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Steps to Joining the Palo Alto Lawn Bowling Club
It’s really very easy to become a member.
Here is what to do, and what to expect.
Here’s how it works:
Try lawn bowling and see if it’s for you. Join us for a lesson by contacting one
of our head coaches, John Hickson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Terry Hogan (etelhogan@ att.net). You may also come out for casual lessons on Sundays at 1:15.
Fill out an application. Download it from the web site here or you can get one
from your coach. Turn it in to your coach or mail to PALBC, 474 Embarcadero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301.
You will be notified of your acceptance. Pay your membership dues by check
to PALBC, PayPal on our website, or in person. Annual membership is $135 for full
bowling membership, $80 for a dual membership, $30 for an associate (social, nonbowling)
membership. Dues are prorated during the year. New full and dual memberships require a $20 fee for a name badge and club key.
Here's what you get:
Full members will receive a name badge, a key to the gate and equipment and some
literature. For a $20 deposit you can rent a locker to keep your equipment.
You may use club bowls to experiment with different sizes to determine what works
for you. As you get better and play more often you will want to acquire your own set
of bowls. Used equipment is available as well as advice on purchasing new equipment.
You may work with a coach or other members to get up to speed on the basic rules
and skills until you are approved for draw games. You may also come out and practice
on your own. (You have a key!)
You will receive a “lead” draw chip that stays at the club and is used for the randomly
selected teams on draw game days. The Club has draw games throughout the week
and week end. (draw schedule)
You will begin receiving the monthly newsletter, Wicks.You will also receive invitations
to the Club’s popular social events throughout the year.
The folks from NBC came out for the draw on a lovely December day.
They interviewed several members and caught some footage of the
for all the national news on lawn bowling in the USA, including
a new video competition and US Fan Facebook group.
Copyright 2008 PALBC - Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club