The best small club in the state
MOSSMAN Memorial Bowls Club has embellished its reputation once again by winning two prestigious awards at the Keno & Clubs Qld Awards for Excellence.
In front of 100 guests from around the state last month at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mossman Bowls club manager Kevin Rynne was presented with the award for Best Bowls Club (Small Club) and Best Club in a Rural Community.
Clubs Qld chief executive Doug Flockhart congratulated Mossman Memorial Bowls Club on winning these awards yet again – it has a long record of winning the top awards for clubs of its size in Queensland.
“Mossman Memorial Bowls Club is an integral part of the local community and the club prides itself on the work it undertakes with community groups throughout the region.”
He said the improved bowling facilities at the club had seen it host a number of major inter-district and regional bowls events.”
For Kevin Rynne receiving the awards was a familiar ritual. The club picked up so many awards in the past decade or so that it was ushered into the Hall of Fame, which means for three years it cannot be eligible for awards.
That ended last year and now Mossman is back in business, picking up the top gongs.
Mr Rynne told the how satisfying it is to win both of the awards.
To do so, it was up gainst sometimes vastly bigger clubs in the south-east of the state.
Somehow, Mossman keeps coming up with the magic.
The locals know how good the club is.
Glenda Christensen is the financial controller and has worked at the club for 19 years.
“We have a lot of long term staff so I guess that indicates it’s a great place to work,” she said.
Chrissy Brlyack, bar attendant, has worked at Club for nine years. “It is a lovely place to work, lovely customers and a good team to work with and management listens to staff when we have suggestions to improve our service.”
Kevin Rynne (left) accepts an award at the recent presentation