​​​Joondalup Lawn Bowling Club

Presidents report

President’s report 26 August 2019

Hello Dolphins

With three weeks to go until our new season officially opens, I thought it a good time to post a report to inform you all of what is happening in Dolphin land!

Firstly, the toilet block on the greens has started construction and should be ready to use by the beginning of the upcoming pennant season. This will take much ‘strain’ off many of us who try to ‘hold on’ until the game ends. Dave Saunders will be managing the project so if there are any queries, direct them his way. There may be some slight disruption to the usage of ‘B’ green but we are working to overcome this. Please follow instructions on signage and be safe around the construction site.

There are a few important dates coming up including our Open day to welcome any interested new potential bowlers to the club to bolster our stocks. If you are available on Sunday 8th Sept, come down to the club to welcome new hopefuls and let them know all about our fantastic club. Pass your name on to the committee if you can assist in any way.

Our annual Opening day is on Sunday 15th Sept so please put the date in your diary and dust off the uniform in readiness for the upcoming season! Get your name on the board if interested. See flyers posted around the club for more information.

This event is followed the following week by the first ‘official’ club event in the 100 up competition. Fine tune your game in readiness for the pennant season with a game in the consistency singles.

A reminder that all Men’s and Ladies’ Championship events are running concurrently on Sundays this year so the spectacle of full greens is eagerly anticipated. Good luck to all involved.

More exciting news with the ladies’ uniform given approval by Bowls WA to change design for the upcoming season. New orders will be available soon in anticipation for the season ahead. All players will be given a full season to change to the new shirt. The club will subsidise each member $10 for the purchase of their first shirt as was done when the men changed colour of their pants.

More details on ordering and sizing to come!

Terrific numbers have been seen at the Monday Bingo recently and again, thanks to all involved for their tireless efforts.

Many new faces have been seen around the table at committee meetings recently with plenty of fresh ideas so exciting times ahead there also. Many thanks also go out to our local member and club patron Mark Folkard for inviting members of the committee to Parliament House for a tour and dinner a few weeks ago. Those pollies sure do it tough in the dining room!!

A reminder to those who have yet to pay fees, please avoid the embarrassment of being told you cannot play due to being unfinancial and get your fees paid asap so you can benefit from our great facilities.

Another reminder to all members is the allocation of designated smoking areas. Our greens are now a non- smoking area aside from the three designated smoking areas around the light poles down the centre of the greens. Large signs will soon make it very clear for visiting teams but our members have all known for a long time now so please follow the rules so you do not have to be reminded.

Finally, a big thanks to all of our wonderful members who graciously give their time to ensure our club keeps ticking along. Without this donation of time, our club would not survive and I am eternally grateful for the support and effort from all of those volunteers who are the lifeblood of the club. Keep giving and I hope the benefits of a successful club are the reward you deserve!

Good Luck to all in the 2019/20 season!!!