We regret to inform you that Brenda Grainger has sadly passed away
Her funeral will be on Tuesday 16th October 2018 At 4pm West Chapel Southampton Crematorium
Everyone Welcome Our thoughts are with Her Family at this sad time.
Family Flowers only but if you wish to make a donation the family have said there will be collection boxes and the money will be divided between Charities for Stroke and Parkinson’s
Venue for Wake to be arranged
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY TEA & SCONES FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2018 ARRIVE 2PM FOR 2.30PM START
NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS & WILL BE ELECTED AT THIS MEETING
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE NOMINEE’S APPROVAL BEFORE ENTERING HIS OR HER NAME
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT CLUB SECRETARY Jan Puttock 02380 869444
THE NOMINATIONS LIST IS ON THE BOARD AT THE CLUB
LEAGUE MATCH SECRETARY
GREEN LIAISON OFFICER
Ladies & Gentlemen You are all invited to our Club CHRISTMAS LUNCH
WELLOW GOLF CLUB Ryedown Lane, East Wellow SO51 6BD
THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER Meet there at 12.30pm Meal served 1pm
Two Course £16.00 Three Course £20.00 Includes Mince Pie, Coffee/Tea & Gratuities
Please write your name and menu choice on the list at the club
Pay in full to office by Monday 19th November Cheques if possible pleasepayable to Totton & Eling Bowls Club
President's News Letter
PLEASE SEE CLUB COMPETITIONS PAGE FOR REPORT OF PRESIDENT'S DAY 18TH AUGUST
Newsletter for all members August 2018
This looks to be a bit longer than usual, maybe it’s because I haven’t written a Newsletter since April! Please make a note of the dates.
News of members – You may know that Malcolm Cross became ill at the Club a few weeks ago and spent time in hospital. We wish him well for his continuing recovery. He has visited the Club but is not able to play Bowls for a few weeks. It is good to know that Megan Fulford’s health continues to improve. Some of you will have known Gwyn Lloyd, a founder member of the Club, who died recently. His funeral is on Wednesday 8 August followed by the wake in the Clubroom.
President’s Day – Saturday 18 August 10.00am to 1.00pm. A shorter event than in previous years, but I hope it will be just as enjoyable and worthwhile. Graham Laird and Chris Fripp will be organising some fun bowls in the morning, there’ll be tea/coffee and home made cakes and the usual bacon rolls and hot dogs available. Entry is free but any offers of raffle prizes would obviously be much appreciated. All proceeds will go to this year’s charity, Southampton General Hospital Children’s Emergency and Trauma Dept. I look forward to seeing as many of you that are able to make it on the day.
Club Competitions – as you all know, Finals weekend is Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September. Please come along to see some top quality Bowls being played and enjoy some refreshments.
Men’s Leagues – Congratulations to all those who played in the S&D and NF leagues and contributed to this year’s successes. Winners of S&D Combination 5 with two games to spare and winners of NF Division 4 following a convincing win at home to Milford in our last match. Celebrations all round and at last some more words to place on the honours board. There is an article about this season’s successes in the Waterside Herald due out on 23 August.
Ladies’ Leagues – a less successful year than the men, but I am assured that it has been an enjoyable season, even if at times a little too hot.
Friendlies – we now have three Friendlies scheduled following New Milton’s withdrawal from the match arranged for 5 September. They are Wednesday 12 September, 2.00pm away at Braeside; Sunday 21 October, 2.00pm at East Dorset Indoor Club in Christchurch followed by a meal; and Sunday 25 November, 2.00pm at Palmerston followed by a meal. These Friendlies are open to ALL members and if you have not played in a Friendly either recently or indeed never, do please sign up – your involvement and support are very welcome.
Short Mat – the new season will soon be here. Jan LePage and I will be running the Club league, with support from Jim Freeman while we are still learning. The pre-season meeting for all players, when the draw for teams will be made, is Tuesday 18 September at 1.30pm. The first matches will be on Tuesday 8 October and Wednesday 9 October; a week later than usual because Jan and I are both away in the previous week, but that week can be used for plenty of practice.
Presentation Evening – Saturday 27 October. Details are on the noticeboard, so please sign up indicating your menu choices. As always, all are welcome, including partners.
Website – Rosemary Hunter has done an excellent job in redeveloping the Club’s website, for which I am most grateful. Do please check it out. If you have any suggestions, please let her know.
Social events – Unfortunately, the proposed visit to Potters Resort in January had to be cancelled due to insufficient support. There are other social events arranged for the autumn - an indoor games evening on Saturday 13 October, great entertainment from the Hythe Ukelele Band (back by popular demand!) on Friday 9 November and on Saturday 24 November there is a Quiz Evening to include a seasonal theme.
Testwood School – it was good to host some pupils from years 7 and 8 for Bowls on Wednesday afternoons in June and July. My thanks are due to those members who helped with this. The pupils ae keen to return next summer.
The Green – It has continued to look good as a result of the hard work of several members for which we all continue to be grateful. Work is due to start in September to secure the carpet to the walls of the green. I have asked the Town Council, via Mandy, to look into the possibility of lopping the tops of the trees at the far side of the green, in order to reduce the quantity of leaves falling on the green and causing us problems.
Leighton’s Opticians have talked to me about possible sponsorship. We could do with some new scoreboards! Two of their representatives will be joining us for a time on the Saturday of our Club Finals weekend to talk to us about their services.
The Club’s 20th Birthday Celebrations are scheduled for Thursday 25 April 2019. More details later in the year, but we shall be inviting representatives from other Clubs, councillors and other important people, to play Bowls, enjoy a meal and make a few appropriate but very short speeches.
The 2018 Annual General Meeting is on Friday 2 November at 2.30pm. It would be good to see as many of you as possible there.
Steven Brice President