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Sadly the outdoor season has come to a close, a little early this year because of work to sort out the green. I think everyone will agree that overall it has been a successful year despite worries in April that the green would be unplayable. Indeed, I have been told that our green bowled better than some in the local area!
Ivan Hoile, our greenkeeper, started work on the green on last week after the Gravesend Vets match. Keith Gates, our Green Ranger, was present during the work and will know exactly what was done but I understand, the green was scarified in four directions, the detritus filling three skips, the green was then seeded and 6 tons of top dressing applied. Keith was seen busy filling buckets of top dressing ready for the spreader. Good effort Keith! I will keep you informed of progress. See photos
Green Clean Up for the Winter. Well done to all of you who turned up, gardening was done, benches were repaired and put away, the ditch mats were scrubbed and put away, the kitchen and storerooms were cleaned and tidied, the freezers were emptied, the bar was area was scrubbed and the ladies loos were given a deep clean. The tea and bacon butties were well earned. Bravo Zulu to you all.
We now come to the Winter programme.
Short Mat starts tomorrow afternoon and you can find all the details on the Short Mat page.
The Social Programme also starts, details below for October:
Saturday 1 Oct. Coffee morning run by Tony Pilcher. £1 entrance 10am to midday. Come along for tea and cake, catch up with all the gossip, have a look at the green and check whether the new grass is coming up and try your luck with Tony's raffle. If you would like to donate any suitable raffle prizes, then please bring them along.
Friday 14 Oct. Quiz night run by Nigel 7.30 for 8pm Teams of 4-6 £2 entrance. Prize for the winners and wooden spoon for David who already has 2!
Friday 21 Oct. 2 course lunch provided by Roo & Karen 12.30 for 1pm. The menu is cottage pie and veg followed by apple pie and custard. Cost as yet unknown but about £5. If you want to come then please let me know by 14 Oct. There will also be a notice on the club noticeboard.
Friday 28 Oct. Crib night run by Jeremy. 7.30 for 8pm. Tables of 4, £2 entry fee and winner takes all. If you haven't played crib before come along and some one will show you how, or just watch whilst enjoying a drink from the bar. If you have a crib board then please bring it with you.
Friday 4 Nov. Darts evening run by John & Kay. 7.30 for 8pm. £1 entrance. Come along for a friendly game of arrows.
The format for the Winter entertainment is as follows:
1st Friday of the month either darts, crib, cards, horse racing, pub games or anything suitable that members want to run.
1st Saturday Coffee Morning
2nd Friday Quiz night
3rd Friday 2 course Lunch
4th Friday As 1st Friday
5th Friday again as 1st Friday
We need volunteers to run these events and especially we need cooks for the lunches. Any volunteers to do Friday 11 November?
Satisfaction Survey. Jeremy awaits a number of completed satisfaction surveys, having only received 25 so far. Would those who have yet to fill one in please spend a few moments to do so and place in his pigeonhole. Thank you.
Finally, your webmaster and 19 club members are off to Torremolinos for a week to enjoy some sun, sea and bowling. The next update will be published after our return on 8 October, but if I can get on line, I might publish some photos from Sunny Spain.
The AGM is on Thursday 24 November at 7pm. Please put this date in your diary.
Nominations for Officers of the Club for next year. The sheets are displayed on the General noticeboard. If you wish to serve your club in an official capacity then put your name down and get a couple of sponsors.
Christmas and New Year. I know its the middle of Summer but please put these dates in your diary. The Christmas Dinner is on Saturday 10 December and we will be having a New Years Eve party with entertainment and everyone bringing a "sharing platter".