Bits and Bobs

Annual General Meeting

 

 

The duly elected committee for this year is:

President.................................. Don Stephens
Hon. Treasurer..........................Chris Holman
Secretary ................................. Sylvia Burrows
Club Captain.............................John Milton
Ladies’ Captain.................. .......Awaiting Volunteer
Hospitality Secretary................. Sue Moss
Internal Competitions Secretary..David Rowlandson
Match Secretary..........................Sue Barrett
Playing Member.......................... Daphne Milton
Playing Member.......................... Barry Temple

An excellent attendance this year. It’s a shame that no volunteers came forward for the Secretary or Ladies Captain posts. Come on ladies (or men) step up to the plate. Headley Bowling Club needs YOU.

The successful applicant may receive a signed Photo of Don.

Our Jean Hole was congratulated and presented with a bouquet by Don and Sylvia to celebrate her 90th birthday. Jean is living proof that Bowls keeps you fit forever!

 

Maintenance
Regarding Chris’ pleas for assistance, it’s worth noting the names of those already helping.

Green Committee – Don Stephens, Den Moss, John Milton and Tony Wareham.

Gardening – Sue Barrett, Anne Holman and Enid Saunders.

Maintenance – Chris Holman, Russ Saunders, David Rowlandson, Bill Jordan, John Martin and John Swanborough.
Thanks to All

 

 

 

What a Fine Body of People!

The Headley Bowling Club Champions at the Presentation Evening. (Thanks for the photo, Captain John).

 

 

In Memoriam

 

Stan Clarke

 

Stan passed away aged 96 prior to Christmas, was a much loved Honorary Life Member of our Club. Though his visits to the Club had become less frequent recently he still, on occasions, enjoyed sharing a cuppa at Thursday roll ups. Stan was a member for almost thirty years, accompanied for twenty years by his wife Gladys.

Apart from his enjoyment of our game Stan was an active and practical member off the Green.
A lasting example of his involvement can be seen with the decorative metal casing enclosing the

watering system reservoir tank which he erected. When the new pavilion was built he was very much involved creating our first kitchen, working under severe financial restraint. Both Stan and Gladys were extremely competent people, both served as officers in our Navy during the Second World War. Stan was an engineering officer and accompanied a number of warships that were transferred to the Argentina at the wars end. He had a short term engagement with the Argentinean Navy training them in the use of these ships. It was there that he and Gladys, who he had previously met in the UK, were married. At a time that travelling was extremely difficult Gladys had travelled halfway round the world, across to USA, down through South America, to make the big day!

Stan carried on with that spirit, still driving his car and even booking a solo cruise to the Canaries the previous Christmas. Stan loved the Club and was very much loved and respected by all of us in the Club who were fortunate to know him. He will be missed!

Don Stephens