The Armidale City Bowling Club is a community owned organisation embedded in the Armidale community since 1914. Through its long association with the Armidale community and having its ‘roots’ planted by community members ensures that the local community is deeply engrained in the Clubs DNA.
Demonstrative of the close relationship between the Club and the local community is the significant reinvestment in community groups through developmental aid. Annually the Club contributes over $250 000 in cash donations, bowls developmental aid and in-kind support. This commitment represents a $45 pledge to the community for each member per year based on the financial year 2015/16.
This investment signifies the Clubs commitment to ensuring every dollar spent within the Club has a future in the local community. This vision has led to the Club developing a strong relationship with over 80 separate community based organisations. These organisations range from sporting clubs, to welfare groups and environmental initiatives ensuring the Club is well represented in all section of the community.
The Clubs undeniable support of the community has been recognised at state level with the Club winning and being a multiple finalist in the ClubsNSW Clubs and community awards for the work it has done in partnering with the local community. It is this unity that defines the Clubs focus and demonstrates it great social worth to the Armidale community.