Fairlight Bowls Club 2021
Fairlight Bowls Club  2021

 

FAIRLIGHT  BOWLS  CLUB

 

 

NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2021

 

 

Hello Everyone The outdoor bowls season is drawing to a close.  Where has the summer gone?  Not that you would know it was summer.  However, there is still plenty to look forward to as set out below:

 

CHARITY DAY – 30th August: This event is replacing the Tournament Day that the club usually holds each year and is purely FBC members’ friends and family. There is to be a BBQ, a fantastic raffle with some very good prizes and of course the usual spider. The cost is £7 per head which can be paid on the day. Please bring your own wine or beer. The club would appreciate some desserts so if you are able to contribute would you please ring Joe (01424 813027.  To assist the organizers to cater for the correct amount of food on the day would you please ensure that you add your name to the list on the notice board in the Pavilion together with numbers of friends and family wishing to attend.  Provision will be made for those of you who do not eat meat.  All profit made on the day will be matched by the Club and donated to MOPPS.

 

FINALS WEEKEND – 18th/19th September:  Most of the competitions are now complete in readiness for the finals weekend.  This is a reminder to those of you who have still to complete your game to do so as quickly as possible so that Andy can prepare the order of play for the day.  Dress will be whites for the players and markers.  Dave Radford has agreed to be the Umpire on the day.  Food will be provided on both days by the Club but please bring your own wine/beer.  All we need will be good weather!

 

GREYHOUND RACING TRIP – 6th October:  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE. This was originally to be held on the 27th October but has now been brought forward to the 6th October.  If you would like to go on this trip please put your name on the list in the pavilion, or alternatively, telephone Penny Kenward (01424 851080) or Roger Greer (01424 812514) for more details.  The cost per person is £25 inclusive of a 3-course meal, race card and the coach to and from Fairlight. Please pay by 2nd September. This is usually a great day out so don’t delay, put your name down a s a p.

 

OTHER NEWS:  The Lads and Lassies competition played on 7th August was a huge success with the Lads beating the Lassies. Word of warning chaps, it will be a different story next year so be warned!

 

The Club played host to the children from the youth club this week as they declared an interest in learning about bowls.  It was certainly something different on a coaching morning.  However, we must have done something right as we are doing it again next week! 

 

Could I please remind all members to check their £1 coins.  Several of the old coins (the one with the smooth edge) have been turning up in the club’s loose change.  These coins have not been legal tender since 2017.  The legal £1 coins have a serrated edge. 

 

Although we are nearing the end of the season there are still matches to be played. Throughout the season the Captains have had difficulties fielding teams.  This is as a result of low numbers of players not putting their names down for matches.  I wonder if this is because if you wish to play you have to use the web site?  If you are unsure how to access the web site, please do not be shy about asking for help.  Or perhaps, like me, you haven’t yet got into the routine of checking the web on a regular basis. A reminder that if you do put your name down for a match, DO NOT FORGET to check if you have been selected and complete the form advising the Captain that you are playing. 

 

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Charity Day. It really does promise to be a good event.

 

Patricia Tulley

Chairman 20.08.2021

 

 

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IN MEMORIUM

 

It is my sad duty to advise that Don Softly passed away recently. Our condolences to Gwen and her family.  Also Marge Galloway who was a member of this club for many years.  Our condolences to her husband Ken and the family.  Sadly, Val Estcourt’s husband, Dave, passed away earlier this month.  Condolences and sympathy to Val from your friends at Fairlight Bowls Club.  Mary Matthews, who was also a member of the club for many years, sadly passed away this year.