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Pelican Brief – 2021 April

Pelican Brief – 2021 March; Pelican Brief – 2021 February; Pelican Brief – 2020/21 December/January; Pelican Brief – 2020 November; Pelican Brief – 2020 October.

Latest News – 01 April, 2021.

Hi Everyone,

Lockdown is Finishing
At 12.00pm today, the lockdown will finish.  This means that people from Brisbane or those who have been to Brisbane since 20 March, are once again allowed to visit the club.

However, the Queensland Government has put in place some restrictions that will remain effective for 2 weeks, until Thursday 15 April at 12.00pm.

– All visitors to the club, including both Members and Patrons, must wear a mask when inside the club house.
– You may remove your masked when eating or drinking.
– You must be seated to eat or drink.
– It is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors at the club if you are unable to maintain 1.5m distance from others.

We appreciate that some may not agree with the restrictions, but these are mandated by the Queensland Government.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Face Masks Available for Purchase at the Club
Phyl Hallewell has been making Face Masks which are available for purchase.  They cost just $10 each and Phyl is generously donating the takings to the club.  So if you need a mask and are interested, please see Phyl.

QLD Check-in App Will Become Mandatory as of 1 May
The Queensland Government has announced that the QLD Check-in App will become mandatory as of 1 May.  This means the Pelican Waters QR Code system will no longer be able to be used.  We will disable the system on 30 April, but we really encourage all members to begin using the QLD Check-in App immediately.

The tablets at the club will still be in place, but will be pointed to the QLD Check-in App so you can manually enter your details.

Pending any further restrictions that maybe imposed between now and then, the AGM will go ahead on Tuesday 6 April at 7.00pm in the bottom part of the club.

Don’t forget, you will need to wear a mask at the AGM.

The Board wants to extend apologies to those members that we were not able to contact before hand and who arrived at the club on Monday for the AGM which had been postpone so last minute.  Thanks for your understanding.

Trivia Night – We Need You !
On Saturday April 24, the PWBC will be running a Trivia Night.  Hosted by Patti and Steve Claridge , this will be a great evening.  Get a team together and register at the Bar.

You still have a few hours to purchase tickets in the Easter Raffle.  They are just $1 per ticket, or 6 tickets for $5.  Just see the bar staff to buy tickets.  The raffle is being drawn this evening.

There will be some changes to the club opening times over the Easter Weekend.

Thursday 1 April – Bistro and Bar open as normal
Friday 2 April – Bistro and Bar both closed
Saturday 3 April – Bistro closed, Bar open as normal
Sunday 4 April – Bistro and Bar both closed
Monday 5 April – Bistro closed, Bar open as per normal Monday hours
Tuesday 6 April – Bistro and Bar open as normal

Bar Price Increases
As per previous newsletters, bar prices will be increased imminently to cover the excise increases introduced by the Australian Government.

A Message From Denise Fazakerley, LBA President
Kim’s Book Launch has been postponed due to these difficult times.
She will try again in the near future to hold the launch.
We thank all those who were going to attend and hope that it hasn’t caused any inconvenience. 

A Message From Paul Halliday, Club Coach Co-ordinator
The Sunshine Coast District Bowls Association is conducting a new course for bowls coaches on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd May.
Why should you be interested?
1          Attending the course will help your own bowls skills
2          Our Club has seen a surge in new members wishing to be coached.
3          Some of our existing coaches for various reasons, may be giving up coaching after many years coaching and our present coaches are having problems keeping up with the demand for coaching.
If you would be interested in applying and participating, the Club will pay your nomination fee for the course, you will need to fill out an application form and also make a application for a blue card.
For further information you can contact myself as Club coaching co-coordinator on 07 5491 4220 or speak to any of our present Club coaches.
Good bowling
Paul Halliday
Club Coach Co-ordinator

Supporter of the Month – Fox Taylor Mildwaters Lawyers
Scott Taylor from Fox Taylor Mildwaters Lawyers is the club’s Honorary Solicitor.  We would like to thank him and Fox Taylor Mildwaters for their support each year.

FTM is a locally based company, just in the main street of Caloundra, looking after the needs of locals for 14 years.

If you are in need of some legal assistance, maybe redoing your will to leave a little bit of support to the club :), why not consider Fox Taylor Mildwaters.  Their website is

The Club would like to remind all members of the need to sign in to COVID register every time you come to the club.  You can use the QR Code on your phone, use one of the 2 tablets at the club, or link to the COVID Registration page directly from the link on the club website.  Just link to and on the home page you will see link to be able to navigate to the Registration Page.

However, please note that using the Qld Check-in App becomes mandatory on 1 May.  The Pelican Waters QR Code system will be disabled before then.  If you are not doing so already, we encourage all members to use the Qld Check-in app as soon as possible.

Please also be mindful of social distancing when at the club and to follow all other guidelines relating to COVID safe practices. 

We please request:
– everybody who visits the club must register using the QR Code or via the Registration Web Page.  This includes people working as volunteers inside or outside the club, people having a roll up, and people who are playing a game at any of the clubs organised games.
– 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 follow the other guidelines and safe practices as communicated by the Queensland Government.

Many thanks for your assistance.

The Board and Bowling Arms

Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program


Pelican Waters Bowls Club