2020 will go down for us as the year dominated by Covid 19. Let’s hope that 2021 is remembered for much, much more. It was very pleasing to see around 70 members at our Christmas drinks.
A big thankyou to all those responsible for the setting up, cleaning up and looking after the catering and refreshments. Just a little normality returning.
Bowls activities are getting more serious with Pennant starting on Tuesday the 12th of Jan for Midweek and the 16th of Jan for Saturday.
There is a midweek practice match at PL on Tuesday the 5th and keep your eyes peeled for notification of a Saturday pennant practice.
Congratulations to Michele Higgins who has won the Ladies Singles Championship from a small but “elite” field.
The final against Maz Walton was a great match with changes of lead and skilful tactical bowling and could have gone either way right to the last end.
The Men’s Singles Championship will be decided between Dave Smith and Bill Walton, a first final for both, on Wednesday the 6th of Jan at 1pm and we expect another great game. Good bowling boys.
Entry is still open for the men’s nominated pairs, closing on the 6th, so put your names on the notice board today!
BAREFOOT BOWLS starts on New Year’s Eve and the following 4 Sunday’s from 4 to 8pm. Help is required in approx. 2 hour shifts with collecting fees, handing out bowls, showing the basics, BBQ and the bar.
Planning for COMMUNITY BOWLS in February is well underway with 17 teams already registered.
Unless Covid intervenes the CRACKERJACK FAIR will definitely go ahead and with all of the above we are relying on all members to assist however and whenever they can.
Donations for the fair of Bric-a-Brac, household goods, books, etc. can be left at the club. Let us know if help is required to collect.
As many members already know, the board has agreed on a temporary basis to “let” the use of our kitchen to a local chef, Louis Naepels, who will be preparing meals for other venues in the Borough.
Louis will be using the kitchen at varying times of the day but the club still has access and full use when we need it. Please make him welcome.
The new cash register and EFTPOS facility are up and running and those members on the bar roster are going through training in its use for the benefit of us all.
On behalf of the Board and Members a big thankyou to Garth who has stepped down from the roll as bar manager. He has done a great job in the bar over the last two years, and more than that a host of other duties around the club over a longer period. WELL DONE..
Finally we must continue our efforts to stay “Covid Safe”. Although Victorians have been doing a great job lately at keeping infections down we know how quickly that can turn around as we have seen in NSW recently.
So keep social distancing where possible and use sanitizer and other measures at the club, and stay home and get tested if feeling unwell to help keep us all safe.
Remember to support our sponsors however you can:
The Blues Train, Arcare, Scenica, The Breeze, Lix Café, Mt Duneed Estate, LBW Financial Planning, D&B Scarff Painting, Glyn Harvey, Jonathon Hepner, RT Edgar Point Lonsdale, Kerley, Searoad Ferries, Point Lonsdale Medical Group, Drysdale Carpet Court, Bellarine Memories/Kings Funerals, Paul Riley Family Builders, HQ Travel, Pasquinis, The Point, Drysdale Removals, David Bastiaan Electrical, Tuckers Funerals, RACV Cobram, David McDonald Builders, Point Lonsdale Health and Wellness, Point Lonsdale News, Grand Pacific Tours, IGA Point Lonsdale, Noble Rot, Christians Bus Lines, Oakdene, Surfside Tyre Centre, Junction Motors, Prestige Caravan Repairs, Queenscliff Sports Club, Bellarine Furniture, Point Lonsdale Automotive Centre, Queenscliff Music Festival, Ocean Grove Automotive Centre, Van Loons, Queenscliff day Spa, La Petterie, Bellarine Veterinary Practice, Barwon Water, Wallington Rural, Fenton Green Insurance, Mars confectionery, Lonsdale Tomato Farm, Plated, Circa 1902 and Wayne’s Worms.
HAPPY NEW YEAR Rob.
PS Practice bowling on old lines please. New lines for pennant.