Vale: Catherine (Mimi) Frost OAM
Bowls Australia would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of Catherine (Mimi) Frost OAM following her passing earlier this week.
Mimi played a significant role in the current administration of bowls internationally, as well as in Australia and NSW.
During a long and distinguished career, Mimi served at every level of bowls administration, showing dedication and commitment to the development and status of bowls in Australia through these varied roles.
One of her most significant contributions was the 10 years she served as Secretary of the Australian Women’s Bowling Association, seeing it through the initial stages of the unification with the Men’s Bowling Association.
Mimi received an Order of Australia Medal in 1997 for service to bowls at a club, state and national level and to the community.
For her contribution to bowls, Mimi was also awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and in 2010 the NSW Sports Federation Distinguished Long Service Award to Women’s Bowling.
In 2011, Mimi was inducted as an inaugural member of Bowls Australia’s Hall of Fame, in the 1975-99 era as a general member.
“Mimi was a wonderful and tireless ambassador for the sport and she will be sadly missed,” fellow Hall of Fame inductee Daphne Shaw said.
“She was so hands-on with the sport and knew a lot about the subject, she was really very good for women’s lawn bowls.
“She was always selected as the NSW women’s team manager because she was so in-tune with the women.
“Mimi would have been very proud of her Hall of Fame induction, because I think it is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon people in lawn bowls nationwide.
“She was very highly regarded in the bowls world.
“I would like to offer my sympathy to her family, particularly her daughter Cathy.”
Bowls Australia would like to extend its condolences to the Frost family.