Speaking to club officials as I go around the countryside, it’s never long before the conversation turns to the difficulties in retaining members, keeping the club afloat and general club survival issues.
Of course, the time of year makes it all the worse, as clubs going into the winter with financial difficulties are obviously in a delicate condition. It’s never clear how many members will pay their subs again and want to come back next year.
For many clubs it doesn’t look great this year; the combination of the already prevalent factors related to the state of the game with the very strange series of weather events (very cold and prolonged winter, followed by a very cold and very dry spring, followed by a very hot and dry spell of weather for many of us in June and July) has left a lot of clubs with worries about their survival.
This has led me to change around my plans recently and prioritise my work to make sure you have access to the right kind of information at the right time.
So, although we said that our new eBook: Bowling Club Survival and Turnaround would be available at the end of August, we have delayed this until the 25th September, so that we could bring forward the release of our new Manifesto for Bowling Club Success.
I know, I know it’s a bit of a mouthful, but I think “manifesto” describes this new guide most accurately as it provides clubs with a document that can be adopted and then adapted into a declaration of your intention to work on a plan to rejuvenate your club’s fortunes.
Our Manifesto for Bowling Club Success includes 4 main sections as follows:
Part 1. Accepting the New Order of the Game
Part 2. Club Turnaround
Part 3. Long Term Strategic Planning
Part 4. How to Imbed Best Practice
It is available FREE now. Just click here to access your copy; and please let us know what you think and how you plan to use it in your club.