The title of this snippet is called “Thought for the day” perhaps it would be more appropriate to call it “Thought for the season”.
The poem below was first seen in the fixtures book of Greenhill Bowls Club Weymouth where we visited during our recent tour and could undoubtedly be in vogue for most clubs, particularly the smaller clubs BUT, i never thought the day would come when it applied to our club with 136 playing members, however, particularly on the men’s front, we are suffering badly in terms of support causing the workload to fall very heavily on just a few and major headaches for the team leaders when it comes to team selection each week. Please read carefully and consider if perhaps you could be available a little more often in order to relieve the stress on the team leaders and give those playing too many games the chance of a break..
DO YOU BELONG
Are you an active Bowler, the kind who would be missed
Or are you just contented that your name is on the list
Do you attend the meetings and discuss things with the crowd
Or do you stay at home, then grumble long and loud.
Do you help with catering, visit a member who is sick
Or leave the work to just a few, then complain about the clique
Do you support the functions and play a useful role
Or do you comment, “I only want to bowl”.
Come to the green more often and help with hand and heart
Don’t be just a member, but take an active part
Think this over member, you must know right from wrong
Are you an active member or do you just belong.
A New Season Message from our President
A new season is quickly approaching, and it is with honour that I write to you in our One Hundredth and First year as your President. Following last year’s successful Centenary, we are back to a more normal year but again a very busy one. We have an exciting year ahead with our first tour for many years to Weymouth and a full fixture list to keep us busy. As I welcome you all to the new season I ask you again to support the Captains by making yourself available for matches and helping with jobs around the club in any way you can. I look forward to meeting you all in April and wish you all a happy and successful season.
We are very pleased and proud to launch this years events on the website for the 2018 Season. We hope you will find the content both interesting and informative. If you have anything you want us to include please feel free to contact David Greenwood, Debbie Greenwood or Gerald Webb. Its your site!
A good result was achieved for the “A” team on Thursday night playing at home against North Wilts “B”. After a shaky start on all rinks the team staged a great comeback right across the board. We struggled for the … Read on..
The Mid-Wilts “B” team secured a good win at home on the evening of Thursday 7th June, over their very local rivals Devizes “A” team. At one stage the “B” team were winning convincingly on all four rinks but the … Read on..
Five children attended a junior taster session on Saturday 2nd May under the guidance of our coaching coordinator Jenny Coates and a small group of helpers. Ben , Liv and Flo were from St Josephs in Devizes, Casper who lives … Read on..
Two games in a space of 5 days due to a re-arranged date to a Tuesday night to accommodate Box bowls club saw mixed results for the “B” team with one win and one loss leaving them mid table after … Read on..
Unfortunately, Dark Horses have not had a very good start to our first season in the second division only gaining two points from our first three games. However, it is early in the season and we have plenty of time … Read on..
Alpha ladies have now played three matches this season and gained 13 points. North Wilts Away Rose Merritt, Bev Lilley and Sheila Garlick won 23-18. Marie Greenwood, Wendy Gaisford and Marguerite Alexander won 17-12. Overall score 63-48 and 6 league … Read on..
Extremely well done Devizes “D” Tea and Biscuits league team producing a resounding win last week(15/05/18) with a final overall score of 35-12 away at Corsham “D” Further congratulations go to the rink of Barry & Viv Alexander, Terry Miles & … Read on..