Lennox Head Bowls Club.
Lennox Head Bowls Club. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

New name and bright prospects for Lennox bowlo

THE future of the Lennox Head bowling club is looking bright, with the committee this week revealing the club's new name - Club Lennox.

Membership is also getting close to 1000, says president Pip Carter.

"We think Club Lennox is a good name," he said. "Obviously you have your business name (Lennox Head Community Sports and Recreation Club), but this is something that's simple and easy to remember.

"The name came about because we asked people for their preferences.

"Club Lennox was the one that got all the ticks."

The former Lennox Head Bowls and Sports Club, which had 1800 members, closed its doors last November.

Sydney-based operators, The Ramsgate Group, cited financial difficulties and an administrator has been appointed in place of the board.

Mr Carter said work to re-open the bowlo was progressing well.

"It's very positive," he said.

"We are taking a three-pronged approach. The first step is to de-amalgamate from Ramsgate and secure the licence. The second thing is to fundraise.

"The third part of our approach is to have a seri- ous look at how we are actually going to run the club once it reopens."

Mr Carter said the most important thing at the moment was to raise enough money to pay the bills.

"It's great to see people coming on board, becoming members and donating money," he said.

"The membership fee is really a donation, because the club isn't open.

"But things are moving forward."



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