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The first meeting of the Management Committee 2019/2020 was held on 9 May. The following appointments were made:
Chairman Bob Daykin
Vice Chairman Mike Kett
Treasurer Barry Stiles
Secretary Pam Bassham
Lady's Secretary Liz Warren.
Men's Secretary John Hipperson.
Member Bev. Moar.
Member Maureen Stiles
Social Chairman Roger Bassham
Social Treasurer Chris Holmes.
The Committee aims to meet monthly, with the next meeting scheduled to take place on 6 June.
The Club's Trustees are now:
Any concerns relating to the Club should be raised with a member of the Management Committee.
Roundwood will be closed on Monday 6 May, a public holiday.
The summer opening hours of Roundwood are:
Monday 9 am to 5 pm and 6.30 pm to approx. 9.30 pm. The Club is closed between 5 pm and 6.30 pm.
Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am to approx, 9.30 pm
Thursday 9 am to approx. 9.30 pm
Friday 8.30 am to approx. 4.30 pm
Saturday 9 am to approx. 12.30 pm
During the summer months friendly drives will take place as follows:
Monday 10 am to 12 noon
Wednesday 10 am to 12 noon and 7 pm to 9 pm
Thursday 2 pm to 4 pm
Friday 9 am to 11 am and 11 am to 1 pm.
Next Winter Season two new leagues will be introduced to compliment those already in existence:
An Australian (Aussie) Pairs to take place on a Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm.
A Starter League at 10 am on a Sunday morning to run alongside the Sunday Village League. The Starter League is for newly qualified bowlers.
In an earlier item relating to the AGM it was stated that the rental fee paid by the Club was increasing to £2,500 pa over the next 3 years. This was factually incorrect. The rental fee is increasing BY £2,500.00 pa for the next three years.
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
Our A.G.M. on the 26th April brought our Autumn Winter season to a close. An evening to celebrate the highs and ….the shorts. With the men’s A team winning their league and with it promotion to the Norfolk 1st Division, and the Ladies A team securing a matching promotion, some serious pride. Well done both squads. Both B teams performed creditably and just as importantly, enjoyed their season.
Nearly 3000 league games, about 1000 roll-ups, and still time for casual play, Club and County matches, practice and coaching. A very full season.
Our social scene was busy throughout, with sell-out support for Roger’s quizzes , good Bingo nights, our annual coach to the World Championships at Potters, and some serious partying at Xmas.
Membership stands at a five year high, and whilst delighted with this, we can take more, and would love to be cheering some youngsters. Always more to be done here.
Summertime, Easter, and the outdoor players scent grass and stride away, but the club runs year round and the Summer leagues will begin and the roll-ups never stop. Quieter but very much still running, in fact an ideal time to join and be coached!
In closing we lose our long serving Men’s Secretary (Robin)-adieu - and so many thanks, and our very capable Chairman (Chris), who stands down, having handled all the change of the last year with some unflappable poise, and to whom we also say thank-you and well done.
And to all our members, new and old, the game goes on, so good luck, good line and great length same for you.
This is a photo of Maureen Stiles and Pearl Gerrard, before their Quarter Final Club and County Ladies Pairs match they played yesterday (14th April) at Roundwood against Dereham ladies.
After 20 ends it was 20-20. Plenty of supporters were on the edge of their seats, waiting for the final end! So it was nerve racking on the green! But they got the one shot they needed - and now go into the semi finals.
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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