ISLIP BOWLS CLUB

Founded in 1921

Spring Newsletter 2022

Dear Fellow Club Members,

We hope that you are all well and have not had a dose of Covid in the latest rise in cases and are fit and keen to return to Islip Bowls Club.

The Committee met on 3rd April, a little later than planned, due to Covid amongst its members, but had a productive meeting to discuss the start of the new season.

News

*Pete Saddington led the organisation of the Quiz Night which took place on Sat 12th March. Approximately 55 people attended. A fun evening was had by all and the Fish and Chips from the new proprietors of Ben’s Chippy got the thumbs up! £375 was made for the Club, so many thanks to Pete and to you for all for your support.

*The Committee decided that Islip Bowls Club will NOT be taking part in the National Big Bowls Weekend this year. It will be considered again for next year.

*22-23 Subscription fees will remain at £40 and roll up fees will also remain at £2 as the Club has managed to reduce its expenditure more than usual over the winter months this year.

Dates for your Diary

Subscription Night – Wed 13th April 7.30pm

Forms will be available on the night and need to be filled in and returned to June Holland -Treasurer- with payment please. Cheques made payable to Islip Bowls Club by 13th Apr please. June’s address is 39, Byron Crescent, Rushden, Northants. NN10 6Bl

 

Make A Difference Day-Tues 19th Apr from 10am

Your help would be greatly appreciated to help give the club and grounds a Spring Clean ready for the start of the season. Please bring equipment for whatever you would like to help with – cleaning, gardening, gloves etc. See you there!

 

Islip Bowls Club Jumble Sale – Sat 23rd April Set up at 10am Open 2-4pm

If you have any items you can donate for the sale or are able to help on the day- please contact Pete Saddington. We hope that you are able to come along and support to raise funds for the club. All the usual stalls and events will be there! See advertising posters

Greens Open on Monday 25th April with usual roll up times of Mondays 2pm and Tuesdays 6pm

Matches

Our first match is with Boys Brigade Old Boys on Sat 30th April at HOME. Please contact Pete or David if you are interested.

 

Fixtures 2022

We are operating a” belt and braces” system of signing up for matches this year to help the Team Captains with their roles. There will be a Fixtures sheet for you to fill in to give the Captains advance warning of availability and the Captains will also be displaying Sign Up Lists in the Clubhouse. Fixture dates and sign-up sheets will be available at Subs Night and are displayed on the Club Notice Board, Islip Bowls Club website and will be emailed to members who have given their email address.

 

Islip Garage Sale – Islip Bowls Club stall -Sat 7th May 10am – more information to come soon.

The Club Outing is Back!!!

We will be organising a coach trip to Great Yarmouth on Sunday 3rd July where we will play bowls on the sea front and have a great day at the seaside. Family and friends are also welcome. See Pete Saddington for more details!

 

Many thanks to the 9 people who are supporting the club via easyfundraising when shopping on line. To date you have made £78.26p for the club. If you haven’t participated in this scheme yet, please consider it, or tell friends and family, as the funds make a real difference to the health of our bank balance. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk

We know it seems a long time ago now, but if you were not able to make the AGM at the end of last season, you will have missed the summary of the Centenary Questionnaire. A copy is on the Club Notice Board for your information. It makes interesting reading!

Thank you to all who took the time to fill in one of the questionnaires.

 

Finally, we would like to remember our valued club member Tony James, who after contracting Covid, sadly died in December 2021. Christine, his wife, has decided she will be returning to the club this season. I’m sure you will all agree, that we will be very pleased to see her and offer her our friendship and support.

 

We look forward to the new season. See you on 13th Apr at Subs Night.

 

With very best wishes from Islip Bowls Club Committee

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