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Important Info for AGM and Lockdown 2

You’ve all seen the news that Melbourne is re-entering lockdown for 6 weeks as at midnight tonight (8th July).

That means of course that our Club will be closed for this period.

Will we be allowed to train in small groups or individually?
At this stage I can’t give a definitive answer so for now – all greens will be CLOSED to everyone from tomorrow. If we get other advice we will let you know and reinstate the online booking system.

What’s going to happen with the AGM?
The AGM will proceed at 2:00pm on Sunday 19th July. This will be an online meeting for all people eligible to vote utilising the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Voting for contested Committee and Selection roles will be by electronic Postal Vote. Paper ballots will be issued to those who do not have an email address. Electronic Postal Votes will be sent to your email address this Friday morning. If you don’t have it by midday Friday, check your Spam folder before contacting me. All Postal Votes must be lodged by 5:00pm on Wednesday 15th July. Results will be announced at the meeting.

The last item on the Agenda is General Business where you get the opportunity to ask questions from the floor. This will be difficult to manage on Zoom if there are a large number of participants. If you have questions you would like to ask Committee, please send them by email to The Secretary (bentleighbowling@bigpond.com). Depending on the nature of the question, we will respond to them in the meeting or personally. Of course, we will welcome any questions after the meeting.

The Committee planned for this eventuality and are well progressed to make this online meeting happen.

How do I get Zoom and what do I need?
You need a device with audio and microphone and preferably a camera. Options include computers, laptops, iPads, tablets and smartphones.

Download the Zoom application and follow the instructions to install it on your device. The Zoom download website is at https://www.zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.

Starting this Saturday at 4:00pm, we will recommence our Zoom Drinks sessions. This will give you an opportunity to become familiar with Zoom and iron out any technical difficulties. The Zoom Drinks link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/72894297758.

Lockdown doesn’t start until midnight. Can I get a drink this afternoon?
YES! Watto will open the bar from 4:00pm. Social Distancing measures remain in place:

  • You must fill in the Contact Register on entering
  • Maximum of 16 people seated in the Lounge area
  • Maximum of 20 people seated in the Main Hall
  • If there are no seats available inside, please move outside.
  • No standing in the bar service area

How else can I keep in touch with members?
Our private Facebook page was very popular during the previous lockdown. You can request to join our group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/645358879612139.

Any more questions? Please ask!

Kind regards, and stay safe everyone!

Steve Brady

President, Bentleigh Bowling Club, 1 Higgins Rd, Bentleigh 3204

Great Sport – Great Mates – GREAT CLUB