Newsletter June 2020
Thanks to everyone playing their part we had a successful re – opening of the Centre early this month.
To comply with mandated regulations the Hall had a complete deep clean and a Covid safety plan devised and the Shire informed. There was a great spirit of goodwill and camaraderie as all seem to be pleased to be released from lockdown. Now restrictions have been eased further things seem to be almost back to normal. Soon all our Hall Hirers will be back in full operation by mid July.
The yearly joining fee has been raised to $25 and our participation fee for activities has been set at $5 per session. We reluctantly made these increases due to lack of funds and activity during lockdown and the considerable expense of the new cleaning requirements. It has been many years since we have raised the fees. Costs have not remained still and go up each year and we have to meet these costs. We receive no assistance from the Shire and the WA government and we have to rely on volunteers to keep costs down. Any extra money we have received has been in the form of Grants particularly from the Lottery Commission and Mayday.
At our June committee meeting we thanked all those volunteers who lead activities and help with maintenance. Special mention must go to Committee members and in particular Meg Youens, Martin palmer, Tracy Harrison and Pauline Collins members who are very active. I hope I haven’t left out other deserving members and I apologise if I have done so and if reminded I will give them a special thank next newsletter.
The committee voted on a submission by the more able Table Tennis players to have a separate session to play singles and this was passed by the Committee under the conditions that a trial period until the next AGM and the session will be on a Mon afternoon from 1pm till 3pm.
Some might argue that we are an open club and dislike the fact that they are excluded from joining this group but in reality we have four other sessions for social play and the committee has decided to give them the chance to prove that they are good club members.
To join the Group all you have to do is self- nominate by dropping a note in the office letter box and a fair trial will be given by the group. This could be over a couple of weeks and could involve coaching.
Hopefully the goodwill of our members will continue and we look forward to another successful year.
Norm McVeigh – President on behalf of the Committee