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RUSHDEN TOWN BOWLING CLUB
NEWSLETTER ~ NOVEMBER 2017

Please note that all enquiries should be addressed direct to the club by email rtibc@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01933 312680.

I am sure you will join me in expressing thanks to all the volunteers that have worked so hard on the gardens and grounds during the summer - Mossy Waters for working on the ditches on the outside green, Terry Chapman and our President, Hubie Dickens, who have also helped. Brian Sherwood and Malcolm White who work every Monday and Friday morning keeping the outside of the club tidy and Mick Corbyn for tending and keeping the gardens looking good. Thanks also extended to any other members who have assisted in any way.
Of course, the work on the club site is ongoing and never ending what with all the leaves etc that constantly need clearing up. If you are able to offer time to assist them, please let the office know. Just one hour will be appreciated.
Please do support the Captains of Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matches by putting your names down to play – everyone welcome.

CLUBMARK FOR RUSHDEN TOWN B C
“On October 16 the club was recognised as a ClubMark accredited club. It joins a very select band of bowls clubs as there are only 24 clubs in the country that have Clubmark recognition.
Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for community sports clubs that demonstrates that a club has higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management. Achieving Clubmark shows that a club provides a safe environment that ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
All members, whether they bowl indoors, outdoors or both, are warmly invited to a brief ceremony when the Clubmark certificate will be presented. This will be held on Thursday 30 November at 6 pm. We will mark the achievement by raising a glass and toasting the club’s success.
We hope we will see many members join us to celebrate this notable achievement for
Rushden Town B C. Brian Langton - On behalf of the Executive Committee

On behalf of all the members I would like to express thanks to Brian Langton for all his endeavours and hard work in achieving this very prestigious award for the club.
If has become apparent that there are some people who are playing bowls when they have not yet paid their membership fee. If this applies to you, please pay your fee without any further delay along with a completed renewal form. You can pay by visa card if you wish to the office from 8.30am-12noon Monday-Friday. You must be aware that this creates more work for the “volunteer” staff in the office and is not fair to all the members who have paid by the due date which was 1st October.
When you have finished playing league games please ensure you put the completed scorecards in the correct place. One of the slots on the top row in the board is quite clearly marked “Completed Scorecards”. Thank you.
If you have any trophies at home, can you please return them to the office as soon as possible so they can be engraved.

The Outdoor AGM is on 7th December 2017 and all members are invited to attend. This is your opportunity to raise any issues you feel strongly about, so do attend and support the people working hard on your behalf. A list is on display where you may propose or second members for the various positions that need to be filled.
When using the car park please park prettily within the spaces provided. Members do not wish to have to go to the far end of the car park because someone has used more space than necessary and therefore cut three spaces down to two. Be considerate to other members.

Seven of our young bowlers have signed up for the County “School of Excellence” which is being held on Saturday 3rd February 2018 and I am sure you will join me in wishing them every success and hope they thoroughly enjoy the experience.

The restaurant will be serving Christmas lunches during December
– booking essential on 07850 864537.
The restaurant is also open for Sunday Carvery – again please book on number above.

Stuck for ideas for Christmas and Birthday presents? Vouchers can be purchased from the restaurant for you to treat family or friends to meals.
The club will be running a Grand Christmas Draw and tickets will soon be available to purchase. Your support for this is requested as all proceeds go towards improvements for your benefit within the club.

A Carol Service, at which Raunds Town Band will be performing, has been arranged for Sunday 17th December at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 which include mulled wine and a mince pie and are available from the office or behind the bar.

The Executive have issued an invitation to bowling members and their partners only for Christmas Eve from 7.00-11.00pm. There will be a free buffet, glass of bubbly and a Disco with DJ Chris to start the festive season off with swing. Prizes for a raffle will be gratefully received. Please add your names to the list on display in the club.
Tickets, at a cost of £20, are already on sale from the office or bar for the New Years Eve Soul Party – make sure you get yours early for this very popular event.

I realise it is a bit early but I would like to take this opportunity to wish all friends and members a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Pam Sallaway

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