The worst of the dreaded Covid pandemic may be over but sadly it is still tracking down many in the community including our dear members. We therefore encourage everyone to continue following good hygiene practices when mixing with others on the bowling greens and inside the clubhouse.
The Club celebrated its amazing achievement of 90 years’ service to the sport of lawn bowls and the local community in 2022. Now it is time to begin the next chapter and the new management team is eager to advance the Club with the support of existing and new members along with the involvement of the broader community.
Following a busy and challenging at times 90th Birthday Year in 2022, it was most pleasing to receive such a positive response from members willing to accept roles on the various 2023 Management Teams. That’s what teamwork is all about, thank you.
All members are encouraged to assist where possible because the Nambour Bowls Club is and has always been a volunteer based club. Members make it happen.
Formed in 1962 when a small group of local businessmen gathered on Thursday afternoons to practice, other bowlers and some teachers began turning up and the “Teachers” group commenced its incredible 60 year journey. Sadly with the passing of time and the inevitable loss of members, the group finally disbanded at the end of 2022. The sad news was conveyed by stalwarts Howard Purdon and Keith Dean who had made an enormous contribution to the group and the Club through their ‘hands on” involvement and support over many years.
The Club has been blessed again during 2023 with the support and patronage from visiting groups and individuals throughout the winter period. The Southerners Bowls Club which calls Nambour home when it’s frosty in other places has kept our greens buzzing while increased Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival events at the Club have been warmly welcomed.
Through the efforts of Club volunteers and the fortune of great weather plus increased events at the local showgrounds, the rewards from conducting paid Show Parking have been significant, given the rapidly increasing fees and costs faced by the Club today. Thanks to all who have supported in this way.
The Board acknowledges the great fund raising initiatives undertaken by a small group of members. Leading the team are Syl Fisk and Bev Krome who have organised garage sales, bring and buy activities plus canvasing of local businesses for donations and raffle prizes for major bowls events. Every little helps and these initiatives have also been rewarded with improved facilities such as the new kitchen stove.
This subject has been raised with the relevant authorities on several occasions over recent years and is presently being escalated by the Club due to ongoing negligence from parents and drivers during the hectic drop-off and pick-up school times. The risk of accidents, damage and personal injuries on Club property together with insurance implications are ongoing concerns being highlighted by the Club in all representations about the matter.
Recent fusion damage to the refrigeration equipment servicing the Bar Coldroom resulted in the need for hire of a portable coldroom and considerable inconvenience to the bar operations. A successful insurance claim has helped enable a return to normality including a more efficient coldroom. “Cheers”.
Bowls Queensland supports the promotion of our sport during October each year through ‘Come and Try’ sessions. Our Club is conducting its special program on Fridays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October between 3pm and 6pm. The sessions are free and visitors are also offered a free sausage sizzle. This is a great opportunity to invite family and friends along to have a roll up. Members are asked to support and promote the game and club as Friday afternoons have traditionally been an ideal time for practice and coaching as well as socialising with others. The Club will be continuing its Friday afternoon Come and Try sessions until year’s end and flyers are available for distribution by volunteers in local neighbourhoods,