St Ippolyts Bowls Club
Newsletter No5 - May 2019
St Ippolyts Bowls Club
No.5 May 2019
THE ST IPPOLYTS BOWLER
Welcome to a new season of bowling, it was good to see so many of you at last month's pre-season gathering. Here's looking forward to another good season.
Our first match on home soil, the Vicar's Cup, in cold and very blustery conditions was won by Colin Davidson, with Ted Pay picking up the wooden spoon - congratulations to both!
So far, this year five new members have joined the club. A warm welcome goes to Carol Davis, Shirley Hughes, Pat Newbury, Lynne Stewart and Ken Vintner.
There's a lot of vacant spaces on the Rotas. If you have not already done so, would you kindly put your name on the lists when you next visit the Clubhouse. Thank you to those members who have already committed to the rotas.
Tony will be running another Casino night on Saturday 18th May, cost of fish & chip supper is £6.50, payable on the night.
If you have not paid your stakes due in April, please arrange to
settle up with Celia as soon as possible. Next stakes are due 29th June.
We passed a recent inspection by the fire brigade. They praised us for the procedures we have in place and for our good housekeeping.
However, a reminder to all that the fire exit doors in the kitchen area are to remain unlocked whilst the clubhouse is occupied.
Raffle tickets now cost £1 per strip. Remember, we are always after prize donations.
Turfcare Leisure have again kindly donated a hamper.
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the season.
The directory of club members is being finalised. We still await confirmation of renewal of membership from a few people, once this is received the new directory will be released.
Sat 4th Shefford home Friendly
Sun 5th Willian home SML
Sun 12th Howard Gardens away SML
Thu 16th Baldock Town home Friendly
Sun 19th Riverain home SML
Wed 22nd North Herts Vets away Friendly
Sun 26th Club Competition – Pairs Day
Tue 28th Barton-Le-Clay home Friendly
Sat 1st Stevenage Town away SML
Tue 4th Co-op Luton home Friendly
Sat 8th Knebworth home SML
Sun 9th Holwell Home SML
Tue 11th Shephalbury away Friendly
Sun 16th Riverain away SML
Thu 20th Welwyn & District home Friendly
Sat 22nd Three Horseshoes home SML
Sun 23rd Ladies v Gents
Sat 29th Knebworth away SML
Sun 30th Club Competition – Triples Day
LETCHWORTH & DISTRICT COMPETITIONS
Despite submitting the Competition Entry form listing our requirements, due to an administrative error L&D have entered us only one team for each of their competitions. This discrepancy only came to light after publication of the L&D Handbook, and with the draws having already taken place it is too late to rectify the situation. Apologies to players affected, you will, of course, receive an appropriate refund of fees paid.
Thanks to a generous contribution by Peggy Hall, you will be pleased to learn the cost per head of our away day by coach to Sheringham on 25th May has been reduced considerably.
On 11th August we visit Swaffham.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 18th Casino night
Saturday 25th Coach trip to Sheringham
Sunday 11th Away day Swaffham
Sat 7th & Sun 8th Club Finals Day
Sunday 27th AGM
Finally, it was with much sadness that we learnt of the passing of Peggy Hall on the evening of 29th April at the Letchworth Garden House Hospice. As a long-standing member and supporter of the club, Peggy will be sorely missed. We await details of the funeral arrangements.
- 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)