DO YOU PLAY BOWLS? THEN YOU PAY!

Jack has noticed that some of the clubs have some very unusual membership categories.

Most have the usual Full, Social, Student, Associate, Life etc. However there are some categories that certainly fall into a grey area. Limited? Restricted?

Jack is aware that in reality there are 2 categories that matter, Playing and Non Playing.

So at the end of the day, clubs can call their membership categories anything they want, but when it comes time to fill out the membership return, where do the above 2 categories fall.

Jack has learned that some clubs allow certain members to pay a reduced fee but still let them play in the odd club event and in some cases, centre events and not pay a levy. Tut tut. 

Clubs that do this not only undermine the Bowls NZ constitution, but aren't they also ripping off their own members? Why should Joe 1 pay a reduced fee, play in a few galas and maybe the the odd centre event such as the Veterans while Joe 2 who pays a full membership fee, may also play in a few galas and the Pennants. Can you see a difference? Jack can't. 

That is why the rule exists, you play bowls, you pay. 

Jack recognises that some clubs need to get their own house in order before pointing the finger elsewhere.

Jack


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  1. How does the BowlsNZ constitution address playing bowls in events such as Mates in Bowls or Business House Bowls?

    These are also players who play the game but are not covered by a levy.

    Some of these players can play in these events for years and then join a club and play as a 1st year bowler with a very distinct advantage.

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    1. Well first of all, do you seriously want to pay a levy on your casual bowlers???

      Secondly, casual bowlers can't play in national events or centre events or club events or use the club rooms....shall I continue?
      As for the advantage you speak of, on one hand you want members and on the other you grizzle because you're getting them and they have an advantage from playing some business house? Can't please some people!!!

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    2. Well first of all, do you seriously want to pay a levy on your casual bowlers???

      Secondly, casual bowlers can't play in national events or centre events or club events or use the club rooms....shall I continue?
      As for the advantage you speak of, on one hand you want members and on the other you grizzle because you're getting them and they have an advantage from playing some business house? Can't please some people!!!

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