Members of the Drouin Bowling Club:
Drouin Bowling Club News 30th May 2020
Care of the New Green
The new Green is finished and available for use.
The installer of the Green has provided the Club with some Guidelines on how to care for the new Surface. The following points are vital for ALL Bowlers and apply to BOTH Greens.
NOTE: The New Green has a “Ceramic” layer. If this is cracked it allows moisture to get in and causes continuing damage to the surface.
Footwear must be approved ﬂat soled bowls specific shoes, without heals or sole patterns. Sneakers or other leisure shoes will not normally comply with these speciﬁcations and must not be worn on the bowling surface.
To avoid creating depressions in the green. bowls must not be dropped on to the greens. Instead, they should be placed on the green or on the surrounds and transferred to the green.
Dumping or dropping bowls when you are delivering your bowl is not acceptable. If you think you may be prone to dumping, please see a coach for help with your delivery or you will need to get an arm. There are many at the club who are willing to lend arms for you to try before you buy.
Those who continue to dump bowls will be approached to find a solution.
Grippo, Betts or similar products may be used on the bowls, but it is important that those bowls be polished prior to use on the surface. Use of products on the ﬁngers should also be kept to a minimum. (consider using a wet cloth).
Easing of COVID 19 Restrictions Stage 2:
From Sunday May 31 at 11:59pm through to June 22 (pending further announcements from the State Government). Maximum of 20 people permitted per green (maintaining a maximum of 4 people per rink).
- Social distancing must apply (1.5m apart),
- Spectators not permitted at the Club.
- Club rooms open for toilet use and meetings can take place at the club, indoors, for up to 20 people (social distancing still required).
- Club Social Bowls is permitted for 20 people per green. No club vs club competition should be taking place at this time.
As a reminder, general hygiene practices include:
- Clean hands by having hand sanitizer readily available at the club.
- Refrain from shaking hands and ‘high-fiving’ others.
- All mats & jacks should be thoroughly cleaned before being used.
- Wash your hands before and after play.
- Refrain from handling other people’s bowls.
- Do not attend the club if you are feeling unwell.
We are doing our best to keep members informed. However, members without email or modern Mobile phones will need to check at the club for updates. Posting Newsletters is extremely time consuming and expensive.
If you have friends from the Club who do not have email can you let them copies re available at the Club
Cleaning of the Clubrooms
As we no longer employ our part time cleaner the Board has discussed how to manage the Cleaning of the Clubrooms.
The idea of employing a Cleaner Contractor was discussed but we hope to avoid the expense by use of Volunteers.
We are keen to avoid the load falling on the same group of people, so we need MORE HELP.
At the moment we have volunteers for the following tasks:
Ladies’ Toilets Maureen McMillan
Men’s Toilets Neil Bullen
Lorraine Fox and a group of assistants have agreed to clean the Kitchen
BUT we NEED VOLUNTEERS to do the following tasks:
Form a Cleaning Committee to Coordinate the Cleaning Tasks to ensure they are being completed
- Vacuuming the Carpet area
- Cleaning the Floor in the Road End of the Building
- Cleaning & Wiping down tables after events and after Wednesday Bowls
- Other tasks as become necessary
Cleaning Working Bee:
A working Bee is planned for the week commencing Mon 15th June to get the Clubrooms ready for when Bowls resumes (whenever that is). It would be great to get a few members (both Men and Ladies) to assist.
Contact Lorraine Fox to let her know you are prepared to help.
Greens and Outside Maintenance:
David Tayles, Neil Bullen, and several volunteers already do a huge amount of work outside the club rooms are around the greens.
Brian Thorpe, Merv Appleyard and Phil Jarred cleaned down the path and retaining walls.
Construction of the shelters at the South End of Green 1 will commence soon.
These Shelters were funded by a Grant from the Drouin & District Community Bank.
Donation of Hand Sanitiser from Office Choice -Warragul
We recently received 2 Dozen Bottles of Hand Sanitiser Donated by Office Choice in Warragul.
These will be available in the Toilets, the kitchen area and in the Jack and Mat locker at the Club.
This kind of support from local businesses is a good reminder of why we need to support out local traders.
Photo: The Manger of Office Choice Warragul presenting the Sanitiser to Club Secretary Ian Haughton
Members should have received their Invoice for 2020-2021 Fees around the second week of March. Fees are not due till the AGM which was scheduled for Monday 27th April.
Fees are as follows:
|Type of Membership||Full Fee||Discount if paid before 27th April|
If you have lost your invoice you can still pay by the following methods:
|Pay by Online Banking: Account Name Drouin Bowling Club Inc BSB 633000 Account Number 122622095 Reference: Invoice Number or your Name||Cheques payable to: Drouin Bowling Club Mail to: Ron Brodie|
16 B Moe St
|Pay by Cash To pay by Cash ring Russell Dawson on|
Shelters on the New Green
Work is commencing on these very soon.
Drouin Bowling Club Website: New Website is under development