AGM News. You will be aware that we had our AGM last November and a new committee was formed. This group meets once a month and discusses and resolves issues which ensure that the club runs smoothly. At the AGM, amongst other things, it was agreed to keep the club subscription fees the same for this year but expect a small increase next year. It has been several years since our fees were increased but this can, obviously, not continue indefinitely.
However, what has been agreed is that the £1 that you pay to play in the league matches and friendly games will increase to £1.50. This will help to fund some of the new equipment and developments that we hope to pursue this year.
Opening of the Green. The new season will start on Saturday 18th March at 1pm when it will be officially opened by our new President, Tudor Owen. It will be Tudor’s first official duty so we are expecting great things. This year we are opening on a Saturday to give all those members who unfortunately have to work for a living, the opportunity to be present. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible
Club Competitions There are several club competitions each year starting with the ‘Opening Fours’ which this year will be held on Sunday, 26th March commencing at 1pm sharp. All those entering must arrive no later than 12.30pm
The Alpha and Hornby Cups will commence in April. Everyone can enter the Hornby Cup, but only those who have not won a singles competition in the last 5 years can enter the Alpha Cup. When the lists go up, those ineligible will be shown. Handicapping will apply. Details of other competitions will be given later.
Club Social Events. For the last 10 years David Pritchard has organised the four meals that we have each year. David has stood down and Dave Holland has agreed to take it on. Our thanks to David for his hard work. A new brush sweeps clean, so they say, so this year we will not be going to the Queens Hotel and our events will be held at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club. Parking will be easier, we have our own bar and opportunities to change the standard menu to a carvery, hot pot supper or a curry etc.
Our first lunch date is Sunday 12th March, Friday, 20th October and Friday, 15th December are the other dates at that venue and more details will follow. Our ‘Scramble’ evening meal will be held at the Conwy Golf Club on Thursday evening, 11th May. Details to follow.
We are all aware of the great job that Martin, Ian Wilson and Dave Leech have done on the green last year and their aspirations are to make it even better for this season. They will probably need a replacement mower and the type needed, even a good used one, will cost £4000 so we need cash in our account. Also we hope to develop the ‘away side’ patio area so that it will be safer and replicate the clubhouse side that we changed last year.
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