Membership

Membership is open to everyone
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A doubtful-looking lot! But we let them all into the club anyway. . .

 
Updated 02 May, 2017 with picture of rejected membership applicant. (See photo at bottom of the page.)

Anyone can be a member of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. Members of our community come from all walks of life and have their own reasons for joining.

Once you are a member, you will expand your social circle by a couple of hundred interesting, friendly people and have access to organized activities almost every day of the year. And, as a club member, you can always rent the clubhouse for private parties for 130 of your closest friends! šŸ™‚

Annual Membership Fees 2017-18

Membership runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. There are no initiation fees or monthly minimum charges.

Full Membership (entitles you to take part in any or all of our club’s activities):

  • Full Adult Membership $200.
  • Under 26 (age 19-25) $90.
  • Junior (age 18 and under) $35.
  • Late Joiner (after July 15, new members only) $100.

Social Membership (allows you to take part in any activity except outdoor lawn bowling): $55.

Application Forms

You need to complete a membership form when you first join the club and every year thereafter.

Online forms are registered as soon as you hit the SUBMIT button at the bottom of each form. You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement of your application. Membership cannot be confirmed until we receive your payment of the annual fees.

During the months of March and April, paper membership forms are available in Anderson House at the club. At other times of the year, these paper forms are available from the Membership Secretary, Bev Regan. However, the club much prefers that you use the online membership form so that your records are entered directly into the computerized membership list.

If you are applying for the first time to be a full (playing) member of the club, a club coach needs to certify that you are able to play the game of lawn bowls. You will be asked for the name of your club coach on the application form.  Contact the club to arrange a meeting with a coach.

Introductory coaching lessons on the fundamentals of how to play the game are available for beginners. Once the 3- to 5-session course has been completed, or the coach is satisfied that you are already an experienced player, you can complete the membership application form.

(Note: The training course is as much about knowing the rules of the game as anything else. There is no “skills testing” or anything like that. Once you know the rules and can make some attempt at delivering a bowl, you can enjoy the Daily Draws.)

Payments

Your annual fee is payable online via Interac e-Transfer (details on the online membership forms), or by cheque, which should be made payable to “Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club” and mailed to the club’s street address, or put through the mail slot of the club’s office in Anderson House. Please mark your envelope “Attn: Treasurer.”

If you have questions or need help with the application forms, please contact us by e-mail or phone.

Visiting Bowlers Fees

Members from other bowling clubs are entitled to play at Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. Fees may apply. See Visiting Bowlers page.

Not all membership applications are accepted, however . . .