Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Club Information and Updates

Wednesday, 24 June 2020  10:00am

Notice to All Members

The State Government has announced the relaxing of the COVID restrictions and moving to Phase 4 effective Saturday 27th June 2020.
As a result, the Rossmoyne Bowling Club will be implementing the following guidelines, from this Saturday;

  • Gatherings, based on the 2 square metre rule, will be:
    *  100 people in the bar area.
    *  90 people in the main hall.
    *  5 people on the dance floor.
    *  No limit for bowling greens.
  • The sign-in register books are no longer required and will be removed.
  • Continue to observe the 1.5 metre social distancing.
  • Alcohol and food no longer limited to being served to seated people.
  • No bar stool seating to ensure that social distancing from our bar staff, is maintained.
  • Members to maintain good personal hygiene and utilise the hand sanitisers provided.
  • Playing mats and jacks no longer required to be rinsed after each game.

Please remember, it is still the members and guests responsibility for their own health.  If you are feeling unwell, stay away from the Club.

Peter Chappell
Secretary

Wednesday, 10 June 2020  10:00am

Just a quick update:

  1. A new order of Men’s Club Polo shirts (not playing shirts) are now available from the bar @ $34. I’ll be placing another order later and will include ladies style shirts, so please let me know what sizes need to be ordered?

  2. Tuesday night scroungers will be commencing Tuesday 16th June, registration by 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.  A couple of changes for this season:
    *   The bar will close at 7pm so you will need to pre-purchase your drinks and place in the supplied esky.
    *    NO sharing of food due to the COVID requirements

  3. To assist with signing in, when playing in the winter match events (Men’s Triples, scroungers etc) there will be sign-in sheets on the front desk. Just need to enter your time in and time out against your name. The register book must be used when accessing the Club on a casual basis for roll-ups and socialising.

  4. The membership renewal invoices were sent out a couple of weeks ago but some members have not received their invoice. If you have not received your invoice please contact the secretary and I will arrange for the invoice to be emailed.

  5. Your new membership cards will now be able to be collected from the bar rather than the pigeon shelves outside the Men’s toilets.

Peter Chappell
Secretary / Membership

 

Friday, 5 June 2020  5:00pm

The Club will be open tomorrow, Saturday 6th June, an opportunity to re-new friendships over a game of bowls and a beer.

Just to confirm the new way of socialising:

  • All people entering the Club (bowling or socialising) MUST sign-in AND sign-out.  The registers are located in the entry foyer of the main hall, bar and security gate.
  • Please use the hand sanitisers when entering and leaving the Club.
  • Alcohol can be ordered and paid for at the bar, but you must be seated to consume alcohol.
  • Bar stools have been removed.
  • Bar staff will wipe tables and chairs after use.
  • Bar snacks will not be available, in the short term, but members are welcome to bring their own food but the committee is recommending no sharing.
  • Maintain 2 square metres person and the social distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • All members need to consider their own personal health and, if feeling unwell, stay home.
  • The bar hours will be as per the winter trading hours:
    • Monday               4:00pm to  7:00pm
    • Tuesday               4:00pm  to  7:00pm
    • Wednesday        12:00pm  to  7:00pm
    • Thursday             4:00pm  to  7:00pm
    • Friday                    1:00pm  to  8:30pm
    • Saturday              11:30pm  to 8:30pm
    • Sunday                 3:00pm  to  7:00pm         $6 pints from 4pm to 7pm

 

If you have any concerns with the new operating guidelines for COVID, please discuss with the Executive Committee and do NOT engage with our bar staff, who are our employees and providing a service to our members

 

Peter Chappell
Secretary/Membership
Rossmoyne Bowling Club

 

Tuesday, 2 June 2020  5:00pm

Following the government announcement, on Friday 29th May, and the subsequent clarification from Bowls WA on the guidelines for bowling, the Rossmoyne Bowling Club can now open the Club to social members AND can commence match events for the winter session.

The following changes will take effect from:  Saturday 6th June.

