Members of North Luffenham Carpet Bowls Club are reminded that the AGM will be on Monday 19 June at the Community Centre, North Luffenham at 7.30.
Anyone wanting an agenda please phone 01780 720631.
The mats will still be down so that anyone can have a go and a cup of tea.
New members are always welcome.
Sylvia Lawson (Sec)
It was decided at the recent AGM to have a celebration day to commemorate the start of the Club which was soon after the opening of the Community Centre
The day was the 3 September. In the afternoon the Drawn Pairs took place. This when all attending put their names into a hat and drew out a partner. This makes very interesting pairing with champion players partnering novices. It is also very tiring! However the pair who came first were Lynda and Jack and were awarded the cup, next came Paul and Dot, then Jason and Martin. Good for them and now it was time to eat..
The buffet supper was enjoyed by all at 7 pm Players and wives were delighted with chicken and salmon etc and all sorts of salad dishes followed by fantastic deserts. Seconds were obligatory. When coffee was being served Paul gave a short history of the club and paid tribute to Jason for his enthusiasm and drive in starting the club and making it grow . Tim then presented a silver engraved plate to Jason. Jason had recently resigned from the chair having held it for 19 years.
Anyone interested in having a go at bowls there is a practice evening on Mondays in the hall 7 to 9. Come along . Tea and biscuits for a small fee. The game keeps you and you toes and is great fun.
Chair’s Report 2014/2015
Another year has gone by and we again find ourselves reviewing the carpet bowls season. I won’t steal the team captain’s thunder with comments of league performances but I will say the results at the end of the year surprised me and were not at all what I expected.
We welcome a couple of new players, Tim and Simon – Simon has now discovered what his left hand is really for, as he is right-handed at everything else. Tim is showing promise as a good bowler and I hope both Simon and Tim will enter an open competition and join in with the league teams next season.
The Monday evenings have been well attended with a wide range of ages and abilities, we are still the envy of the carpet bowls world for our welcoming attitude to all age groups, I can’t think of another club that has such a good ethic and is able to gain members.
Two of our players have been picked for the Hertfordshire County team and have helped that county go from a regular fifth place in the East Area to second and gain their highest ever total of points. The team picked a player of the season in a secret ballot and I am proud to say that award went to Thomas Ellis.
I would like to thank Linda for the tea/coffee/biscuits and opening up every week, Bill for keeping us solvent, Sylvia for keeping the paperwork in order. Of course the team captains for making sure every fixture is played and players get to all the games. And all of our members for the jokes and fun we have through the year.
I will end this rambling report by wishing you all luck for the coming season and hope that we can raise ourselves again to perform well and maybe attend a few competitions.