Following on from our recent news item about Ray Elliott, who left us 2017, we have just been informed that Ray has now sadly pass away in St Michaels Care Home in Worthing.
Ray, we were told had been in poor health of late but had managed, thanks to his family, to stay in his own home until six weeks ago when he was admitted into hospital for a couple of weeks before his final move into the Worthing Care Home.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time, so close to Christmas.
Due to confusion within the latest Government guidelines about what can be opened under the Tier 2 instructions, the board has come to the conclusion that rather than keep waiting we needed to make a decision about whether we re-opened the club as we previously indicated.
Your Board, based on the information received from the EIBA, decided that we do not have the go-ahead to reopen and as the next potential decision date by the Government is not due till the 16th December at best, then we will not now reopen until the New Year with an opening date to be confirmed in due course.
Due to the current Covid restrictions, a small private Funeral has taken place.
Brenda and family are very appreciative of the messages of Condolence received from Friends and Colleagues.
Following the Governments instructions over the weekend we have now been informed by the EIBA that Bowls clubs are included this time and therefore we will be closing the club from Midnight this Wednesday 4th November 2020 until possibly the 2nd December 2020, subject to further EIBA instructions.
Any updates to this instruction will appear on both our Club website and Facebook page.
Due to the Covid-19 situation the club’s annual subscription invoices were raised rather later than usual this year.
About 75% of members have already paid their subscriptions and re-joined the club.
If you have not yet paid, you have until 31st October to re-join us.
We understand many people have health issues either themselves or within their families and wish to delay re-joining until a later date when hopefully things will be more like normal.
If you are in this situation you will be very welcome to re-join when you feel able to.
At that time the annual charge will be based on the full club membership fee of £130, adjusted for any part-year concession.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sad loss of another member of our club who passed away on the 23rd October 2020.
“Alan Piper” was one of the club’s early members and was a great supporter of the club having been a past President as well as a Club Captain.
He was also the husband to our current club Chairman Brenda Piper.
Alan had been unwell for some years and spent some of these years in a nursing home.
Our thoughts are now with Brenda and her family.
The Mats should be wiped at the edges "only" with the sanitised cloth. Do not "spray" the liquid directly onto the mat and only wipe the middle section of the mat if it has for any reason been touched.
This will help to reduce the "sticky feet feeling"
SANITISING THE MATS AND JACKS
It has been noted that members are not sanitising the mats and jacks at the end of their playing session.
As a club we are trying to make sure that all efforts to keep us “ALL” safe are being enacted.
The current rule is for members to hand sanitise both mats and jacks before playing and also again at the end of their playing session.
The next player(s) on the rink repeats the same exercise.
Please make sure that the “Spraying” bottle is used as some members have used the hand sanitiser which makes the mats very sticky.
THE BOARD ASKS THAT ALL PLAYING MEMBERS FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OUR BOWLING MEMBERS.
IT ONLY TAKES A COUPLE OF MINUTES!
RINK SIDE ISSUE
It has come to the attention of the board that members are still taking their bowling bags etc down onto the rink.
This situation was acceptable and agreed by the board and management whilst the locker rooms were out of bounds.
However, that is now not the case.
Members are therefore requested not to take bags, or any other bulky items not required for bowling down onto the playing area as this could cause an injury especially in the unlikely event of a fire.