We look forward to welcoming people to our Club to try out the game of bowls.
Our President’s Coffee Morning on 5th April was a great success. Along with opportunities to rejoin, buy new uniform or even a plant or two, a raffle raised over £100 with the top prize of a wonderful cake made by Kath Senior. The event raised £290 for the President’s 2018 charity; the Wareham and Purbeck Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Our Opening Day took place on Saturday 7th April, with a game in the morning followed by fish and chips. After an initial rain shower, the sun came out and welcomed in the new season.
The 2 events raised over £400 for our Charity.
This month’s Purbeck Gazette is available online by clicking here, or pick up a copy in many local shops. Our report is in the sports section on page 68, but as ever, take time to read this great local magazine.
Check out our Club report in the Purbeck Gazette by clicking on the link HERE. You can also pick up a copy in many local shops around Purbeck.
Dave Thomas wanted to share some Bowls Cartoons with us. He’s not saying who they remind him of, but the Website team have a few ideas we will share when the Bowlers Arms is next open for business!
Thank you Dave. We have kept the other cartoons for another time!
Club Members enjoyed this year’s Annual Lunch, with good food from Bliss, a local catering company, washed down with a few bevvies from the Bowlers Arms. Individual members were recognised for their successes and contributions to the running of the Club, although we did have to experience the ordeal of our new President’s jokes. Fingers crossed he’s already run out!
The Club’s AGM has also taken place, with reports from Officers and new Committee Members appointed. The Club also heard that the anticipated new surface will be delayed by a year. As a result, work will take place to improve the Green for 2018.
Christmas Tree Festival
Greetings Bowlers of Swanage here are a few dates for your Diary:-
December 2/3/4/5th at St. Georges Church Langton Matravers come and see the Christmas Tree Festival. The club has sponsored a tree which will be lovingly decorated by Gill & Judy. The village lights will be turned on at 6pm on the 6th.
December 9th , Our December Social will be a `Magical Evening` with Supper and a Pudding.
January 20th, The Pavilion Players are back with `Cinderella` written by Sue King. Starting with a Fish and Chip supper ( `cos all the cooks are in the Panto.)` We will be saying all the right words but not necessarily in the right order.`
February 17th, `Abba Night,` sing along to `Mamma Mia`( come dressed in the style, if you like) with Supper and a pudding.
If you would like to come, book your place with Jean or Judy. Looking forward to seeing you.
Calpe in Spain beckoned Club members at the end of the season. You will be able to read more about it in the December Purbeck Gazette, but we thought we’d share a photo of them all in their whites and ready to take on the Greens of sunny Calpe. There are a few stories of capers and cavorting; Let’s just say Steve and Barrie learnt a whisky lesson and Julie and Pat know a bit more about Spanish cocktails!
Well done to Judy Smooker for winning The Coburn Trophy.
The Coburn Trophy is run by Bowls Dorset and is open to any Lady who holds office in their Club. Judy is the Swanage Bowls Club Treasurer and when she’s not counting all the pennies (or organising our fantastic social events), she just happens to be an amazing bowler!
The Coburn Cup is a 4 woods singles knock out competition with the Final held on 10th September. Against tough opposition Judy won with her mantra of ‘Focus on the Green’, a tip for all aspiring bowlers!
Congratulation Judy and thank you for all your work for our Club.