Latest Club News

As of 24 June 2020

12 JUNE 2020

To all PLBC Members only

If you wish to play in a Thursday afternoon bowls session – you need to place your name on the sheet which is pinned to the Club House Noticeboard.  Remember the first 40 members will be the only people eligible to play on the afternoon.  Hopefully you are all eager to return to the greens.

If there are any queries – please contact Bob Scott or Malcolm Burt  (contact details in club directory)

PLBC

POINT LONSDALE BOWLS CLUB (Incorporated in Victoria)

  DAY:         Thursday              DATE:  18 June 2020            TIME:  12.30 pm

  EVENT:       2  x  4  x  2 (Pairs)       4  ENDS                       $5 per player

  Maximum of PLBC Member Players =   40                        20  Per Green            

NO BAR        NO AFTERNOON TEA      NO Spectators  permitted in accordance with Bowls Victoria Guidelines Practice social distancing

BowlsLink Profiles 23/05/2020
Please note:
The Board will not forward any email addresses to BowlsLink.
Each member can do this if they want to be able to access their details on BowlsLink.
Your Members BowlsLink Profiles
Dear Member Clubs, Online Club Member Profiles will launch this year. But we need your help.
 The Benefits
This will give your members access to their own personal member profile on BowlsLink, which opens up a range of game-changing possibilities like checking their playing stats, saving time entering events with AutoFill, track their playing history, and much more.
Having access to their own record ensures that your member is in control of their details.
 
The Process
To do this for your members, everyone will require a valid email address. A recent review has shown we are missing approximately 60% of club member email addresses. Which also means many people are missing out on the benefits enjoyed by others.
For families with a shared email address (whether partners or parent/child) it is okay to share email addresses with other members, but please note that if they wish to use the email address to login only one user can do so. The other users can choose to login with their National ID Number or their mobile phone number.
Before the start of the coming season we will distribute simple instructions to all clubs as to how their members can access their online profiles once we have collected their email addresses/usernames.

Collecting your members email addresses
In the first instance we ask you to contact your club member directly. Your club’s BowlsLink Administrator has the ability to enter missing email addresses directly into your club’s member database.
Alternately, we ask you to direct your members to the following Bowls Victoria webpage which explains the benefits of the BowlsLink Member Profile and where they can sign up online.
Privacy
Under no circumstances will Bowls Victoria share member information with third parties and all appropriate privacy policies and guidelines apply.
 If you have any enquiries, please email bowlsvic@bowlsvic.org.au for more information.

Kind regards,
Bowls Victoria.

PRESIDENT’S BULLETIN                                                                12/5/20

I was going to head this bulletin       “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”,      but there have

recently been a couple of developments and glimmers of better things to come.

BOWLS PRACTICE

As you will be aware by now, the Victorian Government has eased restrictions on outdoor exercise activities and numbers involved as from 11.59pm, Tuesday 12/5/20.  (Applicable 12/5/20  to  31/5/20, or further notice.) This is based on Australian Institute of Sport Level B , Bowls Victoria  guidelines:

.  Greens open – Members only.

. No competitions, just practice, all in the name of exercise

. Limit of 10 people on a green at the one time.

. Limit 4 players per rink

. Social distancing (1.5m) must be maintained, physical contact to be avoided.

. Avoid handling other players bowls, equipment

. Maintain hygiene conditions – washing hands, sanitiser etc. before and after play.

. Don’t come to the club if unwell e.g.  any flu like symptoms.

. No spectators/social gatherings – turn up –  practice –  leave.

( Depending on demand a booking system may be needed)

. Clubhouse ( and Bar) closed, except for toilets, cloak rooms.

.  Members to complete Register of those attending venue – name,  time of arrival    and departure, to assist with contact tracing if required.

Note that if measures are not adhered to, and/or there is an outbreak, all clubs could be forced to close down.   We must  avoid a second wave of the virus. Please use common sense!

“Confidence is the quiet assured feeling you have just before you fall flat on your face.”

  1. CLUB LEASE

After a very long. involved process, the Borough of Queenscliff and the Club have signed documents for a new 21 year Lease and Licence, under similar conditions to our previous Lease and Licence. These have gone to DELWP for their signature.

The main hold up has been a variation between State and Local Government regulations about our status for rental payment and the inability of parties concerned to reach an agreement. Rental will  be a similar amount as before. More details later.

Thanks to Geoff. Fitzpatrick for his assistance in this saga, and to Borough CEO, Martin Gill for his role in breaking the stalemate.

