Funding boost helps club roll on

4 November 2020|Sport| Off Comments off on Funding boost helps club roll on|

THE Glenorchy Rodman Bowls Club has made significant changes to its clubrooms and outside areas after receiving a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund.

The renovations and refurbishments, including construction of outdoor awnings, new shade cloths and indoor furniture, has allowed the club to expand its services to suit the needs of members and the local community.

“Our bowlers and competition remain at the heart of the club, yet to remain viable, particularly in these times, it was important for us to consider the greater community and how we could better our club for their needs,” Glenorchy Rodman Bowls Club secretary Michael Kirkwood said.

“Our facilities, including a commercial kitchen and recently refurbished club room, are an ideal place for community meetings or private celebrations.”

It is the club’s intention to continue with upgrading club facilities, including paving of the entrance to the building and establishment of sun protection awnings.

The club also received a grant from the Premier’s Discretionary Fund for a computerised register.

“The register has brought us into the 21st century and will make our administration so much easier and more efficient,” club president Phillip Richardson said.

Member for Elwick Josh Willie said the Glenorchy Rodman Bowls Club was important for Glenorchy.

“I know of smaller organisations in our community who are facing the real possibility of closure, purely due to the lack of suitable space,” he said.

“The grant has allowed for a transformation of the club, making it more functional and accessible to everyone, which is great for our community.”

Contributing to the long-term viability of the club, it is anticipated that the refreshed and refurbished club facilities will attract younger members to an increasingly popular sport.

The club is open all year round and available for afterhours private engagements including weddings and corporate events when restrictions allow.

With the commencement of the bowling season this month, the club will be a hub of activity.

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