Give credit where credit is due

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - An­gelo Scaini, Har­vey

IREFER to the ar­ti­cle ‘ Bowlers en­joy club’s new fa­cil­i­ties’ that ap­peared on page 12 ( Re­porter, April 3), re­gard­ing the Har­vey Bowling Club, in par­tic­u­lar the para­graph end­ing, “a lick of paint to spruce up the clu­b­rooms, which had not been re­fur­bished in more that 20 years”.

As a for­mer mem­ber, past pres­i­dent and com­mit­tee mem­ber, I am ap­palled at that state­ment, be­cause un­der my watch, less than 20 years ago, new car­pet was laid in the din­ning hall, new in­te­rior win­dow blinds were fit­ted to all win­dows, the build­ing was painted in­side and out­side, the bar re­frig­er­a­tor was re­fur­bished with new doors, a new cool­room was in­stalled, a new tele­vi­sion was pur­chased and many small- er projects were com­pleted.

As a com­mit­tee mem­ber, un­der the watch of another pre­vi­ous pres­i­dent, fur­ther ren­o­va­tions were com­pleted, such as a new roof fit­ted to the work­shop, the ve­randa was re­painted, the men’s toi­lets were up­graded, the se­cu­rity sys­tem was up­graded, the kitchen un­der­went a re­fur­bish­ment, nu­mer­ous shade trees sur­round­ing the club were pruned and vol­un­tary crews worked tire­lessly to main­tain the grass green for in­vi­ta­tion events.

I am not crit­i­cis­ing the cur­rent pres­i­dent or com­mit­tee, but please don’t print ma­te­rial that makes it ap­pear that noth­ing has been done in the past 20 years. Give credit where it is due, even to past vol­un­teers.

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