Hello everyone, well we’ve all waited for this day to arrive and The Board is pleased to confirm we will open the clubhouse this Saturday 3rd October 2020.
In order for this to continue we still require more members to volunteer to help, if you are able to assist then can you email Rob Russell on email@example.com or call him on 0427318079 ………… thank you.
However, due to COVID 19, there are rules we have to follow to keep us all safe and also avoid penalties to your Club for us getting things wrong.
Here is a list of what you will be asked to do and understand in order to use the club bar and food facilities.
There will be a Covid Marshall on a daily basis as we currently do. You must follow the instructions as they are part of our approved opening rules.
Do NOT attend the club for any reason if you feel unwell and please attend the nearest Covid testing clinic in your residential area. This is the advice from NSW HEALTH.
We have set up the internal area of the clubhouse for 32 patrons. You MUST stay seated other than to collect your drink from the bar or collect food from the cafe area. Please use PAYWAVE wherever possible to avoid handling of cash.
Do NOT mingle around the bar area or food area, obtain your personal drink or food then be seated.
Restrict your time at the tables to no more than an hour as fellow golfers will want to use the facility and allows time to clean down the tables/chairs to allow another group to use the room.
Do NOT move any of the chairs and or tables from the position set out in the club.
When not sat at the table ensure you social distance 1.5 metres.
Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the club and when leaving.
Access the club from the entrance adjacent to the pro shop at all times, you CANNOT use the rear doors for access.
If you wish to use the balcony please access via the rear corner door as indicated by the Covid Marshall of the day. The aluminium fire door is NOT to be used.
Regarding food, DO NOT share whatever you have purchased.
We know there are a lot of do’s and don’ts but please understand we have to follow these rules in order to remain open and also remain Covid Safe Club approved by NSW Government.
COVID 19 NEW SIGNING IN PROCEDURES WE NOW NEED TO KEEP A DIGITAL RECORD OF ALL MEMBERS WHO ATTEND THE CLUB AND ALL VISITORS/GUESTS ON A DAILY BASIS.
To meet the standards you need to use the camera on your smartphone and hover it over the QR Code on the desk in the pro shop or on the lectern outside the pro shop. Your camera will automatically recognise the scanner code and automatically prompt you to click on a link “mgl.lo” shown at the top of the screen. You click on that link and answer a few short questions.
The sheet offers you to open your web browser and go to a website link Follow the instructions on the instruction sheet
If you do not have a smart phone you can TEXT INSTEAD. Follow the instructions on the instruction sheet. This is the better option if your phone is not a smartphone.
This is NOT a one off exercise, you will need to do this every time you attend the club as the Covid 19 Rules state we must be able to provide a DAILY list of attendees.
Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club
Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 21st July 2020 @ 7.10pm
Attendance: Rob Russell, Marilyn Schott, Greg Montgomery , Rob Willdig, Connie Parrish, Phil Behan, Alan Davies, John Clawley, Greg Collins, Colin Parrish, Peta Griffin, Mark Henning, Harry Delany, Glenn Askew, Peter Badman, Noel Kesby, Charlie & Irene Swyer, Keenan Hobbs & Chad Casinelli, Garry Hoare, David Wilson, Brian & Lorraine Rowe, Robbie Chapman, Col Waller, Margaret Hyland, Graeme Murphy, Kevin Huckel, David Cawthorn.
Apologies: Gordon and Faye Howes, Jean Huckel, Carolyn Robinson, Geoff Collins, Amanda McFeeters, Terry Simister, Pat Herrick, Ian & Val King.
Visitor: Lachlan Till ( Booth & Co Accountants)
Seating arrangements were limited, and all seating was laid out to keep the 1.5m metre social distancing.
President Rob Russell opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.
Before the meeting formally started Rob Russell asked everyone to stand and reflect for a few moments on those members who passed away since the last AGM.
Rob Russell explained to all attendees why the meeting had been delayed from last April so whilst we had posted all the usual reports on the website in April, we were unable, due to Covid 19 restrictions, to hold the meeting at the club in the usual way.
All attendees had been provided with a hard copy of the presentation notes. Rob Russell presented his report per his hard copy notes summarising short/long term Club objectives over many aspects of the Club. He also covered the noteworthy projects undertaken and noteworthy aspects in the 2019 period. He then ran through a few changes in sponsors in 2019 together with a big thank you to the volunteer base of the Club. There were special thanks to various individuals within the Club for their hard work.
