Colleen Ryan after receiving her DSM award from Peter Williamson

Colleen Ryan presented with DSM award

by jgrey

Congratulations to Colleen Ryan who was presented with a Distinguished Service Member (DSM) award at the Bowls Queensland AGM held on March 16, 2022.

The DSM is voted on by council delegates and must meet the following criteria:

Must have a minimum period of fifteen (15) years at State and or District level (not necessarily concurrent) in addition to any club service in bowls administration. Administrative level refers to elected/nominated/appointed committee level and service refers to service in Queensland.

Colleen has attained multiple achievements at club, district, State and national level.

Club level

Club Helensvale: 2005 – 2006 Selection; 2012-2015 Umpire; 2013 – 2014 Ladies’ Committee

Paradise Point: 2015 – 2022 Umpire and Umpire Coordinator; 2020 – 2022 Selection

District level

GCTDLBA: 2003 – 2007 Match Committee; 2007 – 2008 Junior Vice-President; 2008 -2009 Senior Vice-President; 2009 – 2010 President; 2021 – 2022 Umpire Committee

State level

Bowls Queensland: 2010 – 2013 Match Committee; 2013 – 2015 Match Co-ordinator; 2015 -2022 Board Director

National level

2012 – 2022 National Umpire

Colleen has always displayed a willingness to serve and assist at all levels throughout her lawn bowling career which has been much appreciated by those that she has worked with.