May 21st 2019
Hello everyone but especially to our newer members who have recently joined. Hopefully by now you have received an email from the club to invite you all down to the club this coming Friday to have another fun filled interactive get together
Its an opportunity for you all to learn a bit more about the game of bowls by meeting and playing alongside current bowlers. It will be a little more exciting as we will play short games whilst teaching and encouraging you along the way
This is for everybody. From the youngest of little feet to the big boys and girls And to help you all along the way the bar will be open and there will be nibbles to keep you all going or to share afterwards over a chit chat with everyone
So we look forward to seeing you all Friday 24th May at 6pm . And if you know of anyone else that might like to come down then bring them down too. All will be very welcome
May 6th 2019
Annie's Open Day . What a successful event! We had various stalls of cakes, plants etc, but more importantly, lots of local visitors! As well as selling lots of things from the stalls and drinks from the bar, we also had about 27 people filling in Application Forms to join the Club, mostly as bowlers. Lets hope all this makes the Club a viable proposition for it's future. A point worth noting, is that from our last time of a 'recruitment drive' new people have come to live in the environs of our Club
April 14th 2019
There has not been an EGM at the Club for a long long time, if ever!
This changed on the 14th April 2019 when an EGM was called by the existing Club Committees to change the existing Club management of 2 Committees to a single committee.
After an interesting meeting, a large majority vote agreed to proceed in the future with one single Committee as from the AGM on 29th September 2019.
So the immediate future will involve defining a single committee to present at the AGM in 2019. Further notifications will be issued in due regarding the make up of the Management Committee
March 11th 2019
At a special joint committee meeting tonight, it was agreed that the Club should, as from the AGM's of 2019, operate under one Management Committee, incorporating current GPC and Bowls section rules This decision will be put to an EGM meeting in April for ratification. If accepted then at the AGM's in 2019, a single Club Management will be elected.
February 23rd 2019
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Annie Barrett onto the GPC as from 21st February
February 15th 2019
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Rene Barber, on the morning of 14th February 2019. Rene was an excellent bowler, playing for the County, Walker and Johnís Cup Team and was County Singles Champion on more than one occasion.
Our heartfelt wishes are with husband Lenny at this time. The funeral will be held at Brakespeare Crematorium on 1st March at 1pm.
The wake after the service will be at the Fairway , Ruislip Suite, West Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, Ruislip. HA4 7DQ The family has said everyone is welcome to attend after the service . Flowers are welcome and people will also be advised if there is a charity people could send donations to
January 31st 2019
We currently have a vacancy for a GPC Committee Member following Ejaz stepping down. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please let Norma know
November 30th 2018
At the November GPC meeting, question was asked 'do we need to be VAT registered? As a result of this question, the Club Treasurer investigated this matter and found that over the years, the Club has not needed to be VAT registered as our turnover no longer exceeds the VAT threshold level. In fact, if we had de-registered a year ago we would have been about £1k better off.
Therefore, as from 30th November 2018, the Club is no longer VAT registered. This obviously means we can't claim VAT back on goods/supplies, but then we gain by not having to pay VAT on bar sales, subscription, and most importantly, food we provide (we haven't been able to claim VAT on food supplies we buy in, but have had to pay VAT when we sell it)
September 30th 2018
Both the Club AGM's have now been completed and the new Committees can be seen here. Both meetings had a very poor attendance, especially the Club AGM, when there was a probability that the meeting would not take place due to lack of attendees (24 were needed and 22 were present. However two late-comers enabled the meeting to take place) We had 27 apologies for absence! Filling Committee positions for next year was also a struggle but they were all filled eventually. One position, Club Secretary, however was not filled from the floor, and at that point the meeting and the Club would have closed to await an EGM except for the good offices of Norma Howland, who, in the interest of Club continuation, offered her services again.
All in all, both meetings were extremely poorly attended and it is hoped more members will be forthcoming in 2019. It is your Club so don't be the ones to see it collapse.
July 30th 2018
Don't forget the Club AGM's are rapidly approaching! (Bowls AGM 23rd September, Club AGM 30th September) As agreed at last years AGM's both these meetings have minimum 'quorum' attendances as follows: Club AGM, 25% of eligible members, Bowls AGM, 20 eligible members. If these figures are not met then the relevant AGM will not take place. If you want the Club to carry on, then please attend both meetings. Minutes from last years meetings will be with you shortly.
July 29th 2018
We have now signed an agreement with Ealing United FC giving them the use of the field and old changing rooms commencing 1st August 2018. They will only be playing matches on Sunday mornings and only with junior players. They will not be members of our Club unless individuals wish to be, in which case they will have to apply in the usual manner. They will also assist in keeping the field maintained and cut.
July 19th 2018
Don't forget the 'Social Event of the Year' - Fun Day on Sunday, August 12th. As usual, the more people we get, the better the day, so rope in Friends and Family. Put your name's) on the list in the Clubhouse. Robin will be MoC as usual, and Ken H will be fiddling the results. Food will be available (at a price) so let's make it a Special Day.
July 16th 2018
We received news today that Mrs Eve Burton, an Honorary Life Member sadly passed away today. She had been unwell for several years as some of you will know.
Ron and Eve Burton moved to Poole 17 years ago after a long association with West Ealing. Ron was Bar Secretary for quite a number of years and both played bowls for the Club, and Ron was Captain at Poole Park Bowls Club for several years
Ron's daughters are on their way to him and he will be well supported by his family
If anyone wishes to sent a card then contact Ken Hodgson for address details
The funeral will be at Poole Crematorium on Friday 27th August at mid-day. After at Ron's house.
May 31st 2018
Further to the news of 23rd May, you may have noticed Romily driving our lawn tractor up and down the field. This is an ongoing task to get the field back to a 'playable' condition. If you can assist with this, please have a word with Romily. This task will be with us for at least the next 12 months in order to keep the grass level down so that football can be played on it.
May 25th 2018
Come down to the club , pull up a chair and get your cheering voices ready to watch England battle it out
Monday 18th June - 7pm against Tunisia
Sunday 24th June - 1pm against Panama
Thursday 28th June - 7pm against Belgium
There will be some snacks so bring your appetite, money and support
May 23rd 2018
We are currently in negotiation with Ealing United, a local football group sponsored by the 'Will to Win' sports charity, for them to use the field on Sunday mornings for junior matches.
Final details have yet to be agreed but it is hoped that this will be good arrangement between the Club and Ealing United to provide them with favourable facilities in the form of the old Changing Rooms and hopefully increase the profile of the Club.
There is also the possibility of increasing Club membership through this liaison.