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2020-SCHEDULE RESTART- INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

2020 COVID-19 Schedule Update -2/6/2020-By the President and on behalf of the Executive Committee

 Dear Members,

The Executive committee of the RWC Mens Social Golf Club sincerely hope that this notification finds you and your families well and we appreciate your patience during this very serious situation (COVID-19)  being experienced the world over. Whilst we can understand that some members have become restless at not being able to play golf or enough golf, we can assure you that your committee has been working together by keeping up to date with the current regulations, talking with golf clubs, liaising with our mother club as well as some members in order to resume playing as a group when and in the safest way possible.

Before I begin to relay the committee’s decisions, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on some changes to our committee. As you may or may not know, our long serving Secretary Mr. Phil Kilazoglou has resigned from his position and has agreed to assist our new Secretary in the interim to ensure a smooth transition into the role. Phil has been a highly valued member of our committee for numerous years and his experience will be sorely missed. On behalf of the members of RWCMSGC I thank Phil for his amazing service throughout the years. Our new Secretary will be Santo Sammarco who had been elected at the last AGM as assistant Secretary. Santo has had experience in this field as he served on the committee of his last social club at Club Rivers, is very well versed in the business world and we are sure that he will also be a great asset to our club.

An Executive committee meeting was held at my house (under covid-19 rules) on Monday 25th of May. Many areas of operations were discussed and decisions were made for the near future with more meetings to come as new developments arise. Matters discussed were, schedule restart, bookings, scoring, club subsidies, interclub events, payments, change of secretary, leaderboard , handicapping, reformatting of remaining schedule, prizes, future change of treasurer and confirmation of bookings for 2021. I must point out that the health guidelines for NSW are ever changing and so may the guidance given here. Also, some bookings that we have in the remaining schedule will not be honoured by some golf clubs who have indicated that they will be satisfying their member base first.

Latest Developments

 

  1. The committee is pleased to announce that the club will be responsible for all future events and bookings will be made through our normal channels being Facebook, Whats App and by SMS or phone directly to the captain (Joy Mesuria)
  2. Our first game back will be at Camden Golf Club on 21st June 2020 and commencing from 7:37am and will be a trial run to see how bookings and numbers will go.
  3. Once notified by the Captain that bookings are open you may put your name down and if you require a cart*
  4. There will be a cut off date for bookings as numbers must be verified with Golf clubs early in the week prior.
  5. The groupings and tee times will then be published prior to the event and it is your responsibility to ensure that you register with the pro shop 15 minutes prior to your tee time.
  6. No visitors will be permitted for now.
  7. The cost for this game will be $40 and $30 for a cart (1 person to a cart only) and maximum 2 carts per group. (Cost of future events will vary and will be advertised prior to)
  8. *Only 10 carts are available and those most in need will be allocated one and those missing out will be notified.
  9. Payments will be made at the pro shop and most probably by card as cash will not be handled by any member. (Seniors may attempt to get a discount but it is not guaranteed)
  10. As this is a trial run, you can play whatever format your group desires.
  11. There will be no handicapping or prizes for this round as scores will not be recorded and as such there will be no presentation.
  12. Social distancing rules will still apply and players will not be permitted to remove flagsticks, must keep 1.5 metres apart, can take preferred lies in bunkers as there will be no rakes and must not share scorecards.
  13. I have spoken to the clubhouse manager and was told that you may be able to enter the club for a drink after the round depending on the numbers in the club at that time. Otherwise you must leave the premises as soon as possible.
  14. *****Most importantly, if you are unwell please do not attend any events *********

 

