Renovations, new members discussed at AGM

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Recent renovations and attracting new members were on the agenda at the Roxby Downs Lawn Bowls Club AGM last Monday.


According to Club Secretary Tony Weir, the committee was  filled with only minor changes.


“We talked about our new kitchen set up which BHP has donated a bit of money towards because they do a lot of training in our bowls club.


“And we spoke about lack of numbers last year and what we should do to turn that around, but we haven’t gone into that in detail but that was certainly one of the things spoken about,” he told The Monitor last week.


Renovations to the club over the last 12 months have also included a greens upgrade, full paint job of the facility, a lighting upgrade, new veranda and an upgrade to the barbecue area.


The success of incorporating a ‘finals’ system into the Night Owls competition was also discussed, with Mr Weir saying ‘everybody was extremely happy with it’.


Club President for the upcoming season is Phil Lovelock with Vice President Simon James at his side (who is also filling the Club Manager role), Mr Weir is secretary, the treasurer role is shared by Chris and Ted Charman and the Bar Manager is Steve Stokes.


There are also an additional three committee members.


The Bowls Club has the capacity to cater for 16 teams for Night Owls bowls – however last year only attracted 12, a number that dwindled down to 10 by the end of the season. Tony said the committee believed the small decline over the course of the season was just due to decreasing numbers in town.
“This year we thought we might start pushing that three months prior and just see who we can get on board,” he said.


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