CIRCULAR 001-2017

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R@MBC CIRCULAR 001-2017: Happy New Year

From the President and committee, we would like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. I would also like to extend a personal word of thanks to all our members for the positive response with the membership renewal.

The past year flew by and was not without challenges. As a Club we can look back at 2016 and be proud of our achievements and successes. This was possible due to commitment, dedication and hard work from the past president and his committee. Our members were also very responsive and always willing to assist when called on, a sign of a healthy Club! Below some of the achievements:

  • The finalisation of the Constitution and approval of sponsoring bodies
  • New Clubhouse
  • The revival of the outdoor green
  • Successful hosting of
    • three test matches
    • Buddy Day
    • Ladies Bowling Day
    • team building events and
    • various social days
  • An increase in membership
  • Greater awareness of R@MBC amongst other clubs and our local community
  • Entering a men’s and woman’s team in the BGN Perfect Delivery Reserve League

It was also very encouraging to see the good turnout at Tabs-in throughout the year. We would really like to create an environment where our members enjoy spending their time.

We have great plans for the new year and welcome any ideas and suggestions. Our focus areas will be to grow our membership through

  • introduction days to school children
  • free training
  • “Buddy” days
  • Corporate days
  • club matches, open days and league matches
  • Business League

Finally we are very happy to advise that we received a full sponsorship from MIDTEAM Real Estate for the development of a Club website. Work has already started and we will keep you informed of progress.


Yours in Bowls,

Deon Geyser


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R@M Bowls Club is an open club and therefore anyone is welcome to apply for membership. In the past year we started an initiative to introduce the club and the game to the wider Midstream community by:

  • Hosting a number of corporate days as well as a “buddy” day. These events were hugely successful and again showed that bowls is a game that is enjoyed by people of all ages.
  • Starting an evening game at our indoor facilities. This has become increasingly popular as it is not dependant on the weather and suits people with busy schedules.

In the wake of the success of the past year we plan to create even more opportunities this year for the community to participate and enjoy the game, including:

  1. Free training

All you need to do is to make an appointment with Danie du Preez (details below)

  1. “Buddy” days
  • Teams are put together consisting of players and buddies
  • This is a really enjoyable event and quite a number of buddies joined our club after last year’s buddy day
  • Bowls are made available to buddies
  1. Introduction days to school children

We plan to contact the schools directly to arrange special days for the children

  1. Corporate days
  • Companies are invited to use our facilities for team building purposes
  • This is an excellent and enjoyable way for colleagues to meet, compete and enjoy team building in a completely different way
  • The services include a support team of club members providing basic coaching and support to the teams
  • Food and drinks are offered as part of the service
  • Rates are very reasonable
  1. Club matches, Open days and League matches

For the more competitive players, we offer:

  • Club matches where members or teams could challenge each other
  • Open days where teams from other clubs are invited to participate
  • League competitions: for the past few years our teams competed in the reserve league and both our women and men’s teams stand a good chance to end up at the top of the log in the current season

We look forward to receive your call:

  • Gerhard van der Westhuizen – President – 083 564 2477
  • Ken Penderis – Vice President – 079 499 5426
  • Deon Geyser – Secretary – 082 888 6880
  • Eddy Niezen – Treasurer – 083 455 2760
  • Danie du Preez – Training – 081 259 9244