Jack reckons being the club secretary is just too much for some bowlers. No offense is intended to them but Jack seriously believes that some bowlers take this role on without much knowledge of what they are getting themselves into.

It's not just a matter of turning up to committee meetings once a month and taking minutes, this is a serious role that requires good skills (at the very least) in communication.
Not only do you need a good level of communication with your members, but also with the centre, without this, Jack reckons you're wasting your time.

Let's face it, to be secretary you need to have a computer of some description, laptop, pc, tablet, without one of these, forget it. Next you need to have an email database of your members so you can stay in touch, keep them advised, forward material from other clubs and the centre.

A secretary also needs to be punctual, there are a lot of items on a secretaries seasonal list that have deadlines, if you don't take note of these and set yourself reminders then.....again, forget it.

Jack could go on but I think you have the picture by now. 

But let's not forget hat there are some very capable secretaries out there who manage very well, kudos to them.

So before you take on this role, investigate a little further. Don't take it on by default just because nobody else will, you need to want to make this position rock and improve on your predecessor. 

If you do decide to take this role on, Good Luck!