News 2020

 

Presentation Night 14th March 2020

The Presentation Night for trophies won in the 2019 season was held on 14th March. It was held over from last year because of the refurbishment of the clubhouse. A montage of the prize winners receiving the trophies from President Peter Hobbs can be seen on the Photos 2020 page.

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Aberfeldy Bowling Club AGM and Prize Giving

The Annual General Meeting of the Aberfeldy Bowling Club will be held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 23rd February 2020 commencing at 2.00pm.

Papers can be downloaded from the links below.

Agenda

Minutes of the 2019 AGM

The Prize Giving will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday 14th March at 7.00pm. If you intend to be present at the Prize Giving please advise me at the AGM or before the 4th March to enable the necessary arrangements to be made.

J Adams

Secretary

 

Coronavirus Update - a message from the President, Peter Hobbs

25th March 2020

 

Dear Member
 
After discussion with Committee Members the following sets out the actions we have decided to take to deal with the current unprecedented situation and ask for your help and support at this difficult time.

Main Clubhouse.

 

I was hoping that the clubhouse could remain open and the green possibly available for informal use however the announcements yesterday by the UK and Scottish Governments preclude this so with immediate effect the clubhouse will be closed for all activities.  A full stock take will be taken and held by the committee.  Any violation of the bar closure could jeopardize our drinks licence, which would devastate the club's future. 
 
Opening of the green

 

This will be delayed until the “lockdown”restrictions are lifted as gatherings outdoors are currently forbidden. 
 
Competitions

 

No doubt you are aware that all Bowls Scotland and Perthshire competitions are cancelled already.  Similarly at a local level, Hat Night, the Try Bowls, Mens Outing etc and all club competitions are cancelled until further notice. Friendlies for the early part of the season have been cancelled and we must await events to see if any towards the end of the season can take place. 
 
Subscriptions

 

This is a very difficult area of discussion and as such I propose; There will no charge for Social members, and if any have already paid they will be reimbursed.  Full members, these are difficult times and it is likely that at the very best we will only see half of the season available for any play. The club is still required to pay for energy, water, cutting of the green etc, these do not come cheap and are in excess of £12,000 per year. I cannot insist that in these difficult times every member should pay their membership fee which was set at £80 at the AGM. All I will ask is that every member looks at their own circumstances and contributes accordingly and any additional donations will be most welcome. Any shortfall between income and expenditure will require to be made up from reserves if we are to survive until another year. It should be remembered that anyone not paying the subscription will have to reapply for membership the following year and maybe faced with a joining fee as well as a subscription to help replenish club funds. Subscriptions should be paid as soon as possible by BACS to Account No 00101485, Sort Code 80-05-22 with your name in the details or if this is not possible by cheque to the Treasurers home address 23A Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2AA. 
 
I hope that this virus will at some stage be beaten and that the Club can reopen and return to normality. Until then please keep safe and think of how you can prevent this horrible virus from spreading.
 
Peter Hobbs

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