Bowlers put season on hold

Action on the green
Play will be suspended until at least June.

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Oban Bowling Club (OBC) have this week set out their stall in light of the current situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

At what is a difficult time for everyone the OBC committee held an emergency meeting last night (Wednesday, March 18) to discuss possible arrangements for the coming season.

A statement sent out to members today (Thursday, March 19), read: ‘Oban Bowling Club has a duty of care to its members and we want to ensure that we put the health and welfare of all our members first.’

Obviously decisions made by the Committee, at this meeting, may have to change as a result of Government guidelines.

At the meeting it was agreed that: The clubhouse, kitchen, and green would be closed.

All activities including bingo, quilters and Friday social evenings would be cancelled until further notice.

The joker would be suspended and restart when the Club opens.

A provisional opening date of Saturday, June 6 2020 was set, but obviously this depends on Government guidelines.

Members would be asked to pay half their annual fees by Friday, May 1 so that the Club can continue to meet its running expenses such as electricity, water and green maintenance.

Fees would be:
Ordinary Members £60.00
New Members (first year only) £30.00
Junior Members under 16 years on 1 April 2020 £5.00
Junior Member over 16 years in full time education on 1 April 2020 £30.00
Social Members £5.00

To minimise social interaction it would be appreciated if people would either pay by cheque or make a bank transfer to the Club’s bank account.

Details on where to send payments or anyone requiring further information should contact Anne Stewart (OBC secretary) by telephone, 01631 563373 or by emailing or Iain Boyd (president) on 07483 234955 or 01631 710722.

The committee is urging all members of the community to please look after their own health and to follow Government guidelines to avoid catching or passing on the virus.