The Village Green — August 2020
Fortunately, things have started to come back to normal at the Club, despite still being at Level 2. Strict guidelines were put in place re sanitising, social distancing, signing in or using the APP. It is good to see Club members adhering to these necessary restrictions etc.
Club Nights recommenced a few weeks ago with fluctuating attendances.
We finally were able to hold our AGM on August 9th and once again we had a good attendance from our membership. There are now some new faces on our Executive – Dave Grant as President, Sharon Brooking as our Vice President, Glenda Grant as our Treasurer and new members on the Executive being Lorraine Hollow and Jean Goodey. Welcome back to Carole, Christine, Doug, and Hugh.
Many thanks to Chris Carter, John O’Brien, Sandy Booth & Bruce Hollow for their work on previous Executive Committees.
Our Match Committee comprising Robyn Carter, Dave Goodey, Lynda Stevens, Hugh Woods, and Debbie Hanna were quick to get our programme sorted out for the coming season. Due to the unavoidable delay in getting our Handbook completed the first two months of our programme are displayed on the Noticeboard. A copy of the whole programme is on the website. The Handbook went to the Printers on 30 August and we hope to get the proof shortly and then have the Handbook printed – with a bit of luck by the weekend of 12 September.
Work has started on our new store room at the western end of our lounge and other work/repairs to the wall in the men’s locker room is also under way.
Unfortunately, we have had to increase the cost of our subscriptions this season (they are still considerably cheaper than a lot of other Clubs). Details of these are on the noticeboard and also by the bar. Remember you need to be financial by the end of September to be eligible for selection in Centre events or to enter Centre events.
Our winter Sunday Ray White Karen Kiely Galas have now been completed. Many thanks to Karen Kiely for sponsoring these very enjoyable Galas.
We have had bowlers from other Clubs come during the winter months to have a practice on our Carpet Green. In future any persons, not members of our Club, and wishing to use our greens must pay a fee of $5.00 per person. This is to be placed in the Trading Table box.
Security of our Clubrooms is very important and you are all advised that under no circumstance is our Security Code to be given to persons outside of our Club.
Our first Championships commence 5th September – Ladies Triples, and 6th September – Men’s Triples. 9.00 am start.
The Caterers will be in attendance during championship play for the coming season and just a reminder that whilst they are in the kitchen, club members must keep out, due to Health & Safety requirements. Please also remember should you leave food/containers in the fridge (in hall) it is your responsibility to remove same on a regular basis otherwise they will be dumped.
In recent years during the bowling season we have been very lucky to receive text messages from Chris Carter re cancellations, delays etc. Chris has decided to have a rest from doing this and unless someone else puts their hand up to take on doing this we will not receive them this season. If you are prepared to do it or need more information please ask someone from the Executive, the Match Committee, Chris, or even me, please.
Women’s Gee Shield. The AGM will be held on 4 September and we will know what the future of this competition is. Unfortunately, some Clubs are no longer able to enter teams. We will keep you informed.
Don’t forget to support our Sponsors. A lot of them will have been having a bad time during the Lockdowns, but we are pleased to say they have all come back on board this year.
A little bit of humour: I went to the paint store recently to get thinner – it didn’t work!
Take care. Thank you for your continued support.
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Petone Central Bowling Club came into being in June 2008 as a result of the merger between two former Clubs — the Petone Bowling Club and the Central Bowling Club. Both Clubs were well established in the Petone area with the Petone Bowling Club being inaugurated in 1897 and the Central Bowling Club in 1917.