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$1000 Cash Award & Prestige Plaque
Clubs are invited to nominate their Men’s Bowling Club for the prestigious award of “Club of the Year” which seeks to reward a Club’s commitment and performance against key criteria in the administration, promotion and conduct of the sport of lawn bowls within their local community.

Whilst overall financial performance is important this award does not include the financial performance of the licensed premises, Bistro and/or poker machines.

Nominations should be submitted in writing and based upon performance and achievements against the following key criteria which are listed below in no particular order.  It is anticipated that the winning Club will meet moat of these criteria.
  • The contribution of Volunteer workers is recognized by the Club. This could be done by supporting the annual BCC Volunteers Day and awarding Zone and State Merit Badges at Club President’s, Presentation, or Members days or other similar events.
  • The club actively participates in State and Zone recruitment promotions. Examples of this are Aloha and Hav’ago and special club recruitment promotions like Friendship & Buddy Days and in-house Barefoot Bowling promotions.
  • Presentation of club facilities is of a high standard.
  • The Club Culture reflects community standards; through its players good conduct, good sportsmanship and fair play.  A Code of Conduct is in existence and is applied appropriately in respect of departures from those standards.
  • The Club participates in most if not all Zone and State events, including Patron's Graded Pairs,  Championships, Pennants, and Midweek Super 9’s. The Club takes pride in its representative bowlers and supports them.
  • A mentoring program for new members ensures they are made to feel welcome. The Club conducts special events for new bowlers and encourages new bowlers to participate in “Rookie” events.
  • The Club encourages its members to become active accredited Coaches and Umpires and encourages reaccreditation.
  • Your Club provides competition and social play across all age groups by encouraging its bowlers to participate in Junior, Senior or Veteran Championship events and encourage their mature age bowlers to attend the annual Vets & Super Vets Day.
  • The Club periodically reviews its Bowls program to ensure variety and their events are in line with the demographics of the club and the wishes of its membership.
In putting together your nomination a Club should seek to demonstrate excellence beyond normal expectation against nominated criteria. This award is targeted at Clubs across the board and the winners in the last three years, Umina Beach, Gwandalan and Davistown RSL reflect how attention to detail can set one club apart from the others

Written Submissions are to be forwarded by 31st October 2018 to

Doug Rose
Fax: 4311 2329
Post: 3 Drew St., Woy Woy 2256