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Pre-Season Meeting– 6:45pm Friday 12th April 2019
Introductory Course – 10am Sunday 28th April 2019
Ember Sports Club Open Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 2pm to 4pm
SPRING SOCIAL EVENT (MALCOM BAIRD / KEN HOMEWOOD)
The Beetle Drive on Friday 1st March was very enjoyable and attended by 44 members. Our Chairman Ken was an excellent MC who (nearly) managed to control the noisy players! Congratulations to Iain Gregg and Sue Pettit who were winners on the night of some wine and a beetle mug (of the Volkswagen type!).
As usual the food was excellent and Jenny’s team that supplied the lasagnes need to be congratulated. Thanks to them and all the other people who helped on the night not only in the kitchen but also, setting up the tables and chairs, running the bar, collecting the money and generally being helpful. Thank you.
Pat Cooke received positive feedback following the Ladies’ lunch at Claygate’s Averna on 7th March which was enjoyed by some 29 members.
Pat is looking forward to working with a man or men during the coming season so put you name forward as Men’s Captain. (Charlie does know).
We have 2 volunteers to do the Captain’s role for 1 month each, but we still need some others. If you wish to know more about the role, or about helping as a Vice Captain, contact me on 01483-282384 or any other committee member or ex-Captain.
INDOOR MIXED FRIENDLY MATCH
Our final indoor friendly match of the season at Cambridge Park on Sunday March 24th, 2019 was a close-run match with 2 rinks won and 2 lost resulting an overall loss by just 8 shots. Well done to all those who took part and thank you to Adam for organising the day.
PRE-SEASON MEETING 6:45pm Friday 12th April 2019
The Pre-season evening will start with the opportunity to purchase new equipment from Bowlswear Direct who will be at the club from 6:00pm. The meeting will start at 6:45pm with a brief presentation by one of our sponsors, KWW solicitors which promises to be very pertinent to the member’s needs. Following this your committee will outline the plans for the season and you will have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and sign-up for lots of good things.
The progress on the “GREEN PREPARATION for NEW SEASON” went extremely well and we were able to complete the work in 3 days. So, a big thank you to the 16 members who offered their services although we did not use all of you.
Thanks also to Mike who did the scientific bits on the green as well as the heavy work where needed.
Mike is always on the lookout for volunteers to assist with the regular cutting during the season. He already has 2 new volunteers but could still do with more particularly Saturday morning cutting. The more volunteers the less work for each so, if you have some spare time, contact Mike Cutts 020-8398-4549 or email@example.com
Following last year’s success, we are again having a big push on recruitment and we have adverts in the local magazines, already several new bowlers have signed up for the “Introductory Course”. We still need more and will be putting posters and flyers at strategic places locally. Tony Skinner is looking for help in distributing the material so if you can help please contact him on 01372-462403 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The best way for obtaining new members is still by word of mouth, so we should all be looking at our neighbours, family and friends to see if we can entice them to come and “give it a try”. We will be sending out handouts to all you by “E” mail at the beginning of April for you to pass on but if you have anyone who has already expressed interest please give their details to Sylvia. email@example.com
CLUB “OPEN DAY”
Preparation for the Sports Club “Open Day” on Sunday 12th May, 2pm to 4pm is underway with all the sections working together to make it the success it was last year. So, keep that afternoon free in your diary, as we hope to have some good bowls that potential new members can see and be persuaded to join in, and it should be an enjoyable day for all. More details to be issued shortly.