Ponsonby Bowling Club Newsletter 202104-01 (26/04/21)

Club Manager:

Regrettably, our Club Manager Mandy has decided to hop the ditch and move to Australia. We would like to thank Mandy for a great job as our Club Manager and wish her all the best in Australia. With this in mind, we would like to welcome to the team our new Club Managers “Erin” and “Alan”. Erin will be looking after the Club during weekdays and Alan will be looking after our club on the weekends. Welcome to Ponsonby Bowling Club.


2020/21 Club Championships:

The 2020/21 club championships are progressing well with several competitions getting close to the finals stage. Due to a few scheduling delays, several competitions will not be completed by 2020/21 Summer Season closing days. Finals for the triples has been pushed out until Saturday 8th May and the Fours Sunday 9th May. Please check the club notice board for results / scheduled games. The first club Bowls3Five Club Championship will commence in late May, so please watch the Newsletters / Web Site / Club Noticeboard for registration details. 

2020/21 Summer Season Closing Day – Sunday 02/05/21 @ 11:00am:

The 2020/21 Summer Season closing day, is this coming Sunday 02/05/21. The clubrooms open at 11:00am, with the “Closing Day” Rollup competition scheduled to commence at  11:45. (registrations close at 11:30) The format of the competition will be finalised once registration has closed. A BBQ will follow completion of the Closing Day competition around 2:45pm. Hope to see as many members as possible at the club on closing day.


2020/21 Annual General Meeting – Saturday 19/06/21 @ 11:00am:

The 2020/21 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ponsonby Bowling Club Inc. Clubrooms on Saturday 19/06/21 @ 11:00am.

Nominations are now open for the 2021/22 Executive Committee. Nominations are sought for the following positions:

  • President.
  • Vice President.
  • Secretary.
  • Treasurer.
  • 6 x Committee Members.

Nominations should be completed on the attached Nominations Form and sent to the Club Secretary (Secretary@ponsonbybowls.nz) or put in the nominations box in the Clubrooms. Nominations close at 4:00pm Sunday 06/06/21. 

We are also seeking any Notice Motions to be tabled at the 2020/21 Annual General Meeting. These should be sent to the Club Secretary (Secretary@ponsonbybowls.nz) before 11:00am Saturday 05/06/21.
The annual report will be prepared distributed / copies available within the Club Rooms toward the end of May.


2020/21 Prizegiving – Sunday 12/06/21 @11:00am:

Due to a few delays with completing some of the Club Championship games, the 2020/21 prize giving has been scheduled for Sunday 30/05/21 @11:30am. Clubrooms open at 11:00, prizegiving commences at 11:30 followed by a BBQ. Hope to see you all at the 2020/21 prizegiving.


Natural Green:

The Natural green is now closed for the 2020/21 Season. Our Greenkeeper has commenced the 2020/21 renovations and we hope to return our green back to its natural beauty, after it suffered some deterioration during Covid-19 lockdowns and Auckland Water restrictions. Our Greenkeeper is confident that it he will have it back up and running by ready for the 2021/22 Summer Season opening games in October.


Thursday’s Rollup:

Every Thursday’s around 2:30pm (weather permitting) there is a casual roll up for club members. If you want to get in some practice, then feel free to grab your bowls and join in, as it is a fun competitive afternoon.


Club Access Keys:

Just a reminder if you want an Access Card to access the greens see our Club Manager (Erin or Alan), next time you are at the club.



Currently all lockers have now been allocated. We are looking at placing an order for a few more, although these take about 3 months to be delivered. We will update you when more lockers are available.


Club Shirts:

We still have several 2019 /20 (both Blue & White Shirts available) and 2020/21 Club Shirt (Blue Shirts only) available. If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please either talk to the Club Manager next time you are at the club or contact the Club Treasurer (treasurer@ponsonbybowls.nz)


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