Robert Fraser Obituary, Death – Robert (Bob) Fraser OAM, RQBA/Bowls Qld/Caboolture District Life Member passed away recently, and Bowls Queensland is grieved to learn of his loss. Over the course of over 60 years, Bob served in a variety of bowls administrative positions, beginning at the club level and moving up to the district and state levels.
Bob’s initial foray into the world of bowls occurred in 1962, when he became one of the nine founding members of the Wellers Hill Bowls Club in Brisbane.
Almost immediately after joining the club, Bob’s administrative skills were put to good use, and he has been actively involved in the sport ever since. Bob has been a member of the bowls clubs located at Wellers Hill, Moorooka, Bongaree, and Solander Lake over the course of his life. He served the Caboolture District Bowls Association for a long time as both President and Vice President, in addition to serving as Secretary. Bob joined the Royal Queensland Bowls Association (RQBA) in 1973 and served on the rule revision committee as well as the umpire committee during his time with the organization.
In 1983, he was chosen to serve as Vice President of the RQBA. In 1987, he “worked his way up to” the presidency, and the following year, he became significantly involved in the drafting of constitutions. He was elected to the Board of management of the RQBA in 1997 and remained in that capacity until 2003, when the interim Board of Bowls Queensland took over the organization. After that, Bob was a committer member of Bowls Queensland’s Men’s Section and held roles such as President and Vice President of the organization.
Bob was the first State President to visit Thursday Island, which he thought to be a very interesting experience. Throughout his career, Bob has held a number of posts that have required him to travel throughout Queensland.
Bob was a member of the RQBA for many years and was able to win every accolade that the organization had to offer, including Meritorious Service in 1987, Distinguished Member in 1992, Life Membership in 1996, and Bowls Queensland Hall of Fame in 2012.