I am delighted to have been accepted as President for Branksome Park Bowling Club. I would like to wish all members a healthy and happy 2019 season.
I feel while being competitive, the Club reflects the friendly, social side of bowling and provide a good place for Members to belong.
My aim is to help maintain that happy atmosphere whilst encouraging all Players to grow their talent and look to enter more outside competitions to gain experience and develop their abilities.
I have chosen as my charity The MacMillan Cancer Unit at Christchurch Hospital, a charity I have great admiration for. I am sure members will support me in this.
My President's Day is planned for Sunday 28th July 2019. I have chosen a Sunday to give those Members who still work a chance to join in the day.
Jen Cookson is the organiser for arranging all the Social events.
Most Social events are held on a Friday at the Clubhouse, ending with the Carols' evening in December. Please remember that we are always ready to listen for any new ideas.
Roger Parnell is the organiser for the golf society which meets monthly outside of the Bowling Season. The Society visits many of local Golf Clubs for friendly but competitive golf.
The project that currently exists in relationship to bowls is to purchase items for coaching to improve the skills of our bowlers.
"The Co-op Local Community Fund helps support local projects that our members care about. Since it launch in 2007, Co-op members have raised £39 million for over 12,000 causes. we are delighted that Branksome Park Bowling Club will now be able to access this funding opportunity"
How the Fund works
Everytime out members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.
Members can choose which which causes to support by signing into their membership account or bu calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.
The link to our project is https:membership.coop.co.uk/causes/27207
Please. please, please
Support this by signing into your membership account. If you have a little plastic Co-op card then you can use the number to sign in.
You only need your Co-op membership card and to answer a couple of questions like name and date of birth.
If not then maybe you can join and just drink the Co-op award winning champagne Les Pionniers.
WE DID IT!
Yes, we managed to walk to every bowls club in Bournemouth and Poole; a total of 27.65 miles (just over a marathon) and your sponsorship raised well over £2,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
So, to all of those who walked with me and those who so generously donated to the President's charity in 2018 a big
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me,
and I shall spend my pension on Brandy and summer gloves ….
To celebrate Ladies Invitation Day, Red and Purple were in abundance but not too much Brandy!
A great fun afternoon of bowls and social chat followed by a slap-up tea, what more could one want?
A Woodstock Revival evening was held to mark the 49th year since the original event as peace descended on Branksome .
As they say. "if you were there you can't remember it", so this time around the only smell in the air was the waft of eau-de-cologne.
A Hippy Punch was ladled out on arrival with a sumptuous retro buffet to provide sustenance.
As for the quiz, true to form we couldn't remember many of the dates of the momentous events that occurred during the 60s, most of us were too busy enjoying ourselves!
Many thanks to all the organisers and helpers during the evening.
It is never too late to learn!
Many of our members attended the recent coaching day always willing to add that something extra to their game.
It's always easier to enjoy the game when you are winning!