OBITUARY:  MIKE  BIRCH…

Bowls Devon is saddened to announce the passing of Mike Birch (Kings B.C.). Mike was heavily involved with bowls in Devon. For a number of years he was Secretary of the Mid-Devon Bowling League, and currently he was Secretary of Section 6, as well as serving on the County’s Executive Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the Men’s Selection Committee. For many years he had helped with the running of the Riviera Tournament.
In 2016, when there was a vacancy for a Junior Men’s Vice-President, he asked me what was involved, and what I told him “persuaded” him to stand and he became Men’s President in 2018, working alongside Vicky in another successful year for the County. When Mike became involved with the Presidential team he was also serving his year in office as President of DCIBA. He devoted a good deal of his time to the indoor game, being the Secretary of Torquay United IBC, a Trustee of Disability Bowls England and, since May 2018, a Director of the EIBA.
Condolences are sent to Katrina, family and friends at this sad time.