Bye to Bowlo Club Manager
When the New Farm Bowls Club closed its doors to keep Covid-19 contained, it also parted ways with Club Manager Kristi Frost.
The Board offered Kristi a redundancy and she accepted.
Club President Dean Merlo said her work over the past eight years has been highly valued and she’ll be missed.
“The offer presented Kristi with an opportunity to take a time out and perhaps try something different which we had to sadly accept,” Mr Merlo said.
“It was a sombre moment on that last day when we couldn’t even give her a hug to thank her for the 8 years of welcoming the New Farm locals into the club for an honest chat and a cold drink.
“We look forward to throwing Kristi a goodbye do to end all parties once we reopen in earnest sometime soon.”
Ben Kirk in the kitchen is also moving on to focus on his other businesses.
Bowlo staff Tueila, Jakeb, and Nick, however have all be retained under JobKeeper legislation.
“They came up with the creative idea of operating as a bottle shop with great prices for local members during the week, but have also been busy cleaning, painting, and restoring the club to reopen fully renovated,” Mr Merlo said.
“We intend to surprise with our new look club which will sport a new front bar, new pokies area with upgraded machines, and new separate conference area.”
While changes are happening on site, the club aims to remain “the friendliest little club in Brisbane!”