  • Bankstown Golf club- All Sunday social games have been cancelled for now but may change in the near future depending on their member attendance which has been very high to date
  • Scoring and Handicapping-The committee anticipates that this will commence on 5th July at the Campbelltown event (format to be announced once the schedule and events are adjusted)
  • Final Round of Club Championship – Will be played at a date yet to be determined by the committee.
  • Remaining Championships – to be determined once schedule of courses available are confirmed.
  • Scorecards-Must be neat, tidy & legible. They will need to be photographed clearly and must display handicap (will be available on the booking sheet or website), names of players, name and signature of marker only and must be sent via sms to the Handicapper (Steve Vaughn – Ph: 0418 161 120)***Please save this number to your phone and retain your scorecard in case Steve needs to verify anything with you.
  • Presentations – The current advice on public gatherings states that no more than 10 people can congregate hence rendering physical presentations out of the question. Once competition recommences, all presentations will be advertised as soon as practical after all score have been received. This will be done via our normal channels.
  • Leaderboard standings- will be updated and advertised in the usual manner.
  • Prizes-No prizes will be awarded until further notice for a number of reasons. (a) Revesby Workers Club management was contacted and informed that we may not be receiving our full subsidy this year due to the losses that they have incurred during the lockdown. (b) Our footy tipping competition has not operated for 11 weeks culminating in a shortfall of funds (c) The Eagles Nest has also been on hold for a while and we had already purchased new shirts which will be given free of charge to all paid up members as of 31st Dec 2019.
  • Nearest the pins etc-There will be no NTP’s or eagles Nest for obvious reasons ( Handling and collection)
  • Merv Pell Tournament Hosted by Club Mounties- Discussions were held with Mounties and this tournament was cancelled. They also suggested that this tournament is on its last legs and may not be staged in future years.
  • 2020 Charity Shield V’s Bankstown Sports 9/8/2020 – Discussions were held with BSMGC and it was agreed to cancel this interclub due to social distancing challenges and cart availability.
  • 2020 Lawson Cup 11/10/20 – Discussions were had with the presidents of the other stakeholders in this tournament and have agreed to discuss a final decision in mid July. As we are the hosts for this year we will be holding off organising anything as it would be a huge waste of effort should it not be able to go ahead.
  • 2020 Gold Coast Tour-This was cancelled a while ago and updates have been provided on all platforms as to the progress of negotiations for refunds from the tour operators.
  • Hogan/McKeough Shield V Canberra 1/11/20 – Bookings for the golf  and tentative bookings for accommodation have been made for this event and a decision will be made in consultation with Canberra labour Club in early September.
  • 2021 Bookings-These bookings are currently be confirmed by Phil and Santo.
  • Xmas / Presentation Day- To be confirmed closer to and based on restrictions at that time.
  • Monthly General meetings- We have been advised by RWC that meetings cannot be held at the club due to distancing/numbers regulations so the committee will meet when appropriate via conference calls .
  • Executive meetings- Will be ongoing to discuss any developments as they arise and attendance will be restricted to the numbers allowed at the time. The next meeting will be at the end of June.
  • Complaints process –Should you have any complaints you should not bring them up on game day as we are all there to have a good time nor should it be done on social media. Should you need make a suggestion or complaint, you can send an email addressed to the committee at admin@rwcmensgolf.org where it will be tabled at the next available meeting. When physical general meetings are permitted you can attend personally to have you matter addressed.

On another note, our Whats App group was created for ease of communication between the committee and members. It is primarily for official notifications by the committee, bookings by the members and some advertising by our generous sponsors. The sometimes unnecessary chat that some members post only serves to dilute the important information that can be missed or cause members to turn it off or leave the group which in turn causes problems for the committee and sometimes for the members so please be mindful when using this service.

 As you can see, a lot of work has gone into ensuring that we as a social club can resume playing golf together albeit a little differently than before. We do understand that not everything may be perfect but it is what it is and because nobody knows when things will get back to normal nor if ever, but until then we need to exercise extreme patience, goodwill and camaraderie.

The committee looks forward to seeing you all soon and please stay safe.

 

Kind regards

The President on behalf of The Executive Committee.

SUSPENSION OF SCHEDULE DUE TO THE COVID -19 HEALTH EMERGENCY.

