Isabella Forbes, joined the Essex County Lawn Bowling Club in 1957 as the youngest member ever of that club. She attended her first National Open Tournament in Chicago, IL in 1974, winning the National Open Triples with Jo Gilbert and Marie Clausen (a new bowler at that time). She has only missed 2 National Opens since then. Izzie, as she is affectionately known, served as a Board member for the Eastern Division for more than 15 years and held the offices and duties of Club representative, Treasurer, Councilor to the AWLBA and President of the Division. Also, served as the division Games Chairperson for over 10 years. She served on the Board of Directors for the Essex County Club for approximately 10 years and became its first woman President in 1979. Izzie represented the Eastern Division in the United States Championships 12 times between 1982 and 1999 before relocating to Long Beach, CA. She was part of the organizing committee for the First U. S. Championships held in Buck Hill Falls, PA and served as Games Chairperson on the committee for the first Atlantic Rim Games held in Sun City, Florida. This was the first and only large International Tournament held in the United States. She won the US Pairs Championships in 1982 with lead Ceil Brown from the Bridgeport LBC. Izzie played for the USA at World Bowls in Melbourne, Australia 1985 and Ayr, Scotland 1992. Played in the Pacific Rim Games in Fiji in 1989. Managed the US teams for World Bowls in Leamington Spa, England and most recently the Pacific Rim Games in Moama, Australia in 2001. Izzie moved to Southern California in 1999 due to work commitment and the yearn to bowl all year round and has served the Women’s Southwest Division as Games Chairperson since 2000 and National Tournament Chair for the last 4 years. Presently she bowls out of the Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club where she became a member in 1999.