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Glen Eden Bowling club needs your support for our Million Dollar Mission funding bid of $11,040

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Our members have a new spring in their step after finding out our application to The Trusts Million Dollar Mission has been successful and that We’re in the running to receive a share of the one million dollars. Now we just need the support of the public to help use improve our club rooms and make them an even better resource for the local community.

We need to replace the 15-year-old air conditioning units in our club rooms, as they’re old and can’t keep the place at a comfortable temperature year-round for members and the many other groups that hold events there. Getting current air-conditioners repaired isn’t an option as they are outdated, using coolants which can’t be refilled due to changes in regulations regarding the chemicals allowed to be used in such units. The new ones we hope to get are also a lot more energy efficient which will help reduce the power bills.

The quotes we have received for getting the current units replaced came to $11,040, a significant outlay which is currently beyond the club’s financial means as we have had to commit to spending close to $20000 in 2017/18 to replant the natural lawn green.

With members, players from other clubs, school groups and venue hire the club played host to approximately 750 guests last year and we’re hoping to attract more this year. By enhancing the facilities with new air conditioning it will make them more comfortable for members and make the venue more appealing to local groups and business as a great place to host an event. Most bookings include the opportunity for some causal bowls, with and we promote social or playing club membership to guests to encourage everyone to get involved in lawn bowls as great social and competitive exercise.

HOW THE VOTING PROCESS WORKS.

The voting is open from 10am on the 1st of March 2019, until one million dollars is given out. Each day throughout the voting period the public can go online and cast one vote. For every vote cast for our project the club will receive $5, so the more votes we get, the more funding we’ll receive until our goal of $11,040 is reached. So please go to www.milliondollarmission.co.nz/finalists/glen-eden-bowling-club on 1 March and vote for us, and don’t forget to share this post with all your social media contacts!

The Million Dollar Millions’ organisers have let us know that once you have submitted  your first vote, an email will be sent to you to verify that your email address is genuine. You will need to open their email and click the link to confirm your first vote. you will then be able to use that email address to vote for the rest of the voting phase, so check your emails (including junk mail folder) after your first vote.