Re: Reminder: CNSW Headquarters Member Survey - Please Complete by Monday 4 August
I agree with Jan, The atmosphere at clubs when tournaments are held away from Tempe is far superior to that at Tempe plus the facilities at Tempe are far from satisfactory. Weekends at Tempe are a nightmare and Regional clubs would be more likely to be willing to host events if they were given a reasonable financial encouragement.
Well said, Jan.
Everybody who has ever played in a CNSW tournament - and especially everyone who has decided NOT to enter a CNSW tournament should complete this survey.
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:53:44 +1000
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Reminder: CNSW Headquarters Member Survey - Please Complete by Monday 4 August
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.
Taree Croquet Club
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.
On 27/07/2014, at 9:50 AM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote: