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Bowls club boosts charity

PUBLISHED: 12:01 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:29 03 July 2010

Bradwell's bowling club chairman hands over the charity cheque.

Bradwell's bowling club chairman hands over the charity cheque.

BRADWELL Bowling Club, which celebrates the 25th anniversay of its re-formation next year, held its annual meeting in St Nicholas' Church Hall. A total of 42 members attended and there were 26 apologies.

BRADWELL Bowling Club, which celebrates the 25th anniversay of its re-formation next year, held its annual meeting in St Nicholas' Church Hall. A total of 42 members attended and there were 26 apologies.

The chairman opened the meeting by holding a minute's silence to remember John Ellis, Tom Smith and Kath Renshaw, members who had died recently.

The secretary's report mentioned the press coverage of the club which had elicited favourable comments. Regular articles publicised the club, its league results, and its special events and celebrated the successes of members.

The treasurer's report and audited balance sheet was accepted and the treasurer was thanked for dealing with the club's money reliably and efficiently. Bryan Haylett was re-appointed as auditor.

The ladies' captain reported on Malta Cup matches. The club captain reported on league and competition results and on friendly matches played in 2008 and arranged for 2009.

The club competitions secretary reviewed all internal competitions and announced the winners and runners-up. The members present approved an earlier start to club drives, last registration by 2pm, bowling to begin at 2.15pm.

In the chairman's report he reviewed the 2008 season. The open tournaments had been run according to a new format and had been very well subscribed.

Currently there were 87 full members and 19 social members. The club's aim was to facilitate bowling at all levels.

The club planned to expand its facilities and Bradwell Parish Council was thanked for its continuing support.

The club's qualified coaches had taught 15 people, seven of whom had become full members.

Fundraising continued with the lottery and raffles. The chairman thanked those who brought raffle prizes and donated produce to be sold for club funds.

There were no amendments to club rules. All nominations for officers and committee members were approved. George Barnes was thanked for his work in 2008 as vice-captain and Tom Williams was elected for 2009.

There was one vacancy for a committee member.

The members present agreed to a proposal that the annual subscription be raised by £1 to £17, social membership, rink and competition fees would remain the same. Bowlers using Bradwell as a neutral green would be charged £1.50, to include a cup of tea.

Recently, in the Golden Jubilee Pavilion, the club chairman handed over a cheque for £470 collected at the club's charity day, to Susan Morrison, treasurer of the local Breathe Easy Club of the British Lung Foundation.

The money will go towards the purchase of a special chair to improve the comfort and mobility of patients with breathing problems.


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