CLUB JANUARY 2018 - page 4

The Thoughts of the Chairman
John J Shanahan,
Dear Members,
hristmas was as busy as usual and I would like
to thank all the Staff at the Club for working
so hard over the holiday period, and, indeed,
throughout the entire year, by ensuring that we had
the usual high standards of service that we have all
come to expect, despite the limited facilities available
during the second floor renovations project. The
renovations continue apace and I am pleased to see
that the Indoor Lawn Bowls Green on the first floor
was opened before Christmas after the ceiling work
above it was completed and a new carpet installed
after leveling the base.
The Christmas Fete held in the Infield was very well
attended and helped by being a sunny day, with
lots of smiling faces and happy children. The Welsh
Male Voice Choir performed on the Main Pitch on
the evening of the 11th December, and, as always,
the event was very well attended with some 700
plus people enjoying the carols and songs, and also,
I hope, the mulled wine and mince pies that were
available afterwards!
Please note that the
Annual General Meeting
the Club will be held in the Sports Hall at
7pm on
Thursday 18th January 2018.
All the nominations
for positions on the General Committee have been
received and are detailed in the Annual Report that you
should all have by now.
We now rapidly approach the Lunar New Year holiday
on the
16th to 19th February 2018.
As the third
day of the holiday falls on a Sunday, the Government
has declared the following Monday a Public Holiday;
so a nice long weekend if you are thinking of getting
away. I would like to remind all Members that the
Club will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 15th
February, closed all day on Friday 16th February
and will reopen at 9am on Saturday 17th February.
Therefore all the Club facilities, including the Car Park,
will be closed on that Friday. We will also be holding
Annual Staff Party on Sunday 11th March 2018.
The Club will close,
on the same basis as above,
from 5pm on 11th March 2018 and reopen at 9am
on Monday 12th March.
So please note these dates
for your diary.
In closing, please see the photo below which shows
the leaving party we held for Shirley Lo who recently
resigned after 38 years of service to the Club. We
thank Shirley for all her efforts over the years and wish
her well in her future endeavours.
John J Shanahan
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