Bowls club needs help

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand­

THE Eidsvold Bowls Club could be forced to shut its doors if mem­ber­ship doesn’t im­prove in the next year.

To help combat the mem­ber­ship con­cerns, Fri­day night meals are be­ing served at the club in the hopes of im­prov­ing the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween com­mu­nity mem­bers in Eidsvold.

The club de­cided to can­cel its reg­u­lar meals last year due to a lack of sup­port and lim­ited num­ber of work­ing mem­bers but is giv­ing the idea an­other shot.

Eidsvold Bowls Club sec­re­tary Lyn Tucker said the club was strug­gling due to a lack of mem­bers and could see its fu­ture was in jeop­ardy.

“We just want com­mu­nity mem­bers to sup­port the bowls club oth­er­wise it won’t be func­tion­ing for much longer,” she said.

“It is sort of get­ting worse by the minute, the com­mit­tee mem­bers are get­ting older and we just don’t have any young peo­ple who want to join.”

Asked whether the club could last a year, Mrs Tucker said she be­lieved it could, but its life­span would be lim­ited beyond that.

Mrs Tucker said the in­tro­duc­tion of the Fri­day night meals would be great for the com­mu­nity and club. “A lot of trav­ellers stay­ing at the car­a­van park look for a home-cooked meal when they travel through so we’re hop­ing to grab that clien­tele with our meals,” Mrs Tucker said.

“It’d be great to get more peo­ple out­side of mem­bers, the mem­bers are sup­port­ing these ini­tia­tives but we would love to see peo­ple at­tend reg­u­larly, not ev­ery week but maybe once a month.”

The din­ner costs $22 which in­cludes a buf­fet for those who show up.

Din­ners are held at 6pm on Fri­day nights.

RE­NEWED EF­FORT: Lind­say and Roslyn Payne, Colleen and John Lusk at the Eidsvold Bowls Club din­ner.

Lyn Tucker help­ing out with the night.

Peta Davis help­ing out with the cater­ing at the Eidsvold Bowls Club din­ner.

Lind­say Payne and Roslyn Payne at the Eidsvold Bowls Club din­ner.

John Lusk, Ken Chris­tensen, Heather Har­ris and Sue Chris­tensen at the Eidsvold Bowls Club.

Ted and Ta­nia Sam­son en­joy­ing a night out at the Eidsvold Bowls Club.

Doug Mor­ton and Dot Mor­ton at the Eidsvold Bowls Club din­ner.

FRI­DAY FUN: Mitch Turn­bull, Elisha Ran­dall, Sarah Holmes and Craig Turn­bull came from Coomera to have din­ner at the Eidsvold Bowls Club on Fri­day night. PHOTOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

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