Port Bouvard Volunteers make a difference
We know Volunteers are invaluable….but here is the proof We know Volunteers are invaluable….but here is the proof
Port Bouvard Bowling Club has been conscious of the need to provide bowlers with improved protection from the sun and rain and recognised that shade cloth is no longer the answer.
At the end of last season it was decided to replace the central walkway between the 4 greens with a substantial all- weather walkway, designed by President, Ron A Jones and Chairman Greens Committee, Bevan Hall and certified by Engineer Ken Bradley.
An application to DSR for funding was not supported reportedly due to State Budget constraints however with excellent support from the City of Mandurah, a member, along with Club Funds, all material was purchased.
The Club skilled group of Volunteers who meet at the Club every Monday morning, completed the 40M long x 6M wide structure the week before the Club Season Opening event. Although the primary objective has been to give protection from the sun, the timing could not have been better as with our wettest September form many years we had the perfect all-weather cover.
Not only did the volunteers complete the structure on time but they also added an approved weather station to ensure we now have accurate temperature thermometer readily accessible before entering the greens.
We are now waiting on an answer from DSR to our funding application that will allow us to construct stage 2 all-weather cover between greens “C” and “D”. The City of Mandurah has already agreed to provide 1/3 funding subject to DSR’s support. Once again our Volunteers will complete the construction.
What would we do without our great volunteers? Thanks for a job very well done.
Ron A Jones
Port Bouvard Recreation & Sporting Club Inc.
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