The Village Green — June 2019 Newsletter
Well our AGM has been held and we can report that our President, Vice President and Treasurer were re-elected unopposed. Also our members of the Executive Committee were re-elected unopposed. We now have a new secretary, Sheryl Young, who was elected unopposed.
Many thanks to our Officers & Executives who have been re-elected for their work in the previous year. Also many thanks to Glenda for her two years of duty as Secretary.
Proceedings went smoothly and the meeting concluded at 10.40 am.
Our Match Committee have all returned for another year organising all our championship and other events.
There are still some appointments to be made to various other roles and a list of appointments will be up on the noticeboard shortly.
Those present were given a paper on protective shelters/shading around our greens with 3 options. A copy of this paper will also be put on the noticeboard. Comments and questions from members would be welcome and members are asked to put these in writing and deposit in the Treasurers Box. Also members were asked to select their preferred Option (or none). We would be looking at 6 for each green. Option 2 would take a lot of ground work. Option 3 could be installed over the existing seats. It was suggested we should look to run some fund raising events to help fund these rather expensive shelters. Anyone who can assist with some ideas for fund raising please contact a member of the Executive or Yvonne. Perhaps a Quiz or something else if members have any suggestions.
Chris Carter gave a report on the progress of Green 2. There has been a good strike to date. Jeff Adams is assisting the Club and will require help from Club Members from time to time and will continue to assist in an advisory position. Chris also outlined the steps to be taken once growth begins. It is hoped the green will be ready for play by November. Paul Terry who has 40 years ground keeping experience will be overseer.
We do apply for Grants from time to time to assist the financing of Club projects and assistance is required from member(s) who could assist with the Grants process. John O’Brien & Chris Carter will help.
Winter League Gala
Our winter league Karen Kiely Ray White Gala held on was a great success with Mike Prasad’s team from Hutt 1st, Dave Goodey’s team 2nd and Sandra Prichard’s team 3rd. The next Gala is on 7th July and is already full. Members wishing to participate in these Winter Galas need to get their names up on the Board as soon as the list is put up – usually just before the current gala is played.
(Photo supplied by Paul Terry)
This Sunday, 30 June there is a meeting at Bowls Wellington – Pelorus Trust Sports House, Hutt Park, with Mark Cameron and Chris Lander from Bowls New Zealand from 6.00 pm to approx 9.00 pm. Any member who is interested can attend. It will be a great chance to hear about what is going on in the bowls scene nationally and to pose any questions you may have. There will be a recap of events held over last summer and those planned for this summer, namely: Bowls3Five (TV, Interclub, Social and Junior Bowls3Five), Member Levies (freeing up membership categories) Facilities Update, TV and Media partnerships, National Competition structure, Judicial Review, National Rankings / Membership system, High Performance Update, Club Check Award and the Census.
Just a reminder – housekeeping within the Club is or should be something all members can do or assist with. The kitchen in particular is one place that needs to be kept clean and tidy. If you notice dirty dishes or other things which need to be done please do it or get someone to assist, don’t leave it for someone else to deal with.
This weekend’s weather looks good so disc draws will be held on both days – remember weekend start time is 12.30 pm.
- America has more airports than any other country: 13, 513
- Mosquitoes have twice as many teeth as humans do.
- The bald eagle’s eyesight is eight times as sharp as a human being’s.
What are you waiting for?
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.