions, helped organise various social activities and coached many members new to bowls, seeking tirelessly to promote the club in a very positive light.
Her own bowling ability has not gone unnoticed as she has won the handicap singles once, the drawn pairs 3 times, the 100-up 3 times, the 2-woods 4 times and the Junior championship an amazing 6 times. A wonderful record for any bowler. It is, therefore, with great pleasure that I would like to present the Surrey Ladies Loyal Service Award for everything that such a devoted member has done for Reigate Priory. Please join me in congratulating Norma Goldsworthy.
Well done Norma.”