Warkworth - 2 Lawns
We are delighted to welcome you to Warkworth Croquet Club.
We are waiting for a spell of good weather to finish preparation of the lawns and clubhouse for play. At this stage it looks as though we may not start until Thursday, 4 June. I will keep you informed.
The lawns are recovering well from the refurbishment and will be monitored by our contractor. Peter has asked that all members observe the following. Thanks for your co-operation.
CARE OF LAWNS
Following our refurbishment of the grounds this month at considerable expense, it is important that we look after the lawns over winter especially, and ongoing.
We have cleared star weed from the lawns so wash/brush the soles of your shoes often - but definitely if you have been to another croquet club (especially Pakuranga or Henderson) or bowling green.
No walking on the lawns unless playing
No jump shots
No standing around the hoops
Do not walk directly onto the lawn when you arrive and leave - walk along the side.
We are still in Level 2 and need to meet the required health guidelines. A notice at th clubrooms sets out the requirements for everyone to play croquet at the club. These are to ensure the health and safety of all members.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the club on Saturday, 27 June at 11.30 am. Because of Covid-19 there will be no shared lunch this time, but croquet will be played as normal, weather permitting. I will send out more information on the AGM separately.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon. As much as we need the rain, it would be good if we could start playing next week!
Here are a couple of photos to show the progress with the lawns taken 17 May
Lawn Spraying and Major Renovation
The lawns were well scarified and reseeded on Wednesday 6 May and will not reopen until Saturday 30 May which is Queens Birthday weekend. This date is totally dependent on the weather between now and then, and how well the grass takes hold.
Silver Badge Entries
Thanks to all who were in the play offs. Warkworth's entries for the Silver Badge Competitions are:
Junior Sue Brodziak
Intermediate Marlyn Young
Senior Peter Radley
Premier Nelson Morrow
NOTICE FOR MEMBERS
IN THE INTERESTS OF KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY OVER WINTER
PLEASE USE HAND SANITISER WHEN YOU ARRIVE
DO NOT SHAKE HANDS
(We say “have a good game” at the start of a game so we can finish with “thankyou for the game”)
If you have a cold or flu symptoms please stay away
from the Club.
In the case of a cold that lingers maybe give it a couple of weeks until the danger of passing it on to other members is over.
Along with the current Health Dept advice, do not come out to the Club for at least 14 days if you have been overseas, or in contact with suspected flu cases.