Bowls Management Committee Feedback
MINUTES OF THE CANBERRA NORTH BMC MEETING OF 15 JANUARY 2020
APOLOGIES – Bill Pollock, Ned Scanlan
CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 20 NOVEMBER 1019
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented. Rob Rawson moved that the minutes be confirmed, seconded by John Merritt. The motion was carried.
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Information to support a grant application for shading around the greens was supplied to Jeremy by the secretary.
New signage advertising bowling and free coaching has been put up outside the club.
An invitation from Bowls ACT was received to participate in the Bowls Australia Disaster Relief Fund. Committee members agreed to decline on the basis that members of CNBC were already contributing to various charities supporting disaster relief.
REPORT FROM ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT
There was no report as Ned Scanlan is on leave.
CNBC calendar of events
There was a discussion about the CNBC calendar of events, including the Terry Doyle Day tournament, the King and Queen tournament, Pennants presentation day, the AGM, end of year Presentation day and Hamper day.
It was agreed to cancel the Terry Doyle Day tournament on 19 January 2020. There is a high probability of smoke haze or rain, or possibly both. We may look to have the tournament later in the year if there is an opening.
IT was agreed to retain the King and Queen tournament on 2 and 3 May, even though it now clashes with the ACT fours, because no other suitable date was available.
It was agreed to hold the Pennants presentation day on Sunday 24 May, which is about a month after Pennants finish.
It was agreed to hold the AGM on Sunday 23 August 2020.
It was agreed to combine the end of year Presentation day and Hamper day, to be held on Sunday 6 December 2020.
Jack Attack is a competition promoted by Bowls Australia. It is a competition for non-bowlers, not bowling members. The perceived benefits are the involvement of non-bowlers in bowls, who may become bowling members, increased trade at the licenced club through bar trade etc and potential connections with the wider community. The latter two benefits would accrue to the Association (the RUC), not CNBC. The RUC is not interested, given there are already well established arrangements in place for attracting non-bowlers to the club, via the existing “barefoot bowls” programme. To run a Jack Attack competition over 6 weeks would require a lot of effort from bowling members, including organisation, officiating and coaching. The target audience would likely be the groups who already participate in “barefoot bowls”. It was considered that there was very little chance of getting new members, given the miniscule rate of conversion of “barefoot bowlers” to bowling members.
It was agreed not to proceed with a Jack Attack competition.
CNBC Achievements Record
The secretary noted that he has a record of achievements for the years 2014-15 until now. The missing years are 2008-09 until 2013-14. Further work will be done to find old annual reports or via Bowls ACT to bring the records up to date.
Stocktake of lockers
The secretary reported that the stocktake had been completed and a new list has been put up in the locker room.
Pennant green fees
As per last year, it was agreed to charge green fees to visiting teams where their club charges green fees to us. The fees collected will go to reimburse CNBC members for the fees they incur when playing at other clubs.
Ray McInnes provided a written report on the current state of the greens. Green number 1 has been renovated and Terry Doyle is happy with progress. The green should come back into play in a few weeks. Green number 2 was renovated last October and is running well. Green number 3 will need to be renovated but it is unclear when that will commence. Birds have been digging up the surface and caused serious damage to the green, which will require some urgent patch repairs.
The next meeting will be on 19 February 2020.
Rob Rawson – president Mark Carter – secretary
MINUTES OF THE CANBERRA NORTH BMC MEETING OF 20 NOVEMBER 2019
APOLOGIES – Hilary Merritt, Kate Schipp
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING ON 23 OCTOBER 2019
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented. Rob Rawson moved that the minutes be confirmed and this was seconded by Bill Pollock. The motion was carried.
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
RUC buck prizes have been adjusted as agreed at the last meeting. First prize is $30 to be split among the winning players. A second prize of $10 per player will be paid if there are 24 or more players.
Rob Rawson and Mark Carter spoke to RUC management about advertising bowls. Jeremy will work on some outdoor signs. Some words have been provided for the RUC newsletter.
Club hoodies are now available and an initial order has been placed.
There was no substantial correspondence. Some items from Bowls ACT were forwarded to members.
REPORT FROM ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT
The RUC AGM is on Thursday 21 November. There are no positions up for grabs so Ned thought the meeting would be a quick one. The financial position is very sound.
The RUC is installing new lighting to improve security, mostly around green 3.
The BMC has been asked to provide Jeremy supporting information for a grant application that would, if successful, provide shade around all the greens.
ISSUES FROM BMC MEMBERS
Hamper day is going ahead on Sunday 1 December. The bowls will be 2 bowl triples using a random draw. Lunch is $25 per head.
Deb McGown provided a written report on the performance of our ladies in pennants.
Bill Pollock reported that there are about 60 names for men’s pennants, so the club will enter 4 teams in next year’s competition. There are a number of new bowlers who have put their names down. We were reminded by Graeme Marks that new members (who have not played for another club) are entitled to a $50 subsidy when buying a club uniform.
Graeme also reported that the draft club championship schedule has been completed and the major singles will be held early in the new year.
Terry Doyle day is on 19 January. Kate Schipp has spoken to Ned and there will be no green fees on the day. Cal Walters friends will once again run a bbq. Lunch should cost about $5 per head so there will be $20 per head to distribute as prizemoney. The actual distribution will be worked out by Kate.
Wilma Hird’s application for membership was approved.
The next full meeting will be on Wednesday 15 January. If needed, eg to organise Terry Doyle day, we will hold an out of session meeting in December.
Rob Rawson Mark Carter