Club Check: Gold Award
In November 2010 we were delighted to be awarded a Gold Club Check from Bowls New Zealand. This is the highest accolade for a club. As at July 2015, we are one of only three clubs in the Wellington region to attain the award and one of only 30 out of 600 nationwide. The gold club check indicates that we have the best practice model for maintaining a strong and sustainable club. The award is not about performance on the greens but about excellence in bowls administration. We were independently assessed in terms of planning and management, people, the club and the game. We had to demonstrate our level of achievements over 24 criteria. We have put many initiatives in place to assist in this drive to create a strong and sustainable club. We have placed an increased focus on casual membership through the Mates in Bowls programme. We have also linked up with the local schools to create a bowls programme so that students are able to enter the Wellington Secondary Schools tournament. Our commitment to driving the changes needed to be a strong and sustainable club have been applauded by many. Later this year we will running a strategic planning session and SWOT analysis to assist the management committee to develop our fourth long term strategic plan. Holding the gold club check has been, and will continue to be, of great benefit to us when we apply to funding agencies for grants.
We are also a Bowls New Zealand Partner Club, one of 100 country wide. The Club Check scheme (where we have attained gold status) is one aspect of the partner club scheme but there are other benefits as well. To check out all the details, click Bowls New Zealand Partner Club.