Stock and Buttsbury Bowling Club

All the latest news from Stock and Buttsbury Bowling Club

Introduction The Committee recently decided to introduce a regular club newsletter and this is the first edition. This is very much a trial publication and we are sure that members will have comments on its content and have ideas on what items could be included in future versions. Being the first newsletter, much of it will summarise the Club activities and performances during the 2016 summer season and is therefore quite lengthy. Any feedback and thoughts on this edition and what form the newsletter should take in the future will be gratefully received. Please feel free to send your comments to Brian Norris and also provide any article that you would like to see included in future newsletters. The success of this newsletter initiative will very much depend on members’ feedback and contributions.

Annual General Meeting
The AGM was held on the 5th November and was well attended by over 50 club members. One of the main items of the meeting was the election of officers for 2016/2017. Those elected were:

Club Captain:            Brian Sims    
Club Vice Captain:     Peter Martin
President:                 Sid Slater
Secretary:                 Valerie Poel
Treasurer:                 Steve Young
Committee Members: Bob Pooley
                                Liz Wilson
                                Brian Norris
                               Grahame Poel

Martin Cahill will undertake a new role of Membership Secretary and Barbara Cornish will be continuing as Ladies' Captain for next year and Liz Wilson as Ladies' Secretary.  Beryl Cowell will be Ladies' Vice Captain.

A lot of work is required to operate the club and much of this goes on unnoticed behind the scenes. As well as the above mentioned officers and committee members, there are others who require mention for the contributions they have made during the last year to ensure the smooth running of the club. Just a few of these are Martin Cahill, who with the assistance of Judi Cahill, has worked tirelessly as club secretary for the past 5 years, Lee Robinson for stepping in as club vice captain last season year to run the midweek friendly matches, Roger Wheal for making such a success of running the bar, Ted Mimms for his work as match secretary, Steve Young for running the club afternoon triples, Bob Pooley for organising the club KO competitions and external competition entries, Tony Pickering for taking charge of club roll-ups, Sue Pooley for organising social events including the annual dinner, and Stephen Chandler, Roger Wilson, Alastair Majewski and Peter White for their maintenance work on the club house and grounds during the year.

Newsletter            January 2017
Club Competitions and Finals Weekend The annual club knockout competitions are open to all club players and matches were played through most of the summer season, culminating in Finals Weekend in early September. Any playing member can take part in 2017 by registering their entries on the annual subscription form that is due to be returned to Steve Young by 1st February.


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