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STONEHOUSE LAWN TENNIS
CLUB




NEWSLETTER 15 - APRIL 2017
 
We held our AGM on March 20 and the club's New Year kicked off to a healthy start with the return of no fewer than six members being voted onto the committee. The good news – and we are a club which is interested  exclusively in news of this particular variety  – is that there are now twelve fully-elected committee members all pledged to work together on your behalf to make the club even better than it is already. The decision to increase the size of the committee was recommended unanimously by the existing committee to help with the increasing volume of work that has come with our recent growth and expansion. So - welcome, all. Equally pleasing is that, once again, there were more members prepared to stand than there were committee posts, which suggests we must be doing something right !

The pledge – as ever – is to put the finishing touches to the new toilet block in time for the start of the new season and to raise money for the new clubhouse. Thanks to the efforts of Claire Honey, a professional fund-raiser who gives the club her services free and who is now a newly-elected member of the committee, the bids are out there and there is reason for cautious optimism although, as ever, our pitches are up against fearsome opposition.

None of which, of course, should get in the way of your enjoyment of the new season which is just around the corner. The grounds are looking great, the trees are abud, the lawns will soon be ready, the flower beds are about to flower and the little furry things are stripping off their winter woollies for another sun-drenched summer. See you there!

Tom Keene, Chairman
FOLLOW US! Claire has put us on Facebook and Twitter, and we now have a new website.  Click on the links below to have a look.
Gardening Day – Saturday 1 April

Please can we have volunteers for this coming Saturday, from 10am til 1pm, for some garden tidying.

If you can make the whole 3 hours, that would be great, but if you can only make an hour, that’s still great!  Children are welcome.

Clubhouse Photos

Old photos:  Member Jenny Lloyd showed us this picture taken of her mother and brother in front of the old club shed, back in the early 50s. 

Have any other members got a photo taken at the club in years gone by?  We’d love to see them.
Diary dates:  

Tuesday 25 April, Curry night at the Artillery Arms
£7.00 per head, time 7 for 7.30pm, tickets from
Roy Rounsful on 01752 269561 or email rocar41@hotmail.co.uk

Club BBQ, to celebrate the opening of the season, with croquet, tennis and boule will take place on Tuesday 23 May.  Food will be organised by the club, bring your own drinks!  Friends welcome with usual visitor fee of £2.00 per head
Fundraising
Launched at AGM, this is our lovely flier which we hope will encourage fundraising.  If you feel that you can donate, or fundraise towards our new clubhouse, we would be delighted to hear from you.  We will continue to apply for available external funds, but anything our club members can do to help will be greatly appreciated and vitally important.  Not just club events, but anything you can do at home, with friends, get those thinking caps on!


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