Our Newsletter – “The Pelican Brief”

Pelican Waters Bowls Club publishes a monthly newsletter filled with information, photos and what’s happening at our club. It was on hold for the last few months but is now being published again.

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Pelican Brief – 2020 October; Pelican Brief – 2020 March; Pelican Brief –2020 February,

Latest News – 29 September, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Social Distancing and other COVID Guidelines
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)
– when arriving at the club for a game, please endeavour to enter through the eastern entrance underneath the archway (to avoid congestion with Waves bowlers who have been asked to exit via the western exit near the carpark)
– you sit down whenever you are having a drink purchased over the bar
– you follow the other guidelines and safe practices as communicated by the Queensland Government.

Many thanks for your assistance.

The finals of the Pennant were played last weekend, and unfortunately it wasn’t as successful as we had hoped.  Div 2 played in the grand final and unfortunately despite leading with only a few ends to go, were overtaken and came runner up.  The Div 5 team played in the semi-final in the morning and unfortunately lost their game and didn’t progress to the final in the afternoon.

Many thanks to everybody who nominated to play, to all players, to everyone who helped out including team managers, selectors, people who helped prepare and serve food and to umpires.  And a special thank you to all the spectators who came down and cheered on the teams each week.

Pelican Brief
I am very happy to announce the Pelican Brief will be returning.  The Pelican Brief was put on hold during COVID, but thanks to the efforts of Alex Gamblin, the next edition will be coming out soon. 

Carpet in Lower Part of the Club
As you read this email, carpet is currently being laid in the lower part of the club house.  It should all be done tomorrow (Wednesday 30 September) and we will be able to shift all the furniture back in on Thursday morning.  Many thanks to the large group of volunteers who ripped up all the old carpet and underlay on Saturday morning.  

Upcoming Events
The next events coming up are the Ladies Fiesta on Wednesday 14 October and the Birthday Bash on 25 October.  Details can be found on the website under the Upcoming Events menu option, as well as the flyers on the boards at the club.

Seaside Day
What a great day the Seaside Day was.  Many thanks to Seaside Real Estate for their sponsorship.  Congratulations to the winners Don Baker, Les Elms and Barry Cox.  Runners up were Ron Powley, John Abela and Bill Stuczyk.

Remember, if you are looking to buy a property or maybe to sell your own property, consider Seaside Real Estate as your first option.  They are local and know the area, are professional and get wonderful results.  Just have a chat to Peter Crowe when you are at the club or give him a call.

Come and Try Day
In conjunction with the Golden Beach Neighbourhood Watch, we will be conducting a Come and Try Day on 18 October from 10.00am to 2.00pm.  The past Come and Try Days have been well attended and we regularly recruit a few new bowling members.  We’d like to thank the Golden Beach Neighbourhood Watch team for their great support and involvement.

Check out their latest newsletter:

Raffle for a Set of Bowls
Thanks to the very generous support of Byron Ewin who has donated a $500 voucher from Bowlers Paradise, and to Lawnbowls2U who have donated a bowls bag, the club is running a raffle that will be drawn at the Christmas Party in early December.  1st prize is the $500 voucher (which could go towards a new set of bowls, or anything else you would like to purchase), 2nd prize is the bowls bag and 3rd prize is a bottle of scotch (or we can swap it for a bottle of rum if you would like).  Tickets are $2 each.  Like last year, we would love all members to take a book of 5 tickets and to sell just one book.  Members of the board will be handing out books of tickets over the next few weeks.  Tickets can also be purchased from the bar.

New Bowling Members
The club is trying to increase the number of bowling members we have.  We have a number of initiatives we are about to implement.

However, one of the most important sources of new members we have are our existing members and word of mouth.  If you have any friends or family who maybe interested in playing, please have a word to them.  Maybe mention the Come and Try day to them.  Membership forms are available from the website and at the club.  Just talk to the Bar Staff or anybody in the office or anybody in the Games Office or one of the coaches.  The more bowling members we have, the more people on the greens, and the more prosperous our club.

Water Fountains
In a small initiative to try and minimise the amount of waste from the club and help be more sustainable, the Board has decided it will no longer stock plastic cups at the two water fountains near the bowling greens.  

We encourage all members to bring their own water bottle or reusable cup and to regularly drink water and remain hydrated.  This is particularly important as the weather begins to warm up.

Sponsor of the Month
We would like to thank and acknowledge the very generous support of Pelican Waters Land Sales.

Pelican Waters Land Sales have been long term and generous sponsors of the club, supporting us with the Winter Carnival each year, as well as the Ladies Fiesta, which this year will be played on 14 October.

To see the latest development from Pelican Waters Land Sales, please click on this link.  If you know anybody who might be thinking of moving to Pelican Waters, they might be interested in this development.

Thank you. 
The Board and Bowling Arms

Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program


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