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BCBR Newsletter Sept 2017

BENDIGO CAMPASPE BOWLS REGION.

            NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017.

Hi Everyone,

Since our last newsletter I see there have been some changes in personal receiving emails on behalf of their clubs.

I welcome you all and look forward to perhaps meeting at some time.

The Bendigo Campaspe Board met at Rochester Bowls Club on September 12th, 2017. I apologise for not sending this newsletter before now; anyone who moves house knows how long it takes to get settled and sorted out.

Following the last newsletter, Expressions of Interest for being part of the BCBR Selection and Match Committees were sent to all Region Clubs.

Sadly, the response was not what the Board hoped for; it appears that all bowlers just want to play bowls; not assist in organising same. What happens when our champion players arrive at a venue to play finals and there is no one there to arrange the game ??

The good news is that Dawn Jennings, (Golden Square,) nominated for the Region Match Committee. She was duly elected to this position.

There were no other nominations from either Division for this task. We need 2 more persons; from Bendigo Bowls Division; we prefer a mix of male and female. We also need 3 persons from Campapse Valley.

Since this meeting Frank Byrne and Steve Drummond from Bendigo Bowls Division have expressed their Interest in being on the Match Committee. By emailing Board Members it has been decided unanimously to accept the services of these members.

We are now hoping to get some interest from Campaspe Valley Bowls Division.

With regard to Bendigo Campapse Selection Committee; the duty of these people is to select the Region Women’s and Men’s sides to play in the State Region sides events.

Those who nominated to select the Women’s team (State Champions in 2016) were Dawn Jennings, Susan Howes from BBD and Merilyn Rehe from CVBD. Since this meeting Marg Knight (CVBD) has agreed to be the other CVBD member on this committee.

There were no nominations for the Men’s selection Committee panel from either Division.

However, we have since received an expression of interest from Aaron Tonkin’s; for a position on the Region selection committee; this has been shared with all Board Members and accepted.

We are now hoping to find another Male from Bendigo and 2 Males from Campaspe Valley.

BVRR Steve Piercy mentioned that at last BVR meeting Graeme Bridge said to tell clubs to check affiliations of new members transferring from other clubs. If they are still affiliated with old club new club may lose pennant points.

Bowls Victoria Region Representative:  Female is now Pat Schram from City of Echuca. Pat was appointed at this meeting. It is great to have a BVRR in each Division again.

GENERAL BUSINESS;

A copy of the Bendigo Campaspe Bowls Region Constitution has been sent to all Region Clubs in case they do not already have a copy.

It was moved we tighten up some regulations;  sit down and work out procedures; including procedure at AGM.

Another newsletter will be sent following the meeting of the Board.

Joy McArthur.

Secretary/ Treasurer.

Bendigo Campaspe Bowls Region.

PH: 0415 671 283; if you have any enquires.

 

BCBR Newsletter July 2017

BENDIGO CAMPASPE BOWLS REGION.

            NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017.

The Annual Meeting of the above was held at the Elmore Bowls Club on May 29th, 2017.

At this meeting the Board for the ensuing season was elected.

President:                                Jean Belt.                                Bendigo.

Vice President: (F)                   Denise Pappin.                        Rochester.

Vice President: (M)                 Barry Brown.                           Moama.

Secretary/Treasurer:              Joy McArthur.                         Deniliquin

Bendigo Representative (F)    Marion Craze.                         Golden Square.

Past President:                        Automatically elected.            Marjorie Gorrie.

All nominations for other positions were either withdrawn or were not nominated for and were declared vacant positions. These will be dealt with by the Board.

All Board recommendations: as in—Honorariums; Division affiliation fees to the Region; and for Region to pay for the use of greens for Region Finals of State events were voted on by the club delegates and carried.

Since then the Board has met:

Vacant Board positions:

Those appointed to the vacant Board positions are as follows:-

Bendigo Representative: (M) Tony Doolan.                           Dingee.

Campaspe Valley Representative : (F)

                                                 Dawn Armstrong.                   Moama.

Campaspe Valley Representative:  (M)

                                                 Mike Holmes.                        Moama.

Bowls Victoria Region Representative: (F) Still no nomination.

Bowls Victoria Region Representative: (M)

                                                Stephen Piercy.

GENERAL BUSINESS;

Dates for Region Finals of State Events to be played in Campaspe Valley this season were decided.

However, since this meeting it has been revealed that some of these dates clash with the dates of State events, and have had to be revised. New dates will be advised; a.s.a.p.

Expression of Interest for persons wanting to volunteer to be on the Region Match Committee and Selection Committee along with duties of both; were revised and alterations made. These are to be sent to all Region Clubs.

A copy of the Bendigo Campaspe Bowls Region Constitution is to be sent to all Region Clubs in case they do not already have a copy.

Another newsletter will be sent following the September meeting of the Board.

Joy McArthur.

Secretary/ Treasurer.

Bendigo Campaspe Bowls Region.

PH: 0415 671 283; if you have any enquires.