We know everyone would love to be part of the Commonwealth Games, and playing in bowls’ biggest event would be high up on your bucket list; but have you thought about volunteering and getting up close to the action at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games?
Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Manager (GOLDOC) Mark Casey is building a volunteer workforce for the Lawn Bowls competition to be held at the Broadbeach Bowls Club and is calling for expressions of interests.
The Commonwealth Games commences on April 4, 2018 and concludes on April 15, with the Lawn Bowls competition running from April 5 to April 13.
All travel and accommodation costs will be at the expense of the Volunteer; however, public transport in and around the Gold Coast will be free for Volunteers during Games time.
All volunteers will receive a uniform kit, meals if required during a rostered shift, and most importantly the experience of a lifetime.
Volunteering roles include Field of Play Supervisor, Sport Competition Team Members, Sport Information Team Members, Scoreboard Attendants and Paddle Holders. For more information on the roles click here.
Sadly, we only had three days to promulgate the above information and have members apply. I didn’t realise this and the official application channel closed last Friday. This morning I spoke to Mark Casey and he tells me that they have hundreds more applicants than they need. However, he would still be keen from any “high quality” Moonta members who would like to be involved.
So, if you think cut the mustard as a “high quality volunteer” and would like an all expenses paid (by you) trip to the Gold Coast, contact me in the next few days and I will pass your details directly to Mark Casey. – Jack Gallagher
A Day in the Life
As the photos below show, it was another tough day at the office yesterday for Greenkeeper Graham Curtis. While he took time out to have his feet anointed, his minions were busy testing out the Club’s new welterweight roller.
Another Volunteering Opportunity
After more than ten years magnificent service as Mower-In-Chief of the croquet green, Colin Taylor has retired. Thanks “Tinks” for a great effort. As a result, a vacancy exists for a new Mower-In-Chief. If you have the time and inclination to mow the croquet green once a week (less during winter), please let Graham Curtis know asap.
Don’t forget Monday’s Special General Meeting at the clubrooms, 7:00pm.
Be there, or be not round!
We have two date clashes for upcoming events. As a result the following changes to our schedule have been made:
The $5 Nibble Challenge has been shifted to Friday 20 January to avoid a clash with the men’s 1st Division side playing Wallaroo on the 13th.
Also, the Moonta Postal Centre Mixed Pairs has been brought forward by a day to
Saturday 28 January avoid a clash with a State event on the Sunday.
Third – Bob & Sharon Cavanagh & Kevin Moritz (Bordertown)