  • The Club house will be open to  bowling members, via the side security gate, to access their bowls.
  • The bar will be open, using the winter trading hours, as follows:

    *  Monday         4:00pm to 7:00pm    Happy Hour   5pm – 6pm
    *  Tuesday         4:00pm to 7:00pm    Happy Hour   5pm – 6pm
    *  Wednesday   12:00pm to 7:00pm
    *  Thursday       4:00pm to 7:00pm
    *  Friday             3:00pm to 8:30pm
    *  Saturday        11:30pm to 8:30pm
    *  Sunday           3:00pm to 7:00pm      $6 pints from 4pm to 7pm

  • At this stage, there will be NO ‘live music’ or entertainment on Sunday. The Club plans to reintroduce our Sunday music session, in the near future.
  • Patrons must be seated to consume alcohol, NO bar stools will be available.
  • Maintain 2 square metres per person.
  • All people entering the Club (bowling or socialising) MUST sign-in AND sign-out.
  • Sign-in Registers are located in the entry foyer of the main hall, bar entry, security gate or ‘paper shed’ (volunteers).
  • Please use the hand sanitisers when entering and leaving the Club.
  • All members need to consider their own personal health and, if feeling unwell, stay home.

The following Club Match events will commence, effective:  Saturday 6th June

  • Saturday’s Mixed Nominated Pairs (2-4-2) any combination 12:30pm for 1:00pm start.           Nomination close 5pm Friday
  • Wednesday’s Mens Triples 12:30pm for 1:00pm start.                                                                      Nominations close 5pm Tuesday
  • Thursday’s Mixed Scroungers 9:30am for 10:00am start.                                                                 Nominations close 9:30am Thursday
  • Friday’s Jackpot Pairs any combination 1:00pm to 1:30pm start.                                                    Nominations close 5pm Thursday
  • Open to bowlers from other Clubs.
  • Umpiring equipment and the sharing of Club bowls is allowed but MUST be cleaned after each use.
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metre to continue.

I would like to thank all the members who have recently paid their membership fees for the 2020-2021 year.
Members will need to be financial by the end of June 2020 to continue to use the Club’s facilities.

The committee will shortly be advising a date for the AGM, that was postponed in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome back to the Rossmoyne Bowling Club.

Peter Chappell
Secretary/Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 16 May 2020  1:45pm

Thursday, 14 May 2020  11:00am

  NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Update 7 

Just a quick summary following the Phase 2 restrictions announced by the WA Government and an update received from Bowls WA, dated 13th May.

  • The Club house, including the bar, remains CLOSED.   The Club’s greens are OPEN for Roll-ups by Club members only.    No visitors.
  • A maximum of ten (10) bowling members per green. Green fees will not apply.
  • Minimal shared equipment is allowed.  Used mats and jacks are to be rinsed in the designated bucket of disinfectant before returning to the trolley or mats hung over the fence.
  • Hand sanitiser to be used when entering AND leaving the Club, and after bowling.  Additional hand sanitisers have been installed around the Club and greens.
  • Members to complete the ‘Register’ when entering and leaving the Club.  This will include the volunteers undertaking work around the Club grounds.
  • Club bowls and umpiring equipment are NOT to be used.
  • Limit gatherings following the completion of bowling.
  • The greens are classified as being part of the Club’s licensed premises, therefore the consumption of alcohol contravenes our license and exposes the Club to fines during this period when the Bar is closed.
  • Reminder, drinking on the greens is NOT permitted.
  • Continue to observe the social distancing guideline of 1.5 metres.
  • In advance of the Club opening, volunteers working in the kitchen will need to have completed an on-line COVID-19 Hygiene training course.
  • The committee encourages members to download the COVIDSafe application onto their smart phones.  It’s a tool to assist notifying people if they have been in contact with a person who has been tested positive to COVID-19.  (The application uses Bluetooth NOT GPS).

 

Peter Chappell
Secretary

 

Friday, 1 May 2020  12:05pm

Message from Bowls WA President:  Kerry Anderson

Please click on the link to view Kerry’s message.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Monday, 27 April 2020  5:30pm

Greens Re-Open for Roll-ups.

As a result of the State Government easing the restrictions for outdoor gatherings to ten (10) people, Bowls WA is supporting Clubs to open their greens for Roll-ups ONLY.  Bowls Australia has issued specific guidelines for Clubs to adopt.

