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Hornsea and District Indoor Bowls Club

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HORNSEA AND DISTRICT INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

CLUB SITUATION UPDATE (Covid19)

HIBC:

CLUB UPDATE, DECEMBER 2020

OPENING/CLOSURE

As we are located within a Tier 3 area, the club will be closed for the rest of 2020. This will be reviewed in early 2021. However, even if we then move into Tier 2, the restrictions mean that bowling operations will remain financially unviable. The club will probably only open on our return to Tier 1. These decisions follow the policy of most other bowling clubs.

FINANCES

As the AGM was postponed, the Directors feel it is timely to update the members regarding the financial situation.

The accounts for year ending 30.9.20 have been signed off, but cannot be formally presented until the re-arranged AGM. However, the important figures are now included in order to highlight the scale of the problem.

Bowling income from rink-fees and subscriptions are critical to our operations. Rink-fees for last season fell by £26k (i.e.35%.) and subscriptions by £7k (i.e.57%.) £2,500 was also refunded to members who had paid in advance for matches which were cancelled due to Lockdown. Other income from Bridge and other organisations was also reduced by £5k. Function room income has never been a net contributor to overall finances.

A net loss of £18k is reported for last year, but this could have been considerably worse (approximately £57k) had Government grants and furlough payments not been available. The club did, however install a new ventilation-system in order to ensure a totally safe bowling environment.

The club still has capital reserves, but another similar year would leave its viability in jeopardy.

THE WAY FORWARD

The club now needs a prudent ongoing approach to its finances, and an additional cash-injection in order to restore normal operations, hopefully by September 2021.

1. FEES/SUBSCRIPTIONS

Disappointingly, only 156 of the membership have currently paid this year’s subscriptions. Subscriptions remain our only source of income now that bowling has ceased, and overheads must still be paid.

This year’s fees, which have not increased for many years, were reduced in order to ease cash-handling during the pandemic. A rise in both subscriptions and fees may therefore be inevitable in September 2021.

A Joining subscription is also under consideration, including those members not registered this year.

2. FUND-RAISING OPTIONS UNDER REVIEW:

· A donation from full members of £10, or multiples thereof, above their annual subscriptions could be used as lots in a one-off draw for Life Membership

· A ‘200 Club’ to replace the current Lotto, with a yearly subscription of , say, £50.00, with three payouts per month.

Members’ feedback on these options would be greatly appreciated.

Many members presumably expect that the club will resume as normal, for their enjoyment, after the current crisis is over. It is vital that all bowling-members make their contribution: you are the owners and backbone of the club.

WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

THE DIRECTORS

Ventilation System

A new ventilation system has been installed for the start of the Winter League Season to ensure player safety.  Fresh air will now be constantly introduced into the playing area to the recommended EIBA standard. 

This is major and necessary expenditure of the Club’s capital.

 

Bar / Catering

Financial Future

The Club is now in a ‘survival’ situation while the pandemic continues.

As a non-profit making Club, owned by the members, we rely on members’ subs and playing fees to pay overheads (staff, utilities, maintenance etc).  Members are therefore encouraged to renew their membership for 2020 / 2021 even if not bowling in order to ensure our ongoing viability.  We would not wish the Club to close, as others have and will.

 

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Please click on the “RETURN TO BOWLS” tab for guidance and Opening Times for September…. or simply follow this link Returning to Bowl

THE LEAGUE TABLE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN “WINTER LEAGUES”

BYES DO NOT SHOW, HOWEVER EVERY SKIP WILL BE GIVEN A SHEET SHOWING BYES

AND THEY WILL BE UP ON THE NOTICE BOARD TOO……PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE BOARD FOR YOUR MATCHES:
 
 
 
Membership renewal is now due please
 
Members need to be aware of the new COVID rules when using the club
 

Please see link below for guidance from EIBA that we must follow. However, we shall not be introducing fours as of yet; just pairs, singles, and triples.

http://www.eiba.co.uk/news/2020/returning-to-indoor-bowls-guidance.pdf

You must pre-book your rink by telephoning 01964 537776 no later than 1pm the previous day.  Please note if sessions after 1pm are not booked the club will close during those sessions and re open at 9am the following day.

 

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INDOOR BOWLING CLUB- RESTART UPDATE

HIBC has been closed since March 2020 due to Govt and EIBA restrictions.

Thankfully we can now announce the restart programme.

The club will re-open under strict EIBA guidelines
 Strict movement/washing procedures will apply
 All attendance to be pre-booked.

 The number of sessions to depend on member request.

 

 MONDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

 Winter season commences BUT still under strict EIBA guidelines.
 No full leagues to operate until EIBA say so, and members support.

 The club is also open for registration for winter season/membership renewal.
 The club can not operate financially without members on- going commitment.

 

 

OPENING HOURS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

 

  9:00 – 10:30am 11:00 – 1:00pm 2:00 – 4:00pm 7:00 – 9:00pm  
Mon Casual  Bowling League Bowling  League Bowling  League Bowling  
Tue Casual Bowling  League Bowling  League Bowling Closed  
Weds Casual Bowling  Casual Bowling Closed  League Bowling  
Thurs Casual Bowling  League Bowling  League Bowling  League Bowling  
Fri Casual Bowling  League Bowling Casual Bowling  League Bowling  
Sat Closed Closed Closed Closed  
Sun Closed Closed Closed Closed  

 

SEPT 28TH  INTER LEAGUE

A Full League on EIBA Guidelines and member support

 

 Please remember, HIBC is a members club and without support and commitment the financial future of the club will be in doubt

Contact Details:

Hornsea & District Indoor Bowls Club

Atwick Road

Hornsea

East Yorkshire

HU18 1EL

Tel: 01964 537776

hornseaibc@btconnect.com

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Lillie and Hannah with their Club Bronze Level Skills awards.

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