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.  

Membership
We have had 44 men playing members, 18 ladies and 13 associate members this season.
The committee members and duty co-ordinators have lists of the duty teams and there will be a list in the bar shortly if you are unsure which team you have joined. Please support your co-ordinators.

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 https://www.zapkam.com/p/club-shops/bowls/wivenhoe-bc/

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 https://www.sportsdirect.com/SearchResults?DescriptionFilter=bowls%20shoes%20 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 https://www.wivenhoebowls.club/calendar-of-events-2/ and maybe book mark it to your favorites?

Spring 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.

Thank-you to those members who have helped with refurbishment of the bar.  It is looking very smart

Bookcase: is now in place by the bar for second hand books 25p each. 

Funny Farm: The club house is booked for Thursday 21 February 6pm onwards.

Spring cleaning: Saturday 13th April.10am .  All members are asked to come along and help out.  Would you please also be sure to remove any items or personal belongings stored in the changing rooms.  Lockers do not need to be emptied.

Pre-season lunch: Sunday 14th April 12.30pm for 1pm. £6.50 per person . Roast Beef and a new desert.  Maximum 50 people.  Please sign up at the club house.  The ladies will prepare the meal and serve but the gentlemen will be asked to clear away and wash up .

Next meeting Monday 18th March 9.30am

Marking Courses
Details of courses can be found at http://www.ebua.org.uk/calendar.html

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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