PRESIDENT’S UPDATE

 

We now know where we are going, following the Government’s 4 step road map and Bowls England ‘Return to Play’ guidelines.

At present we can only play bowls at events organised and run by the club, without any open events.

We will, at the first opportunity, run open days for members of the general public to ‘have a go’ at bowling.

We welcome both experienced and novice bowlers to join our club, they can ‘have a go’ if they telephone and book an appointment.

Should members wish to bowl outside club events they must book a rink with Barrie as last year. These booking will make sure that the bowling will take place under the guidelines set out.

The rink diary is now open for bookings, for use after opening day 17th April.

As from Monday 12th April, stage 2 of the Government’s road map, members will be able to access the pavilion under the following conditions.

A maximum of 12 people in the pavilion at any one time. Only 2 people in a locker room at any one time, this to access equipment from their locker, not to stay and change!  Or to get a coffee/tea, if on sale.  (As in a shop enter get what you want and leave.)

This, however, will not be the same for ‘THE BAR’ drinks can only be ordered and served OUTSIDE.

This will also allow access to ‘sign up sheets’ and ‘selected team sheets’ on the noticeboards

When in the pavilion FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN

THE VIRUS IS STILL ABOUT, it is important to remember social distancing and to sanitize any common bowling equipment that has been used before returning it to store.

Having said all that lets get on and enjoy our bowling and the company.

Colourful President’s Day

Our President, Brian Beeston decided this year’s President’s Day theme should be bright, colourful and gaudy. Well, Members didn’t let him down! Despite the rain we managed 10 ends of laughter and bowling before retiring to the Pavilion for silliness and a great ploughman’s. All proceeds go to the MS Society, Brian’s Charity for this season.

President’s Coffee Morning and Opening Day

 

 

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.

Oh No It Isn’t, Oh Yes It Is!

Panto cast

Baron Hardup and Lady Ladybird

Cinders and her Ugly Sisters

Cinders and Buttons

Fairy Liquid and Fairy Snowdroop

Dandini and Prince Charming

Dick and Tom

Club Members and Guests were recently ‘treated’ to a spectacular version of Cinderella the Panto. Laughter, singing, booing (mostly in the right places) and much ‘It’s behind you’ ensured that everyone had a memorable evening (and the cast and crew quite enjoyed it too!)

Particular and special thanks go to Sue King for writing the Panto, for most of the scenery, Directing the show and for taking on the role of wicked stepmother Lady Ladybird.

The Critics commend:

Mary Buck for her wonderful performance as Cinderella (how did you manage to learn all those words and have 2 costume changes?!)

Terry Buck and Ken Morgan for clearly fulfilling their fantasies with very funny and entertaining renditions  of the Ugly Sisters

Gill Bryceson for not only narrating, but for late stand-in performances as Dick and Fanny

Graham Smooker for his inimitable sighing and fantastic Buttons costume

Peter Davies for his sneezing and jigging as Baron Hardup

Judy Smooker and Val Northam as Fairies Snowdroop and Liquid for their Fiddle Faddling

Nadine Evans as a Bellydancing Dandini

Heather Tainsh for being the Panto Prince hero

Tony Finch as Tom ( ‘He’s behind you’ )

Hilary Davies for stunning costumes and rehearsal support and to Marita Morgan for music and sometime stand in.

Oh, and the fish n chips weren’t bad either!