The Rossmoyne Bowling Club greens will be open to Club Bowling Members ONLY from 12pm, Monday, 27th April 2020.

The Club has introduced the following guidelines if a member desires to have a roll-up.

  • Access to the greens will be via the side security gate only
  • The gate must NOT be left open, i.e. no propping allowed
  • A hand sanitiser has been placed inside the gate for members to use when entering AND leaving the Club
  • A hand sanitiser has been placed between A & B greens for use immediately completing your roll-up
  • Only A & B greens are available this week.  C green closed this week for maintenance
  • Only ten(10) members per green
  • Maximum of four (4) members per rink, i.e. pairs only
  • Each rink must have two jacks and two mats AND one person at each end nominated to pick-up the jack and place the mat
  • After the roll-up is completed, ‘used’ mats and jacks are to be rinsed in the designated bucket of disinfectant before returning to the trolley
  • Club bowls or umpiring equipment are NOT to be used
  • No organised games
  • Use every alternate rink, i.e. 1,3, 5 etc
  • Members must leave the Club once they have completed their roll-up, i.e. no gathering after bowling
  • Reminder: The Club house is CLOSED and the toilet facilities are located behind B green
  • Remember, to continue to observe the social distancing guideline of 1.5 meters

Members at a higher risk of severe illness (those over 70 and / or those with chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems) are encouraged to remain at home whenever possible.

Please ensure you adhere to these guidelines if greens are to remain open and for the health and safety of your fellow members.

Full details of the Bowls Australia guidelines are available at:   https://www.bowlswa.com.au/2020/04/27/bowls-australias-covid-19-advice/

Peter Chappell
Secretary

Monday, 20 April 2020  12:15pm

Notice to All Members

Just a quick update on the happenings around your Club.

A big ‘thank you’ to the members who continue to ensure the greens and the surrounding gardens are being maintained in readiness when the Club can be opened.  Just a shame we cannot utilise our facilities.

Even though the Club is closed, for bar trading and bowling, the administration of the Club is continuing, albeit remotely.

The committee has decided to delay issuing any membership renewal invoices until such time as the Club is open for business and members can dust off their bowls and commence roll-ups with other members.

Further, access to the Club’s library will be available once a week, so you can swap your reading material.  The automatic doors will be secured but access will be via the club house hall doors.  Please note, only the club house will be open, NOT the greens, and remember to follow the social distancing guidelines.  The library will be open every Monday between 9:00am and 11:00am.

Stay safe and healthy.

 

 Peter Chappell
Secretary/Membership
Rossmoyne Bowling Club

 

Tuesday, 31 March 2020  1:30pm 

Message for All Members

The closing of the Club, and greens, will likely have a significant impact on our lives.  The Club has given us the opportunity to play bowls, be it for a ‘roll-up’ or a game, and the fellowship with our members and friends during the game or afterwards in the Club house.

There are also members who volunteer their time during the week to maintain the Club and the surrounds – the bowling club is their “men’s shed”.  The Club is also possibly a key source of your social interaction.

As a result of recent Government directives, the Government and Health authorities, are asking people to stay at home and reduce their external gatherings to two people. which can make for lonely days, feelings of anxiety and increased stress.  As a committee, we are mindful that we should assist our members with relevant information in these uncharted times.

Below are some links that you may find useful to keep abreast of the latest information and guidelines for COVID-19.

Also, the Australian Psychological Society have released a number of online courses to assist Australians in coping with the challenging times we are facing. These courses are being offered free of charge for the next 3 months.

The flyers/courses are Maintaining mental health during social isolation and Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety  (Click on the links to view the flyers)

In addition here is an informative article from the John Hopkins University – COVID-19 regarding the virus that you may find interesting .

 

Stay safe and healthy

Regards

Peter Chappell
Secretary / Membership
Rossmoyne Bowling Club
0418 928 709

 

Monday, 30 March 2020  9:00pm

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Just a quick summary on the status of your Club following the announcement from the Government to limit gatherings to two people.