RWC MEN’S GOLF CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
THE 2020 EVENTS SCHEDULE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Dear Members, as you are all aware the current health emergency engulfing our country has impacted our way of life like never before and as a sporting body we sadly have had to make some important decisions regarding the running of our future events.
Yesterday, and for the sake of social distancing rules, I started a group conversation via the messenger app with 14 other members of our committee to discuss our operations going forward.
Even though golf clubs are still open for play, I highlighted my concerns and the challenges that the running of our golf club would present. I also invited the the other members of the committee to voice any concerns that they may have. These concerns were…….
  1. We are a large group that need to congregate before and after an event making social distancing an issue.
  2. We need to handle large amounts of cash along with scorecards and prizes
  3. Carts have been restricted to one person so the numbers ordered might not be sufficient and the cost was unknown.
  4. The collating/handling of scorecards for presentation and handicapping purposes could present a health risk to those responsible for this.
  5. Without the convenience of clubhouse facilities such as food & drink would deter members in early groups to hang around until presentation.
  6. The Club Championship and leaderboard standings would be compromised due to the understandable reluctance to attend by many members
  7. Interclub competitions such as the April 19 Pig’s Arse Cup against Goulburn would be too hard and too risky to commit to.
I concluded by saying that in my humble opinion ( and I thought that I would never say this) golf is only a game and for the sake of our members, our families and the general public that we postpone our schedule until the health situation is deemed safe by the authorities.
The yes vote to suspend our operations until further notice was passed 13 in the affirmative and 2 happy either way.
Whilst it is a sad day for us, it is imperative that we do our bit as citizens of this great country to limit the chances of catching and possibly spreading this insidious disease and to come back better and stronger than before. Life will go on and we will play golf together soon.
Also , you may be contacted by by a member of our club who wants to utilise the existing bookings that we have at many courses if you would like to play on a personal level. I remind anyone accepting this offer that you must not use the Revesby Workers name or wear our club colours if you choose to accept this offer, as the attention and publicity would not be welcomed should something happen.
May you all be blessed with good health
The President.

15-3-2020: CAMDEN GC-4TH RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP [STROKE]

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OUTRIGHT WINNER: JOY MESURIA [17] 67 NETT

A GRADE WINNER: ADAM GILTINAN [10] 69 NETT

B GRADE WINNER: MATHEW CAMPBELL [21] 69 NETT

C GRADE WINNER: IAN LINDBERG [22] 68 NETT

GUZZLERS CUP: TERRY COLEMAN [10] 71 NETT

A GRADE BRADMAN; MARK McSWINEY 86 NETT

B GRADE BRADMAN: ALLEN FOSTER 80 NETT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The C Grade Bradman was Ken Thyne [ 28] 80 nett.

8-3-2020: BANKSTOWN GC-2ND RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

OUTRIGHT WINNER: PAT COLLINS [23] 64NETT

A GRADE WINNER: PHIL WHITE [14] 66 NETT

B GRADE WINNER: ALLEN FOSTER [19] 71 NETT

C GRADE WINNER: MARK McDONALD [22] 68 NETT

GUZZLERS CUP: TERRY COLEMAN [11] 66 NETT

A GRADE BRADMAN
STEVE FLOYD 78 NETT

B GRADE BRADMAN
MICHAEL KABALAN 80 NETT

C GRADE BRADMAN
JOHN McDONALD
97 NETT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23-2-2020: INTERNATIONAL CUP + STABLEFORD

2020 INTERNATIONAL CUP WINNERS: TEAM AUSTRALIA

OUTRIGHT WINNER: STEVE VAUGHN 41 PTS C/B

A GRADE WINNER: RYAN JOHNSTON 41 PTS

B GRADE WINNER: MICK McCARNEY 40 PTS

C GRADE WINNER: LUIS TASAICO 40 PTS

GUZZLERS CUP WINNER: STEVE FLOYD 40 PTS

A BRADMAN
JOHN VARRICA 30 PTS

B BRADMAN
MATT CAMPBELL 26 PTS

C BRADMAN
PETER DAVIS 26 PTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-FEB-2020: 1ST RND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

OUTRIGHT WINNER: MITCHELL FLOYD [20] 62 NETT

A GRADE WINNER: SANTO SAMMARCO [14] 71 NETT

B GRADE WINNER: JOY MESURIA [18] 68 NETT

C GRADE WINNER: ROSSCO HAMER [22] 72 NETT

GUZZLERS CUP: CLIFF BOURQUIN [18] 70 NETT

A GRADE BRADMAN: GARY BUCKLEY 85 NETT

B BRADMAN: ALLEN FOSTER 85 NETT

C BRADMAN: GEORGE OSTERMAN 93 NETT

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – FIRST ROUND

19-1-2020: GEORGES RIVER GC-2BALL MULTIPLIER

WINNERS: ALLEN FOSTER & STEVE FLOYD 109 POINTS

Today’s event was a 2 Ball Multiplier off stableford and was played at Georges River GC.

