June 2007 President's newsletter
Cooloola Coast Medical Transport golf & bowls on the 6th May was a huge success with a bus full of visitors from Boonooroo Bowls Club. Around 80 golfers also participated in the charity day. Generous local businesses and individuals donated some sensational prizes for this worthy cause. The Cooloola Coast Medical Transport Group were also beneficiaries of the Gypsies winter fashion parade. 69 ladies and 1 gentleman enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. Both these fantastic events raised over $4,000
These days things don't just happen, a lot of behind the scenes work is done to ensure these events are successful. Full credit should go to the organisers for their tireless efforts.
Sunday 6th May saw the official opening of the shade cover on the top green. Mayor Mick Vernardos oversaw proceedings accompanied by his wife Tina. Newly appointed local counsellor Maree Prior was also in attendance. The honour of turning the key and pressing of the button to activate the shades was carried out by foundation life member Charlie Walker and long time member and patroness Doris Wright. The speeches were kept at a minimum by Manager Mark Whiting, Jnr Vice President Liam Moloney and ladies bowls president Beth Orr.
A major part of the funds to build the shades was received from a government grant. Ann Hudson's efforts in receiving this grant were recognised and the honour of bowling the first bowl fell to her. Mick Vernardos followed and managed to beat Ann with his bowl resting on the jack.
Mother's day was another great success with proceeds going to the oncolgy unit at Gympie hospital.
Sunday 27th May sees another golf and bowls day with the proceeds going to our local ambulance service.
It is great to see so many members and guests enjoying and supporting these worthwhile causes.
Our club bus is back in action with thanks extended to the Lions club and Rainbow beach school for the use of their transport to keep our regular service active.
At the time of printing, the Friday night's member jackpot draw has skyrocketed to an amazing $1,200 Remember, someone must win the initial $200. The same lucky member can then spin to win the jackpot. The draw is random between 7.00pm & 8.00pm and you must be present to claim your prize.
State of Origin at the club is always a huge event with fantastic giveaways free bar snacks, jersey raffles and the best atmosphere in town. See you at the next game.
Vice President TCBCC