My goodness, it’s almost June. At least the weather is a little more as it should be at this time of year.
Since I didn’t write a newsletter last week, I wasn’t able to mention the sad news of Cyril Leach. I didn’t know him when he was a playing member of the club but I certainly knew him of recent years. He was a true gentleman with many fascinating wartime memories. A few months ago, we listened to him reminiscing about such times on Radio Gloucestershire – very interesting. Heart-felt condolences to Annie and his family.
Sadly, I’ve just heard that Robert (Bobby) Hadland, Libby’s brother- in-law died on 25th May at GRH after a long illness. Again, I didn’t know him in his playing days but I remember him from coming to the club with Libby to watch friends play a friendly game on Rink 1. It was very sad to see him slowly declining. Our sympathies go to his partner and family.
On a happier note it’s been lovely to see the club busy again despite operating under restrictions. We appealed to the EIBA to reconsider their stance of not following ‘common sense’ guidelines and attached a copy of our original summer etiquette. We received a very favourable verbal response from the Chief Executive who was going to discuss it with his Board and get back to us. Unfortunately, a response never materialised. Very disappointing after his initial positive reaction!
Lin Brighty, in her position of Social Secretary, has asked for your
Hello to you all and welcome back.
As you know I am your SOCIAL SECRETARY. It’s a new position and hopefully we can get some social events in this year. We have several ideas for events but I would like you, our members, to put forward your thoughts and ideas.
Not just ideas that have worked in the past but, any new ideas you have for a social event that would be a first for MidGlos.
It was mentioned that in the past Whist Drives went well, I have no idea how to run one, so, if there is anybody out there willing to run it, please get in touch and we will give it a go.
Please put your thinking caps on and either email me or ring to discuss your ideas.
I look forward to lots of exciting ideas ………
Our Club Coach has been trying for a while to get one of his funnies included in the newsletter. The following has finally gained my “Mary Whitehouse“ seal of approval. I hope you enjoy it.
This month’s 200 Club lucky winners are:
1st Prize Paul Hammond (167) £50
2nd prize David Carter (11) £20
3rd prize Sheila Hancock (124) £10
Snowball Tony Maisey (41) £50
Don’t forget that the Friday umbrellas are back. The morning session begins at 10.00 (arrival no later than 9.45) while the evening session begins at 7.00 (arrival no later than 6.45). Although these are played in a competitive way, it’s a good time to practise, maybe trying out shots and positions which you perhaps wouldn’t risk in a game.
No need to book, just turn up on time and enjoy!
Another reminder, we have a rather large stock of half price drinks. Please, feel free to buy as much as you want!
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