For the uninitiated, the score is determined by multiplying the stableford scores of the two partners where scoring a four pointer to your partner’s wipe means 4 x 0 = 0 points. So the name of the game is to avoid wiping holes and having two numbers that you can multiply.

The country has been ravaged by bushfires for the past few months and on top of that we have been experiencing years of drought which has affected all of  the golf courses that we play so it was a great relief to see the heavy rainfalls throughout the week leading up to this event. As well as easing the bushfire threat a little, it also dropped some much needed rain on the fairways and dams of our golf courses.

The rain continued throughout early Sunday morning and caused many of our players to cancel their booking for this event. In the end 22 brave players showed up and were rewarded by a beautiful day for golf with the rain abating just before the start of the round and those needing carts to get around were also able to be accommodated.

Many thanks to Claude Poletti & Steve Vaughn who acted as the stand in captains for the day due to Joy’s late cancellation because of family matters. A blind draw was conducted from two piles of names matching high handicappers with low handicappers to make the event as fair as possible.

Play got under way at 6am from the 10th tee and preferred lies through the green was the order of the day.

The outright winners were Allen Foster & Steve Floyd with an amazing score of 109 points. It helps when your teams individual  scores are 46 points by Allen and 38 points by Steve. Well done boys. Oh I forgot to mention that Allen loses 2.4 shots from his handicap and will be playing of 18 in the club championships.

RUNNERS UP: MARK McSWINEY & STEVE VAUGHN 103 POINTS

The runners up for the day were Mark McSwiney & Steve Vaughn with an equally great partnership of 103 points. Once again the underlying reason for this outcome was a fantastic round had by one of the pair. Mark McSwiney had the round of his life shooting 50 individual points which contained 4 birdies and lipping out for a couple more.  Steve wasn’t too shabby either with 34 points of his own. Mark loses 3 shots from his handicap and is the newest member of A grade leading into the club championship.

GUZZLERS CUP WINNERS: WAYNE COLEMAN & CHRIS EIRTH [MIA] 80 POINTS

BRADMANS: TERRY COLEMAN & PETER DAVIS [MIA] 47POINTS

10-JAN-2020: THE RIDGE GC-STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: GEORGE OSTERMAN [24] 42 PTS

The 2020 season got off to a flying start with 36 players showing up for the first game of the year at The Ridge GC.

The weather was a cool 23 degrees for a change and there was a fresh breeze blowing and the threat of possible showers. The course was very dry which made it play much shorter and was also blanketed by smoke from the bushfires which made visibility a harder.

With all of the new year handshakes over and done with, the captain announced the groups and play was underway for another year.

The outright winner today on a countback was a young gentleman by the name of George Osterman who shot an amazing score of 42 points. Playing off a handicap of 24, 82 years young George was playing so hot that he could have started another bushfire. Turning on 23 points, he started boasting about how easy the game of golf is. Well done young man!

A GRADE WINNER: SANTO SAMMARCO [15] 42 PTS C/B

Santo Sammarco is only relatively new to our club but it seems he intends to make a huge mark on it. Today Santo shot 42 pts to win A Grade on countback and it looks like we will be seeing him on the podium a lot more in the future.

B GRADE WINNER: MATT CAMPBELL [20] 38 

Congratulations to Matt Campbell for winning B Grade with a score of 38 points. I don’t have any info on his round but can only imagine that with his power off the tee, Matt would have had very short iron shots to the green on this course which is a drivers paradise.

C GRADE WINNER: BRIAN CRAVEN [22] 40 PTS

It is a wonder that Brian Craven can even hit a golf ball with that cockamamie back to front grip, but I was witness to his round and could no stop marvelling at the contact that he was putting on that golf ball. I think that Brian surprised himself with the standard of his play today in amassing a score of 40 pts. It must have been the the hot threesome of Brian 40, George 42 and john 42 that spurred him on. OH! we did have another player in our group (Allen) but I don’t think that he liked playing with us as he was always a couple of fairways away from us 🙂

GUZZLERS CUP: JOHN VARRICA [12] 42PTS

 It is a little bit difficult writing about one’s self but John Varrica won the guzzlers cup with a round of 42 pts. John has been playing well of late after many lessons with club sponsor Greg Bayley from Sydney Golf Tech. Greg has two of our club members in his stable at the moment and both John and Mark McDonald are beginning to see some amazing results. Another new putter or putting lessons is on the cards for John as he could only convert one of eight make-able  birdie chances.

