BOWLS NEWSLETTER: November 2019

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FUTURE NEWSLETTERS SHOULD BE SENT TO OUR EDITOR: KEN HOMEWOOD

Diary Dates
AGM – Saturday 2 November at 11:00 am
Bowls Quiz Night Social Event – Saturday 2 November at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Indoor Match – Saturday 16 November Mole Valley at 2 pm.

AGM SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER
STOP PRESS By popular demand we have arranged to use the Club TV, moved into the bar area, for the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday 2nd November. Even if England or Wales do not make the final. Coffee will be available.
The match kicks off at 9am so this will mean moving the start time for the AGM back to 11am.
Papers for the meeting have been circulated, electronically to those on email, by hand or post to the remainder.  Please ring Ann Gregg (07860 554278 ann.gregg@ymail.com ) if you have not received your copies. A copy of the draft Minutes of last year’s AGM is available on the notice board or on request from Ann Gregg.
We are without nominations for both Lady’s and Men’s Captains. The Captain’s role is not as onerous as many think and you will get full support from the committee, so, please either put yourself forward or persuade someone to stand. If you would like to know exactly what is involved feel free to contact any ex- captain or committee member.
We have sent out copies of the various reports in an attempt to reduce the time of the AGM. Any of the authors will happily answer any questions you may have on their report or related items.
We have not had any items raised that might lead to a vote.
Matters for general discussion can however be raised on the day itself but it would be helpful if you could advise the Secretary of any items you intend to raise beforehand

SOCIAL EVENT Saturday 2 November at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
The format of the quiz is being worked on by our quizmaster, Dave Bardsley, but he is trying to make it topical. There will be a 2-course winter warming meal. All this comes at a giveaway price of £10 per person.
We will have a maximum of 6 in a team so if you would like to name your team members please do. If not, do not worry, we will sort teams out on the night.
We are having a good response to the Quiz Night, but we may be able to fit you in if you let us know by Monday 28th October by contacting Ken Homewood. 01483-282384 or kenhomewood@live.com

INDOOR BOWLS
Our first friendly indoor game of the season is at Mole Valley on Saturday November 16th at 2 pm. We are two players short for this match and I would be very grateful if members could contact Adam Willson direct if they can play on 01932 889662.Alternatively e mail at b.willson@ntlw. orld.com He will be very pleased to hear from you.
Ember is joining an indoor mixed league at Mole Valley Indoor Bowls Club where we play other outdoor clubs on a Friday evening.  If you are interested in joining the squad to play, please contact Adam Willson on 01932 889662 or b.willson@ntlworld.com

LADIES’ CAPTAIN (Pat Cooke)
This will be my last contribution to the Bowls Section of the newsletter. Thank you to all the bowlers who put their names down to play, made sandwiches and cakes for match teas, assisted with setting up the green. laid the tables, served behind the bar and cleared everything up afterwards. Special thanks to Ron and Sally Hadingham who organised all the prizes for the match day raffles.
There were 10 ladies matches on the fixture card for 2019.  We won against Malden Manor(A), Bishop Duppas (H), and Merton Park (A).  We lost against Bookham (H) and Oxshott(A).  The match against Malden Lime Grove was changed to a Home Mixed fixture which we won. The following ladies’ matches were cancelled:  Byfleet (by opposition + weather), Bishop Duppas (by us – too many players needed for Top Club match), Cheam (by opposition) and Hook & Southborough (weather)
It has been great having Aneta as Vice Captain. but unfortunately, family commitments mean she cannot become Captain.
I have really enjoyed being Ladies Captain.  It is a great opportunity to play lots of bowls, to get to know your fellow bowlers (both at Ember and other clubs) a little better. It has been fun to work with various Men’s Captains this year and the committee members have been most supportive.
 So, ladies, why not consider taking on the role?  The duties are not onerous. The job does not require you to be a brilliant bowler and you don’t have to play as skip. I would be more than happy to nominate you and to help you find your feet next year – just let me know.

FRIENDLY RESULTS for the YEAR 

                        P          W         D         L          Cancelled
LADIES           10        4          0          2          4
MIXED             21        12        0          6          3
MEN                7          3          0          3          1

Well done to everyone who took part; full details are available on the website

 

Take a look at these websites to keep up to date with bowls at county and national levels
www.bowlsengland.com
www.surreycountybowls.co.uk
www.ladiesbowlssurrey.co.uk

 

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