Bowls is progressing slowly under COVID conditions. Our numbers for Monday bowls are starting to come back with 42 bowlers last Monday. The Wednesday pairs will commence next week. Night bowls is looking to move to Tuesday night rather than Wednesday.

This week we have seen the District Women’s teams play over three days. Next Sunday we commence the District Triples with the open teams playing at Ocean Shores. All finals of the three categories will be played at Ocean Shores. The Classic Fours have received a great response and all 24 team positions have been filled. The match committee have had their first meeting regarding the logistics on holding the event. Much depends on COVID. Requirements for the use of the Club Bus and social membership will be organised by this committee. Discussion on this matter can take place at a later date.

A comprehensive look at bowls membership has been undertaken.

Under categories compared to last year we are -14 for Bowlers, -7 for Social Bowler, -1 for Mixed Bowler, -8 for Bowler /Golfer, 0 for Life Members A total of 30. A list of non re-joining members for 2020 is supplied.

Our Green Keeper is on Job Keeper and reduced hours of work. My understanding is that he is not availing of any leave entitlements. I am not sure of our Pro Shop Component.

The capital expenditure on a Greens Keeper Boom Sprayer has been submitted. Total Cost $4998.00 Ex Gst

Minutes of the Bowls Management Committee meetings have previously been distributed to the board.

Troy and Ruby were the proud parents to Sunny Rae Makin during the week.

Neil McLeod
Bowls Director