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MINUTES OF CANBERRA NORTH BMC MEETING 11 NOVEMBER 2020
Mark Carter, Hilary McClure, Ray McInnes, Hilary Merritt, Kate Schipp, Margaret Bellchambers, Deb McGown, Jim Saunders, Graeme Marks, Steve Vince.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the previous meeting of 14 October 2020 were presented. Margaret Bellchambers moved that the minutes be accepted, seconded by Hilary McClure.
REPORT FROM ASSOCIATION
Mark Carter spoke to Ned Scanlan late last week where Ned laid out a broad outline for better use of the facilities to maximise income and seating space. At this time the details are still at an early stage of planning but will likely include alterations to the internal layout of the club.
Review of Club By-Laws
The final draft of the revised By-Laws was presented and approved.
Mark Carter has undertaken to pass this document on to the board of the Association for their approval.
Ray McInnes Award
Ray spoke on the need to replace the current perpetual shield as it is now full.
He suggested that a similar shield be purchased and that it be affixed to the back of the existing shield and further, that the shield be given into the keeping of the current recipient. This was on the understanding that it would be returned at the end of their tenure rather than it being awarded and immediately held out of sight in the bowls office as is the present practice.
Ray also considered that it was appropriate for him to remind the committee that it was always his intention when he established the award that it should be presented to the most improved player. This was to encourage the efforts of newer bowlers to the club.
Mark Carter suggested that three members of the BMC meet separately and decide on the 2020 recipient.
Hiliary McClure, Margaret Bellchambers and Mark Carter were proposed and approved.
Celebration Day Sunday 6th December
Margaret Bellchambers reported that to date 39 members had indicated their intention to attend this event with most also opting for the Christmas lunch as well as bowls.
There will be a lucky door prize rather than a lucky rink prize so that all attendees can participate.
Additionally there will be the usual Christmas hamper raffle.
Stephen Vince will send out a reminder and also let members know that if we exceed the Covid-19 limitation of 45 in the dining room that we have negotiated with the RUC for extra tables to be placed adjacent to that room to cater for the overflow.
Updating the history of the CNBC from 2009 to 2020
Mark Carter advised that this update has been completed and that the publication will be released as part of the Celebration day festivities on the 6th December.
The committee thanked Mark for his ongoing work in recording the history of Canberra North Bowling Club for posterity.
Two year rolling Association/CNBC budget
Mark Carter advised that he has been requested by Administration to provide a list of CNBC investments that might be considered in the upcoming budget. Mark asked that BMC members think about possible investments and get back to him.
Terry Doyle Day
Kate Schipp reported that we currently have just short of 11 full teams.
It is possible that if we are not able to field the 12 teams desired for a complete draw using the 2/2 men/ladies format that we may need to consider one team of men only or possibly a couple of teams of 1/3 men or ladies.
As this event is not going to be held until 24 January 2021 hopefully we will be able to entice enough members to fill the vacant places.
Kate and members of the BMC will promote this event with members to hopefully achieve 12 teams.
Jim Saunders reported that we would appear to now have sufficient committed pennant players to field four men’s sides again this coming season.
Deb McGown advised that ladies pennant will field one side.
As usual CNBC will submit our preferred grades to Bowls ACT, but it is possible that we will not get all of our preferences approved.
Ray McInnes reported that Terry Doyle is concerned about the condition of the padded backing on all three greens. Terry is to obtain costs for the repairs/replacements and discuss with Association regarding this upgrade.
A membership application from Annemarie Oulton was approved.
Proposed for 12.30pm Wednesday 12 January 2021.
Stephen Vince Mark Carter
MINUTES OF CANBERRA NORTH BMC MEETING 14 OCTOBER 2020
Mark Carter, Hilary McClure, Ray McInnes, Hilary Merritt, Kate Schipp, Margaret Bellchambers, Deb McGown, Jim Saunders, Graeme Marks, Steve Vince, John Merritt.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the previous meeting of 19 September 2020 were presented. Deb McGowan moved that the minutes be accepted, seconded by Kate Schipp.
