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Jan 172013

Award recipient John Frankling with Kevin Rudd MP and other recipients and guests.

Three members of the Belmont Services Bowls Club were recognised this week in the 2013 Griffith Australia Day Awards.

The awards were hosted by Kevin Rudd, Federal Member for Griffith at Lourdes Hill College at Hawthorne.

Clement (John) Frankling was one these recipients.  As well as volunteering at the Belmont Services Bowls Club he has also volunteered at the Norman Park Scout Group, Mayfield Marlins Swimming Club, Mayfield School Band and the Carina and District Probus Club.

Dolores McAllister, recently awarded a life membership of Belmont Services Bowls Club, was also one of the award recipients. Dolores joined the Belmont Services Ladies Blows Club more than 35 years ago. During her time at the bowls club she has been a tireless worker as President and Secretary, helping with fundraising, secretarial duties events and social functions.

Keith Walker was also awarded a Griffith Australia Day Award. Keith has been volunteering at Belmont Services Bowls Club for more than 15 years. He has served as Committee Member, Vice President, Honorary Treasurer and President.

In her role as MC at the event, Di Farmer (former State Member for Bulimba) told the audience that “Keith’s willingness to volunteer, his professional approach to his roles and his courteous and friendly nature have been of immense benefit to this terrific local club.”

The Belmont Bowls Services Club is seeking new members and is located in Narracott St, Carina.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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