Club News


Regarding the Coronavirus               23 March 2020

To All Members
Following recommendations from Bowls Australia and Bowls Victoria, together with Government directions, the Board has today made the following decisions:
(a) All Club competitions and events are postponed indefinitely.
(b) The Annual General Meeting and Presentation Night will be postponed to a date to be set.
(c) Roll ups/practice for members only, will be permitted, observing at all times the Government’s hygiene practices and social distancing recommendations.
(d) Friday night Happy Hour is temporarily suspended
(e) As from Saturday 21st March there will be no official opening of the Bar and bar volunteers will not be rostered for duty until further notice.

The Board understands that bowls is an important and enjoyable part of our members’ lives. However, our current priority is to make decisions that find the balance between members’ needs and the health and well-being of all players, coaches, volunteers and their families.
Clearly, the situation remains changeable and through the Newsletter we will update members.

On the financial side, we have already done an initial cash flow forecast for the next six months based on certain income/necessary expenditure assumptions. This is being constantly reviewed and updated.

Mike Harper
Club Chairman
20 March 2020



Summary of Club Championships      (To date)

         MEN’S SINGLES                                     Mark Thompson

         LADIES SINGLES                                    Enid Noonan


         MEN’S PAIRS                             John Taylor and Peter Thorp


         MIXED PAIRS                                Jeff Jellis and Val. Squires


         OPEN MINOR                                          Steve Stroud


         OPEN 21 UP HANDICAP                        Stewart Spencer









I want to tell you about our great International Ladies Day Luncheon, organised by our Lizzie.  Near 30 ladies enjoined lunch together at the Cheltenham RSL, the noise was a bit over the top, we tried to be on our best behaviour and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Lizzie, as Lizzie can, gave a great speech of the importance of women’s roles in the community and the world.

We thankyou so much Lizzie for our day.


This week’s quote   –    If everything is going well you have

                                       obviously overlooked something.




The Editor

Helen van Driel