Secretarys Notes

Hiring the club
Nigel Harridge has kindly agreed to take over the bookings.  In future please contact him.
Outside requests usually come by email and these will be forwarded.  

We have had 44 men playing members, 15 ladies and 15 associate members this season.

Duty Teams : There is a list in the club outside the bar of the teams.  If you are new to this duty or unsure about anything please contact the co-ordinator for your  group. This is shown in the fixture book. Thank-you

Catering : Please would all members involved in catering familiarise themselves with the hygiene book in the kitchen and ensure that all meals prepared are recorded in the book.  Thank-you

Shirts: An order for men’s club shirts is due to made shortly. Would any gentleman who would like another shirt please let me know asap so that I can order the right stock.  Thank-you.  £20 each. There is at least a 4 week lead time. 

We have ordered all the men’s shirts that have been requested and I should have enough shirts for the ladies. These are cheaper if the club orders them in bulk. 

If you require any other items with the club name and badge, Albert has set up a “shop.” that you can use. You should find this at

For new bowlers , please ask before buying lots of kit. Although you should invest in some  white bowls shoes which should have completely flat soles , there is no need to spend a lot of money unless you wish to .  Sports Direct do some reasonably priced shoes  to get you started but of course there are other suppliers.

The Calendar on the Wivenhoe Bowls Club website is now being used to show the fixtures, events, meetings, bookings etc.  It looks like it could be very useful for us all.  Please check the website at and maybe book mark it to your favorites?

Autumn Programme : The management committee would like to arrange for one social event per month as last year .  Suggestions and volunteers are very  welcome  Please speak to a member of the management committee.

New Year’s Eve party: details on the board by the bar .  Places are limited so please sign up if  you wish to join us.
Saturday January 26th : Car Bar Rally – please see noticeboard by the bar for more information
Saturday Feb 23rd : Horse Racing evening – please see noticeboard by the bar for more information 

The membership forms for next year were given out at the AGM  If you were unable attend they are being posted. If you pay by BACS please could you write this on your form when you return it.  Thank-you 

Marking course : Ipswich Indoor Bowls club Saturday March 2nd 9.30am  and Sunday 3rd .1.30pm . £10 . ( Two half days)   Contact Ron Eden [email protected] 07778894971 with your name, club and contact details.  Poster on board by the  pigeon holes

Details of other courses can be found at

There are also a few housekeeping matters :

Bar: Members are reminded that whoever opens the bar should take responsibility for ensuring it is locked again. Would bar staff please lock the bar door if you are unable to keep an eye on it?  Please do not leave the bar open and unattended. 

Windows. Please check that all windows are shut when you lock the clubhouse.  The window in the ladies was left open all night so if you open the window in the ladies changing room please   could you close it again before you leave? 



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