by admin on July 26, 2015

At the Bowls Tasmania SGM on July 6th, Max Minns was awarded Life Membership for his outstanding contribution to the sport of bowls throughout Tasmania at all levels after more than 30 years of service.
Max commenced playing bowls in season 1967/68 at Invermay Bowls Club, and served on the Board of this club for 33 years, including 4 years as Patron, 3 years as Chairman, and 6 years as President.  He was also Div. 1 selector for 9 years, was awarded Invermay Life Membership in 1993.
Max also served Bowls North (and formerly the NTBA) for 32 years, including 1 year as Chairman, 3 years as President, 6 years as Deputy, and 29 years as a Delegate.  Max was awarded Life Membership in 2010, and also served as a Northern selector for 11 years.
Max also made significant contributions at State level, serving the Tasmanian Bowls Council for 13 years, including 2 years as Deputy President, a year as Senior Deputy President and 5 years as Manager for the State junior’s side.  Max went on to serve the new Bowls Tasmania Board for 7 years, including 2 years as President, 3 years as Deputy, and 5 years also as Bowls Australia delegate.
Max has also been a part of the Tasmania Peet-Kay bowling group since 1998, and chief organiser of the annual tour since 2005.  Max was also awarded the Australian Sports Medal in year 2000, another great accomplishment.
I am sure all involved in bowls in Tasmania will agree that this record of long and significant service to the sport is well worth awarding Life Membership of Bowls Tasmania to Max, and we all congratulate him on this well-deserved award.
Bowls Tasmania Life Members.

Pat Gourlay*
Alice Tomlin
Joan Middleton O.A.M
Trevor Roach A.M
Leigh Bishop B.E.M
Jack Clarke O.A.M*
Bill Palmer*
Max Minns