JANUARY 2018  - NEWSLETTER   No. 235

1717: London Beach Hotel Luncheons This year Roy and Sue have booked us in again for two lunches, the first is on Sunday 8th April and is much earlier than previous years. Because of this will you all contact them as soon as possible so they know many will be there including your friends please?  A deposit has been paid to secure the reservation.

The second luncheon will be on Sunday 7th October. Please support both of these very enjoyable and money spinning events.

1718: Dates of coming events.

            Enrolement morning    Saturday 14th April 10 to 12 noon.

            Open Mixed Triples     Sunday 3rd June (Henry Paul Funerals are still donating the prize money again)

            Barbeque                      Saturday 11th August

            Ladies Fun Day             Friday 17th August

            Two woods                   Bank Holiday Monday 27 August

            Monday League            Because of the Clubhouse being used on Monday Evenings until 2nd July this may be                                                          changed to Tuesdays. However to help the Ladies League it could be reverted to                                                                    Mondays after then. Suggestions about this please.

            Roll up afternoon         On Friday as before your new Captain will hope to see lots of members there

1719: Clubhouse use for non-bowls groups.

As you may be aware that our Clubhouse is being used by Kay Hall for her upholstery classes on Monday and Tuesday during term times. We also have Mick Allchorwe and his Musicians on last Wednesday evenings monthly.

We have invited the NHS Retirement Fellowship group to use our Clubhouse for their monthly meetings on ten Wednesdays at 9.30 to 12.30 each year, instead of the old scout hut in the recreation ground. Please respect them and put up with any slight inconvenience they may cause. They are all donating a lot of much needed income to the club. They will all be asked to leave the Clubhouse in a clean and tidy condition on leaving.

1720: Treasurers Report.

Our transfer from Natwest Bank to Santander Bank is nearly complete. Santander has issued Visa debit cards to the Treasurer and Chairman for use on our account. We can log-on to online banking to transfer money and view the account balance at any time. Cash if needed can be drawn from ATMs and at the Post Office. Cheques and cash can be paid into the Post Office, Santander Bank branches or cheques posted off in envelopes provided. None of these extra options were available with Natwest Bank who would only deal by cheques, direct debits or cash at the Natwest Bank branches.

1721: Gwen Goldfinch Cup.

Great news, we have at last, after many years, won back this trophy by defeating the Royals 84-47 on Saturday. Well done our team especially Skips Arthur and Norman.

1722: Next Committee Meeting.

This is on Thursday 22nd March 10.30 at the Clubhouse.

Brian Aylard, Editor                                                                 Pembury Bows Club Newsletter 235 – January 2018