Bowl­ing them over is a habit

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS - Shane Ni­chols

MOSS­MAN Me­mo­rial Bowls Club has taken home the gold at the Keno & Clubs Queens­land Awards for Ex­cel­lence.

Over 1100 guests from across the State packed the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre event to see Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club score the award for Best Club in a Ru­ral Com­mu­nity.

The award ac­knowl­edged that Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club is a premier bowl­ing fa­cil­ity com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing bowls through of­fer­ing first class fa­cil­i­ties, af­ford­able mem­ber­ship and cre­at­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties to grow the sport of bowls through­out the Moss­man re­gion.

The club’s mod­ern syn­thetic green pro­vides a con­sis­tent play­ing sur­face with al­most zero chem­i­cal and wa­ter used for its main­te­nance.

The club con­tin­ues to im­prove and di­ver­sify its en­ter­tain­ment, cater­ing and func­tions of­fer­ing. Re­cently the club com­mis­sioned a 60kw so­lar sys­tem com­pris­ing of 206 pan­els

and four in­vert­ers, pro­jected to re­duce op­er­a­tional costs by be­tween $35,000 to $45,000 a year.

Clubs Queens­land CEO Doug Flock­hart con­grat­u­lated Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club on their awards suc­cess and paid trib­ute to their con­tri­bu­tions in the re­gion.

“One of the great small clubs in re­gional Queens­land, the Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club strives to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble stan­dard of ser­vice and fa­cil­i­ties for the sport of bowls whilst main­tain­ing a mean­ing­ful cash and in-kind sup­port to the value of over $110,000 for the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” Mr Flock­hart said.

Club man­ager Kevin Rynne was pretty chuffed. “I was able to walk around the club last Fri­day night and ‘show off’ the award to the mem­bers present.

“Over­whelm­ingly the re­sponse was that ‘we de­served’ the award and also that ‘we al­ready know we’re a great club’ – ev­ery­one was in­ter­ested in the awards process and very pleased.”

Mr Rynne said ev­ery club is vis­ited by a se­cret shop­per who awards points on each area of op­er­a­tions and ser­vice within the club as well as a writ­ten sub­mis­sion that gives de­tails of fi­nan­cial op­er­a­tions and com­mu­nity sup­port.

“I was also asked if we won a Best Bowls Club award but Moss­man Bowls is still ‘trapped’ in the Hall of Fame and not el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for this cat­e­gory yet,” he said.

“This is the sixth time we have won the Best Ru­ral Club award and the 19th ma­jor award since first nom­i­nat­ing in 2007.”


Kevin Rynne of Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club

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