AGM, ELECTIONS

As mentioned previously, these matters have been deferred for the present time. In the interim, current Officers and Committees will continue in their roles

GREENS

The bottom green has had attention for the mysterious “bumps” (some type of fungus) and both greens sprayed.  Tiger Turf will check them again, shortly.

  1. PENNANT LISTS

Have you put your name on the Pennant lists on the Club notice board, or contacted Rob Nicholls ?  Why Not? – at present we could enter 1 Saturday and 1 Mid-week side. GBR are planning, hopefully, to start Pennant in October,  and will requesting our team entries shortly.

UNIFORM

You will have received information of items available, costs, orders.  Lists for orders are on the club notice board.  Again do not leave this to last minute as it creates difficulties in placing orders. Note that there  is no change in the club uniform.

MARKERS, MEASURERS, UMPIRES

If members are due for re accreditation, their accreditation has been extended for 12 months.

WORKS

Leigh has been busy – installation of display cabinets in the meeting room, adjustment of seats in front of clubhouse.

WORKING BEE

Working bee next Monday 18/5/20  9.00am. – gardens, outside areas

MEMBERS

A number of members are currently “out of action” with illnesses, joint replacements, tests etc.     All the best to them – speedy recovery.

Leunig again (without the cartoons)  When out walking and people come the other way, do you notice:

The paranoid dash                  The fear skulk

The furtive scamper                The gutter scurry         The bold charge

The cowering scuttle

(Some even say Good Morning and move to the left!!!)

…………………………………………………………………………………

The glass of cheer is certainly not a full length mirror

Message from a selector to a player’s complaint: “ A man who complains that he is not getting all he deserves is generally mighty lucky that he isn’t”

“The only exercise some people get

Is jumping to conclusions,

Running down others

And side stepping responsibilities”

Hopefully the news will continue to improve and we get back to enjoying all club facilities and activities.

Alan


18/04/2020

PLBC Bowls Operations

With everybody in isolation or lockdown and no bowls activity at present some reflection on the past season is in order.

The Board would like to thank everybody who played pennant last season for what was, in the end, a pretty good season for the club. We particularly wish to thank those members who made themselves available and enabled us to maintain the same teams as in the previous season and also those who thought that a few games as an emergency would suit them and played much more than intended. This support was really appreciated by all involved.

The midweek teams finished fourth, first and fifth in Div.’s 2,6 & 7 and in Saturday pennant the positions at the seasons abrupt end were fifth, eighth, third and thirteenth. This was overall a great result considering the numbers of reserves and emergencies that were called upon, particularly early in the season. THANKYOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all involved.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who assisted with coaching this year. Thursday mornings were often quite busy and the club has benefited by attracting new members some of whom have progressed to regular Thursday afternoon games and we expect pennant in the near future.

It has also been great to welcome quite a few bowlers from other clubs both near and far to PLBC.

At this time we don’t know when we can resume bowling but at present we have to plan that there will be a pennant season 2020/21. The GBR are working with the similar aims but obviously the virus and the implications for social gatherings will affect timing and makeup of any season.

With this in mind we would like members to consider availability for pennant, midweek and Saturday, in the coming season. When restrictions are eased or lifted we may only have a short time to nominate teams for this season.

So polish your bowls, visit the numerous health professionals as required, do the stretches ( don’t want you doing a” hammie”)  and those with “cheating sticks” clean of the rust, and we will all be ready for a new and successful season in 2020/21.

There will be sheets on the noticeboard this week for pennant availability or call/text/email me anytime .

Stay healthy everyone.

Rob Nicholls   0428503229   e. marolida@bigpond.com

20/03/2020

CORONASVIRUS (COVID-19) – ADVICE TO MEMBERS

THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION AND POTENTIAL IMPACT OF CORONA-VIRUS, THAT:

ORGANISED CLUB ACTIVITIES WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL    FURTHER NOTICE

THIS INCLUDES:     PROGRAMMED BOWLS AND SOCIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY BOWLS

MEN’S 100 UP

FRIDAY SOCIAL EVENINGS

“TRY BOWLS” SOCIAL AFTERNOON (15/03/2020)

SPONSORS’ NIGHT (1/4/2020

THIS ACTION FOLLOWS BOWLS AUSTRALIA RECOMMENDATIONS, AND HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY OTHER BOWLS CLUBS.

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO KEEP MEMBERS INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

PLEASE CHECK E-MAILS AND CLUB NOTICE BOARD.

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT IT WAS NECESSARY TO TAKE THIS ACTION, BUT UNDER CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES IT WAS FELT TO BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CLUB AND ITS MEMBERS.

ALAN MANSFIELD

PRESIDENT

19/03/2020

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