LATEST NEWS   (Updated 21st May 16:00hrs)

 

 

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May change of opening time 

 The Club will be open in the afternoon instead of the morning at 1.30pm with a  start time of 2pm…ish for an organised Roll-Up if enough members turn up and teas / coffees will be from machine!    There are no Monday league games scheduled for the morning.

Don't spend the Bank Holiday doing nothing or in a traffic jam, come along and have a bowl.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! - MAY 2018

 

Please see pics below of the volunteers, prior to starting work on the job of changing all the 600 plus, light tubes at the Club.  As you can see, the portable scaffolding tower is in place and the light tubes are laid out, ready to be fitted.  Foreman Dave Hood keeps the workers in check and acts as a counter balance to the weight of squaddie Dean Carpenter, up top, to stop the scaffolding tower turning over!  This was Dean’s first taste of working life, as he prepares for civvy street and he may be regretting his decision to retire early from the army!  Meanwhile, Graham Hubbard wondered if he could get any material out of this for his long awaited newsletter!  Dave Cook got a blister on his finger from having to turn the lights on and off, every minute or so, but was also on standby, ready to act, in case any squirrels were found in the roof space, as Tim Fletcher struggled to work out how a hoover is meant to work!  Following the photo call, the hard working bunch, donned the necessary safety gear and PPE and the work began in earnest.

Well done chaps!  All your hard work and effort is very much appreciated by the Club!

                              Talk about working in the dark!                                                                                                             Using suction to keep upright?
    

          The HERO or the only one capable of climbing up the scaffolding!!!                                            Someone has to keep an eye on things!           
   
 

                               Guess who is the BOSS!                                                                                               The finger on the Light Switches
         

(Ed Please forgive the quality of the above photos all of which had to the enhanced so that you could see them!)

 

 

 

Latest news from PARIBC’s trip to Potters, (29/04/18 - 04/05/18):-

PARIBC had 10  teams entered in a 45 team competition and from that, 5 teams got through to last sixteen, 3 teams got through to quarter finals, (2 of the teams had to play against each other), 2 teams got through to semi finals and they to had to play each other and then in final, the PARIBC team of Mick Day, Kevin Edwards, Sylvia Day and Chris Day, were yet again triumphant, beating a team from Spalding IBC, by 18 - 03.  So congrats to them and don’t worry Sylvia, nobody saw the wrong bias, ho, ho!  Well done to all the teams and all those on the trip, for yet another great week away at Potters, but biggest thanks go to Linda Hoare and Sonia Bignall for organizing yet another superb trip.  Well done ladies, your efforts are very much appreciated.  Roll on the 2019 trip!
The Thin Man

 

 

WEDNESDAY CLUB CLOSURES

SINCE THE START OF THE WINTER SEASON 2017/18, THE CLUB HAS BEEN OPEN FOR A CASUAL ROLL UP FROM 12.30 – 2PM EVERY WEDNESDAY. THE CASUAL ROLL UP HAS NOT BEEN WELL ATTENDED AND OFTEN NO MEMBERS ATTEND AT ALL.

TAKING IN TO ACCOUNT STAFF WAGES AND UTILITY CHARGES, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DECIDED THAT THIS CASUAL ROLL UP IS NOT FINANCIALLY VIABLE.
CONSEQUENTLY, IF THERE IS NO LADIES OR MEN'S MATCH SCHEDULED FOR 2PM, THE CLUB WILL CLOSE AFTER THE ORGANISED ROLL UP AT 12.30PM UNLESS A MINIMUM OF 6 MEMBERS WISH TO PARTAKE IN THE CASUAL ROLL UP. IT WILL REOPEN AT 5.30PM. IT WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR A CASUAL ROLL UP WITH NO MINIMUM NUMBERS WHEN THERE IS A MATCH AT 2PM.

THIS DECISION HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN LIGHTLY BUT THE DIRECTORS HOPE MEMBERS WILL UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAS BEEN REACHED.

THANK YOU

DAVE ELLIOTT

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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

This section has been added because its content may help you personally in an emergency. The content has been provided by members of the PARIBC.
MORE INFO RE TELEPHONE SCAMS.
Look in the Helpful Hints link for details.
 

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!