WELCOME TO THE CLIFTON SPRINGS BOWLING CLUB
The Friendly Club Where visitors are always welcome
To all Members of Clifton Springs Bowling Club,
The Board, thinking of its members wisely closed the club 2 weeks ago and it will stay that way until such time as we get an all clear to reopen from our Government. Unfortunately, we are now required to close our bowling club completely for an indefinite period. This means individual practice can no longer continue. It is regrettable that we have to do this, but we need to do this, so that we play our part in keeping everybody healthy and safe.
The Board is going through a very testing time at the moment, with no meetings etc and it is very hard to come to a decision by phone. However, we will do our very best to keep the Club afloat over the next few months. Thankfully all members of the Board have indicated they will continue in their present positions until such time as the COVID-19 is sorted out.
The AGM scheduled for 3rd May will be postponed to a date to be decided in the future. We actually legally do have 5 months after our end of financial year to have our annual meeting, so hopefully we have time on our side for this. If this pandemic continues past August there is now a three month extension of time from the State Government, so all is ok there. The election process will also be held over until such time as we are given the all clear to mingle together again. The preparation and audit of the annual Financial Statements still needs to be finished as per usual. However, there is not the same time pressure to get them completed and signed off by the original AGM date.
As you are all well aware all events have been cancelled or postponed, including presentation night, until we can re-open again. This also means Veterans badges not being presented until then as well. The 100 Up Event had some first round matches completed. This event is postponed and will be first club event to complete once we are up and running again.
The financial side is going along quite well, however, you would all realise that we still have monthly commitments to pay and this can be a strain on our finances considering we are not receiving any income while we are closed. Our monthly commitments are in the range of $3000 per month which hopefully we can cut back on in some areas while we are closed. The Board has agreed to send out membership renewal invoices in the next month or so, in the hope members will understand our plight and hopefully, and where possible pay their fees early to assist us at this time. I can assure you all we will survive and there will be a Clifton Springs Bowling Club after this pandemic resolves.
Barry Oswald, President