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UPDATED 20th January 2022

Latest minutes and reports from the Bowls Committee and Social Sub-Committee can now be found under the appropriate heading in the Members Area. 

Also in the Members Area is a link to the sign up sheet for the new club shirts

 

Dave Greenwood

New Shirt Size Chart

Hi All

There is now no need to mess about comparing old shirts with new we have obtained a true size guide from the proposed distributers of our new shirts.

All you need to do now is measure your existing shirt to obtain the chest size and compare it with this chart then order the size that is right for you.

This chart is on line via the link below as is the order form under sign up sheets in the members area and both are in a folder in the hall either on the bar or table.

SIZE GUIDE LATEST

Choose either method to register your requirements

Bowls Committee

 

President’s Message

President Rosemary

Message from our President.

With the continued worries about the Covid situation, particularly the new Omicron variant, it is very difficult to forecast exactly what the situation will be when the time comes to start the 2022 season.  I know that all the committees will be working hard to ensure that if we are able to bowl then the club will be ready to welcome you onto the green. Duncan Poole, our new fixtures secretary, has prepared a full bowling season with more teams than ever before and we will see the return of the handbook with all the usual details available for every playing member. The ladies will see the return of the Nor West League with Devizes entering a fourth team, the Wiltshire League that came into fruition last year will stay and we have two teams involved and there is the Seidel League as well. The men will also have the usual full programme of Four Rink, Three Rink, Mid Wilts Triples and Tea and Biscuits.  As to county competitions it is remarkable to see over 30 entries from the ladies and an increase in the number of men entering as well. Hopefully we will see the same support for the club competitions that will be organised this year by our new competitions’ coordinator Marie Greenwood. I hope everyone is looking forward to getting involved again and pray for some decent weather to support us.

In the meantime, stay safe and I look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks.

Rosemary

January 2022

 

 

Club Shirts

As you will all have hopefully seen in the minutes of the December Bowls Committee meeting (available on line for you to see) the committee accepted the job of furthering the move to new club shirts for the 2022 season from the design team of Bev Lilley and Gerald Webb,

The arrangements for how we will  progress the task are as follows:-

  1. A sign-up sheet can now be located in the MEMBERS AREA under SIGN-UP SHEETS and in a folder on the SHELF ON THE BAR OR ON THE TABLE IN THE HALL.
  2. Because of Health and Safety issues with the current pandemic, the trying on and excessive handling of the shirts is BANNED. By all means have a feel at the material if you so wish but go no further.
  3. It is recommended that before signing up on line or visiting the club to sign up you measure a current shirt you own and compare it with the list supplied and detailed below to assist your selection of the right size to order.
  4. The prices detailed in the folder are valid ONLY UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY so if we can complete the project by then it would be excellent, If we stick to the original closing date of Saturday 12th February after coffee morning there will be a small increase in costs. The greater number of shirts we order the cheaper they become.
  5. The link below will give you access to the picture of the newly designed shirt.

Ladies Sizes: 12 = 40″, 14 = 42″, 16 = 44″ and 18 = 46″.

Men’s Sizes: Small = 40-42″, Medium = 42-44″ Large = 44-46″, XL = 16-48″

Remember the ladies shirts are more styled than the men’s but the men’s are longer in length

Hope you like it.

New Club Shirt

Bowls Committee

KEEP SAFE

The Management Team recommend the following:-

For your own safety and that of others – due to the current situation with reference to the high number of Covid cases in our area, we recommend that all members wear face masks (with the exception when seated) when attending indoor functions at the Club.

The Wiltshire County Council Guidelines at present are:-  Please continue wearing face masks in enclosed indoor spaces wash and sanatize your hands regularly.

Keep safe

Website posts for 2022

As the end of the 2021 season has been reached we should congratulate both committees on surviving what has been a horrendous two years. However, hopefully, we can look forward to a full season next year.

During 2021 the use of the website has improved a little but there is still much we can do with your help. Although the number of reports from team leaders has been a little better than last year there is still room for a vast improvement.

The home made rink booking system worked very well last year after a few teething problems, but, there were some anomalies caused by erroneous bookings which will be eroded next year as we introduce a professional rink booking package for you to use.

During the next few months we will also be looking at rejuvenation the website and for those who are interesting in this type of function if you visit the website for Highworth or Calne bowls clubs you will see the type of format we aiming for.

I would like to ask ALL team leaders to communicate results and submit reports throughout the season or if they cannot do this themselves please nominate a team member who is willing to do so.

Remember its your site! and it can only be a good as the information provided.

Dave Greenwood

Data Protection Policy

The management committee has updated the clubs data protection policy to include an addendum to cover GDPR for the use of CCTV. this can be viewed by scrolling down to the very bottom of the home page and selecting GDPR and Cookies policy which will display the general policy statement and where you will find at the top of the document a further link to the CCTV element.