Welcome to 2020
Our new gates (for a new season)
are one of the first things you see
Then there is the new Welcome
Board which will advertise names
of the visiting bowls clubs.
The Welcome Board was kindly donated by our 2018 President Susie Thurlow.
For further details on becoming a member please call our Membership Secretary, Peter Openshaw
on 01707 657812.
Potters Bar Bowls Club
Update: 25th March 2020
The Club is closed until further notice.
SO PLEASE STAY AWAY,
(unless prior approval has been given for
Some work on the Green must continue, as well as a quick regular check of the premises (to ensure no water leaks etc.)
With immediate effect no more than
one person at the Club at any one time,
otherwise we are in breach of the
Members must not go near the Green/
Pavilion under any circumstances unless
they are scheduled on the "Maintenance Rota". To ensure social – separation, our Car Park Bays should not be used.
If you have a need to visit Parkfield Medical Centre, then you must leave a note on the dashboard of your car.
Subject to any changes required from the B.E. guidance awaited, there is a strict Rota for all maintenance required,
refer to email sent out 25th March.
We will be advising you further when there is any updates; but for now stay safe. Stay healthy and look forward to when we are all able to meet together once again.
New for Old
It was felt that following the donation of the new Welcome Board, the entrance could be further enhanced by replacing the old wrought iron gates. Resident carpenter Terry White and his trusty stead, Barry Bowman sourced the materials and Terry went to work, producing what can only be seen as a big improvement and a much more welcoming entrance to the Club.
This is also an important year for Terry Barker as he will be welcoming many County guests, so first impressions count!
For your 2020 Diary
Wednesday 8th April : Club Competition Draw
(Men & Mixed) 7.30pm
Saturday 18th April : OPENING DAY
Thursday 23rd April : Club Competition Draw (Ladies) 1.30pm
Saturday 25th April : Open Morning 10am
Sunday 3rd May : Open Morning 10am
Saturday 9th May : Hayward Cup (Men)
Friday 22nd May : Plant Sale & Coffee
Thursday 28th May : Yardley Cup (Women)
Tuesday 2nd June : Lewin Shield - 1st Round (Men)Saturday 27th June : Gents v Ladies
Sunday 5th July : Collins Trophy - 1st Round (Mixed)
Thursday 30th July : Dearman Cup (Mixed)
Saturday 15th August : CHARITY GALA DAY
Sunday 16th August : Troake Cup (Men)
Saturday12/Sunday 13 September : CLUB FINALS
Saturday 19th September : CAPTAINS DAY
Saturday 21st November : Annual Dinner & Dance, Presentation Evening
Introduction to the April newsletter available to view in "EVENTS" Menu. Click on "Newsletter" in drop down menu.
Monday 13th January 2020
Bar Bowlers work and play
Potters Bar Bowls Club organises many winter functions to ensure members are able to keep in touch with each other during the close season.
Weekly Cribbage evenings have proved increasingly popular over the past two years. Bob Maule & Mick Brennan regularly have to set out ten tables each week, as forty members attend for their cribbage ‘fix’.
New Years Eve saw over fifty members join together to herald in 2020. Eileen & Steve Anchor co-ordinated decorations, entertainment and a delicious buffet.
In order to ensure that these social functions can continue, the club recently held its AGM to elect club officers for the coming year. Over 70 members attended, and following the usual business items, last year’s President Bill Burrows thanked members for their tremendous support which included raising the excellent sum of £2000 for his chosen charity, the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
Bill Burrows seen here having handed over the chain of office to incoming President Jan Southwell who told assembled members that he thought it a huge privilege and honour to be invited to take on the role. He went on to say that he was committed to do his utmost for the club and thanked the outgoing President and management team for looking after the club so well during 2019. He welcomed Steve Hipperson as his Deputy President.
Jan Southwell announced that his charity this year would be, "Fight Bladder Cancer". This organisation is the patient and carer-led specialist charity for bladder cancer in the UK. There are over 18,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed annually in England and it is the 5th most common cancer overall – the 4th most common cancer in men. He said that he had personal experience of this type of cancer having lost his brother in law to the disease. Proceeds from the President’s Annual Gala Day in August will go to the charity.
David Arnold, Press Secretary, PBBC