Each year, Burnie Rotary Club invites all members of Rotary clubs along the N-W Coast to attend the annual Rotary Bowls Night at the Burnie Bowls Club.
Of course, the bowls don’t always play fair and will curve the wrong way and can roll too far, so the evening is in no way a highlight of our Nation’s summer game of Lawn Bowls (for this reason, we do not show a photo of an actual game in progress).
While this is a ‘fun’ evening, there is a serious aspect as well; members of the Burnie Inner Wheel Club do the cooking – the meal is an event in its own right and well worth travelling many miles to experience. The Burnie Rotary Club pays its entire meeting receipts from the evening ($1,150 on this occasion) to the Inner Wheel Club to assist its charity work – for a great many years, the Inner Wheel clubs in Australia have supported Cord Blood research. The Burnie Inner Wheel ladies run their own raffle among the Rotarians as well.
Photo 1: The organiser, Bruce Clark (at left), with the winning team Photo 2: The Inner Wheel Club ladies with Burnie Rotary president, Themba and Bruce Clark.