Have you given this any thought?
Not-For-Profit organisations like our Beecroft Club need talented directors to help them achieve their mission and purpose.
Like any other board, a small not-for-profit needs the right mix of skills. Our current board has a skill mix across the roles of Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Grants and Legal, Sponsorship co-ordinator, Property, Greens and Grounds, Hire and house, and membership. It is a cohesive and complementary mix of directors.
Unfortunately, there is nothing in life more certain than change, and a couple of our long standing directors are stepping down.
Who are you?
Are you someone who would be happy to donate their services but find that time is a limiting factor. Are you afraid to commit to an endless time commitment? Don’t let that stop you. Set your limits at the outset.
We are a board of busy people, over half still in the workforce. We are realistic about the time new board members can commit.
Ask anyone who volunteers – the benefits to yourself in contributing far outweigh anything else.
Are you considering a Board portfolio?
A small not-for-profit is a good place to start your board career. It is very hard to break into board roles without experience and a club such as ours is a good way to start. It takes time, commitment, mentoring and a good network to gain the necessary experience to take the next step to a larger, fee-paying board. Bringing your skills to the table is a good opportunity for both your career and the performance of our board.
A possible starting point
No other reason than you want to give back to the community.
Please consider a future position as board member of The Beecroft Club. You can speak to me in confidence to discuss options that would work for you. Call Noelene 0424 625 267
The AGM will be on Monday 14 October.
The Beecroft Club has lots of volunteers keeping things ticking over.
In that regard a club isn’t much different to a family or group of friends. Everyone does something, even if it’s just unstacking the dishwasher!
We’ve made some great inroads at the Club this year. To keep it going we need many hands to make light work.
What can you do? Here are some examples:
The Board has been working hard in the background to research options for irrigation of the greens. We have obtained quotes, done the maths on water requirments and how to achieve them, and compared notes with other bowling clubs.
As a commitment to good environmental stewardship we are keen to incorporate the option of utilising rainwater to supplement mains supply.
We are close to a decision and look forward to a positive outcome for our greens and for the environment:
§ Head to head coverage to ensure even watering.
§ Accurate watering in of fertilisers and plant protection products
§ More consistent green speeds due to more frequent, low volume watering.
§ Improved overall plant health.
§ Less waste from wind and evaporation through summer as greens are watered at night.
§ Nightly watering allowing reduced stress on greens under extreme temperatures.
The Mixed pairs has been decided. Arguably the most coveted trophy has been taken out by Vince and Bonny Lam. They have made it to the finals on several occasions so it is great to see they are now number one. Commiserations to John Fuller and Carol Tindale who put up a good fight.
Women’s fours championship final
There was a good turnout of bowlers to have a game themselves while keeping half an eye on the final. Sounds like the championship game didn’t disappoint with some good bowls all round and a few tussles on the way.
In the end the winning team was:
Pam Godoy, Lyn Beaumont, Helen Hynd, Kathleen McNaught (s)
Carol Galvin, Bonny Lam, Diana Gilmour, Barbara Robertson (s)
Have you been following Juliana on Facebook?
We are excited that she is bringing Zumba to The Beecroft Club on Saturday mornings.
Juliana says that Zumba toning is perfect for those who want to party but put extra emphasis on sculpting to define those muscles!
Be ready to leave exhilarated and empowered!
Friday evening bowls
Get your teams together – bowlers, local businesses, friends.
This will be a real competition but you don’t need to be a bowler. We’ll give you enough of the basics to have a crack.
More details to come but put it in your diary to start on the first Friday of daylight saving. Game at 6 pm for an hour or so then stay for dinner.
Phone now to secure your place 0424 625 267.
Mothers, fathers, grandparents with pre-schoolers
Why not play an hour or so of bowls then stay for coffee? Let the children play on the Grass Patch at the end of the verandah. Take turns with your friends at supervising the children or all chip in for a babysitter. It is up to you.
What do you think? We would love to get this initiative up. Perhaps once a week or once a month.
Please call me with your thoughts. Noelene 0424 625 267
Second Saturday of every month
Dancing starts at 7:30 pm. Bar open from 6 pm.
We have a beautiful dance floor and a mix of ballroom and Latin music. Bring your friends
Short games for the time poor
At Beecroft we recognise that life is busier than it ever was. You still want to stay fit and play sport.
Our short games: 3 pm – 4:30 pm Saturdays offer the usual competition and skill of bowls in a short format. If you are not yet a bowler we will provide free coaching. Call to find out more 0424 625 267
The Masked Ball: September 14 at The Beecroft Club
7.00-8.00pm – The current set is Quick Step.
8.00-9.00pm – Tango.
Both Programs are suitable for both Beginners and Improvers. Both Programs have routines and choreography for Beginners and Improver.
Costs are either
Individuals: $20 per workshop, or $80 for for five (5) weeks, per Program
Couple: $35 per workshop, or $150 for for five (5) weeks, per Program
Dining at The Beecroft Club.
Barefoot bowls from 3 pm.
The bar is open 3-6 pm. Come down for a pleasant Sunday afternoon. We have heaters on the long, wide verandah, or join us inside and watch the football on the big screen.
Your next function at The Beecroft Club
Come to our venue for your next special event: Birthday parties, wedding receptions, corporate meetings, social gatherings.
Catering and AV packages to suit your requirements.
If you would like to learn please phone me Noelene 0424 625 267.
4th Tuesday of the month
0424 625 267