The AGM took place on the 12th January 2015 at the Bowls Club. Roger Bailey is our new Chairman and Andrew Major has become President. Andy Wood has taken over the position of Secretary and Tricia Kehl will be our Social Secretary. The four captains are Allan Cooper (1st), Craig Jones (2nd), Charlie Major (3rd) and Ruky Wickremasinghe (Sunday). Rob & Jackie Bennett and Don & Annette Jones have been appointed as vice presidents in recognition of there continual support of the club. All positions for 2015 have been filled.
Once again our girls will be taking part in the Swimarathon which takes place at Dorking Leisure Centre on the 7th March starting at 7.30 pm. They are raising money for the pavilion appeal so please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/dorkingswimarathon/199510 to give them your support.
Work started on the pavilion on Monday, 24th November and the site has being cleared by local contractor, Bill Kear. Screw Piling started on the 13th January 2015. Sports Clubhouses has been appointed as our main contractor and William Harmsworth will be overseeing the project. Thanks to everyone who helped with clearing the buildings and to Graham Capel and Simon Cryer for providing storage. We are still needing more money (see below) so if you are able, please donate using the mydonate site above. Girls coach and top photographer, Nigel Spreadbury, will be recording progress for posterity.
We have raised £85,000 through general fund raising. Sport England has confirmed the award of £50,000 and the ECB has increased their grant to £75,000 with an additional possibility of a further loan of £50,000 if required. Another funding body has sent us a letter of intent for £50,000. On the 11th December we heard that our application to the London Marathon Trust for £70,000 has been successful. We are nearly there but we mustn't ease up on fund raising. Now is the time to step forward if you are able to volunteer to help with any skills needed for the fitting out which will take place from February 2015. Contact William Harmsworth on 01306 631459.
The winners of the January draw are:
Mike Cooper - £70.00, Allan Cooper - £35.00, Tony Brimelow - £21.00, Peter Mitchell - £17.00
Want a chance to win a cash prize and raise money for the club ? Then join the Centurion Club - Contact Bill Turner on 01737 240329 or email@example.com
EASY FUND RAISING
Are you buying anything on line?
Then register with easyfundraising.org.uk and follow the simple instructions. For every purchase a percentage will go to the pavilion appeal without costing you a penny. Many major retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, M & S, Argos, Domino's Pizza etc. are in the scheme so join up and support your club
ECB Clubmark & Focus Club Accreditation.
We originally gained our accreditaion in 2007. Following a detailed inspection on the 17th May 2010 the club passed with flying colours and our accreditation was approved for a further three years. Our paperwork was approved by the ECB in February 2013 and we had an inspection on the 8th July 2013. Our new certificate can be viewed in the clubhouse.
Strokes, blood clots etc.
This is for everyone. If somebody stumbles unaccountably they may have had a stroke. Ask them to smile, to say a simple sentence or raise both arms. Also ask them to stick out their tongue and check if it is crooked. If they cannot do any of these simple things call the emergency service as they may have had a stroke. Time is of the essence you might just save a life!
Our under 11 coach, Paul Griffiths, has his own website. See www.cricketcoach.info
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