Message From President Don
Now that the season is well under way and you all have had the benefit of our new shelters and wind-breaks it would be appropriate for me to sincerely thank those who helped me on the project. A large number of hours were given for free by a small number of members for the benefit of all. The total cost was $27,000, a bargain when you consider the Croquet shelters cost $17,000 each! Cost was met from invested club funds. It has been suggested to me that if the complete design and build had been contracted out the cost would have exceeded $50,000.
Not everyone wants to be a volunteer for many reasons but some may be interested in contributing to the project by sponsoring a shelter or screened seat or even making a donation to the project in general to help replace the capital spent. Substantial sponsors would have their names on a plate attached to seat or shelter in recognition. As a guide the 8 covered seats cost $1,100 each, the 4 centre seats with screens around them $500 each and the screens behind the four white seats $250 each. The balance of $16,000 was for the wind-breaks. If you would like to sponsor something please contact me direct. The volunteers will also have their names recorded on a plate attached to the wind-break.
Bowling Club Dinner Friday 17th May
It is gratifying to see that 73 members have signed up for the dinner. However the payment rate has not been so promising - the entry sheet asked that payment be made to the Secretary by today (10 May). If you plan on calling at the office on Monday to pay please note that Garrick will not be there until about 11.00am.
A Club dinner is to be held upstairs in the Cruise Deck at Mount Maunganui on Friday 17th May. This will build on the Xmas dinner which proved popular with members and will provide the opportunity to present Certificates and Badges to our Championship winners. The dinner will be buffet style and cost is $20 per head.
Club Dinner - Names on the sheet on the Notice Board please if you are planning to attend.
Umpires & Measurers Required
Phone by 17th May
Our club, like many, is desperately short of Umpires & Measurers. If you would like to gain the necessary skills, why not attend tutorials which will begin 21st May every Tuesday at Tauranga Bowling Club from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact Des French on 542 0703 by 17th May.
The Rusty Hope Memorial - 18th May
Members of the former Mount Maunganui Bowling Club will remember Rusty Hope as a good bowler and a "good bloke." Rusty passed away late last year and the Tauranga South Club has arranged a memorial tournament to be held on May 18th with a BBQ at the end of the day. Optional triples with entry fee $30 per team.
Annual General Meeting - 26th May
This will be held on Sunday 26th May at 2.00pm. Any Notice of Motion for the AGM must be received by the Secretary at least twenty one (21) days prior to the meeting in order to be considered at the meeting. Every Notice of Motion must be signed by the Member.
Centre Women’s Champion of Champions Junior Singles Final
Congratulations to Diane Hazelton who won the Centre Women’s Champion of Champions Junior Singles at Kawerau in the weekend 4/5 May.
Open Optional Triples Wednesday 15th May
Fifteen teams are on the board (10 May). Space for one more team please.
An entry sheet is now on the Notice board. Be in quick as we will only have one green available and the field will be limited to 16 teams.
Closing Day Saturday 11th May - 242 Progressive Pairs Sponsored By Trevor Beer/Baywide Computer Solutions.
Entry Sheet on the Notice Board. Report 10.00am for 10.30am start.
Whites/club shirt preferred. Entry fee $5.
Generous number of meat pack prizes.
All members please bring a plate for afternoon tea.
Get your names in now and end the season on a happy note.
Champion Of Champion Events
7th and 14th May
Championship players in particular will be interested in the motion which the BOP Centre proposes to put to its Annual General Meeting. Players will have the opportunity to discuss this motion at the upcoming club forums - women 1.00pm Tuesday 7th May and Men 7.00pm Tuesday 14th May. (An invitation to men who played in championships this season is in the mail).
Women's Champion Of Champion Triples Final - Wednesday 1st May
A valiant effort from our team of Alison Reilly, Norma Gallagher and Barbara Fitzgerald in the final of this event. The scores were tied at 10 all after the regulation number of ends with Omanu prevailing in an exciting extra end.
