Noel Chester-Master is not the sort of person who likes to sit around. Every morning while many people are still waking up, Noel Chester-Master is already at work at the Moorooka Bowls Club.
At 6am you will find him at the club keeping the finances in order by balancing the books from the previous day's trade, reconciling stock and completing all the necessary financial paperwork required to operate the club. He has done this almost every day for the past 34 years.
Noel has served the Moorooka Bowls Club in a variety of roles, including treasurer, junior president, senior president and club president. While club president, he had the honour of greeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth when she visited the club, which was hosting the Commonwealth Games lawn bowls competition.
Shortly after, Noel became the first board chairman when the club became a company. He was instrumental in forming the club's constitution.
Despite the early starts to most mornings, Noel still found the time and energy to organise and conduct bingo sessions every Saturday night from 1979 until soon after the introduction of gaming machines in Queensland clubs.
Noel Chester-Master has a distinguished record of service to the Moorooka Bowls club and his work is highly valued by all club members.