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Annual General Meeting - Cancelled

New Date to Be Advised as Soon as Possible!

The March draw for the 200 Club has now taken place and the results are:

1st   prize              Hazel Berry

2nd  prize              Maureen Millard

3rd  prize               Spaxton S.M.B.C.

Acting Chairman’s  Statement.

TO ALL MEMBERS NEW AND OLD.
Firstly, I have spoken to Deryck in the last few days and he is progressing nicely. I am glad to say that we have not seen the last of him as he would like to still be Master of Ceremonies and to keep scores at future ICC matches.  We all would like to thank him for all his work and commitment to SSMBA in the past and in the future.

Hopefully we will be able to have a long overdue AGM.  With this in mind it would be nice to see some new blood coming forward to add new ideas and to hopefully take over some of the roles that the existing Committee members have had to take on, Fresh ideas could only enhance and push us back to the top again.

One of those roles will be a new County Captain. On that note we would like to thank Andrew Cowlin for all his hard work over the last years. It is no easy task juggling work commitments, family life and bowls.  Thank you to Catherine also for your understanding.

Also to thank is Carol Hawkins for all her hard work as our Secretary. I can only imagine how difficult this has been over the last year with the loss of her Husband, soulmate and friend. Keith's loss has been and still is a great hardship to us all. His commitment to Somerset Bowls was tremendous.  Very few people know how tirelessly he worked behind the scenes.  So on behalf of the Committee and myself we wish you all well for the future and a big THANK YOU?

Now to the million dollar question...........”When will we be able to play bowls again?”

My reply to that is how long is a piece of string?

Most clubs in the County are governed by their Village Hall Committees.  As for Huish we are waiting for the Gyms to open again. As soon as that happens I will speak to them to make enquiries as to when we will be able to start playing there. We have applied for our 'Safe Play Ticket' and are waiting for the ESMBA Secretary to sign it off.

This year (21 – 22), all being well, we have decided to support a Charity. That Charity will be the Motor Neurone Disease. The usual autumn Mixed Fours Competition will now be called 'The Keith Hawkins Memorial Trophy and this year it will be a Charity Day for the MND. So it would be nice to see as many teams as we can fit into the hall on that day.

One more thing for those that don't know, it would be nice to see more Members supporting our Lottery (it’s only a bit of fun). Last year we had surplus of £40 and it was agreed to send this to the MND Charity which was gratefully received.

Finally I look forward to seeing you all hopefully in the near future, so stay safe and keep well

Ian Bolton

Acting Chairman.


Keinton Mandeville Smbc

Templecombe Indoor Bowling Club

Hadspen Smbc

Odcombe Smbc

Rockwell Green Smbc
Burrowbridge Smbc
Staplegrove Smbc

Tintinhull Smbc

Balliol Smbc

Berrow Smbc

Kingscliff Smbc

MarkVillage Smbc

Middlezoy Smbc

Oake Tree Smbc

Mark Moor Smbc

Draycott Smbc

Curry Rivel Smbc

Kingsmead Smbc

Langport and Huish Smbc

Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe Smbc
Evercreech Smbc

SSMBA Affiliated Clubs with the ESMBA Safe Play Certificate Reaches 21

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