  • The Club house, including the bar, is already closed until further notice.
  • The greens are also closed, until further notice, no ‘roll-ups’ allowed.
  • The side gate, with the security key pad, has been secured and cannot be used to access the greens.
  • All school coaching is now cancelled.
  • Limited maintenance will continue on the greens and gardens.
  • The AGM, scheduled for May, has been postponed until November, subject to review.
  • The existing Management Committee will continue to manage the Club’s operation, as required.
  • The majority of the committee is “working from home” and contactable via email, telephone or SMS.

Stay safe and healthy

Regards
Peter Chappell
Secretary / Membership
Rossmoyne Bowling Club
0418 928 709

 

Monday, 30 March 2020  12:20pm

President’s Message To All Members:

Today, the Management Committee of the Rossmoyne Bowling Club met and, following the various decisions and recommendations from both the Federal and State Governments plus health groups, the Committee has decided that the Club will go into full lockdown, until further notice.  Please note that the Greens, as well as the Club House are now closed.  Entry to the Greens , via the side gate is no longer possible, as the gate has been bolted and padlocked.

Peter Chappell will disclose in more detail what this decision means to you, the members. To date, to the best of our knowledge, no member, staff member or family members have tested positive to the virus and I wish to make it clear that all of the Committee’s decisions have been made for the well-being of the staff, members and for the Club to survive this crisis.

Further, the Club is seeking approval from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety to postpone the AGM, originally scheduled for May, to later this year. Putting aside the requirements of the Club Constitution for the time being, this means that the current Management Committee will remain in office until such time as social activities recommence. When this time arrives, and it will, the Club will need to move quickly to re-establish “itself”. It will require a new Management Committee and I urge members, during this period of isolation, to contemplate standing for a position on the committee or on a sub-committee.

On behalf of the Management Committee, I wish to thank members for their understanding and for complying with the directions of the Club during this period.

I really look forward to the day when we can resume our friendships at Rossmoyne Bowling Club.

Sincerely,

Rob Arendts
President
Rossmoyne Bowling Club

 

Monday, 23 March 2020  5:00pm

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Management Committee of the Rossmoyne Bowling Club had a meeting this morning (23 March) following the overnight decision of the government, that licensed clubs are to close today.

As a result, the committee has agreed on the following:

  • The Club House, including the Bar,  will be closed from 12pm today and the security system will be enabled, until further notice.
  • Access to the Club greens for “roll-ups”, by Rossmoyne Club bowling members ONLY, will be available by the side gate.
  • If any bowler needs to retrieve their bowls from the Club house, please contact Bruce Groves (0419 048 270) or John Roberts (0417 931 310).
  • The Management Committee has decided to support our permanent members of staff by paying their wage entitlements through to the end of April. This situation will be reviewed in due course as Government decisions and information becomes available.
  • Thanks to our casuals that have supported our staff in manning the bar
  • The AGM, and associated elections, scheduled for May, have been delayed and a decision will be made by 30 June 2020 as to when the AGM will be held.
  • Membership renewals will be placed on-hold and reviewed at the AGM.
  • The Club will NOT be accepting any old newspapers, until the Club is re-opened.
  • The committee will continue to monitor any Government or Health Department directives and will provide appropriate updates to all our members.

Please Note:  If using the Club Greens for “Roll Ups”.

  • There must be NO organised games.  This is to meet “social distancing” requirements.
  • Suggest a maximum of four (4) persons per rink
  • Suggest every alternate rink is used
  • Minimize contact with the Jack and Mat, and suggest using a lifter or your bowling rag
  • Access to toilets will be restricted to the toilets located behind B & C Green
  • Members to accept any risk if they decide to utilise the Club greens

 

Stay safe and adopt the ‘social distancing’ and hygiene guidelines.

Peter Chappell
Secretary / Membership
Rossmoyne Bowling Club

 

Sunday, 22 March 2020  8:30am

Club Update:

The Management Committee continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic information being provided by the Federal and State Governments, Health Department, Clubs WA and Bowls WA.

