Secretary Anthony attended the last President’s and Secretary’s forum recently held at Kyneton. He has detailed the items discussed at this forum with his email, dated 20th of February, 2023. Of particular note was his summary of the discussion re the number of rounds to be played in any (?) season :- “Should there be a proposed change to the number of games played in the season then it would be expected that at least one year’s notice would be given of any such proposal. At this time there is no specific proposal before the Board. Bowls Victoria are encroaching into the Pennant season by staging State events and requesting regions not to play Pennant at those times”.…………… It’s hard NOT to read this as – there will be 18 rounds in the Ballarat section of BHBR for the next season – 2023/24 – currently no proposal is before the board to change the 18 rounds we currently have. If this is the case, I expect that this will mostly be good news for our clubs and it’s bowlers………. There is other interesting information in Anthony’s email report. Thanks to Anthony for his comprehensive details on the items discussed at the forum.