A successful 2018 season has now ended, and our thanks to those members who came to the club on Thursday 4 October to put the rink to bed. The club isn't totally closed though, as members are warmly invited to come to the weekly Brunch Club on Thursday mornings throughout the winter (see below for details). We look forward to welcoming you back in April 2019 for the start of the new season (see Events for 2019).
What a great Christmas Brunch Club get-together on Thursday 13 December, with around 50 club members enjoying an excellent seasonal brunch and warming drinks, entertained by a sing-along led by our own George Crawford! Huge thanks to the team who put together the whole event, especially Carol, Doreen, Geoff, Dave L and Chris B.
Our normal weekly Brunch Club runs on Thursday mornings throughout the winter season, starting on Thursday 4 October. It is held in the pavilion from 10.30 - 3.00 through to April, when it reverts to Mondays again. Enjoy food, games, and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
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? All are welcome, and equipment and coaching will be provided by our qualified coaches. Just bring flat-soled shoes, eg. trainers. For more information see About our club. We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2019!
Cristal League Champions
Very many congratulations to Ladies Captain Doreen Weight and all her team members for winning the Cristal League for the first time in the club's history, pipping Supreme by just one point, to become the 2018 Cristal League Champions.
Saturday 10 November saw around 70 members of Auriol attend the Presentation Dinner held at Banstead Downs Golf Club to honour the club champions and finalists for 2018. A splendid buffet meal was laid on by the Banstead Downs catering team, and live music was provided by our very own James Rayne in his Swinging Sixties duo. The Captain's Award went to Carol Green for her unstinting work in feeding and watering members and visiting clubs throughout the year (see photo below). For the full list of champions see Results for 2018.
The 2018 AGM, held on Saturday 24 November in St.Mary's Church Hall, was attended by over 50 club members who heard reports from the General Committee and other club officers. The meeting was chaired by out-going Club President Shirley Tracey, who handed over to her successor as President, Brian Russell, to close the meeting. For a list of the newly-elected Committee members and other key officers see Who's Who 2019.
At the AGM President Shirley Tracey announced that she had sent a cheque for £460, collected in 2018 via members' contributions, to her chosen charity the Alzheimers Society. With the £335 from 2017, this means the total raised for this highly-deserving charity reached just under £800!
Equal Opportunities & Safeguarding
Members are requested to take note of the new club policy regarding Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding, which was approved by the General Committee in June 2018. (See Equal Opportunities)
All members can help raise much-need funds by using Easyfundraising, which gives the Club a percentage of the monies spent on-line or instore at many well-known company's/stores. This is a really interesting project and is not only open to Auriol members on-line but also to family and friends etc. All they have to do is register with Easyfundraising and register for Auriol Bowling Club. The whole process is easy and with great help/assistance from Easyfundraising if needed.
Updated 16 December 2018 Home page
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