Based on the information currently available, please see below the latest update from the Rossmoyne Bowling Club:

  • All indoor gatherings to be restricted to 100 people, not an issue for the club with the cancellation of the major bowling events.
  • Social distancing – the “4 square metre” rule (2 metres between people), a Government directive, has been adopted. This restricts the Club to 55 people in the bar area and 50 people in the main hall.
  • Request “no hand shaking”.
  • All major hall bookings and social bowling functions, have been cancelled by the organisers.
  • Any future requests for social bowling functions or hall bookings, will be declined.
  • COVID-19 information sheets have been posted in the club, please update yourself, and will be updated once they become available.
  • The Bar will be open, but the opening hours are under review, with a decision next week.
  • The cleaning regimen has been upgraded and completed on a daily basis.
  • The Club will provide hand sanitizers and hygienic wipes, once stock becomes available.
  • The Friday nights raffle will continue.
  • The Sunday session, with ‘live music’, will continue, at this stage.
  • After discussion between the Club and the new caterers, who were scheduled to commence on Sunday 29th March, it has been decided to postpone the opening of ‘The Tree Café’ indefinitely, pending an easing of the current restrictions.
  • Bowling members, using the C Green lights, are requested to pay a $2 green fee per person. The fee to be deposited in the Honour Box located inside the back door of the Club.

The management committee’s priority is to ensure the health and safety of ALL our members, especially our staff, and any guests that use our facilities.

It is imperative, if you are not feeling well or showing ‘flu-like’ symptoms, you do not attend the Club and further, suggest you consider seeking medical advice. This will assist to minimise the risk of our staff, members or guests becoming infected.

The Management Committee will continue to monitor the information available from the respective agencies and will provide an update accordingly if further decisions are agreed by the committee.

On a positive note, congratulations to Michelle Armstrong and Brian Cranswick on winning the respective Club Championship Singles on Thursday.

Feel free to give me a call if you have any concerns.

 

Peter Chappell
Secretary/Membership
Rossmoyne Bowling Club
0418 928 709

 

Friday, 20 March 2020  5:30pm

Bowls WA Cancels Major Events:

Bowls WA & Bowls Australia updated the cancellation details of major events:

https://www.bowlswa.com.au/2020/03/20/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-to-members/

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020  5:30pm

Bowls Australia announces changes to upcoming major events:

https://www.bowls.com.au/bowls-australia-announces-changes-to-upcoming-major-events/

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020  1:00pm

Bowls Australia & Bowls WA have updated their Coronavirus  advice and information:

https://www.bowlswa.com.au/2020/03/18/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-to-members/

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020    5:15pm

Latest update from the Rossmoyne Bowling Club.

The Management Committee has considered today’s announcements from Bowls Australia and BowlsWA cancelling / suspending pennant games, the State bowling events and the recommendation that clubs review their bowling activities.  The Club has adhered to the directives from the Federal and State Governments, and their Health Departments, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following are the decisions, as agreed by the Management Committee, at today’s meeting:

  • The Club has postponed ALL Club sanctioned bowling events (e.g. Scroungers, Nominated triples, Easter Carnival, ANZAC day etc)
  • The Mens and Ladies Championship Singles final will be played on Thursday 19th March commencing at 2:00pm
  • The Trophy Presentation and BBQ, scheduled for Sunday 22nd March, has been cancelled.  Arrangements will be made later to provide winners with their prizes
  • The Men’s Players tea, scheduled for 28th March, has been cancelled.
  • There will no requests accepted for social bowling events to be held at the Club.
  • Existing bookings for the Club hall will be honoured, unless the organiser decides to cancel the function.  Any new requests to use the Club hall will be reviewed at the time.
  • The Bar will be open, but the opening hours are currently under review.
  • The Friday nights raffles will continue and we look forward to your continued fellowship and support.
  • The Sunday session, with the ‘live music’, will continue, at this stage.

The Club is open, albeit with restrictions imposed by the Management Committee to ensure the health and safety of all our members and to minimise the risk of members or guests to the club becoming infected.

Obviously these are new territories for all of us, but seek your assistance over the coming weeks.  This situation and directions from legislative bodies are likely to change over the coming days / weeks and the club will adhere to the changing environment and communicate to all members regularly.

Feel free to give me a call if you have any concerns.

Peter Chappell

Secretary/Membership
0418 928 709

 

Monday, 16 March 2020

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