Interested in trying bowls?
Are you looking for a friendly and sociable sport that's easy to learn and keeps you fit? Why not try bowls here at Auriol? We are closed now for the winter, but re-open to visitors on Monday 20 April 2020. For more information see About our Club or contact us on 020 8873 7006. We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2020!
The first meeting in 2020 of the General Committee will take place on Friday 6 March. If you have any issues that you would like the Committee to discuss/consider please let club Secretary Jan Kentish know by the end of February.
The 2019 AGM, held at St.Mary's Church Hall, was well attended, with over 50 members present for the meeting. Draft Minutes will be circulated to members by the Secretary via email, but see News for 2019 for highlights.
Bowling along at 100
Club member Jim Fisher celebrated his 100th birthday in style with a special birthday lunch laid on by the club catering team in the Pavilion. Around 50 members attended to congratulate Jim, and to hear club President Brian Russell pay a tribute to him. Jim, who joined Auriol in 2012, is actively bowling at least once a week during the outdoor season, and also keeps fit by going to ballroom dancing classes every week. The splendid cake (see below) was made for him by club member Doreen Weight.
Our thanks to Club Secretary Jan Kentish for her account of the Christmas Party, held in the Pavilion on 12 December (see News for 2019 )
Farewell to Founder Member
Around a dozen Auriol club members joined other mourners to bid a sad farewell to Auriol Founder Member Lionel Sellers, at his funeral on 11 December. In his tribute to Lionel, which club President Brian Russell presented to Lionel's son Duncan Sellers, Brian said "I feel that the present club, of which I'm proud to be President, has a lot to thank Lionel for. He is the embodiment of the club, and would be proud of the active, friendly, unified club that Auriol has become."
The club's annual Presentation Dinner, which took place at Banstead Downs Golf Club, was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all 63 members and their guests who attended. Our thanks to the catering team at Banstead Downs for the excellent food and service, to the team from Auriol, led by Geoff Izzard, for making all the arrangements, to James Rayne for providing a non-stop string of hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s (and yes, we did know all the words!). Also, a big 'thank you' to our Competitions Secretary (as well as Club Secretary) Jan Kentish for organising the competitions in the first place, and for getting all the trophies and certificates prepared for presentation to the winners. Finally, thank you to club member John Green for taking the photographs, many of which can be seen in the Gallery (Picture Gallery)
Portugal Tour 2019
"A good time was had by all" is how the club's autumn tour to Portugal, organised by men's club captain Keith Gomm, can be summed up. In his own words: "Despite losing 3 matches, all the greens were pretty good, the people we met were friendly and hospitable, and everyone got on well and had a good time. The majority were keen to do it again, and I intend arranging it for next year when everyone has chosen their preferred accommodation".
Our thanks to Keith for all his hard work in organising the trip, and to Rosemary Wilman for the photos, which can be seen in the Gallery.
For an account of the tour (or at least the bits which are fit to print!), just click on the links below.
Our weekly Brunch Club is held on Thursday mornings from 10.30 - 3.00 throughout the winter season, running through till April 2020, when it moves back to Mondays. Enjoy food and drinks, games, and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
The defibrillator is sited on the side of the cupboard in the Seminar Room in the Pavilion, by the door nearest to the changing rooms corridor. For further information please go to http://www.cardiacscience.co.uk/education-hub/.
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Updated 31 January 2020 Fixtures 2020
Surrey County Bowling Association
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