The bowling at Linden Ridge may have ended but the cleaning and storing of our carpets still remained. Volunteers were out in force on Monday vacuuming the front and back of our five carpets. A crew of at least six volunteers over three hours with vacuums cleaned the carpets for the final roll-up. The roll-up was meticulously done by three other volunteers. This was a slow and deliberate process to ensure a tight and even roll. A very important task to properly prepare and preserve the carpet for six months of storage. Two volunteers replaced one carpet tube with PVC pipe retrofitted with an insertable wheel-bearings mechanism. Harold stepped up during the season to produce and create the PVC solution. The Club has long looked for ways to reduce the back breaking stresses on volunteers rolling up carpet at the end of league play.
Thank you Harold for your hard work and ingenuity in developing the the new tubing and components. Early results look very promising in eliminating lifting that is done to reduce carpet spiralling. This can be very hard on your back and has always been a safety concern for our volunteers and the Club. It will however come at a cost if the Club decides to do the other four carpets with PVC pipe and will depend on available resources. I can’t thank all of our volunteers enough for taking the time to help the Club throughout the entire season.
I do believe that the success of our club can ofttimes be attributed to the commitment and participation of its volunteer base. We have that at Linden Ridge and it couldn’t have been more evident than what I witnessed on Monday. Thank you to our crew!! – Alan Curd, Brenda Frank, Ben Goebel, Brian Jones, David Kerr, Don Pattie, Donna Gobeil, Gerry Moore, Harold Forsyth, Jerome Kirby, John Preston
Gerry Chudrick – Convenor