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Important message from the Captain   

    There has been dress code changes this year     to some Horam League matches. Please check     your fixture lists.

    

Club Announcements

Club defibrillator

I am please to report that our new Defibrillator has now been installed in the Clubhouse, located in the kitchen area together with a  999 ONLY telephone.

A  defibrillator  is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. No training is required with this AED model.  However, general instruction will be given at the next Club AGM.

 In the meantime, I would suggest that you take a look at the following informative link

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFvL7wTFzl0

               


We were delighted to welcome the Chelsea Pensioners to a match. With some skilful driving, the coach was reversed all the way down to the bowls green and 24 Pensioners alighted in their ‘Scarlets’ accompanied by their Colonel.


The unit ranged in age from 68 to 96 years, all very active bowlers. The oldest gentleman was a Burma veteran; also present was an 87 year old ex WRAC lady.

 

Despite the unsettled weather. A very convivial afternoon’s bowling ensued with much banter. Hellingly emerged narrow winners but were promised a different result on the return match in Chelsea next year.


Chelsea Pensioners Match

                                                             EXCITING NEWS!


I am pleased to be able to inform you that our Jean Akehurst was awarded by SCB , the Michael Newth Trophy for outstanding services to our Club.  She was presented with this at an Area Ladies County Meeting to her great surprise and delight.  No more than she deserves!


below is a copy of the Clubs nomination application :



Hon Secretary

Sussex County Bowls – Men’s Section

30 Manor Road

Upper Beeding

BN44 3TJ                                                                                                          16th September 2018


Dear Rod


Michael Newth Trophy – 2018


I have been instructed by Hellingly Bowls Club Committee to submit a nomination for the above-mentioned Trophy.


There are many factors for nominating our current Ladies Captain, Jean Akehurst, for such recognition.


Jean has been a member of Hellingly Bowls Club for 22 years and has served as Ladies Captain for the past 18 years.  During that time, she has won most of the Club competitions, many several times over.   Three years ago she won her Sussex County Badge.  However, Jean has not allowed her enjoyment of playing bowls interfere with what she believes is her duty to helping run the Club.


For several years she has helped her husband organise the Match Fixtures Book.  In particular, with organising the advertisements. For the past 18 years she has held Match Selector duties and organised the ladies for event catering.  This culminated this month with making all the arrangements for a visit by the Chelsea Pensioners Bowls Team to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our green being open for play.


Over the last 11 years, she has taken on responsibility of stocking and running our bar facilities; a great benefit to the Club social life.  There are many other social events that Jean has instigated and organised for the enjoyment of the Club members.  Several such events she has arranged during the winter months, with the aim of keeping members together.


Our Club recognised her unstinted support six years ago when she was awarded Life Membership to the Club.  We feel that greater recognition is now her due.


Yours sincerely



Peter Dickinson, Hon.Secretary

Hellingly Bowls Club