Goodna Bowls secretary Cathie Wilmington encourages members back onto the green which has recovered from the floods along Brisbane Tce.
Goodna Bowls secretary Cathie Wilmington encourages members back onto the green which has recovered from the floods along Brisbane Tce. Sarah Harvey

Big turnout needed at Goodna Bowls

DON’T desert us. That is the message to members from Goodna Bowls Club secretary Cathie Wilmington as the club prepares to hold its first bowls event tomorrow since the devastating floods.

The Goodna Bowls Club was saved from extinction by the volunteers that descended on the greens in the aftermath of January’s flood crisis.

Plenty of hard work since has the club ready to relaunch a new era, and Ms Wilmington has sent out a call to members.

“We are running our first game of bowls since the floods on Sunday and we want to get our members and everyone that we can there,” she said.

“Most of them wouldn’t have played since the floods.

“We don’t want our members going to other clubs and then thinking, ‘Oh this is good here’ and then resigning from Goodna.

“So we want to get the message across that we are up and running.

“We don’t want them to desert us.

“We’ve all been working hard and the greenkeepers have done extremely well to get the greens ready.

“It has been a slow process, but we are back.”

The club has extraordinarily gained an extra 100 social members since the floods.

“What we did was offer social membership at a reduced price for the first year. We offered it for $1 and we’ve had at least 100 join up since,” Ms Wilmington said.

Tomorrow’s event will be a triples and starts at 9am.

Goodna Bowls Club is located at 122 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna.



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