January 2017 Newsletter


Following the “ingress of water” it is now time for the restorative works to be completed.

Due to Carpet Maintenance could Members please kindly remove contents of lockers in the bowls hall, numbers 132 -373 inclusive,  before the 20th January until further notice.  We believe it will be until no later than the 30th January but will update you.  If lockers are not emptied the club will temporarily box the contents until the lockers are reinstated.  Affected members should have been made aware by letter and there are signs up in the club.
On the 23rd – 27th January 2017 Rinks 5 and Rink 6 will be unavailable due to maintenance.  Also from Wednesday 3rd January various rinks will be closed after 5.30pm.

Those of you who are going to this outing on 14th of January and have not yet paid need to do so urgently.  Please contact the organiser, Wendy Ward.

                                         IMPORTANT NOTICE
The Angel Indoor Bowls Club is looking to recruit a permanent Club Steward.
Reporting to the Company Secretary and the Board of Directors (Council of Management) the role will include the following:
·       The smooth running and promotion of the Club ensuring that all matters covering the day to day management of the Bowls Centre in accordance with the operating policy set by the Council of Management.
·       Ensure that the premises and facilities are maintained on a daily basis and are opened and closed in accordance with the times set by the Council of Management.
·       Ensure that all statutory requirements as directed by the Company Secretary are carried out.
·       Marketing and promotion of the Club Membership and activities.
·       Compliance with Health and Safety regulations.
·       The Catering franchise is operated in accordance with the Catering Contract.
·       Oversee the Green Stewards function in co-operation with the Chief Green Steward.
·       Members to be kept informed of all events and news by way of Club’s website newsletter and notice board.
·       Liaise with the Bowls Committees.
The successful candidate must have excellent written and spoken English and be computer literate. The candidate must be able to work unsupervised and have a high degree of personal initiative but most importantly must have a knowledge of bowls and how a bowling club operates. The hours of work are 8.30am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday (25 hours per week). However the start and finishing times may be flexible subject to agreement. The position offers 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays.
This position has been advertised internally and externally.
Please forward your detail CV to Bernard Buss Chairman
Closing date for applicants is Friday 20th January 2017

I think you will agree that the Christmas Draw was better than ever this year and our thanks go to all who contributed prizes or money to buy them.  It takes a great deal of work to organise and once again a splendid job was done by Isabel Manktelow and Diana Morgans, ably supported by Paul Buss.  The Draw raised £542 for the Ladies section bowling funds.
I hope that you all had a magical Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends as Jim and I did. Some of you enjoyed a Christmas meal from our new catering team or perhaps you have sampled one of the lovely Sunday roasts.
Now that the festive season is over we can begin to look ahead, always a better option than looking back. Jenner’s Catering, Kerry and Mark are still finding their feet and getting to know us all. It is going to take time for them to get up to speed and I hope that you will be patient and supportive. I am always amazed at how good the match meals are – you know what you pay for them, and where else will you get two courses for that price?
In the coming months they will be arranging some speciality food evenings, like the ever- popular fish and chips, as well as supporting the club with some social events. Please watch for the notices, and please support Jenner’s. Like any new business they have to build up their trade and they are dependent on us for that. We all remember how it was when we were without a proper catering service, so, let’s all help them to make a go of it.
Chris Parker

As you can see from our header picture, a great time was had by all who attended the Ladies versus Gents  Festive Fun Day on 28th December. It offered a chance to get back to bowling (and away from the family?) after all that turkey.  Congratulations to the Gents who won 121-104.  Honours for the most complete fancy dress go to Bev Bradshaw, an elf in red and green.

For those of you who enjoy roll-ups there are two new ones that have just started. The times are Mondays 2.30 – 5.00pm and Tuesdays 2.30-5pm.  You can sign up on the noticeboard (just to the left of the door to the ladies’ changing room) or for the Mondays only you can ring Jim Hawkes on 01732 362407.  You do not have to commit to playing every week so come along and give it a try.
This occasion went with a swing, in fact it was a “towering” success.  Unfortunately the pictures I have are not of a high enough resolution to print here but I gather the tower building game was great fun and a fine time was had by all.  Thanks to Wendy Ward and her helpers for organising this seasonal event. 

Please remember this newsletter is for the sharing of information to members but members can also submit information.  Contact me on gwencat@hotmail.co.uk or 01732351975 or via the pigeonholes in the club (under S for Smithies) if you would like me to publish anything for the information of other members.
Deadline for submissions for February newsletter is February 8th.
Gwen Smithies