One of the reasons we enjoy the outdoor bowls season is that we have opportunities to go to the club at any time to play bowls. This may be in league or club organised matches, or in a roll-up, or simply playing and practising with friends or other members.
We feel welcome if the club premises are opened and supervised and the green is prepared for play when we arrive. The last person in the chain that makes this possible is the Duty Steward. It's a vital job, done by the members, each taking a turn in the knowledge that the club relies on them to make a good impression on visitors and members alike.
What being the Steward is all about
He is in charge of the club premises and supervises playing sessions.
He represents the Club to both members and visitors.
He sets the rinks out for play and arranges who plays on which rink.
He organises visitors wishing to play, sees they have proper shoes and takes their fees.
And he sees that equipment is put away and closes the premises after play.
The Steward's duties - Full details can be found in the Steward's Manual in the Pavilion.