A BRADMAN: MARK DONOVAN 28 PTS

B BRADMAN: MITCHELL FLOYD 28 PTS

C BRADMAN: GLEN BLADES 31 PTS

 

 

 

 

 

Highlight: Great to see a great showing of 36 players for our first game and to all of the new visitors/members we extend a warm welcome.

Low light: 1.Brian Craven recorded the first air swing of the decade during his round.

2. It was great to see 9 times A Grade Club Champion Mark Donovan back playing golf with Revesby Workers after a long absence due to family commitments,  but it was sad to see  him get the rabbits ears on his first game back. He is too good a golfer to let that set him back and I’m sure that the true Mark will show up soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDICAP RANGE CHANGE FOR 2020

A review of the Handicap Grades has been completed and to balance up the number of players in each grade.

 

A Grade – 0 to 17

 

B Grade – 18 to 21

 

C Grade – 22 to 45

 

Please note B Grade is a very narrow band width and will be monitored over the coming weeks.

 

I have removed inactive players from the list and those who are playing for Handicap.

 

This change is warranted as Club Championships are commencing in February 2020.

 

There are a few players who are on the cusp and will slip into or out of a grade between now and the Championships.

 

The list of active players and the revised grades are shown below.

 

The next Grade review will be done after Individual Club Championships have concluded.

Thanks,

Steve Vaughn

Name A 16
Buckley, Gary 16.3
Cassin, Ryan 15.3
Coleman, Terry 10.6
Coleman, Wayne 16.1
Giltinan, Adam 9.4
Lattouf, George 14.6
Marciante, Ben 8
May, Dennis 15.8
Sammarco, Santo 14.8
Thorn, Shane 7.5
Varrica, John 12.3
White, Phil 13.3
Dean, Graham 16.8
Floyd, Steve 16.6
Johnston, Ryan 16.7
Kilazoglou, Phil 17
Name B 14
Bourquin, Cliff 18
Campbell, Matthew 20.2
Floyd, Mitchell 19.3
Foster, Allen 20.4
Hilder, Jeff 20.1
Kabalan, Michael 18.3
Knebusch, Ronald 19.1
Lindberg, Ian 21.2
McCarney, Mick 19.3
McDonald, Mark 21.7
McSwiney, Mark 18.9
Mesuria, Joy 17.6
Poletti, Claude 19
Vaughn, Steve 20.4
Name C 15
Blades, Glen 25.6
Connolly, Noel 23.7
Davis, Pete 22.8
Dawkins, Paul 32.3
Eirth, Chris 23
Harris, Ken 22.6
McDonald, John 27.6
McMahon, Gary 26.2
Osterman, George 24.3
Quinn, Michael 24.3
Suzor, Steph 23
Tasaico, Louis 26.6
Collins, Pat 21.9
Craven, Brian 22.2
Hamer, Roscoe 21.8

15-DEC-2019: GEORGES RIVER GC- XMAS AMBROSE & 2019 AWARDS PRESENTATION

Here we are again at the tail end of another very enjoyable and successful year of golf.

A year that was full of great golf, a few terrific trips away, some amazing individual performances, but above all we had a great bunch of blokes who got on and socialised very well especially on BBQ days ( well almost everyone).

This was the final game of the year and it was our Xmas Day ambrose event and it would be followed by the 2019 awards presentation and lunch.

32 players showed up for the golf and a few more were expected for the lunch.

As is customary, the president and captain conduct the draw for the pairings of today’s event. To make it as fair as possible, names were drawn from two piles of cards with one pile being “low”handicappers” and the second being “higher handicappers”. This would ensure that most of the team handicaps were close to one another.

The only handicap that we couldn’t safeguard against was who would draw Johnny Mac (see results pictures for clarification).

With all the teams sorted, the President & Treasurer led the teams to the 10th tee and  the game was on.

