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SATURDAY 22/07/17 - BOWLS FUN AFTERNOON. 

Many thanks to those members who turned out on Saturday 22/07/17 for an afternoon of different bowls, or to put it another way, if you want to confuse the older generation, then just put the club’s worst bowler in charge of an alternative afternoon of supposed “fun” bowls!  The 36 members who participated, (including some new members and thanks to Terry Marks who stood in at the last minute), played various forms of bowls, including; behind the jack to score bowls, target bowls, 2 jack bowls, boccia bowls and single wood bowls.  But come the end, the look of bewilderment and confusion on 36 faces was very evident to see.  Most were glad to get outside into the traditional summer weather, of pouring rain, to head home for a rest and to recover!  We knew the day was lost when even the glamourous and probably youngest present, Sue Smifffffffff, failed to understand the rules!

All that aside, there was plenty of noise, (aside from the moans), with most being generated by Dave Sutherland, (no change there then!), who had forgotten his hat today, so was most upset and Graham Hubbard, whose coiffured luxury locks keep many a shampoo manufacturer in business!  Best dressed of the day probably went to Mr Baldwin, (nice one Cyril!), whilst there are no prizes for guessing who turned up as best undressed of the day!  Somehow we managed to get some winners out of the day and this was the triple of Lesley Clark, Dave Sutherland and Carol Webster, with the runners up being the triple of John Bee, Jean Braithwaite and Sue Whittaker.  The normal raffle was also supplemented by a fruit raffle, where Maureen Osborne, led most of the talk, about the size and shape of the plums!  I think we will leave that one there!  The biggest thanks of the day go to Dorothy Elliott for doing the teas and snacks as well as kitchen duties, ably assisted by Gloria Smith.  Ta ever so ladies!  And nice to see Bryan Allen, (and his good lady Ann), pop in, looking like an extra from the just released film, “Dunkirk”, as he hobbled in, with his whole left leg bandaged up and a deep wound on his forehead!  But at least on the road to recovery and hopefully to be back bowling with us soon! 

Regardless of all of the above, nearly £200 was raised to go into the club’s coffers, which was an excellent result for a scheduled blank Sat in the Club’s calendar, so well done to you all!

Finally, all at PARIBC would like to wish a happy birthday to the big OLD man himself, David Clifford Hood, who turns 60 years old on Tuesday 25/07/17. Sadly we now have got to put up with him banging on every day from now on, moaning about how he will soon be 70 years old!

Kind regards - a very stressed organizer, (now off for counselling), who also hadn’t a clue as to what was supposed to be going on, on Sat!

THE HOME COUNTIES INDOOR BOWLING ASSOCIATION HAD A SUCCESSFUL FINALS DAY AT PRINCE ARTHUR ON SUNDAY 23RD APRIL 2017

 

 

 

PRINCE ARTHUR ROAD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB LTD.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL 2017 AT 7.00PM

The nearly 60 members attending were advised of financial issues that will seriously affect the Club. As many are aware the Government is restricting the amount of money made available to councils and Medway Council has told the Club that we will have to pay the sum of £4,000 per annum in respect of rates on the Club premises. As a Community Sports Club we are entitled to a hefty 80% discount on the rates for some years and Medway Council have not asked for the 20% until this year.

The finances of the Club have been deteriorating for a while and this current year due to end on 30th April 2017 has shown significant drops in the levels of rink income in particular. To ensure the continued financial viability the Board have decided to raise the Membership Fee to £75 per annum with effect from the 1st September 2017. With a lower membership of 400 full and 27 social members this will raise around £6000 to be used to pay the new rates bill.

The Board also have kept the rink fee at £4 per person but this will apply to all Leagues, and Roll Ups irrespective of the number of players on the rink.

The Board regrets having to increase fees but has no choice if the Club is to be kept open and asks that members paying by standing order collect a new standing order form from the counter to be completed and passed to their bank before 1st September 2017.

Members are reminder that only fully paid up members can play.

The low level of membership is mirrored in other bowling clubs and this Club will make every effort to increase the number of members. To that end during the Summer members can encourage prospective members to come along on a Tuesday and Friday Open evenings where there will be someone, if needed, to introduce newcomers to the sport. Every Saturday when Boccia is being played (not the 1st Saturday of each month) there will be, again, someone to introduce newcomers to indoor bowls.

The message from the Board is that this is your Club and you are needed to help the Club grow and prosper. There are many ways of helping and you will hear of more at a later date. In the meantime Sue, the Bar Manager, has already asked for volunteers to help run the bar but has not yet had any responses.

MORE NOTICES FROM THE EIBA

  

 

 OPEN DAYS

At 6:30pm on the Last Tuesday of every Month

Just turn up or call the Club on 01634 281243 for more details

Members are welcome to bring along Friends, Family, Neighbours etc for a free trial of indoor bowls.

 Non members without a Club Member introduction are also welcome to come along to our friendly club.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CAPTAIN

There appears to be some confusion about the use of bowls which are "Out of Date".

You do NOT have to have bowls within date for any of the

  1. Friendly Matches that we play

  2. Kent League Matches

  3. Inter-Club Matches or Competitions played under either the County or National banner.

 You DO need to have bowls within date only for County and National Semi Finals and Finals

 The matches we play are lots of fun and played in a very friendly spirit on both sides.  We welcome all members new or old, experienced or not to join our teams.

 

FISH & CHIP ROLL UP ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

THE BOWLS ROLL-UP, COSTING £4.00,  BEGINS AT 6:30PM AND FINISHES AT 9:00PM

Club Closed Times

Please note that, with no leagues booked for these afternoons, the club will be closed at 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, if there isn't a match booked, but will continue to be open in the evenings of those days.

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 ROCHESTER BLIND BOWLERS GROUP

Those of you who bowl on a Tuesday morning or afternoon will be familiar with the RBBG who come along with 2 or 3 rinks and have fun bowling.

You may also recall some of the Group's quizzes that  have been left on the counter at times.

This is a very successful Group that not only plays bowls indoors and out, but also has a very active social life.  Don't take my word for it, have a look at their website.

On Tuesday 30th December 2014 the Group came in to play bowls and had a visitor in the form of Tracey Crouch M.P. for Chatham & Aylesford.  Tracey spent nearly 2 hours talking and playing with the Blind Bowlers.  The RBBG have a full report on her visit on their website and you can get to it quickly by clicking on http://www.rbbg.co.uk/tracey_crouch_joins_rbbg.  Much better to read their report than to have it summarised here

Ed

 Click here for RBBG website

 

Helpful Hints

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Fund raising exercise

Recycle your used ink cartridges
Do your bit for the environment and fund raise for PARIBC
DON'T throw them in the waste bin.
Bring them to the club and put in the box near the `books for sale'
Our target is 1000 used cartridges this season which will raise between £200 - £300 for the club.

Get your family and friends involved as well.

Every little helps!