LOCKDOWN IS NEARLY OVER, PLAY BOWLS AT MARRAMS STARTING ON 10th APRIL
We hope you are fit and well and looking forward to the chance to get out on the green. Well, you can, from 10am on SATURDAY 10TH APRIL.
Many thanks to Neil C, James, Jackie, Neil P, Roger O and Chrissie L for their work on preparing the green and clubhouse.
Your committee has been very busy coordinating matters to open the green in accordance with Bowls England/Government guidance. We are aware that not all of you will feel safely able to play the game you love in these extraordinary times, but we feel the opportunity should be available to all members. You may note the guidance is comprehensive but the priority has to be everyone’s safety. Much of the guidance was adhered to last year with great success, so it is tried and tested. Any club equipment used will be cleaned at the beginning of each play. Antibacterial handwipes (to clean the jack etc.), antibacterial spray (to clean the mat etc.), disposable gloves and bins will be available at the green in the toilet block foyer.
As we hope the season will be a little more back to normal with roll ups, NBA and Federation league games, friendly games, club competitions and club event games we feel it is appropriate to ask for the full subscription to be paid. So, as for the last few years, the playing membership subscription is £65 and social membership £15. Roll up green fees will be £3.50 per 2 hour session. Subscriptions can be paid by either Bank transfer (Cromer Marrams Bowls Club, Barclays Bank, Sort Code 20-03-26, Account Number 80278750), cheque or cash (in an envelope please). If you pay by bank transfer please also contact Jackie (01263 514361) or Neil P (details in the GUIDANCE) to confirm.
Cheque or cash payments can be made either at the green when you first play, to Jackie at the green on Saturday 10th April from 10am to midday or sent to:
Honorary Secretary, Mrs. Jackie Purvis at 19, Bernard Road, Cromer, NR27 9AW.
To ensure the smooth running of the club it would be appreciated if subscriptions were paid by 1st May, thankyou.
New members will need to purchase a Cromer Marrams club shirt (£16) and/or cotton zip jacket (£22) or nylon showerproof zip jacket (£25). In order to access the facilities for playing you will notice members also need a club 'yale' key (£3).
All members will be required to complete a Membership Form (attached to this Newsletter or available at the club) to return with payment. Members contact details will then be up to date and you can authorise which details of telephone numbers and email addresses you wish to be made available for the smooth running of the club. These will not be in the Handbook but on an appended sheet produced as soon as possible after 1st May.
As last year, BOOKINGS for roll-ups (described in the GUIDANCE below) can be made from TUESDAY 6th APRIL. You can arrange with a member(s) to play before booking or just book for yourself and play with whoever else has booked in the same time slot.
If you have a little spare time, the area surrounding the green is always in need of weeding, help would be much appreciated.
It is proposed to play the club competitions during the season so watch the noticeboard for entry details from Bob A.
Club internal events like spoon drives, Presidents day, Rose Bowl, etc will be included in the calendar.
It is proposed to OPEN the BAR for drinking OUTSIDE (weather permitting) on FRIDAY 16TH APRIL at 7pm. and thereafter every FRIDAY. Contact Jackie or Neil beforehand if the weather is poor to check opening.
The committee are very pleased to accept Keith Pantling’s offer to be the Club and Friendly Captain for the season.
However, there is still a vacancy for the MENS Captain (Wednesday evening NBA league) and there is a vacancy for a male member to join the committee. Please give serious consideration, the committee will support the role as much as possible.