Information for New Members

New Members Welcome

WELCOME TO MEMBERSHIP

OF THE

SANDY BAY CROQUET CLUB INC.

 

DAYS AND TIMES OF PLAY

Monday to Friday    10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Saturday                 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Sunday                    Coaching and practice

Full details can be found under Play Croquet -> Games on our website.

Lawns are available for practice at other times.

Availability of lawns may alter due to competition or maintenance.

The season runs from opening day in late August until late April.

Days and times of winter play may differ from those in the season.

On arrival at the Clubhouse for any reason, members are required to sign the attendance book.

To be included in social play, members should place their name-tags in the appropriate bag. The draw is conducted 10 minutes prior to play, that is, 9:50 am and 12:50 pm.

Name-tags should be returned to the board after the draw.

 

DRESS

Club uniform is predominantly white with the Club colour red. The Club also has specially designed Club shirt, and cloth Club badges. Please contact the Club Secretary for details.

Flat-soled closed sports shoes are essential.

Club uniform is encouraged for all competitions, but is optional for all Club organized games where a draw is conducted, unless otherwise directed by the Club committee.

 

VISITORS

Visitors are welcome and may play on payment of a fee. See By-laws for details.

 

KEY

Members have access to the Club by a key supplied on payment of a deposit. Should membership cease, the key should be returned and the deposit will be refunded.

The last person leaving the Club is responsible for checking that all lights and switches are turned off and for locking the property.

 

SIGNING IN

Members are required to sign their name in the attendance book.

Members helping on a voluntary basis, for example, gardening or clean up day, are also required to sign in.

These signatures are necessary for insurance purposes.

 

SAFETY

Croquet is not generally a dangerous sport, but mallets are heavy and balls, pegs, hoops, and dividing fences are prominent on the lawn.

Members should take all reasonable precautions to avoid injury to themselves and others. Any hazards should be reported immediately to the Club committee.

 


INCIDENT FORM

Should an accident or emergency occur, an incident form should be completed and lodged with the secretary.

Forms are kept in the Clubhouse beside the first aid kit and are also available on the Club website.

 

INSURANCE

Croquet Tasmania Inc. Public Liability Insurance Policy ‘protects all members, other associated club members and guests and voluntary workers.’

The Sandy Croquet Bay Club Inc. policy is that personal property is the responsibility of the ‘owner member’.

Privately owned mallets kept at the Club are nominally insured against fire. Excesses apply.

Mallets should be clearly named.

 

COACHING

Registered coaches conduct coaching sessions for prospective, new and existing members.

Private coaching can be arranged.

Names of coaches are displayed on the noticeboard and Club website.

 

COMPETITIONS

Members can enter Club, State and National and International tournaments.

Details are displayed on the noticeboard and website as they come to hand.

 

COMMITTEE

The committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting in May and meets monthly.

Names of committee members are displayed in the Clubhouse and on the webpage.

There are sub-committees with specific responsibilities and members are encouraged to stand for positions.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

The annual subscription is set at the Annual General Meeting and payable by August 1.

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM

These are to be completed annually and returned with payment of the annual subscription.

 

HOUSE SUB-COMMITTEE

It is responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen and organizing rosters and functions within the Club. For example, opening day morning tea and Christmas lunch.

 

HOUSEKEEPING

The Club employs a cleaner but members are asked to be responsible for keeping the Clubhouse clean and tidy.

Members are strongly encouraged to sign up for a slot on  the Small Duties Roster. Duties are displayed in the kitchen.

If dates do not suit, members are able to change with one another.

 

MEMBERS’ PRIVACY

It is a member’s choice whether or not their phone number, address and email are to be used in a membership list or any publication made by the Club. Please refer to our Club’s Privacy Policy on the website.


COMMUNICATION

Current information is periodically sent to those members on the email list. If you do not have email, we encourage you to make an arrangement with a member who does, to pass on information.

Noticeboard: It is essential to read the notice board regularly for all information. Private notices are not allowed.

Club telephone number: 03 6225 3657

e-mail: sandybaycroquetclub@gmail.com

Website: www.sandybaycroquetclub.org.au

Croquet Tasmania regularly posts news and information on its website during the year.

Croquet Australia is a magazine for followers of mallet Sports and is published quarterly. Subscription is necessary.

 

MOBILE PHONES

These can be a distraction for players. Please turn them off (or turn to silent) when playing or spectating.

 

TELEPHONE CALLS

A charge applies for private calls. Calls are to be signed for in the phone notebook.

 

LIBRARY

A selection of books is available for members’ use at a small fee. The borrowing book is to be signed. Book donations are always welcome.

 

COACHING LIBRARY

Booklets, books and visual aids are available on the same basis. There is a time limit of two weeks.

 

SUGGESTIONS

The committee welcomes suggestions of a substantive nature. A form is available in the Clubhouse and on the Club website.

 

QUERIES

These can be directed to committee members at any time.