Club stalwarts awarded club membership
By Julie Shuttleworth
Voluntary contribution is essential for any club’s success and the Atherton Bowls club is no exception. It for this reason that the club recently rewarded the outstanding contribution made by both Clive and Jan Leinster.
Having been members for 23 years, Clive and Jan have held committee positions with the club. Jan has been club food provedore for many years, as well as club secretary, ladies games director and ladies president. Jan now serves as a member of the general committee. Clive presently holds the position of club patron, but in past years served as a committee member and club president. Not only have both contributed towards the running of the Atherton Bowls Club, but they have also represented the club on many occasions. They have both been selected for interclub and district events, play in many weekly social and club fixtures and are valued members of any team.
Although talented on the green, it is their voluntary contribution over the years to Atherton Bowls Club that has driven the executive committee to present them with life membership of the club. Committee Chair, Julie Shuttleworth, said the club is lucky to have many volunteers coming forward to assist with the club. “It is important to honour those who make outstanding contribution as a way of thanking them for their service over the years,” Julie said. “Jan and Clive Leinster have been stalwarts of the Atherton Club and this life membership is in recognition of their length of service, their time devoted to the club and the many areas of contribution to the overall running of this club.”