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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CONGRATULATIONS MOSSMAN BOWLS - Shane Ni­chols

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

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