Bowling them over is a habit
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