The Bribie Island Bowls Club last night took out a prestigious Keno & Clubs Queensland Award for Excellence.
Over 1000 guests from across the State attended the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to see the Bribie Island Bowls Club take home the award for Best Bowls Club (Large).
Set on the naturally beautiful Bribie Island, the only Queensland island connected to the mainland by bridge, the Bribie Island Bowls Club established in 1929 is now in its 86th year of operation.
The Best Bowls Club (Large) award is bestowed on a club that provides superior bowling and social facilities to members and guests while taking a leading role in promoting and developing the game of bowls in the community.
Clubs Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Doug Flockhart, congratulated the Bribie Island Bowls Club on their award.
“This is a great win for the club which boasts four outdoor bowling greens, a large modern clubhouse whilst being set in the perfect location,” Mr
Mr Flockhart also thanked Mullins Lawyers for sponsoring the Best Bowls Club (Large) in 2018.
“Our generous sponsors help make the Keno & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence the premier event for the Queensland clubs industry,” he said.
“This allows members from across the State to come together and celebrate the outstanding individual and collective achievements of our vibrant $2.2 billion industry.”
- Clubs in Queensland are membership-based, not-for-profit organisations that exist to provide services to members and the local community.
- There are over 1,100 community clubs in Queensland. Together, they hold 2.4 million memberships, employ over 22,000 people (with 9,000 based in regional Queensland), return over $850 million in social contributions and generate annual economic activity valued over $2.2 billion for the State’s economy.
- The surplus generated by clubs is used to deliver important and highly valued services in their surrounding communities and to visitors to their region. This support includes cash contributions, non-cash benefits, community assets and the mobilisation of volunteers.
- These are important community hubs for social interaction and engagement. Members have a shared sense of values and belonging and this strengthens the social fabric and promotes strong community cohesion.