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Indoor Match – Sunday March 24th, 2019, at Cambridge Park starting at 2 pm
Social Event – Feb/Mar – Watch this space
AGM Saturday 3rd November
The meeting was attended by 43 members who contributed to a lively and constructive meeting.
Club Person of the Year was awarded to Ken Homewood, who Linda Pillman described as a very active and respected Member of the Bowls section, on the committee, attending Management meetings on behalf of the bowls section, running the evening league, 2 wood triples, organising the winter social events, and the RACAL-DECCA open day this year, assisting Mike with green cutting and general maintenance of the green throughout the year and generally, being there whenever needed.
The following officers were elected for 2018-19 (Click here for pictures)
Chairman: Ken Homewood
Secretary: Ann Gregg
Assistant Secretary: Linda Pillman
Men’s Captain: vacant
*Men’s Vice-Captain: vacant
Ladies’ Captain: Pat Cooke
*Ladies’ Vice-Captain: Aneta Thompson
Treasurer: David Bardsley
Green Ranger: Mike Cutts
Match Secretary: Bill Budge
SCWBA Delegate: Jenny Baird
Committee Members: Lorna Kilpatrick, Stuart Chalmers, Adam Willson, Iain Gregg**
**After the meeting Iain Gregg came forward to go on committee, He was formally co-opted at the November committee meeting.
The Chairman expressed his deep concern that there were no nominations for Men’s Captain and Vice-Captain. Anyone who feels they may be able to help please contact Ken Homewood 01483-282384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sale of bowls and the abandoned clothes that have been left in the changing rooms was successful and raised valuable income for the club. There are still bowls and men’s waterproof jackets available. If you would like to purchase any of these contact Ken Homewood 01483-282384 or email@example.com.
INDOOR MIXED FRIENDLY MATCHES
Ember BC visited Leatherhead to play Mole Valley IBC on Saturday 17th November. Unfortunately, the Ember team suffered 3 late withdrawals due to illness and injury which meant we had to borrow a player from the opposition on the day. However, this did not dampen our spirits and against strong opposition, we managed a very creditable 2-2 draw in rinks losing overall by 67 –60. A most enjoyable day and we look forward to the rematch next year.
Our final indoor match is at Cambridge Park, Twickenham on Sunday March 24th, 2019. There is a sign-up list on the club noticeboard or feel free to contact Adam Willson direct if you wish to play. Adam needs 16 for this match so you are almost certain to get a game. If you have not already put your name down, please contact Adam Willson. firstname.lastname@example.org or 01932 889662
SOCIAL EVENT Friday 23rd November (see pictures on the Ember website)
28 bowlers enjoyed a jolly evening playing shuffleboard, bagatelle, shove halfpenny and a putting competition and a splendid a 2-course winter warming meal prepared by Linda Pillman. The winning team in the closely fought competition was Pat O’Hagan, Louise &, Mike Cutts.
Thanks to members who loaned us the games, to Linda for her work in the kitchen, Sylvia Jones who did the shopping and all the others who helped.
SPRING SOCIAL EVENT
We intend to run another Social event in the spring, late February/early March so watch out for further information after Christmas.
The article in the “Bowls International” magazine, on green maintenance featuring Ember Bowling Club with Mike Cutts pictured with his array of machines is now on the website.
We have now got an “Ember Bowling Club” sign on the new cabin. Thanks to Dennis Mardon who not only ordered the sign but also donated the money to purchase it.
THE GARAGE ROOF
The garage roof has now been repaired. Thanks to Dave Bardsley for organising the repair.
With Christmas approaching a reminder about Easy Fundraising is very appropriate. Most things you buy on line could help contribute to club funds without any cost to you if you go on line via “Easyfundraiser”. We have generated a dummies guide on our website www.embersportsclub.org.uk/easyfungraising-org-uk/
It’s not just Amazon; there’s Marks & Spencer, Boots, John Lewis/Waitrose, Debenhams, Argos, The Entertainer Toy Shop and Fortnum & Mason and lots more suppliers.
The committee wishes you all a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year