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Newsletter No.10 - November 2019

By Brian Butcher St Ippolyts Bowls Club

Saturday, 30 November 2019

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No.10 November 2019

THE ST IPPOLYTS BOWLER

Welcome to the final newsletter of 2019.

Firstly, Barbara King would like to thank everyone for the cards and kind messages of support. We wish Barbara a speedy recovery.

It was another good season on the green, we won the SML Knockout Competition for the third time in four years and came second in the SML.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

The coffee morning raised £570.

Thank you to everyone who contributed, attended or helped out with this very worthy cause.

QUIZ NIGHT

Thanks to Tony & Katherine for running last month's very successful Quiz night.

The evening, along with bar sales and raffle, raised much needed funds for the club.

PRESENTATION EVENING

Thank you to everyone involved in making the evening at the club house a great success.

BONUS BALL

The next stakes are due 11th January & 21st March.

Please forward your cheque to Celia, or bring your payment(s) to the pre-Christmas gathering.

CLUB HOUSE WATER SUPPLY

As a winter precaution, the water supply has been turned off (it will be turned back on for the Pre-Christmas gathering).

Please bear this in mind if visiting the club house in winter.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER RAFFLE

Draw will take place at the pre-Christmas gathering on Sunday 8th December.

ELECTION OF COMMITTEE

The committee, as re-elected at the recent AGM:

Chairman: Peter Belton

Secretary: Brian Butcher

Treasurer: Celia Farley

Captain: Colin Childs

Vice-Captain: Terry Saunders

Ladies Captain: Muriel Saunders

Men's Captain: Colin Childs

Fixtures Secretary: Chris Richardson

Competitions Secretary: Jeff Clark

Greenkeeper: Colin Davidson

Fund Raisers: Betty Saich, Janet Godfrey, Janet Butcher

Bar Manager: Chris Gardner – Jeff Clark as substitute

Welfare Officers; Janet Butcher, Celia Farley

Housekeepers: Barbara King, Chris Richardson

CLUB COMPETITIONS

It was agreed at the AGM that the following changes will take effect next season. Players will be seeded in Pairs and Triples competitions to make it fairer for novice players, thereby avoiding the situation for example of three novices being drawn against three experienced players. Pairs competitions will be reduced from 21 to 18 ends.

AWAY DAYS NEXT YEAR

Colin Childs is arranging an away day by coach to Cromer in May and

Muriel is setting up another visit to Swaffham in August.

Lists will go up in the club house when dates are confirmed.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

2019

December

Sunday 8th Pre-Christmas gathering at the club house from 2pm.

2020

March

Distribution of Membership Forms and Fixtures Lists

May

TBA Coach trip to Cromer.

July

Saturday 11th Football Tournament

August

TBA Away day Swaffham.

As this is the final newsletter of 2019, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, although no doubt we will see many of you before then at the pre-Christmas gathering.

Janet (janetbutcher@ntlworld.com)&

Brian (stippolytsbowls.sec@gmail.com)

Contact Information

Brian Butcher

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7RH

DIRECTIONS

Additional Information

From Hitchin/Codicote Road follow signs to Recreation Ground on the right hand side coming out of Hitchin( Waterdell Lane) This turning is next to the village shop. The bowls green is situated at the Recreation Ground off Orchards Close next to the football ground. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: 42 Broadwater Crescent, Stevenage SG2 8EG (we do not have facilities to accept post at the Club)