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RUSHDEN TOWN BOWLING CLUB
NEWSLETTER ~ AUGUST 2017

Please note that all enquiries should be addressed direct to the club by email rtibc@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01933 312680. If you have any concerns whatsoever regarding the bowls club, you should express them to the Executive, who unlike other members, can do something about them. This will prevent issues being banded about but not being resolved.

Have you entered your teams for the indoor leagues? If not, they are needed as soon as possible.
At present only 3 teams have been entered for the Sunday morning league and more are urgently
needed if this league is to go ahead - please submit your entry by 8th August.

There are still vacancies for Captains for the Saturday and Sunday matches. 5 fixtures have
been arranged for Saturdays and Jim Clark has volunteered to share the Captaincy for these.
16 fixtures have been arranged for Sundays and, of course, these could also be shared.
Please do consider taking on these positions – advice and assistance is always available if required. Names should be submitted to the office.

The Outdoor committee wish to express their thanks to all the volunteers who help with the gardening and tidying up around the premises. Are you able to offer two hours Mondays and Fridays from 9.00-11.00? If so, just turn up. More helpers are welcome and will be much appreciated.

Hubie’s President’s Day was held on Sunday 16th July and was very well supported and enjoyed by all who attended and took part. The visiting winners were from Corby Seagrave and the winning Rushden team was in fact the President’s own team. Well done to you all. The raffle raised £150 for Hubie’s chosen charity – The Air Ambulance. Thanks go to Brian Langton who organised the day and also to all the people who so kindly donated prizes.

An Open Day has been arranged for Sunday 10th September from 10.00-4.00. The four follow-up sessions to offer some basic coaching to the potential new members will be on Saturday 16th September from 10.00-12.00, Saturday 23rd September from 10.00-12.00, Sunday 1st October from 2.00-4.00 and Saturday 7th October from 10.00-12.00. If you can spare an hour or so on any of these dates, do please put your name on the list on display in the club. It is important that endeavours are regularly made to attract new bowlers and your help will be much appreciated

Some members put in a request for the club to hold a Skills Day and you will be pleased to know that one has been arranged to be held indoors on Saturday 23rd September from 2.00-4.00pm. County Coach Co-ordinator Barry Basford will be involved and the programme will consist of four half-hourly sessions at a cost of £1.00 per member. ALL members, new and old, are invited to attend. We need 20+ to make it viable. Add your name to the list on display in the club and please spread the word to any members that you are aware of that play at other clubs during the summer.

Coaching will be taking place regularly on Saturday mornings 10.00-12.00 starting on Saturday 7th October – this is for new bowlers or any member that needs help with any problems they may have.

As requested, the entry list for the Pheasant Pluckers will not go up until 1st October to give
all indoor members the opportunity to put their names down.

Following a suggestion by a member, on Sunday 17th & 24th September we have arranged for people from Weetabix to visit the club from 10.00-4.00 – there will be approximately 50 adults and children. Are you able to offer assistance?
Please add your name to the list in the club if you can spare two hours during either or
both of the days. It is hoped that this will result in the recruitment of some new members.

Reminder – the indoor green will be closed on 31st July for the carpet to be turned, new underlay laid and remedial works. The Sports Surfaces Specialists “DALES”, in response to enquiries made by the Executive, have replied as follows (actual letter on display in the club). So as you can quite clearly see, the events held in the club have no detrimental effect on the bowling surface. We are certain that all concerns members may have expressed on this issue will now be put to rest for who are we to argue with the experts.

For your information, Waitrose staff only will be using the far end of the club car park for 35-50 vehicles for six weeks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting on Friday 28th July from 8.00am-6.00pm. Our members are asked for their co-operation with this as it will result in revenue for the club.

As you can see, the Executive and playing committees are working very hard in an endeavour to improve your experience of being a member of Rushden Town Bowls Club but need your co-operation to do so. Please assist whenever and wherever you can.
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