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RUSHDEN TOWN BOWLING CLUB
NEWSLETTER ~ FEBRUARY 2018

Please note that all enquiries should be addressed direct to the club by email rtibc@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01933 312680 - NOT to Pam Sallaway! Thank you.

Questionnaire to indoor members: Please be aware that a questionnaire has been prepared to gauge what our members want from Rushden Town Bowls Club. It will be prepared for issue on the
1st February, to be returned by 28th February into a postbox which will be placed on the table by the restaurant. The questionnaires will be available in the changing rooms, foyer, by the coffee machine and on the table outside the restaurant.
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST IN THE PLANNING OF THE RUNNING OF THE INDOOR SEASON AND HOPEFULLY ALL MEMBERS WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE FORM – IT SHOULD ONLY TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

The indoor competitions are progressing well. In future, rinks for play will be drawn on the evening rather than teams booking their choice of rink. So that you can give support to the players if you wish, details of dates of competitions are on the noticeboard.

Unfortunately, several Sunday afternoon matches have had to be cancelled due to lack of interest on behalf of our members. The next home match arranged is on Sunday 4th February against Bletchley. Please do put your names down, as if this one does not take place, all other Sunday matches arranged for the rest of this indoor season will be cancelled and careful consideration will have to be given as to whether any Sunday matches are arranged for the next winter season.

Something for the ladies only – please note that two friendly matches have recently been arranged against Northampton & District Indoor Bowls Club. The first is at Rushden on Wednesday 21st February 2018 with a 2.00pm start. It will either be rinks or triples depending on the number of ladies available to play. Dress will be whites and the match fee is £5.00. The return match will be at Northampton & DIBC on Wednesday 4th April 2018 and transport will be shared from the club to Northampton. The Captain for both games is Velda Cooper. If these prove enjoyable and successful it is anticipated that ladies matches can be arranged against other clubs next winter season.
PLEASE do take part in these and widen your social experience against other ladies within the county. The sheet for you to add your name is on the noticeboard – all very welcome.

A reminder that seven of our young bowlers will be taking part in the County “School of Excellence” which is being held on Saturday 3rd February 2018 starting at 9.00am. I am sure you will join me in wishing them every success and hope they thoroughly enjoy the experience. You are also very
welcome to go along to Northampton & District Indoor Bowls Club, Harborough Road,
Northampton, NN2 8DH and give them your support.

10 members recently participated in a First Aid Course and we would like to express our thanks
to all that had helped and taken part. Well done all of you.

You will recall that in the last Newsletter you were informed that the club had secured Clubmark accreditation and the presentation was taking place on Thursday 30th November 2017. The certificate was duly presented to our club President Hubert Dickens by Felicity Howlett of Northamptonshire Sport, who was accompanied by Alex Le Guevel, Lecturer in Sport for SCL Education Group, who was responsible for the assessment. The occasion was also marked by the attendance of Her Worship the Mayor of Rushden, Councillor Barbara Jenney and her consort. In her comments, Mrs Jenney spoke highly of the value of the club to the community of Rushden & District. Club member Brian Langton, who was principally responsible for leading the efforts to secure Clubmark, gave credit to all those who had worked on the scheme on behalf of the club. Accreditation means that there are many benefits for clubs, in addition to the principles contained within it, including discounted rates for attendance at Sports Partnership courses covering such subjects as: Sports first aid, equity in coaching, coaching the disabled, recruiting new volunteers, attracting new sponsorship, marketing your sport and web design. Once again thanks to all concerned in obtaining this very prestigious award for our club.

The AGM for the Indoor Club will be taking place on 5th April 2018 and we would welcome and like to see many of you attending. Many comments are heard that members do not know what is happening at the club – well come along and find out first hand.

Can you please take a few moments each time you are in the club to check the pigeon-holes and collect any messages that have been left for you? You may be missing something important.

Future plans for the Pavilion, when funds become available, are on display in the foyer and a meeting is to be held on Friday 9th March at 7.00pm for members to discuss this and hopefully make suggestions.

A “Potters” break – 4 nights and 5 days - from 1st - 5th October 2018 is being arranged by Terry James. Please add your name to the list on display if you wish to take part in what is always a very successful and enjoyable event. If you would like further information contact Terry on 01832 732970.

Bowling members can have free hire of the Club, for their own use, for birthday parties (age 21
and over only) weddings, funerals etc but it is a condition that they must be in attendance of the hire. For non members/social members there will be a charge.

A Sunday Carvery is available in the restaurant – booking is essential on 07850 864537.  The main course is £10.00 - 2 courses £12.00 - 3 courses £14.00.

Do you need any bowls equipment/clothing etc? If so, call in the club on Friday 16th March 2018 as “Mark Royal” will be displaying bowls goods for sale from 11.30am-7.00pm.
Ideal opportunity to try out new bowls to see what sort suit you best.

An endeavour has made been to make the noticeboards clearer and more useful. If you wish to display notices, it would be much appreciated if you can do so in a tidy fashion and in the correct places.

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