Re: Reminder: CNSW Headquarters Member Survey - Please Complete by Monday 4 August

Jan Sage

The question of Tempe – and anywhere else - as CNSW Headquarters has been discussed for as long as I have been involved in croquet [since January 1994].
There is no expensive headquarters for Golf, Bowls, Hockey, Basketball, Cricket – competitions and championships are played at various venues throughout the state or country.
Money spent on maintenance of Tempe courts could be shared among the hosting venues – standard of facilities at regional clubs could be improved and players outside Sydney would see our better players and have the experience of playing with or against them. 
Division 1 Golf Croquet is currently being played at Forster, with the biggest entry ever – nearly 3 X the number last played in this event at Tempe. Every year there are listed state events that are not played because there are insufficient entries.
The little back rooms – with no kitchen facilities or hot water – are an absolute disgrace and embarrassment.
This is not a question for club committees, but for every individual member of Croquet NSW.
Jan Sage
Taree Croquet Club

Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Reminder: CNSW Headquarters Member Survey - Please Complete by Monday 4 August

Dear Brenda

The Mosman Croquet Club will be discussing this at their next meeting on 9 August and will reply.  The survey has been sent out to members but we must appreciate that a lot of new members have no idea of what Tempe is like or even have a valued opinion.  If the time could be extended to just after 9 August, we will have had a discussion with older members who will have a better understanding of the issues.  Personally I think it a good idea to have cluster clubs get together to discuss issues (there will be a difference between country and city perceptions) and ventilate opinions.  Not easy.  We do appreciate the survey and will get back to you after 9 August.
Mary Gibson
On 27/07/2014, at 9:50 AM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:


Hello Croquet players,
I am disappointed to see that only 170 responses have been received so
far, for this survey (ie. 170 out of more than 3,000 in the state)
I am not part of the working group, but I am concerned that there are
not enough people taking the time to put in an opinion. Please take the
time to do so, if you have not already, and please spread the word among
your playing colleagues so that the working group will get a result from
the wider community, as we are all part of this organisation and we all
pay affiliation fees.
Brenda Evans

> Thank you all for forwarding this survey to individual members. We
> have considered it very important to hear directly from individual
> members as part of this process so your assistance in this has been
> appreciated.
> This is a reminder that the HQ working group is seeking input from
> each of you on this important topic. Thanks to those that have already
> completed this survey.

> FYI to date over 170 people have taken the time to complete the
> survey, thanks to you all. For those that haven't, it is not too late!!!
> Please click on this link: HQ Member Survey
> <>
> ( which will take you to the
> survey (remember there are 12 questions, over 4 pages, please use the
> "next" button at the bottom of each page).
> While it is preferred that you submit your response on line, a PDF
> version of the survey is attached if you require a paper version, this
> is for printing out only, not for use as a PDF form. Please mail any
> paper based responses to CNSW HQ at PO Box 5096, Marrickville NSW 1475.
> The survey period will close on Monday 4 August so it is important to
> respond as soon as possible.
> Regards
> Nick Chapman
> Working Group Chair
>> *Subject:* *CNSW Headquarters Member Survey - Please Complete by
>> Monday 4 August*
>> Dear Secretaries
>> Please on forward this email to your members ASAP. Note the survey
>> will also be distributed via other mail groups but your co-operation
>> in reaching maximum membership is most appreciated.
>> ____________________________________________________
>> Dear CNSW Members
>> As you may be aware, CNSW is currently considering the function,
>> shape and location of the state headquarters, currently located at
>> Tempe in Sydney.
>> To assist these considerations, the CNSW Executive has convened a
>> small working group to look at options and analysis with regard to
>> CNSW state headquarters. We see the resolution of this issue as a
>> pivotal one for croquet and other mallet sports in NSW, one that will
>> potentially influence the shape of the game and its administration in
>> the state for the next 20 years.
>> As part of its information gathering for this project, the working
>> group is seeking to understand your thoughts, as an individual member
>> of CNSW, about retention of a CNSW state headquarters and how it
>> should conduct HQ associated activities. Some of you would be aware
>> that a number of options have been recently canvassed via email and
>> submissions to the Executive, these will be considered in the course
>> of the work of this group.
>> It would be extremely helpful if you, as an individual member of
>> CNSW, could assist by briefly providing the information sought in the
>> survey that can be accessed via this link: HQ Member Survey
>> <>
>> While it is preferred that members submit their responses on line a
>> PDF version of the survey is also attached if members require a paper
>> version. Please mail any paper based responses to CNSW HQ at PO Box
>> 5096, Marrickville NSW 1475.
>> The survey period will close on Monday 4 August so it is important to
>> respond as soon as possible.
>> Secretary CNSW on behalf of the Working Group

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