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As the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (Asga) calendar of events is taking shape for the year, the association is moving to mix up its offering by introducing Social Bowls events in each state.

Bowling into 2024: Asga
Bowling into 2024: Asga

The events will be informal evenings, says Asga's event manager, Michael Punch, and will provide those who don’t play golf, or who can’t commit the amount of time required to attend the association’s popular Golf Days, with a chance to connect with industry colleagues.

“The Asga board is conscious that not everyone is proficient in golf expertise, nor can everyone afford the time away from their businesses to attend full-day events,” said Punch, adding, “we think a social game at the local bowling club will be the perfect way to provide a more relaxed, end of the day get-together, with a fun focus and plenty of opportunities to connect.”

The format has been successfully piloted by Asga’s South Australian committee over the past couple of years, with last year’s event, sponsored by Orafol, attracting 30 local industry identities to enjoy networking in a convivial atmosphere. Future events will follow a similar format, said Punch, with plenty of food platters, drinks and some fun as the art of bowls is unwrapped.

The first such events are now locked in for Melbourne at the Melbourne Bowling Club at Windsor on Friday 16 February, immediately following the Asga Annual General Meeting at 4pm that evening, with another locked in for Brisbane at the BOO at 5pm on Friday 23 February.

“Already, 24 bowlers have registered for the Brisbane event and we expect the Melbourne night, with its iconic venue at the oldest bowling club in Australia, and the added attraction of being able to arrive early to hear the latest updates and plans from Asga, and have your say at the annual general meeting, will be a popular event,” said Punch.

Industry professionals can connect with Punch by email at  and submit attendee names to register for the local events. Details for all Social Bowls nights, golf days and other events will be available on the online Asga Calendar as soon as they are confirmed – go to and check under Events &  News / Current Events.

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