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February. And if January was a spot-light on the roll-ups and casual play, I think it reasonable to look at communication. Why? Well, when you are 30 metres from the head and all the bowls have merged into a melange, and the jack is hidden somewhere in the middle, you need to know where it is, which is the safest way in, should we consider one at the back, is weight an option and is there anyone out there? Alien life or even a skip? AND has skip got a hearing aid?
There said it. Of course some of you are not there just for the biscuits (see Jan.), and some turned their backs as though disowning the damned projectile the second it left home. But some want to know things, and this is where communication by sign language transcends the clear and simple and becomes an art form. Finger jabs, hand wafts, fluttering clothes, toe pointing, all manifest themselves, possibly interspersed with a loud cry of “No ! What’s the gap?” and a muted mutter of “For crying out loud”. It all adds to life’s rich tapestry, loss of sleep, and worse—points.
It would be lovely if we had universal agreement on what arm movement is appropriate to what piece of information (but the game would the poorer ) and even lovelier to hear a skip who does not automatically say “Just a yard”, which normally means anything between one and eight feet. And I haven’t broken the surface of calling back the score, with raised digits, slapped biceps, star jumps, and the brilliant confusion of the raised finger (pleural optional) which is then reversed. Or to mention the can-can step of three up or down. Well I grant you there is no foot stirring but…..clearly a can-can step.
For your diary.
Valentines quiz Friday 15th February.
Watch for 5 new leagues to run March /April, (different, e.g. Ossy rules, Confederation,Rotating) all open.
For current position of all Club and Internal league tables check the Club website.
Membership renewal forms for the 2019/20 season are now available in the club. Annual subscription is due on or before 1 September.
Entry forms for 2019/20 Club and County competitions are now available in the club (end of bar). Entry closes on 18 October 2019.
Further information can be found on the notice board in the club.
On Sunday 28 April, over 30 members and wives of the Men's B team, who finished third in Division 3 North of the County League, held an end of season lunch at Wensum Valley Hotel and Country Club. A good time was had by all and thanks to Thelma, Geoff and Frank for arranging.
The out-door season has now commenced with Roundwood members playing for various clubs including Carters, Reepham Nomads, Anglia Windows, Lakeside, Bawdswell, Easton and Cawston. All clubs seek additional players and anyone interested in playing outdoors can be accommodated.
Annual General Meetings
Some 65 members attended the AGM’s of the Club and Social Club held on 26 April when:
a. The retiring chairman Chris Binns thanked all those involved in running the Club for their efforts over the past year and noted that Roundwood was one of only two clubs that had increased its membership during the year.
b. Amendments to the Club rules were approved.
c. A new three-year rental agreement had been reached with the owners. The rental fee paid by the Club was increasing to £2,500 pa over the next 3 years.
d. The Treasurer reported excess income of £12,039.68 over expenditure. There was no need to increase membership or rink fees in the coming year but stressed the need for annual subscriptions to be paid by 1 September.
e. Mike Kett was elected a Trustee to replace Chris Binns, who was retiring as a trustee and member of the Management Committee. The new Chairman will be appointed at the first meeting of the newly elected Management Committee.
f. John Hipperson was elected Club Men’s Captain to replace Robin Clitheroe, who was retiring.
g. Maureen Stiles was elected a member of the Management Committee to replace Tony Robey, who was also retiring but will continue to assist Rob Hoffman with the Club’s website.
h. The Chairman of the Social Committee provided a summary of events/activities organised by the Social Committee in the past year and ideas for social events during the 2019/20 winter season. The Social Committee Treasurer reported that the Social Committee had a bank balance of over £10,000.00. It was noted that the Social Committee provides the Club with funds to help cover major expenditure. All the current Social Committee were re-elected.
i. Presentations were made to both Chris Binns and Robin Clitheroe for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the Club.
Following the AGM presentations were made to:
a. Club (& County) competition winners and runners-up.
b. Internal league winners and runners-up.
c. those who have assisted in various ways in running the Club, i.e. roll-up coordinators, coaches etc.
d. bar staff who have looked after Club members during the year.
Photographs of the AGM and Presentations can be seen in the photos section of the website.
Internal Club Competitions 2018 / 2019 - Winners and Runner-Ups
Summer Indoors 2018
Club (& County) Competitions
Winter Leagues 2018/19
There is now a new page on the website. It is called 'For Sale' and is available for anyone to have bowls items for sale post posted. Details to Rob Hoffman.
Roundwood Bowls Club is an indoor bowls club with just under 400 members playing in friendly roll ups, internal leagues and county competitions. With over 60 members in their eighties, some of whom find it difficult to play for two hours, it was decided to look into providing a wheelchair to help them continue bowling. We quickly discovered that the cost of a chair, £2500, was beyond our means, so we started fundraising. Six months later, thanks to the generosity of the following people and organisations, Tesco (Drayton), Taverham Parish Council, Yorkshire Building Society, Taverham Lions, John Jarrold Trust, Mike Carey and Roundwood Social Club, we have four members currently using the chair and we are looking to purchase a second one this year.
Thanks are also due to Sue Hunter who, working enthusiastically and vigorously, was responsible not only for finding the sponsors but also for organising money raising events.
Chris Binns, Chairman 01603 860460
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