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?
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.