BOWLS NEWSLETTER: January 2018

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Diary Dates:
Ladies Lunch – 15th March 2018
Indoor Bowls Match v Cambridge Park– 2 pm Saturday 25th March 2018
Pre-Season Meeting– 7:30pm Friday 13th April 2018 

WELCOME TO 2018 – THE COMMITTEE WISHES YOU ALL A HAPPY & HEALTHY 2018

RECRUITMENT
We will be having a big push to recruit new bowlers this year and one of the best ways of recruiting is by word of mouth and “Bring a Friend”. So, if you know any friends, neighbours or relatives who might be interested, persuade them to come along to our “Beginners course” in April to “give it a try” or just bring them down to a roll-up at the beginning of the season.

INDOOR MATCHES
Our next indoor match is at Cambridge Park, Twickenham on Sunday March 25th, 2018 at 2 pm. A sign-up sheet is in the clubhouse or contact Adam Willson direct if you would like to play on 01932 889662 or b.willson@ntlworld.com

LADIES LUNCH
The Ladies Lunch is confirmed for the 15th March at Averna. Val will be sending out Invites at the end of January/beginning of February.

THE GREEN
Work continues the green during the winter and thanks to all those who help out. Mike is always on the lookout for volunteers so if you have some spare time contact Mike Cutts 020-8398-4549 or mcutts@btinternet.com

ROAD WORKS AHEAD
As mentioned in the last newsletter, surface repairs need to be carried out to certain areas surrounding the clubhouse.  These have now been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday 8th and 9th January 2018. During this period there will be no access available to the Club from the car park.  The Drive entrance will remain available as usual.  Members are advised to schedule their Club activities accordingly.  The Club apologises for the inevitable disruption that will be caused.  In the meantime, please tread carefully!

JEAN DONALDSON
Many of our longer serving Club Members will be sad to hear of the death of Jean Donaldson (Davies).  She was a member from the 50’s to the 00’s.   She was secretary of the Tennis Section for many years and club membership secretary – in the days when there were no computers, and everything was on Cardex.  She was a very keen tennis player and was in the 2nd ladies team for many years.  She moved on to bowls – like many of us – and was in several finals over the years.  However, she caught the golf bug and left us to join Surbiton Golf Club where she played well into her 80s – thereafter to be found round the bridge table.  During her working life she was secretary to a number of Elmbridge Mayors.  She was a lovely person with a wry sense of humour and is very much missed.”

 

 

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