Due to the corona virus outbreak, it has been decided by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council that the Club facilities (pavilion, green, etc.) are now closed until further notice. This means that the Thursday Brunch Club is suspended till further notice.
The Committee has also decided that the Pre-Season Meeting planned for Saturday 4 April has been cancelled, and the start of the 2020 season has been postponed till further notice.
Watch this space for further announcements.
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 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, but will announce when the club is cleared to re-open. Meanwhile, for more information see About our Club or contact us on 020 8873 7006. We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2020!
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.
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. Suspended due to Covid-19
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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