Our Newsletter – “The Pelican Brief”

Pelican Waters Bowls Club publishes a monthly newsletter filled with information, photos and what’s happening at our club. This publication has been on hold for the last few months but will start again soon. See the Latest News below.

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Latest News – 06 August, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Social Distancing and other COVID Guidelines
With such perfect weather it is all too easy to forget the COVID situation is going on around us at the moment.  We all still need to be mindful and take necessary precautions to do our bit to stay safe, help others stay safe, and ensure the club is not placed in a compromised position if we happen to be inspected.

The Club would like to remind all members to be mindful of social distancing when at the club and to follow all other guidelines relating to COVID safe practices.  

Please ensure:
– you maintain social distancing inside and outside the club
– you wash and sanitise your hands regularly
– you minimise physical contact
– you avoid touching other people’s bowls and other equipment
– you sign into the club whenever you visit (unless you have your name down to play bowls meaning we already have a record of you being at the club)
– you sit down whenever you are having a drink
– you follow the other guidelines and safe practices as communicated by the Queensland Government.

Many thanks for your assistance.

A Grade Singles Finals
The finals of the A Grade Singles were played on Sunday 2 August.  Congratulations to Robyn Schey and John Aitken who are the new club champions of the A Grade Singles, and very well played to Sylvia Chamberlain and Karl Hemetsberger who both played great games.

The first round of the 2020 Pennant was played on Saturday 1 August.  The Division 2 team had a good win against Maroochy.  Unfortunately Division 5 went down to Buderim at Buderim and Division 7 went down to Coolum at Coolum.

This weekend, Division 2 are playing at Woombye while Division 5 and Division 7 are playing at home against Kawana and Waves respectively.  Games commence at 1.00pm if you want to come down and cheer on the teams.

Good luck to all teams.

Club Members Friendship Bowls Day – Sunday 16 August
Registrations are now full for the Club Members Friendship Day being held on Sunday 16 August with play starting at 12.30pm.  If you didn’t manage to get your name down but are still keen to play, please put your name down as a spare just in case anybody has to drop out.  It promises to be a great day.

A very special thank you to Frank Geritz, Peter Cobham, Bill Sullivan, Phil Marshall and Trevor McGlynn who have all been very generous to donate the prize money for the day.

Member Only Section on Website
The minutes from the last board meeting have been loaded to the website in the Member Only section.  The password has been previously emailed to members. 

Sponsor of the Month
We would like to thank and acknowledge the very generous support of Star Chemist at Golden Beach.

Leslie has donated many gift packs to the club, including huge gift packs for major days such as the Ladies Fiesta.  Star Chemist also supports the club in many other ways, including with the supply of sunscreen cream and keeping our medical kits well stocked.

We encourage you to shop with Star Chemist at Golden Beach.  It is important we support our sponsors just as they support us.

Bottles and Cans
Bill, Peter and Col did a run up to the Containers for Change centre yesterday with another world record load of cans and bottles.  Bill’s ute was loaded sky high as you can see below, and Peter also had bags of cans in the front passenger seat and back seat of his car.  They came home with a whopping $449.70.  Thanks to everybody for bringing in cans and bottles, please continue to do so.  Thanks also to everybody who is helping to take the cans and bottles up to be cashed in.
Thank you. 
The Board and Bowling Arms

Click here to see Bill’s ute

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