Marilyn Schott our Treasurer then took to the floor and ran through her report on 2019 as well as pointing out a few matters related to 2020 which in 2019 would not have been anticipated. Marilyn Schott spoke about the financial result of 2019 which she felt were reasonable and had improved the cash holdings of the Club. She then explained where cash had been used throughout the year on the course and in the Clubhouse. Marilyn then thanked a number of people who had helped with their efforts throughout 2019 and pointed out we were now just short of a 1 million dollar turnover; which is quite a growth and makes the Club a serious size business. Marilyn ran through what we have budgeted for in 2020 and also how the recent Covid 19 pandemic issues had affected the club and how Government assistance had helped with Jobkeeper and PAYG rebates.
Our Treasurer then asked the floor for the Financial Accounts for 2019 to be accepted and David Cawthorn moved acceptance and John Crawley seconded.
Rob Russell returned to the floor and explained the changes to Directors and why there was no need for voting.
Geoff Collins (Club Captain) & Lee Maddinson had both resigned and due to the fact Marilyn Schott was only able to serve one year due to the Triennial Rule there were 3 vacancies which were advertised.
The Honorary Secretary had only received 3 nominees as follows:-
Phillip Behan had applied for the Captain/Director’s role John Crawley had applied for the Director role. Marilyn Schott had applied for the Treasurer role.
Given there were only the 3 applicants the Board decided to accept the applications and the above joined the Board, and there was no reason to vote with only one applicant per position. Each of the individuals stood up so everyone who attended knew who they were. John Clawley said he looked forwarded to serving the club and Phillip Behan thanked Geoff Collins for all his hard work within his Captain’s period and that he hoped he would do as well as Geoff Collins had done before him.
Any questions was put the floor regarding 2019 and 2020 up the current day.
Greg Collins advised everyone that on average 125 players took to the course each day was which was excellent and a big improvement on previous years. He also advised that green fees were currently up 38% on last year. Given the current circumstances that was good news to all in the room.
Kevin Huckel queried why lady golf membership numbers were dropping and wondered if there was any particular reason. Rob Russell advised that the Board were aware of the statistic and would be working with the ladies’ committee to try and improve those figures.
Rob Russell said that the Club’s priority was golf and the Board hoped that when we were confident we could work safely within Covid-19 Government guidelines we would open the bar/clubhouse as soon as we were able.
Kevin Huckel gave thanks to the Board for their excellent work in keeping the club going, keeping the members as safe as they were able to and also ensuring the finances were managed well.
Rob Russell thanked everyone again for attending and closed the meeting.
Minutes by Honorary Secretary
Meeting was closed at 8.10 pm
PLEASE NOTE:- ALL THE VARIOUS REPORTS ARE ON THE WEBSITE FOR VIEWING AND HAVE BEEN SINCE APRIL 2020
Fellow Members, the last week or so has been a stark reminder this pandemic is far from over and how quickly a few bad decisions can affect the population and it’s back to lock downs. We must all stay alert, keep good practices and not rush into anything which deviates away from the need to take care with hygiene and social distancing protocols.
I feel we need to remind members who may have recently travelled into those hotspots within Victoria they must quarantine on return for 14 days. We must trust our members to do this as we cannot be 100% about where members go to, or come back from, on all occasions. We have no choice other than to trust their honesty and commonsense.
The closed borders now mean we will not allow anyone from the Victorian Hotspots to play golf at our club.
We cannot allow or afford for one person to spread this Virus and be the cause of our club shutting down.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL 1.5 metres
Due to very recent changes to the number of members we can have inside the open area of our Clubhouse we are now able to hold our AGM on the above date.
It will be a seated meeting only and there will be restricted access numbers due to the Coronavirus safety regulations, we must comply with 1.5m social distancing.
For those of you that read the AGM newsletter last April you will have seen we distributed the various reports as below
AGM President’s Report 2019; AGM Treasure’s Report 2019; AGM Hon Sec Report 2019; AGM Captain’s Report 2019; AGM Women’s President Report 2019; AGM Veteran’s President Report 2019; AGM Pro Shop’s Report 2019; and AGM Course Superintendent’s Report 2019.
You may view the reports on the website
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