THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED FROM
MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
FOR THE CARPET TO BE FIXED
REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS
At the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING held on Wednesday 12th April
the Board decided to raise the Players Membership Fee to £75 per
annum with effect from the 1st September 2017.
Please change your Standing Order to your bank
before 1st September 2017. Only fully paid up members can play.
Book Now For Christmas
Christmas Lunch Menu
Available between 12.30 and 3pm
on selected dates in December
Please see a member of the catering team for a booking form
Breaded Mushrooms & Garlic Mayonnaise
Tomato & Basil Soup
Chicken, Duck & Red Onion Terrine
Roast Turkey Breast, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets
Lamb Shank in Red Wine & Rosemary Sauce
Baked Salmon Fillet
Mushroom, Cranberry & Brie Wellington
All served with Roast Potatoes and a selection of Seasonal Vegetables
Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Sauce or Double Cream
Apple & Mincemeat Tart
Clementine & Ginger Cheesecake
Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Cheese & Biscuits
Coffee & Mints
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
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
Friendly Matches that we play
Kent League Matches
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.
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
Click here for RBBG website
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MORE INFO RE TELEPHONE SCAMS.
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!