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Following the latest government announcement Norfolk will be placed in tier 2 when the lockdown ends on the 2nd December therefore the club will remain closed until further notice. The government will review the tier system again on the 16th December so please refer to our website for further updates.
Tier 2: High alert - from Dec 2
This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
In tier 2:
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Due to Covid-19 and the national lockdown we are now closed and add that hopefully we shall open again on the 2nd December 2020 subject to any further guidance from the government and EIBA therefore please check the website for updates.
In view of the government announcement yesterday we shall be closed after the completion of the Ladies matches on Wednesday evening 4th November 2020.
We shall re-open as soon as we receive the updated guidance from the government and EIBA which hopefully will be on or around the 2nd December 2020.
Please keep checking the website for further details.
Roundwood Bowls Club Charity 1176265
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting – Tuesday September 22nd 2020 – covering Jan 1st 2019 to Mar 31st 2020
1) Apologies for absence received from Pam Bassham, Liz Warren and David Poynter
2) Minutes of the AGM April 26th 2019 were circulated and ratified.
3) Chairman’s Report. Bob Daykin welcomed everyone to the meeting during these unusual times with numbers limited and no presentations. It was another good year for the club with membership remaining at the 400 mark.This being maintained by starting the season with an open day and the usual recruiting and coaching throughout the season. The season had seen well over 3000 league games and in excess of 1000 friendly roll ups and the club commitment to County and National games, indeed the Ladies B team won their League with their final match and we congratulate Liz and her squad. The Men’s B team finished in 2nd place so a very well done to Geoff and his squad, unfortunately neither team will be promoted. The Ladies A team under Barbara and Maureen enjoyed their season and the Men’s A team under John had a tough time but gained good experience.
We made no major purchases during the year but did install handrails to assist on out steps and slope.
This year we lost some old friends, playing partners and special people who will always be remembered.
This year we have also had several Committee members stand down so to Chris Holmes, Pam Bassham, Liz Warren and Roger Bassham we thank you for your long service and contribution. Roger and Val Tilbury have also given notice of standing down from the Trustees and again we record our appreciation for their contribution. Their vacant position will be addressed in the ballot shortly. In addition Jan Henry stood down from her roles and we thank her for her substantial contribution in bringing the club to its current state of health. Her guidance have been keystones and will be missed.
I would also like to thank all of our volunteers behind the scenes, Rob Hoffman, Sue & Ken Maxim, Averil Kirton and Pearl Gerrard. To all those who run our roll ups, to the club coaches and to your Committee who have all worked tirelessly through these trying times. Financially we finished the year with a healthy balance which will help us over the next year.
Briefly April to now, Covid 19 has affected us greatly. UBL have been fair and gave us a four month rental holiday. We have 12 months rate free and we received a grant from Broadland D C but our membership is 30% down on last year, financially we expect to run at a loss but we do have a solid financial base to help us through this period.
We do need more volunteers so any help will be gratefully received. Thank you for your attention.
4) Treasurer’s Report. Barry Stiles explained the 15 months set of accounts which brings us in line with the Charity Commissions requirements. We had a surplus for the period but with only 282 members signed up for the coming year we will have to watch our income and expenditure carefully. We need a membership of 325 to break even by my calculations. There are a few more members fees still to be paid. We have agreed with UBL to spread our rent evenly across the year instead of larger payments at the start of the season and smaller payments in the summer months. We have had a number of North Walsham members join us this year and we welcome them on board. We have no large expenses planned and will plan to keep our costs low.
The full accounts have been signed off by our independent examiner.
A resolution to disapply the requirement for a full audit for the next year was passed, Kingsley Goffin being appointed the competent person to review the accounts.
A presentation was made to Roger Bassham by Maureen Stiles on behalf of the club for his valued contribution.
5) The Proposed addition to the Internal Rules was discussed and slightly re-worded to read as follows.
RULE 10 DISPUTES. If a team captain/skip feels that a Club or League playing rule had been broken regarding the match his/her team has played in, they must make an official complaint by bringing the matter to the attention of a member of the Management Committee and put it into writing within 24 hours of the completion of the game. The matter will then be investigated and a decision made by the Committee members.
This was accepted at the meeting.
6) Charity Trustees. Two of the trustees are still standing, Barry Stiles and Mike Kett. Roger Bassham and Val Tilbury are standing down at this meeting and are not up for re-election. We have 2 nominations for the vacancies, John Moar and Maureen Stiles and these were duly elected.
7) County Secretaries.
Ladies Secretary – Liz Warren is retiring. Only one nomination Beverley Moar, duly elected
Mens Secretary – John Hipperson – re-elected.
8) To Elect 3 Members to the Management Committee.
Bob Daykin, Maureen Stiles, Mike Kett, Beverly Moar and Barry Stiles are all standing again and were re-elected en bloc.
Pam Bassham, Christine Holmes and Roger Bassham were all retiring and we had 6 nominations, Nick Dack, Pearl Gerrard, Averil Kirton, John Moar, Terry Nye and John Webber. A vote had taken place online and together with the voting at the meeting we had Pearl Gerrard, John Moar and John Webber duly elected.
9) Social Club Chairmans Report.
Members of the Social Committee were all re-elected. Roger Bassham, Pam Bassham, Christine Holmes, Sue Maxim, Maureen Stiles, Pearl Gerrard and Paul Wale. Report of the fundraising activities were given by Roger and explained that during the present climate very little will happen. He thanked all for their good wishes regarding Pam and thanked everyone for his gift. He thanked all those who supported the social side up to the end of December but unfortunately from then all has had to stop. The committee will be champing at the bit to get going again.
Chris Holmes presented the Social Club Accounts.
10) AOB. The senior membership rate was raised and discussed with a view to recommending an increase up to £50 at the next AGM. Many other clubs do not have this discounted rate and we now have 25% of our members in this bracket.
The minutes of the AGM will be advertised as soon as possible albeit unratified.
Jean Shepherd raised a question about when the lockers would be back in use. Unfortunately due to the controls being specified by the Government and the EIBA it was not a possibility to use these in the near future.
Roger Bassham said that he was aware of ofl the hard work put in by the Committee and volunteers and would like to give his thanks to all.
The meeting ended.
The latest update of the Return to Indoor Biowls Guidance can be viewed here.
When to wear a face covering
In England, you must wear a face covering in the following indoor settings (a list of examples for each is included in the brackets):
You are expected to wear a face covering before entering any of these settings and must keep it on until you leave unless there is a reasonable excuse for removing it. More detailed advice on the application of these requirements in different settings can be found in the Government’s guidance for working safely.
You should also wear a face covering in indoor places not listed here where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Face coverings are needed in NHS settings, including hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries. They are also advised to be worn in care homes.
From the Gov.uk website
The Committee has been made aware how strongly the members feel about the loss of a "social area" and proposed withdrawal of the bar.
We have made strong representation to our landlords (United Business & Leisure ) and they have reviewed their proposal, and reversed it.
The conference room will be an extension of our social area, though groupings will be controlled and smaller. Tap beers will not be available at the moment.
Payment will be by card, so no cash, and a tariff will be produced for display.
We (the Committee) will continue to liaise with UBL to ensure your club offers a safe and welcoming environment.
As the situation develops, we will try to stay positive and react according.
There is now a new page on the website. It is called 'For Sale' and is available for anyone to have bowls items for sale post posted. Details to Rob Hoffman.
For all you bowlers troubled by length and line problem, could this be the answer!! :-)