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Some club activities resuming June 1st see front page notice


Bowling at ‘The Manor’ Suspended

Members are advised that due to the Coronavirus emergency it has been decided to suspend bowling at the Manor on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with immediate effect.

Open Fun Day    (Suspended)

To try to encourage more people to get interested in bowling and hopefully join the club, an ‘Open Fun Day’ is to be held on Sunday 3rd May 10.30-3.30.  This will require as many members as possible to come along to assist with the running of the event.  If you are able to spare some time please contact Viv Kirkland on 01837-55842 who would be most pleased to hear from you.


Xmas at The Manor

It was the Christmas night at the Manor on Tuesday 17th December when members traditionally dress the part before the festive break.  Lots of wonderful costumes with everyone entering into the spirit.  Thursday saw the last evening of bowling indoors until the resumption in the New Year on 7th & 9th January.  Members are reminded that there is a ‘Post Xmas’ lunch arranged at Trethorne on Saturday 11th January at 12.30pm.  John has 43 names for this event but there is still time if you would like to join the party.  Please contact John Mansell for details and directions as he will be finalising numbers quite soon. 

AGM Report 2019

The 2019 Annual General meeting was held at the clubhouse on Friday 15th November and was well attended with 44 members signing in.  The business of the day was conducted by President Brian Vernon who asked members to stand for a short period of silence in memory and in respect of departed members.  Reports were given by President Brian, Secretary Jean, Treasurer Brian Rogers who was standing down from the post after a 5-year period.  The Captains report was read by Secretary Jean in Roger’s absence.   The Ladies Co-Captain Sue Hunt gave a report on a very successful season for our lady players.  Club Vice Captain John Mansell gave his report and stated that he was standing down from the post also after a 5-year spell.  Both Brian and John were thanked by members for the respective work on the club’s behalf.

The election of officers and committee members took place with a ballot being necessary for the 8 members required.  There were 10 nominations and the successful nominees were Alan Mathias, Geoff Voaden, John Mansell, Janet Griffiths, Viv Kirkland, Arthur Griffiths, Brian Rogers and John Westlake.  Thanks go to all those who were prepared to stand.  In the absence of any nominations for club captain, Roger had previously indicated that he would be prepared to carry on in the post.  The club welcomed our new Treasurer Wendy Raymond and new Vice Captain Jim Hosegood.  All other officers, as of last year, were re-elected.  A few items were raised in Any Other Business and exchanges got quite heated, which was a pity, the matters raised will be taken on board by the Management Committee.

The Club President Brian then presented a cheque for £500.00 to a representative of ‘Force Cancer Charity’ who were our chosen recipients of this year’s charitable donation.

Brian presents the cheque

The meeting ended with the presentation of prizes to the winners of our domestic competitions.  Well done to all who are now a little bit richer.  The final presentation was to our new Treasurer Wendy who received the cup for the most improved lady player, congratulations to her.

Wendy receives the cup 

Top Club Result

                                                                                                         Our ladies collect the top club shield

Congratulations to our ladies who have won the Top Club competition for, we believe, the first time in the clubs history. Played at Morchard Bishop the game ended at two rinks each but Okehampton had a far superior shot difference of 21 shots.  What a superb result and a superb season.  Well Done !!!