Isis Club’s big win

Man­age­ment and staff ex­cited hard­work has paid off af­ter pick­ing up a Club Queens­land Awards hon­our

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

LAST Tues­day night, Keno and Clubs Queens­land held its Awards for Ex­cel­lence with the Isis Club tak­ing home the award for Best Bowls Club Venue (Small) in Queens­land.

More than 1100 guests from across the state headed to the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre to see the Isis Club take home the award.

The Isis Club has seven fully main­tained syn­thetic rinks, with the green cov­ered by their au­to­mated shade sail to re­duce sun ex­po­sure and al­low the greens to be used all year round.

With sig­nif­i­cant ju­nior de­vel­op­ment pro­grams, the club has re­cently been able to pur­chase 10 sets of ju­nior bowls to en­able lo­cal chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to learn and ap­pre­ci­ate the sport of bowls.

Run­ning a pro­gram with lo­cal school St Joseph’s Pri­mary, the stu­dents reg­u­larly vis­ited the club dur­ing PE lessons and were taught some of the sport’s tricks and tech­niques by a group of vol­un­teer lo­cal bowlers.

While the club holds lo­cal pen­nant tour­na­ments and cor­po­rate bowls com­pe­ti­tions, the club is also pleased to of­fer bare­foot bowls days to all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity for those look­ing to ap­pre­ci­ate the sport in a less com­pet­i­tive way, and en­joy a day on the green.

Clubs Queens­land Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Doug Flock­hart con­grat­u­lated the Isis Club on their awards suc­cess.

“The Isis Club is a sig­nif­i­cant ad­vo­cate for the sport of bowls, pro­vid­ing fan­tas­tic fa­cil­i­ties for the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” Mr Flock­hart said.

“The club recog­nises the im­por­tance of ju­nior de­vel­op­ment and en­cour­ages par­tic­i­pa­tion to en­sure bowls con­tin­ues to be a pop­u­lar Aus­tralian sport for all ages,” he said.

PHOTO: JIM ALOUAT

BIG WIN FOR SMALL CLUB: Isis Club man­ager Kerry Smythe keen to make the club the place to be in Childers.

PHOTO: PAT BRUNET

CLUB WIN­NER: Isis Club gen­eral man­ager Kerry Smythe with awards spon­sor psre­sen­ter Curt Schatz, man­ag­ing part­ner of Mullins Lawyers at the Keno & Clubs Queens­land Awards for Ex­cel­lence 2016 held in Bris­bane this week.

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