Newsletter No.10 - November 2019
St Ippolyts Bowls Club
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.
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.
Thank you to everyone involved in making the evening at the club house a great success.
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
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
Sunday 8th Pre-Christmas gathering at the club house from 2pm.
Distribution of Membership Forms and Fixtures Lists
TBA Coach trip to Cromer.
Saturday 11th Football Tournament
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.
- 07807 403316
Find St Ippolyts Bowls Club
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7RH
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)