COMBE ST NICHOLAS SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB.
The Club was founded in 1991, when a mat was borrowed from the local Council, to try out the “short mat” variety of the worldwide game of bowls. It proved a great success, and the Club has not looked back since.
We meet at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, post code TA20 3NY on Wednesdays at 7.00pm and Fridays at 2.00pm. Both sessions lasting up to three hours. The Hall is large enough to accommodate two bowling mats. The annual subscription has been maintained at £10.00, with each session costing £2.00 per person, known as green fees. The Club is affiliated to the Somerset Short Mat Bowling Association.
The Club has a written constitution, a management committee and an Annual General Meeting is held in January/February each year. This ensures correct control of funds and overall running of the Club.
Depending on the availability of members, the Club enters competitions and leagues.
Members also compete for our Club singles and pairs challenges each year, leading to concentrated but friendly rivalry
The annual general meeting was held last week at the Village Hall. Chairman Gill welcomed members, took apologies, and then gave her report. She said that the club had a good past year, and that the new members had settled in well, playing a good standard of bowls. Gill thanked the club officers for their support. She concluded by looking forward to a good year of competitive bowling.
The club officers then gave their reports. Peter Avery took over the post of match secretary part way through last year. He said that friendly matches had been arranged, and was looking forward to organising matches in the year ahead.
Treasurer,Harry, presented accounts, which showed an excess of income amounting to £37. During the past year we had purchased new equipment. Harry proposed to maintain the annual subscription at £10, and green fees at £2 per session. This was agreed by the meeting.
Two teams had been entered into the East Devon league. It must be admitted that both teams are struggling, but it is hoped that the final matches to be played will result in a climb up the respective league tables.
All club officers were willing to stand again, and were re-elected en bloc.
Gill concluded the meeting by presenting a certificate of life membership, to long standing member Bill Gay.
Officers appointed …
Chairman Gill Coleman Tel 0146063188
Secretary Joy Thomas
Treasurer Harry Platt
Hall representative Alan Johnson