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I KNOW YOU DON'T CARE!

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Over the course of many years, it has become blatantly obvious to Jack that some club executives just simply do not care about where their club is headed.

In fact it is so obvious that a lot of members of these clubs don't care either. 


All these individuals care about is the club being there for them. At no stage do they care about what may come of the club once they have moved on. Totally totally totally selfish.

It's easy to spot them, they stick out like Santa in the snow. You know them, everyone has met at least 1.

They are the type who are not interested in what you have to say, despite the fact you may have a bucket load of ideas on how to generate income or save the club money. They fob you off for a variety of reasons. The main reason being that they would hate it if you were successful and showed them up.

From the onset this person may be hard to spot but it doesn't take long to get their number. 

Jack reckons if this type of person is on your committee or board, run a…

DOES ANYONE EVEN READ THEM ANYMORE? - NOPE!

Jack has touched on this topic once before - HONOUR BOARDS.

Jack reckons they are simply a waste of space and an expense that most clubs don't need.

Seriously, why have something on your wall that is rarely looked at and costs a premium to update every year when you could have a screen display showing the same thing for free.

That is the way a lot of clubs are going these days and I'm not just referring to Lawn Bowls.

Get yourself a screen of your choice, plug in a flash drive and away you go. Either set it up to scroll or give bowlers the options to search ....  or do both.

It isn't hard and then you can rip down those old boards and use the wall space for something more practical ..... such as sponsors or advertising space, something that generates income.

Honour boards are so colonial, bring your club into this century. 
Yes they have some history and that history can be retained in an appropriate manner that is still available for all and sundry.

Save yourself the expense and …

FACEBOOK WON'T WORK FOR US, NONE OF OUR MEMBERS ARE ON IT!

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You're kidding right?
Let's weigh up the Pro's & Con's here:
Facebook's owner alone is worth $67 billion so you do the math on the worth of the company.
Why is it worth this much, Jack will tell you. Because every business worth its weight in common sense uses Facebook. From corner dairies to companies earning millions per day, they all use Facebook. WHY? Because it works!
As Green Grass stated in Jack's previous post, 
"Most bowlers today have access to some form of social media,...…... so use it."
(Green Grass is obviously worth their weight in Common Sense! Are You?)
Correct, most bowlers do have access, some may not even know that as yet. As a club secretary or administrator or committee member, this is something you should be pushing and encouraging.
It's FREE and the very moment people start liking your page, you're marketing for free. You don't have to be a guru to work this brilliant piece of software, it's not rocket science. 
So, …

A CLUB SECRETARY HAS IT EASY - YEAH RIGHT!

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Jack reckons the majority of club members who put their hand up to be secretary have no idea what they are in for!

To make it worse, the majority of outgoing secretaries do not make it easy for the newbie on the block and the incoming secretary is usually dropped in the deep end.

Jack knows of some clubs where the outgoing does assist the new secretary until they have their feet, but most do not!

Jack advises all members .... before you put your hand up, contact the centre to get a rough idea what is involved. It's not as easy as it looks and if a secretary is doing their job right, they will be very busy.

Jack believes that this role should be accompanied with other tasks such as club membership & events and become a paid role. This would go a long way to ensuring the job is done right. Part of the remuneration could be by way of commission from income generated.

But don't get on your high horse and start giving a secretary grief for a job you clearly didn't want. 

On the o…

YAWN - NOTHING NEW TO SEE HERE!

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Jack says it every year but to no avail!

It's that time of year when clubs can really make a difference and start a fresh, fire up new events that possess some attraction ....... but no, let's just change the dates on the previous year and run the same old.

There only seems to be a handful (or not quite) of clubs that are actually boosting participation by introducing new and/or exciting events. 

Jack reckons if you aren't sure what to do, then visit one of the more successful clubs that do! 

If you want to give your club the best chance then you simply can't keep re-hashing the same old events. Hand over the reins for this department to someone with a view to thinking outside the box ..... and see what happens!

Jack


IS YOUR CLUB MOVING FORWARD?

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You can't improve what you don't measure! It's that simple. 


You can't lay claims to improvement if there is nothing in place to measure your success. 

Accountability is the key, without accountability you're just firing blanks!

WE'VE ALWAYS DONE IT THIS WAY - YES WE KNOW YOU HAVE, MAYBE THAT IS WHY YOUR CLUB IS IN DECLINE!

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The most OBSTRUCTIVE PHRASE in any language is:
"We've Always Done It This Way"
I'm sure you have all heard it before ... many times.
Your response? Perhaps "If you don't make any changes, then expect to get what you've always had"