RUBY DAY 16TH JULY
12 playing Ladies and nearly as many spectators gathered for a morning of bowling followed by a sharing lunch. The weather was fine and a good time was had by all. Congratulations to Sheila Oxford who won both the Ruby Day trophy and the Spider. Thanks are due to Jill Holgate who organised the day and Shirley Lawrence who collated the results.
LADIES INVITATION DAY 14TH JUNE 2019
10 ladies with 10 invited men played 3 games of 7 ends each on a grey morning. Coffee was served after the first game and lunch after the 3rd game. 3 teams had scored the maximum 6 points. Team 8 Gwen & David Hunt were placed 3rd on shots scored. In the afternoon a 12 end final was played between the 2 highest scoring teams, Team 2 Lynda & Chris F and Team 6 Jackie & David Ha. It was a close fought game and ended with Lynda and Chris as champions. They were presented with the Greta Trophy by committee member Jan Le Page. Thanks are due to all who brought sharing food, Mandy for the administration documents, Natasha for helping with the refreshmentsand Shirley for scoring on the day.
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 25TH APRIL 2019
TOTTON AND ELING BOWLS CLUB MEMBERS 2019
THE VISITING BOWLS REPRESENTATIVES
The celebrations started with over 50 guests welcomed by the Club president Steven Brice. The guests included founder members, past club officials, representatives of local bowling associations and local councillors. A 2 course lunch was served followed by speeches from the Club President, Derek Biggs(Town Clerk of Totton& Eling Town Council) and Paul Robson (Junior Vice President Bowls England). Derek told us of the history of the Bowls Centre and the Council's contribution to its development and continuing support. Paul reminded us that a predecessor had opened to centre and wished us well in the future as he proposed a toast to the club.
Once lunch was over many current members of the club arrived at 2.00pm and there followed an hour of bowling, which saw all the rinks in use. Although cold and windy a good time was had by all.
At 3.30pm the bowlers then joined the spectators for tea which was served to a packed club room. The President then cut a celebration cake, made by Keith Sinclair and iced by his daughter. The Raffle raised over £250 for the President's Charity (Motor Neurone Disease). This ended a busy and enjoyable day.
A very sincere thank you to all the members who helped out in any way on Saturday 16th Marchat our Open Day. It was an enjoyable and successful day, in spite of the weather. We had 19 visitors most of whom I think will return and very probably become members.
On 9th January Judith Stephens from the Southampton Hospital received a cheque for £2350.13 for the Children's Hospital appeal form the Club President Steven Brice This was the President's charity for 2018. This year Steven's Chosen charity will be The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND).
On the 8th December 2018 Lee Janes, Laura Crompton and Meryl Chambers from Leighton's Opticians came to the club to present the new scoreboards they had kindly sponsored They are now inuse and have set our 20th anniversary year off to a good start.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2018
LEAGUE SUCCESS 2018
Captain Clive with the Division 5 trophy from Southampton & District Association, and Captain Dereck with the Division 4 trophy from the New Forest Bowling Association. Well done to both teams in 2018.
The Christmas Fayre 1st December
The Christmas Fayre raised over £1000 for the Southampton Children's Hospital Charity. This was very well supported on a wet , miserable morning. Thanks to all who helped in so many ways.
UKELELE EVENING 9TH NOVEMBER
An enjoyable evening was had by members and guests when supper was enjoyed. The ever popular performance by the Hythe Ukelele Band was much appreciated. £100 was raised for the band's charity.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
Over 40 members attended the meeting to hear reports of the previous year and to elect the committee (see WHO'SWHO )
After a break for tea and scones there was time for an informal session at which the discussion included future proposals for club competitions, the use of the funds raised at the Easter and Christmas Fair and other items.
PRESENTATION EVENING 2018
Over 60 members and friends gathered for the 3 course dinner and presentation of trophies. an enjoyable evening was had by all. For photos of the trophy presentation, please follow the COMPETITIONS link.
PRESENTATION EVENING 2018
Over 60 members and friends gathered for the 3 course dinner and presentation of the trophies on 27th October. for photos of the presentation of trophies please follow the COMPETITIONS link.