WINNERS: ROSCO HAMER & GRAHAM DEAN 58.25PTS

The winners today were Revesby’s  best club twirlers who managed to hang on to their clubs this time and shoot a great score of 58.25pts. If memory serves me correctly, I’m sure that they had 3 birdies in a row on the back nine and 4 in 5 holes. That’ll do it!.

2nd Place: MITCHELL FLOYD & MARK McDONALD 59.75PTS

In second place was a young up and comer who has played some unbelievable golf in his short time with us and our trusty lefty who has turned things around this year after some coaching from club sponsor Greg Bayley from Sydney Golf Tech. Well done boys.

3rd Place: PAT COLLINS & SANTO SAMMARCO 60.75PTS

A placing for this pair was almost a certainty given that Pat has had a great year of results that culminated in him being awarded the Encouragement Award and more importantly, the Guzzlers Cup final. Combined with the raw power of new member Santo, this duo were always going to do well. Congrats.

BRADMANS: JOHN McDONALD & MARK McSWINEY 69.25PTS

I don’t see how this could happen, after all they almost shot even par. Oh I get it, that’s after deducting their combined handicap of 11.75. Well I did say that Johnny was the short straw. I’m sure that they both enjoyed themselves immensely and that Mark’s headache would have abated by the time of writing this report.

All of the other winners will be pictured below and there will be a link to the rest of the photos in the gallery page on the website.

NTP 16TH-CLAUDE POLETTI

NTP 12TH- AND NEW LIFE MEMBER – JEFF HILDER

NTP 9TH- LIFE MEMBER PAUL KIRGAN

NTP 5TH-GLEN BLADES

NTP 3RD- CLIFF BOURQUIN

D&P 11TH- DENNIS MAY

D&P 15TH & NTP 14TH – JOHN VARRICA

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the winners on their performances this year and to also welcome and thank all of our great new members who have fit in beautifully.

I would also like to thank our committee members who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the traditions of the club are upheld and that it runs as smoothly as possible and especially to all who organised and donated towards our end of year function. Without all of these very dedicated people, we would not be the club that is envied by most of the other social golf clubs that we interact with and we would not be so successful.

A big thanks also to our Liaison Director Kylie Wilkinson for all of her assistance this year and for keeping us informed of the happenings at RWC and to our club’s non playing Life Members Paul Kirgan and Peter Sprotte for attending our end of year celebration.

I would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support throughout the year namely Sydney Golf Tech, Mobile Tools, Australian Goat Soap, JVE Painting Service and of course our biggest sponsor Revesby Workers’ Club. As members we need to remember that we also need to support our sponsors where possible because without them subsidies may not exist.

A big thanks also to all of the members that supported the Footy Tipping Competition and Eagles Nest and the organisers.

In closing for this year, I must say that it is has been a pleasure to be the president of this fantastic social club for the past 7 years and I love it so much that I put my hand up for another year of punishment at our recent AGM. While the job is satisfying it is also quite demanding and also has it’s challenges,  some of which could be avoided if we remember that we are first and foremost a social club and then a golf club. Members need to accept that there are rules and history attached to this social club and no one is above that. Yes, sometimes we encounter problems with golf clubs, yes sometimes play is slow, yes sometimes someone is in the last group a couple of times, yes we’d like to play with our mates all the time but can’t, yes your name wasn’t on the list but you were accommodated, yes some games are not around the corner but neither are all of our members, yes we’d like to play at premium courses all the time but they are too expensive and often booked out, yes we all have bad days but we don’t have to act like a jerk because of it. The hardest part of my role is having to handle situations that might arise with people that I regard as good friends. Sunday is golf day for everyone including the committee members so please respect that and if you have anything on your mind then you need to table it at a general meeting which is held once a month.

While I’m at it, I would like to remind our members to be very careful what is posted on our social media platforms. These platforms were created predominantly for notifications such as results, bookings, event changes, time changes, sponsor news, giving praise and other “important or relevant” notifications and not for general conversations between some members. This year I have received some complaints from members about the amount of random posts especially on WHATS APP. Many of these members have left the group because they found it annoying. If members feel the need to have conversations then they should form their own small group and talk all they like. In future, I will delete posts that I find irrelevant and I will block repeat offenders making it very hard for those to get any communications of any importance.

All that aside, I would like to wish all of the members and their families a very merry Xmas and a happy and safe new year.

The prez.

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