Newsletter No.4 - November 2018
St Ippolyts Bowls Club
THE ST IPPOLYTS BOWLER
Overall we had a good season. In addition to winning the SML Knockout Competition for the second time, our ladies won the North Herts Ladies League with a total of 42 points (Royston were runners up on 41 points). We came third in the SML just two points behind the league winners. We also won 10 out of 19 friendlies.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
The coffee morning raised an impressive £494.
Thank you to everyone who contributed, attended or helped out with this very worthy cause.
Thanks to Tony & Katherine for running last month's successful Casino night.
The evening, along with bar sales and raffle, raised much needed funds for the club. It is hoped to run another one in April.
Photos from the recent presentation evening at Riverain will appear on the club website (Honours2018).
A big thank you to all concerned in organising the event.
The next stakes are due 24th November, 2nd February & 13th April.
Please forward your cheque to Celia, or bring your payment(s) to the pre-Christmas gathering.
Next season raffle tickets will cost £1 per strip.
CHRISTMAS HAMPER RAFFLE
If you have any donations for the hamper would you please drop them off at the clubhouse. The draw will take place at the pre-Christmas gathering.
Next year annual membership fees increase by £5, making it £60 for Adult membership and £50 for those over 60 years of age, not in full-time employment. Social membership remains £5.
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE
The committee, as 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 would be appreciated if members wishing to contact Brian Butcher by e-mail use the following new address: email@example.com
AWAY DAYS NEXT YEAR
Colin Childs has arranged an away day by coach to Sheringham on 25th May. He will need a minimum of 26 names, at £25 per head (includes a meal). If you wish to attend please add your name to the list in clubhouse.
On 11th August we are visiting Swaffham.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 9th Pre-Christmas gathering at the clubhouse from 2pm.
Saturday 25th Coach trip to Sheringham.
Sunday 11th Away day Swaffham.
As this is the final newsletter of 2018, 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)