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Posted on 13th Oct 2020

 BEARSTED & THURNHAM

BOWLING CLUB

COMPLIMENTS

 

Renewal forms for playing members are in the process of being distributed and after such a restricted season it is so encouraging to see people committing to carry on playing at the club.

 

The Club Committee is particularly appreciative of the many compliments from members about their experiences this season. Just a few of those received are illustrated as follows:

 

“Could I thank you and all the Committee for the hard work you have done these last months”

 

 “Thank you for keeping us all up to date and for great job you and your Committee colleagues have done”

“You have all gone above and beyond in your efforts and it is very appreciated, particularly the excellent communications which has kept us fully informed”.

 

“Well done and keep up the good work”.

 

“How well the club has been run on and off the Green”

“I have found it very pleasant going to the club and easy to get a rink, Gill always responded quickly to my request for a booking”.

“I think everyone did a great job and I really enjoyed my bowls this year, probably played more games than I have ever played.

Members may be aware that club affiliation and competition entry fees to both Bowls England and the KCBA are payable later than normal this year owing to the pandemic and related issues. Information about National and County competition entries will be included within the next Newsletter.

Playing Membership renewal forms are also being processed a little bit later than usual.

 HEART OF KENT HOSPICE

The club has received a letter of thinks form the Heart of Kent Hospice for the donation of £81.12 to the Hospice funds raised from collection tins at the Club.

Given the fact that we were unable to host any friendly or league matches this year, it was especially encouraging that members were able to support this very worthwhile charity.

 

 

THE ‘DAVID SAYER’ MARQUEE

 

Members will notice that the marquee has been relocated directly in front of the clubhouse for the time being. Special thanks to Ian Ferguson and John Kelly for helping out the regulars of the Tuesday Morning Working Party

 

SPORT ENGLAND GRANT

Club Committee representatives are in the final stages of discussions with Sport England in support of a grant to help extend the clubhouse to provide new toilets, changing accommodation and storage.

Meetings and documentation requirements have been extensive and very detailed, recently covering issues of governance, planning, financial management and project management capabilities of the club. Hopefully we will hear the outcome very soon.

CONSTITUTION

The Club Constitution is showing signs of ‘wear and tear’, needing to be updated and modernised to reflect current requirements. A new version, based on the Bowls England recommended template is currently being drafted. Members will be fully consulted before implementation.

Bearsted and Thurnham Bowls Club 2020