In case of fire alarm the muster point is by the yellow Stade Street Garage sign.
The first aid kit is situated just inside the entrance door, the accident book is with the first aid kit.
The defibrillator is situated in corridor by Gents changing room door.
The public telephone to be used in an emergency is situated far end of the bar
Never step into the ditch.
Always step sideways onto the green safely.
Be aware of where the bowls are on the green behind the mat as they are a tripping hazard.
Always be punctual for matches.
Never drop your bowls onto the green. Also, standing clear of the edge of the green helps to prevent damage.
Introduce yourself and greet your opponents.
In a match it is customary for the home side to buy the away side a drink.
Win or Lose always be friendly and courteous to both your own and opponents team.
Never walk across the path of a player who is about to bowl.
Do not distract a bowler on the mat by talking to other players; stand behind the mat; do not move when a bowler is playing towards the head.
No smoking on the green.
No food and drink on the green.
Mobile phones to be put on mute or turned off.
Flat sole bowls shoes without heels must be worn on the green at all times by players, markers and umpires.
For Muddles and roll ups the dress code is club or white shirts and grey trousers or tailored grey shorts.
For matches the dress of the day will be indicated on the team selection list.
Muddles are played on Mondays and Fridays. Turn up at 2.00 pm for registration, which closes at 2.15 pm. Players turning up after 2.15 pm will not be able to play. Play commences at 2.30 pm and ends at 4.30 pm. Do not turn up if you cannot play the whole session.
Please check the match entry lists regularly and put your name down if you are available.
A reminder that you can just turn up for a roll up, but check for fixtures on the blackboard and in the diary for rink availability. Dress code as for Muddles.
If you put your name down to play in a match then check when the Teams have been chosen and, if you are selected, please tick your name on the selection sheet to confirm your availability. Arrive for the match at least 30 minutes before starting time.
A reminder about measuring. In a triple it is the number 2, in a rink it is the number 3, these are the only players involved in measuring, all other players should step away behind the head.
No bowls should be moved until the measuring is complete.
I’m sure you’d like to join me in thanking Len Maris who has agreed to be the Club President for this season.
The Opening Drive will be on Sunday 17 April starting at 14.30. Please add your. Ames to the list on the wall in the Clubhouse corridor. April fixture sheets are also up.
A News Letter with more information about the new season will be sent out nearer the date of the Opening Drive.
Maureen Gray, the President of the club, has decided to step down as President for personal reasons.
We have been asked to order some more Club shirts in Ladies style and also we are short of the larger Mens sizes.
Entrance Cards; We are aware that some members Entrance Cards have not been working recently. If your card doesn’t open the door to the Clubhouse please place it in an envelope with your name on it and put it in the ‘Coach’ pigeon hole. It will then be replaced with a new one..
Bar Volunteers: The Club is in need of more volunteers to work behind the bar when necessary. The more members that are trained for this, the less onerous the task becomes for everyone. Please let Trevor or Len know if you are able to take this on. .
Friendlies: We played Canterbury away last Saturday and won on all 5 rinks. The overall winning score was 54/96 to Hythe. On Tuesday we played Helio Mirror at home and once again we won 130/88. Well done everyone who took part.
Men’s: On Monday our Shepway League men’s team played Sellinge away, beating them 7/3. Congratulations guys. Hythe remains 3rd in the League.
Ladies: Unfortunately, the ladies lost overall to Lenham in the third round of the Mollie Cleggett. Well done on making it to the third round ladies. The ladies Shepway League team won all 4 points against Sellinge at home on Wednesday, so are still top of the League. Well done ladies. In the away game at River on Thursday the ladies won on one rink and lost on one.
On Tuesday, 3 August, the ladies have a friendly against Folkestone, away, and on Wednesday, 4 August, they have a league game against Folkestone Park, also away.
On Monday, 1 August, the men have a Shepway League game away at Wear Bay, and on Friday, 6 August, they are away to Ashford Rail.
Mixed friendlies for next week are on Sunday, 1 August, at home to Northfleet; Thursday, 5 August, away to Ham Street; Saturday, 7 August, at home to Fobbing.
This still leaves a number of lights that have to be switched manually.
So if you lock up the Clubhouse at anytime, please carry out a walk through to ensure all manually switched lights are off. This is particularly important in the evening when more lights are likely to be switched on.
Please hang wet mats singly, one to each pusher. These are new mats and are already beginning to perish because they are stored wet on top of each other.