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BBC NEWS BULLETIN NO. 6

 

Our Club is pleased once again to have TOTAL BALANCE as our sponsor for this seasons newsletter and recommends to those members in need of physio or who have been recommended to try pilates for their general health that they talk to the staff at Total Balance who have the qualifications to assist you in your goals.

We have a great reason for celebration this week – JOHN BRADLEY has mended his 50th dining room chair. Keep up the good work John you are doing a magnificent job and I do have it on good authority that the Board are hoping to replace said chairs at least in the next 10 years, so this will you a chance to make the 100.

There have been 6 members trained to use the roller for the grass green but 2 more are needed if possible from the midweek first and second teams, training will be Monday with Nick our green keeper and will be for 1 hour. Please get in touch with Bruce Richards if you are up for this.

The BAREFOOT BOWLS flyers are ready for distribution – the list of allocated members and flyers are near the front notice board. It would be appreciated if these could be out as soon as possible.

SATURDAY SOCIAL PLAYERS
Elsie Johnstone is quite happy to organise anyone interested in a social game on Saturday afternoons. We know there are folks who do not or cannot obligate themselves for pennant each week and would just like a friendly game similar to our Wednesday group, there is a sheet out each week and we would really like to see this get off the ground. There will always be rinks available so do get your name down.

THE OVER WHELMING SUCCESS OF ‘TRY BOWLS’ ON FRIDAY FROM 5 – 8;30

NEEDS SOME HELP FROM THOSE WHO COULD SPARE AN HOUR OR SO TO

HELP SET UP FROM 4;30 AND A FEW GOOD FOLKS WHO COULD COME

AT 8;30 TO TIDY UP AND GET BOWLS AWAY IN THE CUPBOARD. BUT

YOU ARE ALSO MOST WELCOME TO ATTEND TO LISTEN TO THE BAND, SO

BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO ENJOY THE GREAT ATMOSPHERE

OF PEOPLE ENJOYING THEMSELVES IT’S A GREAT NIGHT AT YOUR CLUB

There is also going to be a monster Sunday on the 28th Oct. which will be advertised as a family day with lots of things for littlies, a concert and face painting as well as bowling etc for Mums and Dads and Nans and Pops if they are brave enough to come too. AND on this day a lot of help from all of us is going to be needed, so from next week one of the white boards will be ruled up for you to be put your name in time slots, nobody is required to work for hours and as we all know many hands make light work, so please support this huge fund raiser for our Club and give just a little of your time on the 28th October.

GALA DAY entries are up to 17 from visitors from other clubs and Lizzie expects that to get to at least 22 so do start and think about your entry. It’s on Thursday, 29th November, good prizes, a Xmas stall and a money tree but most of all the chance to interact with a lot of other bowlers and a good day should be had by all.

Club Championship Mens Singles is underway and there have been some great matches to watch. This week the Ladies event closes and it is so disappointing that we only have an entry of 8 players at this stage – COME ON GIRLS IT’S PART OF OUR SEASON, A GREAT CHANCE TO PRACTICE YOUR DRAW BOWLING, THE ONLY TIME YOU GET TO PLAY SINGLES PLEASE RE-CONSIDER AND PUT YOUR NAME DOWN BEFORE 4PM FRIDAY.

A little bit of trivia – each Saturday the announcer welcomes our card ladies in the bar area and not many of the newer players would know the back ground of this group of 10. Most of these ladies have been members for at least 30 – 40 yrs and like us were active bowlers at the Club and during that time the ladies had their own Committees and among these ladies there are a Lady President, Madame secretaries, committee members, lady selectors, a catering and Bar Manager, and finally 2 Club Champions who both won the Regional title as well. We hope you keep joining us on Saturdays ladies.

We want to make everyone aware that our facilities are heavily booked each weekend from now to Christmas and do expect to find people up ladders, changing the table and chairs and generally taking over the place, please be understanding with this as the Council insist that all their facilities are available to rate payers so we have no choice, and this too is a way we benefit financially.

Along with the e-mail you received regarding Cup Week there is a lot to take in and I understand that we all have lives other than bowls, bowls, and more bowls but the advantages trying to be achieved will be shared by all members of our Club so give just a little bit of your spare time in helping our hard working committees.

Once again I say that’s enough from me, and I do enjoy bringing you all the news I glean along the way, and for my quote of the week ‘ You only get one life, but one is plenty if you make the most of it.

THE EDITOR