Bowls club needs help
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