Mount/Omanu Men's 3 Day Open Triples
Congratulations to Howard Fahy, James Williams and Maurice Bradley (s) who won the premier section of this event and took home the $1500 first prize.
Members will be aware from Club minutes of an allegation of misconduct by deliberately losing a game. A judicial panel comprising Malcolm Kidd (Tauranga South), Gary Andrews (Omanu) and Ray Goldfinch (Mt Maunganui) was appointed to hear the allegation. The panel found the case proven but considered there were a number of mitigating circumstances and resolved that the member concerned should be sent a letter of reprimand reminding him of his obligations that he must play to the best of his ability. All parties concerned have received a copy of the judgment.
Bowls Bay Of Plenty Centre Office
Dave Nixon has resigned as Secretary and Stu Robertson is carrying on as Secretary & Treasurer for the time being. Telephone and Post office box numbers remain unchanged but the email address is now firstname.lastname@example.org
If any male member has an unused or no longer required club shirt (large) would they please contact us or Tom Redfern.
The club now has a lapel badge available for purchase at a cost of $7. See Garrick in the Secretary's office.
Western Bays Winter Programme
Copies of the Winter programme are now available at the Club.
Eves Artificial Green
Following the "rain bomb" last weekend there has been a small amount of damage to this green. With the heavy rain the carpet tends to "float" and water movement on top of the carpet results in the fine aggregate underneath forming small mounds in a few areas. The green continues to be playable in most parts. An insurance claim is being pursued and avenues for preventing recurrence will be investigated.
After a long dry summer the rain has arrived. The weather station at the bowling club recorded 301.5mm (over 11 inches) of rainfall in the week Monday 15th - Sunday 21st April with peak rainfalls of 61.2mm on Tuesday 16th and 182.1mm on Saturday 20th.
Having the artifical green allowed club day roll up to be played on the Friday, a relatively drier day.
Club Day Start Times
As Daylight Savings Time has finished the start time for club days is 12 noon. If all players have arrived by 11:45 play may start earlier as to finish earlier with the days getting colder.
Player Forums - 26th April
Minutes of a July 2012 Board Meeting recorded the intention to hold an end of season consultative meeting with all members who had played in club championships to discuss all aspects of championship play. A date for this meeting will be set shortly. It has been decided also that a similar meeting should be held with "roll-up" players to discuss all aspects of club day play - e.g. entry fees, prizes, playing formats, raffles, starting times (afternoon/morning) etc. This will take place immediately after the conclusion of play on club day Friday 26th April. This is member opportunity to offer constructive comment.
Following the resignation of Ray Wilson and the intended resignation of Dean Worrall (as recorded in April 2013 minutes) there will be two Board Vacancies to be filled. Nominations for the vacant positions will close not later than 7 days prior to the AGM and should be in writing signed by the proposer and seconder who are to be Full members, Student members or Life members of the club. The nomination should contain the consent of the nominee together with the nominee’s full postal address. A nomination sheet will be placed on the notice board shortly.
Our Life Saving Defibrillator has arrived
Club Mount Maunganui has purchased a defibrillator toward which our club made a donation. None of us know when or if we may need use of such equipment but it is vital that some of us know how to use the machine to help a colleague if the need arises.
The defibrillator is located on the wall outside the Club Mount Maunganui Office. Twenty volunteers were trained on Thursday 11 April to use it. The defibrillator is easy to use and talks to you giving instructions. It is used along with two minute sessions of CPR to help start someones heart when it has stopped. No-one can touch the person being treated while the defibrillator is assessing or shocking them a dose.
Special Thank's go to Lions Club of Mount Maunganui, Bowls Mount Maunganui and Club Mount Maunganui Adjuncts for their generous sponsorship donation that has made it possible for the Club to purchase a Defibrillator.
Rugby Bowls Tournament
The event was a great success and a good time was had by all.
Thank you Jacqui Strydom for taking photos at the event, 150 photos can be viewed in Gallery - 23rd Rugby Bowls - 2013