Club Secretary Margaret Crawford said the club rooms needed to be made more comfortable, particularly now that membership has recovered and community groups are returning to the club post-COVID-19 restrictions.
“Our membership for social bowls dwindled to nine last year and we’d lost a significant amount of funding. However, we managed to come back stronger with 79 members now, which is just brilliant,” Margaret said.
“It took a lot of hard work, social events and rallying by many people in our community to bring our club back from the brink of closure.”
While offering social interaction and competitive fun for many residents in Violet Town, the bowls club also shares its facilities with the wider community.
“There’s all sorts of groups that use the facilities including music and arts performance groups and card groups. To boost the bowls community, we also now have croquet and bocce, which has helped us appeal to more people in Violet Town.
“The new reverse-cycle air conditioning unit will help us retain membership because we’re able to offer comfortable facilities all year around.
“Our club relies on funding opportunities like Inland Rail’s to keep expanding and really make something of our club.”
The Violet Town Bowls Club is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers who put in many hours of work each week to maintain the greens and keep everything in working order. Members will make up two mid-week pennant teams who will play in the Goulburn Murray Bowls Region.
Find out more about Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program here.
September 24, 2021
Euroa draft design advertorial
In Euroa, there is not enough clearance under the Anderson Street bridge for double-stacked freight trains. We’ve incorporated feedback so far to develop draft design options showing what a new bridge or vehicle underpass could look like to replace the existing Anderson Street bridge.
September 24, 2021
Benalla draft design advertorial
We understand there is strong support to realign the track in Benalla. That’s why we’ve developed a draft design on what that might look like for the Benalla Station Precinct to compare with the design option for a new bridge.
September 21, 2021
ARTC to unite New South Wales and Queensland through Inland Rail border project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has harnessed the skills of multi-national construction firm Laing O’Rourke for the delivery of civil works for Inland Rail sections in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland.