What is ClubSafe?
ClubSafe, developed by ClubsNSW – the club movement’s peak industry body, is a program that offers member clubs a range of support products and services designed to develop and maintain responsible gambling environments.
Developed at a cost of more than $1 million dollars, the program was launched in July 2000 after 18 months of independent research and development by the Australian Institute of Gambling Research, led by well-known gambling academic, Professor Jan MacMillan.
Under the program, members are encouraged to take a proactive approach to the management of problem gambling issues. The program assists clubs to implement policies and procedures, which encourage patrons to make responsible decisions to minimise gambling, associated harm. All initiatives are guided by harm minimisation strategies to fall in line with the Responsible Conduct of Gambling legislation, and go beyond these measures with a Code of Practice, approved by the Minister for Gaming and Racing in 2000.
What does ClubSafe mean for club patrons?
The measures that the ClubSafe program introduces are guided by the ideals of educating patrons about the nature of problem gambling, creating environments where responsible gambling practices are promoted and enabling access to services and mechanisms that allow a patron with a gambling problem to initiate some control with their gambling.
When a patron enters a ClubSafe club, they will immediately notice the various responsible gambling mechanisms in place.
For instance, some of the most notable measures include patron communications which ensure patrons are aware of the responsible gambling policies and procedures operating in the club, and the mechanisms available to them to control their gambling if required.
The club will ensure that complaints mechanisms; harm minimising financial procedures; responsible advertising and promotional standards are in place.
ClubSafe members have a Self Exclusion Scheme available to patrons, and have information on how to deal with approaches from patrons to self-exclude. The program has a referral mechanism in place to link patrons who feel they may need gambling counselling assistance with an appropriate counselling service, via a comprehensive counselling service directory.
The program devotes energy into continual research and development of new products and services in response to changing needs and responsible gambling progressions.
In response to these factors, ClubsNSW opened discussions in 2001 with several counselling organisations to develop a formal relationship network. The result is a new program currently in development- the ClubSafe Community Liaison Networks.
What are the Community Liaison Networks?
The idea behind the Community Liaison Networks is to formalise links already in place in the ClubSafe program and go a step beyond.
The networks are founded on the belief that a co-ordinated and co-operative approach to problem gambling by local gambling operators and local gambling counselling support services will deliver the best outcomes for all parties. The idea for the program commenced well before the introduction of similar measures in the newly introduced Gaming Machine Act, however ClubsNSW are gratified that the new legislation supports this initiative.
The vision for the Community Liaison Networks goes beyond legislative requirements for clubs to have arrangements with counselling services.
Rather than just providing a link, the networks will provide opportunities for clubs to regularly meet with problem gambling counselling services and community groups supporting problem gamblers and their families. It is hoped that through this process, clubs will gain a greater understanding of community expectations to problem gambling, while building trust and communication between clubs and problem gambling counselling services.
At the same time the promotion of local problem gambling counselling services will also become more prominent in clubs. While the finer points of this arrangement are still in negotiation it is hoped to be up and running mid year. Look out for more information, which will be sent direct to your organisation, in the coming months.
G-line (NSW) is a 24-hour, 7 days a week, statewide telephone helpline offering crisis counselling for problem gamblers, their families, friends and others. It is available to anyone in NSW who wants to talk to a trained counsellor about their own, or someone else’s, gambling problem.
According to G-Line, some indicators of problem gambling are:
To access G-line, call 1800 633 635.
Womens Golf Casino – Wednesday, August 29th Results of Casino Smash Repairs Trophy. There were 28 players to play for the Casino Smash Repairs Trophies and the scores are not depicting the run on the course. Division 1 Winner was Janet Halliday (18) who finished with 32 points from Runner Up (just dropping in between jobs) Carolyn Doyle (21) who was close behind with 31 points. Division 2 Winner has been in the winning circle quite a bit lately – Judith Karam (31) with 33 points from Runner Up Margaret King (27) with 31 points. Division 3 Winner Joan Burnett (36) had 30 points from Dianne Black (33) on 29. There are 13 balls in the Eagles Nest which was not won and the balls went to 29 on a c/b.
Next Wednesday, September 5th is the first round of the McDonalds Pharmacy Spring Carnival Stroke event and the final Monthly Medal Round for the year. The Day is sponsored by Chandlers Better Home Living. There are NTPs & Longest Drives as well.
Casino veterans golf results for Tuesday 21st August. With the mild conditions 40 vets turned out for the weekly single stableford event for the usual meat vouchers and sponsored prizes. Aub Scofield returned to form to win the day with 41pts from David Mudford 37, Jeff Lassig 37, Glen Ross 37, John Nipperess 36, Peter Hall 36 and Bob Betts 36. Ball credits were won by Noel Kinsley 35, Terry Blanch 35, Geoff Gibson 34, Peter Brophy 34, Mark Phelan 34, Barry Patch 33, Dan Kennedy 33, Wayne Nowland 33, Terry O’Brien 33, John Quirk 33, Efren Costenoble 32, Rod Coe 32, Ron Thorne 32, Greg Petty 32, Rick Quinn 31 and Ron Porter 31. NTP 5th- Bob Betts, 12th Deb Low and 17th John Quirk. Nominations for vets committee is on the notice board. Please consider standing as some members need a break. Lismore and Cool/gatta Tweed Open Days are now open.
Saturday 18th August Results of Casino Golf Club Real Estate Home Loans 2BBB Stableford with a Single Stableford in conjunction
There were 116 in the field for the Real Estate Home Loans Trophy, PRO Ian Halliday stood in for George Smith Roberts & Luke Bodley who were unable to be there for presentation. The 2BBB Winners with an excellent 50 points were Kevin Playfair & Sid Batement the Runner Ups from Casino also were Glen Ross & Bill Snow with 47 Points. Visitor winners from Ballina who were here to contest the first Round of the Bardwell Ellis Trophy were Mark Astley & Doug Boardman with 42 points. Casino won the 1st Round of the Bardwell Ellis event 8 1/2 to 5 1/2 and the return match to Ballina is next Saturday 25th, where the Ballina boys suggested they will give the Casino boys a bit of their own back. The Single Stableford winner is Sid Bateman with 43 points on a c/b from Runner Up Andrew Campbell. The ball rundown went to 42 on a c/b in the 2BBB and also the single stableford. The Turkeys Nest has 32 balls in it and wasn’t won.
The Alex Armstrong K/O has commenced; each round has 3 weeks to play. Make arrangements with the opposition to get your games played.
Next Saturday 25th August is a 2BBB with a Single Stableford in conjunction. The Final Round of the Bardwell Ellis Trophy will be at Ballina.
Next Sunday 26th August is the Men’s 27 Hole Foursomes, get your names in for this great event.
Next Monday 27th August is the Casino Golf Club PRO AM there will be a 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. Shotgun start with 55 Pro’s visiting. Get your names in to the PRO for a slot in the field.
Wednesday 15th August results of the Women’s Golf Casino weekly competition sponsored by North Coast Firearms and Meryl Ellaby.
There were 33 in the field and the weather was a cool 4° to start the morning moving into a warm 29° to finish the day.
The Overall North Coast Firearms Trophy Winner was Judith McHugh who had a great 37 points.
(Photo O.A Wnr Judith McHugh is pictured with Vice President Loretta Transton)
The Meryl Ellaby Trophies were won by Louise Formaggin (19) with 34 points on a c/b from Carolyn Ross (20) in Division 1. Margaret Bretherton (23) with 36 points from Kay Wood (31) with 32 points in Division 2 and Maree Nowland (39) with 35 points on a c/b from Betty Quinn (33) in Division 3. The ball run down went to 31 on a c/b, and there are 11 balls in the Eagles Nest which was not won.
(Photos Winners and Runner Ups are pictured with Sponsor Meryl Ellaby on the Left)
Friday 10th August there was 24 in the competition and Neita Johnston won with 36 points from Loretta Transton with 34.
Next Wednesday 22th August is the 27 hole Foursomes Championship sponsored by Mulherin Schier Chartered Accountants with an 18 Hole Event (after the 27 hole winners) sponsored by Carolyn Ross. The game is a Foursomes event with ¾ of the combined handicap for the 27 holes and ½ the handicap for the 18 hole event. Alternate Hits throughout the hole competition and a decision will have to be made before you tee off as to who will be teeing off the odd and even tees.
Women’s Golf Casino will be teeing off from 8.00 a.m. from next week on.
Don’t forget we have a PRO AM happening on Monday 27th August, get your names into the Pro for a tee spot.
Casino veterans golf results for Tuesday 14th August. Another cool and perfect morning for the 50 vets who turned up to play a single stableford for regular meat vouchers. Vets captain, Jim Dean was the winner with 39 points to win the major voucher from Peter Brophy 37, Wayne Ruttley 37, Len Brown 37, Ron Black 36, Sandy Thompson 36 and Ron Porter 36. Ball winners were Noel Smith 35, Malcolm Olive 35, Tim Meyer 34, Laurie Bonner 34, Ian Spencer 34, Greg Petty 33, Terry O’Brien 33, Trevor Wood 33, Bert Russell 33, Wayne Nowland 33, Ron Thorne 33, Jeff Rankin 33, Dave Mudford 32, Bryan Low 32, Aub Scofield 32, Terry Mortimer 32, Dan Kennedy 32, Geoff Gibson 32, Rod Coe 31, Terry Blanch 31, Geoff Pederson 31, Garry Brown 31, Peter Hall 31, Noel Kinsley 31, Deb Low 30, Jeff Lassig 29, Tim Wilson 29. NTP winners 5th Wayne Ruttley, 12th Trevor Wood and 17th Tim Wilson. Open days at Lismore11th Sept and interclub grudge match against Kyogle at Casino on 18th Sept. We return to Kyogle on Thursday 27th Sept.
The day was a really cool 1° to start and the jumpers and cardigans were left on for quite some time. The brisk morning air had us all rubbing our hands together to get them warm, or holding tightly to a cuppa before leaving to play the 2B Aggregate Stableford event with a Single Stableford in conjunction. Players came from Lismore, Coraki, and Woodburn Evans Head to join the Casino Ladies and we did have a great fun day. Vets Representative Dorothy Willis welcomed all the ladies who came to play with the Casino girls and wished them a safe journey home.
The main winners came from Casino with Loretta Transton & Nora Viel finishing with 67 points in the Aggregate game from 1st Runners Up Reinie Kinsley & Carolyn Ross who had 65 on a c/b from Linda Dean and Helen Lowe (Lis) with 65 on a c/b from Pat Kelly and Jen Cicchinelli (LIS).
The Single Stableford Winners were Jan Lynn (LIS) with 37 points on a c/b from Tina Robinson (LIS).
Nearest the Pins went to Cheryl Booker & her partner Nola Lobban (LIS) for Div 1 on the 9th; Heather McAndrew & her partner Janet Halliday (CAS) were drawn from the cards for the Div 2 NTP on the 12th and Suzanne Olley with Roz McDermott (LIS) won the 5th Div 3 pin. Gail Edser from WEH won the “Classic Shot” on the 17th having one of her best shots of the day. The Ball Rundown went to 60 Points on a c/b in the Aggregate.
There was also a “Teams Event” donated by the Casino Golf Club which was the best 3 scores to count out of the 4 people in the team you played with and the winning score was 99 Points which came from Linda Waring, Loretta Transton, Lyn Chant and Nora Viel.
Marie Turnbull the Vets Rep from Lismore thanked Casino for a great day.
(All photos of winners are pictured with Dorothy Willis the Women’s Golf Casino Vets Rep)
Colleen McCormack gave us a reminder the Coraki Ladies Open Day is on next Tuesday 21st August and they are taking late entries. AND Lismore Captain Helen Lowe reminded us of the Lismore Spring Tournament happening the first Monday and Tuesday of September. Both these events are always great tournaments to attend.
Hope to see you all there.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Casino Golf Club Ltd will be held at Casino Golf Club, West Street, Casino on
TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 7PM
All financial members are invited to attend. All enquires to the club on 02 6662 1259.
Andrew Porter – General Manager