Proposed list of men member’s names and contact details to be posted in locker room
It was decided that the Member’s Contact binder held in the CNBC office will be brought up to date and any member who wishes to access any other member’s details can approach the Secretary in this regard.
Repair or replacement of damaged rink scoreboards
Steve Vince reported that he is currently liaising with Terry Doyle regarding the possibility of the replacement of the decrepit scoreboards on green number one and of the missing numbers on the scoreboards on rinks two and three.
Review of Club By-Laws
John Merritt delivered the report of the sub-committee (consisting of Ray McInnes, chairman. Paul Bellchambers and John Merritt) appointed to update the By-Laws governing the procedures and administration of the Bowling Club and its members. In the discussion that followed several additions and amendments were proposed by members of the BMC. All were endorsed by the meeting
The final draft of the By-Laws is expected to be approved at the next BMC meeting and will then be presented to the Association for approval
Ray McInnes also asked the BMC to record his thanks to Paul Bellchambers for his work in completing this review in such a timely manner.
Mark Carter noted that the proposed changes to the Club By-Laws if approved, will removed certain existing BMC positions, being the chairs of the women’s and men’s selectors, one of the championship directors and the greens representative. But there would be three new committee positions created for general committee members.
Mark wanted to ensure the meeting understood what was being proposed and were in general agreement to this modification of the BMC make-up.
Report from Recruitment Sub-Committee
Mark Carter presented a report from the Recruitment Sub-Committee proposing that the CNBC conduct a Jack Attack competition at CNBC in February 2021 to be run over 4 weeks on Wednesday evenings commencing on 3 February and ending on 24 February 2021.
The target audience will be non-bowlers from a range of areas.
The ultimate aim of this competition is as a possible source of attracting new members.
After discussion it was agreed to move ahead with the proposal.
Full planning for the event will commence shortly once Bowls Australia provide the various publicity materials.
Special Events Committee Membership
Jeremy Huyton was invited to join the Special Events Committee to replace Mark Carter.
Draft version of Bowls ACT calendar for 2021
Graeme Marks has produced a spreadsheet of the days left available for CNBC events based on the draft Bowls ACT schedule for 2021. Kate Schipp asked if Bowls ACT could be requested to earmark the 15th and 16th of May as the dates proposed for the CNBC King and Queen Day in the final version.
Terry Doyle Day
Kate Schipp proposed Sunday 24 January 2021 as the date for this event.
Kate will organise an email to be circulated to members regarding the make-up of the teams (two men and two ladies in each team) for the day and will also place a spreadsheet on the notice board for completion by entrants.
Presentation Day/Hamper Day/90th Birthday Bash 6 December. Planning and tidy title for the day
It was agreed that this day will be named “Celebration Day” and will be held on Sunday 6th December.
The Special Events Committee will meet to decide on the format.
Selectors to attend single entry social bowls days
Jim Saunders proposed that a selector or selectors work with the bowling co-ordinators on these days by assigning various players to teams to assist in the process of assessing players for Pennant Team positions.
These games will be played in the 2 bowls triples format.
Updating the history of the CNBC from 2009 onwards
Mark Carter noted that we already have a record of the history of the Club for the first 50 years, from 1958 to 2008. The new work will complement the work done in 2019 and 2020 to bring up-to-date the CNBC honours boards and the CNBC achievements record for the period 2009 to 2020.
Ray McInnes reported that Terry Doyle is happy with the condition of greens one and two.
Green three was top dressed this morning and will be out of action for about six weeks.
Terry asked Ray to pass on his thanks to the members who turned up to make the job easier for all concerned.
Ray also reported that several old garden seats are being removed because of their poor condition.
Membership applications from Darren Wilson, Brendan Lynch, Chris Campbell and Andrew Nielsen were approved.
Proposed for 12.30pm Wednesday 11 November 2020.
Stephen Vince Mark Carter