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Newsletter Issue 72


Well here we are in December! Living where we are, we’ve already had three falls of snow! If only it would fall just on the gardens and fields and not on the roads!

Unfortunately the following ‘photo did not arrive in time for last week’s newsletter. It is Jim’s fire engine with Maggie, daughter Nicola, son James, grandson Josh, Jim’s two sisters, his brother-in-law and niece standing alongside. He would have been very proud.

In view of the appearance of the new Covid variant (omicron), the EIBA have issued updated guidance. We are asked to voluntarily wear a mask when entering the club and moving around. The mask can be removed when playing and when seated as well as when eating and drinking. I must stress that the EIBA guidance is a suggestion and voluntary. 

In other words we are going back to as we were in that it is personal choice to wear a mask, use one or two jacks, etc. Whatever the two teams playing each other agree is what must be followed. Please don’t be too alarmed by this variant.

The South African medics are reporting that the symptoms are not serious. The majority of us are triple jabbed so keep sanitizing, keep safe and keep on bowling.

In the last newsletter I suggested that the Christmas draw would take place on 18th December before the quiz. In fact, it will be drawn that afternoon by Kath and Angela and the results will be announced in the evening at the quiz and posted on the notice board.

If you are successful and at the quiz, you may take away your goodies with you. However, if you are not at the quiz, please pick up your winnings in the week following.

MidGlos are playing Cheltenham this Saturday at 10.00am. Spectators welcome and, on Sunday morning the Wessex A team are playing Chipping Norton. Please support if you can.

The ladies are in action on Friday 10th at 10.00am in the Mason (the A team are playing Thornbury in the second round while the B team are playing Cotswold in the first round). On Saturday 11th at 10.00am, the ladies are playing the Yetton against North Wilts. Please support if you can.

The club competitions are well underway. Try to complete your matches by the stated date. This helps the smooth-running of the competition schedule.

Our thanks to Mark for doing his best to keep the club clean. However, due to back problems, he’s had to resign and Emma has taken over today. We hope that she will be very happy in her role. 

In order to take the pressure off Jill and Sheila, Antonella (an outside caterer) is cooking the meal this Sunday, 5th December as a trial. If it works for both parties, she will be taking on some of the catering with our usual volunteers assisting. We wish her well.

Whenever I begin these letters, I wonder what on earth I’m going to say but, fortunately, it seems to develop and flow as I go along!

Kind regards. 

Take care, Linda.

Linda Watkin-Jones.
Director (PR & Marketing)

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