Otaki Bowling Club is proud to have successfully applied for a grant of $30,830 from New Zealand Community Trust towards upgrading their clubhouse roof.
Full Playing Member and Past President Peter Whitehead said, “Otaki Bowling Club’s application for funding to assist in the replacement of the club house roof will enable us to continue to use the club as a community facility and to ensure Otaki retains its historic bowling club. Now we will be able to fix the deteriorating roof before it stops the ongoing operation of the club.
“The ongoing improvements will greatly enhance the Otaki Bowling Club as an existing community facility and will support its plans to further involve the community in the sport of bowls. I know the commitment that the community has to ensuring the sustainable future of sporting and recreational facilities in the Otaki region. The club members and all of the community groups using the club’s facilities understand the need to replace the club house roof for the continuance of the club. As a result, the help of the NZCT has been gratefully accepted as a real benefit for clubs like ours and the communities we support.“
The primary activity in the club is lawn bowling, comprising mainly social bowling, club competitions, and galas which attract bowlers from Wellington, Kapiti, Levin, and Horowhenua. This supports other community activities at the club, including Local Business House Bowls, Business House Challenges, Summer Twilight Bowls, Petanque, Railways Bowling Club, Otaki Indoor Bowling Club, Otaki Social Indoor Bowling, an Otaki Card Group, and monthly barbecues.
The clubhouse is both its heart and its headquarters, providing office facilities, full kitchen, toilets, changing rooms, dining area, small bar, meeting facilities, a floor area for indoor bowls, and plenty of room for many more social activities.