February Newsletter No. 52

The Board of management are pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Sellen to the Board.  Matt will take over the duties of Peter Nichol.

We have had four new members join us in January 2018 and we hope numbers of new members will continue to grow.
Thank you to all those who attended the quiz night or took part in the raffle.  It was really well supported and a great night was had by all. Well done to the winning team!
Thank you all to the companies who donated to the raffle at the quiz night. We had some lovely prizes enjoyed by some of our lucky winners.
Please can members be reminded to take care in the car park.  We have had several reported ‘bumps’.  Hopefully we can prevent any more.
Bowls Direct have postponed their visit until September.
Julia Rogans will be down for a bowls wear and equipment sale on Friday 23rd February 2018 from 11am.

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of two members this month.

Bob Briley died on the 15th January.  He was a loyal club member and helper to the Juniors.  His funeral will be held at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Monday 12th February and afterwards here at the Angel IBC from 1.30.  Family flowers only.  Donations to the Air Ambulance service c/o Abbey Funeral Services.

Donald Campbell passed away on 2nd February after a long fight.  Don was a sportsman all his life.  He played semi-professional football in Scotland and later played for Tonbridge Angels.
He was known and liked by all here at the Angel, for his determination in fighting back after a severe stroke many years ago, retaining his wit and humour in the face of increasing physical difficulties.
Our thoughts go to his wife Joan and to the rest of his family.
Don’s funeral will be held at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Friday 2nd of March at 2.30, and afterwards at the Angel IBC.  Further details are on the club noticeboard.

That’s right summer will soon be upon us with its blue skies, sunshine, light evenings and holidays. Although in reality, the skies are filled with grey clouds and it usually RAINS!
So why not enjoy the Summer Leagues where you can bowl in DRY and comfortable surroundings.
The following four Leagues are available as (mixed) triples:
Tuesday 12 noon – 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm – 10 pm
Thursday 9.30 am – 12 noon and 7.30 pm – 10 pm
All members are welcome, whatever your playing experience. It’s an opportunity to join Leagues that are played in a social and friendly atmosphere.
So put your name on the list/s on the main notice board and you will play. The teams are drawn in April and the leagues start at the beginning of May and go on each week until the middle of September.
… and to all those members who are going outside, have a great time (hopefully, not too wet) and we look forward to seeing you again in September.

We are hosting a QUIZ NIGHT To support Parkinson’s UK
At Angel Bowls Club On Saturday 7th April 2018. Doors open at 7, Ears up at 8! 

 Tickets on sale at £8 per person including:
·      Entry to the Quiz Night
·      A fish and chip supper
·      A Lucky Ticket Cash Prize Draw
Tickets available from the bar, Edna Partridge of Ernie Hockley
Raffle on the night with great prizes to be won
Please wear blue if you can – prize for best dressed


From The Men’s Committee.

Urgent appeal.

For those of you who enjoy playing in Kent League matches, Club League games, County, National and Club Competitions, the time has come for new people to come forward and help organizing these events.
At the end of this season 2 of the Men’s committee will stand down after several years of sterling work and it is due to members like this that the rest of us can enjoy our bowls.

We will therefore need the following positions to be filled:
•       Hon Secretary
•       Match Secretary

None of these positions are particularly onerous, in fact once things have been organized and up an running, it’s only a case of keeping a watching brief.

You will surprised how much satisfaction you will get from watching members playing knowing that its because of your efforts they are out on the rink enjoying themselves.

So come on fellers, we have a wonderful facility here, we have no financial concerns, our membership is good and we can all look forward to years of enjoyment but if these positions are not filled in the very near future it is hard to see how this can continue.

If you are interested in filling these posts, or need more information about them, please contact Alec Newberry, Tom Young or any of the Mens Committee