Bowls Newsletter October 2020

Bowls Newsletter October 2020

30 Oct, 2020, 12:48 AM

October Newsletter, 2020

Dear Elsternwick Club Members,

Well, we are finally on our new green and the consensus is that it is fantastic — 10/10 !!
We have been running roll-up practice sessions since last week and they have proved to be very popular with many sessions booked out !! Below are a couple of our happy bowlers.

Now for the extra special news !!!

TEC Club Opening Times

As from tomorrow, Stephen, our General manager, will have staff rostered on so that our Club can be open from 11am to 5pm every Tuesday to Sunday (except for Cup Day.) This arrangement will continue until Sunday evening the 8th November.

This arrangement is specifically for our bowlers so that we can get together and chat both during, between and after our rollups. We have heard so many comments that members can’t wait to get back to the Club, so here is your opportunity to show that you really meant it !

Please patronize our venue to assist in bringing life back into our Club.
• The bar will be open
• Soft drinks will be available
• Alcoholic drinks will be available
• Tea and coffee may be purchased through the bar (not self-serve)
• There will not be a food offering at this stage.

A few rules need to be followed for these after game get togethers
• You must have signed in via the bowl’s roll-up record sheets
• Patrons must remain seated at all times
• Staff will serve you at your table, placing personal orders at the bar is not permitted
• Contactless payments, eg credit cards, are preferred
• Please maintain the 1.5m social distancing rule at all times
• Sanitization stations are located around the venue
• A maximum of 10 patrons may be seated inside, and 50 outside
• The facility may only be entered via the Allison Rd gate or the gate near the garage

Rollups – ups
As from tomorrow you no longer need to book in for roll-ups. The Club will be open tomorrow between 11am and 5pm and you may practice any time within this period.
However, you must still complete the log sheet which is on the table outside the glass doors.
No equipment is to be shared and mats and jacks must be disinfected both before and after use.
Frequent hand sanitization is encouraged.
Masks must be worn both before and after play, but are not required during a game.
The only access to the Club is via the Allison Rd gate or the gate near the garage at the end of the driveway. The front doors to the main building will remain locked.

So a summary for bowl’s rolls ups
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am till 5pm (except Cup Day)
Wednesday 2pm till 5pm
Thursday 11am till 5pm
Friday 11am till 5pm
Saturday 11am till 5pm
Sunday 11am till 5pm

Membership Fees
A reminder to those who have not yet paid their TEC subscriptions.
Membership fees were due by 1st September, 2020.
The Club is now open between 11am and 5pm to accept either cash or credit card payments.
However, if you haven’t paid as yet then you may post a cheque, or
Pay using a bank transfer to

The Elsternwick Club Inc
Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 063 – 128
Acc : 10131929

It is important that you type your name in the reference field, within the banking application, when you do the EFT

Please notify the Club, in writing, if you do not intend to renew your TEC membership

Social Bowls
Social bowls for TEC members will commence next week. These games are a great opportunity to meet and mix with your fellow members whilst honing your bowling skills.

These sessions will be held every Wednesday afternoon with registration by 12:00. The Wednesday co-ordinators are Max Flanigan and Jack Hamilton and we thank them for their organization. The cost is $10 per game and you are asked to register by phone or in person by 12:00 to be guaranteed a game. Type of game, whether pairs, triples or fours will depend on numbers.

Our second social game is on every Friday and will include a soup and crusty bread lunch.
This is also only $10, including the home made soup. Details of times will follow soon. A popular event not to be missed.


Lachie Turnbull
The jungle drums have been very quick in letting members know that Lachie is returning to play for TEC this season. We are delighted to have him back and his presence on the green will be a great asset to our first team.

George Arbib
George appears to spend his time either playing bowls or sending funny memes. Here are a couple of his recent contributions.
“ Maurice, an 82 year old man, went to the doctor for a physical check-up. A few days later the doctor saw Maurice walking down the street with a gorgeous young girl on his arm.
Another couple of days later, the doctor, spoke to Maurice and said “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?”
Maurice replied “Just doing what you said Doc,” Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.”
The doctor said, “I didn’t say that.” I said, “ You’ve got a heart murmur, be careful.”
Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet. He insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to an elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
“I don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”
John Boorn
On Grand Final eve, Glen announced that the winner of this season’s Footy tipping was our own inimitable racing and footy tipster, John Boorn. Congratulations John !!! Thanks to Glen for organizing the competition. It certainly kept us occupied while in lockdown.

Michael Tomaszewski

Michael sent me the following link. It is a very funny comment from “The Age” on Covid 19. Certainly worth a read, I’m sure you will chuckle !! Just Google “The A to Z of pandemic politics.” Thanks for the link, Michael.

Library — Jane Everitt
Jane, a prolific reader, has agreed to be our Club librarian. There will be no sign in system, But Jane has agreed to just keep it tidy with up to date books. Thank you Jane.

Pennant Dates for 2020 – 2021
The latest news we have from Bowls Vic is the following
Thursday 7 a-side commences 26th November
Saturday Pennant commences 28th November
Tuesday Pennant commences 1st December
Night Pennant tba

Please respond ASAP to Ian Thege’s request regarding your availabilities for this season.
The draw will be posted as soon as it is available.

Coaching at TEC
Members will be informed about details of our new coaching policy by next week. You will be required to align yourself to one of our competent Club coaches.
Life Membership
A function, possibly on a Sunday afternoon, will be organized to personally acknowledge John’s fine achievement.
Season 2019 – 2020 Awards
These will be presented, in conjunction with a delayed “Opening of the Green,” as soon as practical.

Stay safe,

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