|BOWLS SURREY NEWSLETTER|
|Information/Year Books and other County information
SCWBA and SCBA will not be refunding money paid for Information/Year Books this year. The money will be carried forward for next year.
It had been the intention to produce a joint Year Book next year but SCBA had already had their book printed an so it is their intention to utilise that book with a new cover and necessary changes.
SCWBA managed to stop the print of their own Information Book so will be updating their information. Hopefully in 2022, SCBA and SCWBA will be in a position to produce a joint Year Book.
Even though we find ourselves in strange circumstances, work is still going forward to unify to the Associations. Currently Badge Qualification, Areas/Zones, Online Competition results reporting are being discussed and looked at. Work continues on the new Bowls Surrey Website, which we are aiming to launch in November 2020.
Meantime keep safe and look after yourselves.
SCWBA and SCBA Secretaries
|Note From the Bowls Surrey Administrator.
To all friends in the bowling fraternity I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well.
I came into this job in December looking forward to working with the County board on a range of issues that face us during this period of change and the signs of a very good working relationship started. Two meetings later and we are all in lockdown, missing the season that should have just been starting. However, that isn’t happening so we have to make the best of it, by keeping in contact with friends, family and fellow club members. We should particularly remember to contact those who are on their own, because talking to someone is vital in these times of isolation. The County board continue to keep abreast of information coming from Bowls England that is still being circulated. They are also continuing to develop plans that in time we hope to return to as soon as it’s safe to do so. Whatever is happening we will keep you informed.
Please keep safe.
Best Regards Colin
I regret to inform you all that Peter Hunt sadly passed away on 20th April. Peter served the County over a large number of years and he will be missed. Our sincere condolances to Jayne and the rest of their family.
|Again I have been asked to remind you that the standard week dates in 2021 move forward by 6 days …. So those of you that are organising your clubs match programme need to ensure you have the correct ‘week’ for your Club Calendar. Sheron and John are still receiving calls from Match Secretaries querying dates.|
|Ladies Benevolent Fund Report April 2020
President Charlotte, Executive and Delegates
Balance at 31:3:20 stands at £9,468.76
As you are all aware the meeting that was scheduled for 7th April 2020 had to be cancelled for reasons well beyond our control. We are all living in unprecedented times and having to experience some very difficult and in some cases lonely existences. Whilst some of us may be lucky to have family and friends to help us through each day there are some within our bowling community that do not have that luxury. So to that end the county have recognised that sending a card to someone you may know who is living on their own during these difficult times will let them know they have not been forgotten. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let me know as soon as possible and please ensure that the persons details are clear i.e. their address.
Since the beginning of the year several cards, flowers and gifts have been sent to the following clubs:
Croydon, Horley, Milford, Woking Park, Knaphill ,Mychett, Egham ,Southey,Tongham and Sutton.
Please continue to contact me if members are ill, injured or had an operation, all details of the Benevolent Fund are listed in the year book and the county web site. On a happier note one of past members at Egham, Irene Newman, had her 100th birthday on 19th April I am sure we will all want to wish her good wishes and continued health.
As I come to the end of this report I cannot miss an opportunity to thank those clubs that have already made donations to the fund, but hope that more clubs will remember to make donations particularly during this trying and desperate time.
|ASK THE UMPIRE
This is going to be a new regular section in the Newsletter where you can send in questions for the Umpires of the County to reply to. If you have any Bowls related queries please email them through and the Umpires will reply via the Newletter
Query of the Month
How can a bowl which has NOT touched the jack be legally marked as a toucher?
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