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JANUARY 2012 NEWS

Items listed below are news items that have appeared on the Home Page but may now be out of date...

22/01/12 - Work on the green continues ahead of schedule. We still have just under three months till the first W&W fixture, with that in mind i want to wait until the middle of March before a decision is made on which side we will be using to start from. Work parties are planned for Saturday 4th February and every Saturday thereafter through to Saturday 10th March - Darren will be emailing you all with further details. Please try and lend a hand with the pre season work, this will help keep us on track to open the green between the 10th and 17th of March.

Photo taken 21/01/12

18/01/12 - Many thanks to all that supported the A.G.M. on Monday. 25 attended with 10 apologies and just one absentee. Paul Jackson was welcomed back as a returning member for what will be his fourth spell with the club. 'Jacko' will be available for all teams. Darren Barnwell was also confirmed as a returning member. Having been registered on and off over the past few seasons Darren will now hopefully form part of the playing membership from June onwards.

Chris Price is our Honorary President for a seventh year. Darren Griffiths enters his sixth term as Chairman and third as Club Captain. Jonathan Blakeman is the Oldbury and Dudley Captain - both for a second time. Ollie Newman continues as Smethwick 'A' captain as does Jim Watkin for the Smethwick 'B'. A tough task for the Smethwick (Sunday) Captains this season with both teams in Division 1. Denise Killion and Terry Jones continue their captaincy roles for the fifth year running for the W&W Alliance and the West Bromwich team respectively. Frank Newman replaces Mark Hadley Snr as Secretary - the only two members to take on this position since 1991. For Frank it will be his ninth term as Secretary with Mark having completed his thirteenth term in 2011. Andy Killion is our Treasurer for a sixth consecutive year.

Bowls section membership was increased to £30 (men, women and 65+) but the under 18 fee remains at £5. Fees need to be paid to Andy or Denise Killion by 31/03/2012. We plan to hold a pre-season friendly, race night and presentation on this date. Portland Pavilion subs were £13 in 2011 but are yet to be confirmed for 2012.

It was agreed to change the start side for 2012 but to which side could not be decided at the meeting! The change will be confirmed when the green is opened - all members please feel free to make suggestions. Weather permitting the green will open the second week in March. The more that contribute to working parties, the more time that can be devoted to working on the green and getting the best possible surface for the start of the season. Please try and help out pre-season, the main focus will be on the trees and a general tidy up of the surrounds.

13/01/12 - Compared to the registered list of players in 2011 we can confirm that the following players will not be registered for Broomfield in 2012: Steve Blakeman, Barney Coleman, Nigel Francis, Karen Newman, Joel Wilkins, Matt Wilkins, Tracy Wilkins and Marc Wilson. It was decided at the committee meeting (09/01/12) to drop one midweek team (Dudley 'A') which leaves one Dudley team in Division 6.

Below are the final list of accepted nominations which will be put to the members at the AGM:

Officers 2012 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
Chairman* D.Griffiths C.Price J.Blakeman Y
Secretary* F.Newman Snr D.Griffiths J.Blakeman Y
Treasurer* A.Killion C.Price D.Killion Y
Captains 2012 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
W&W Premier* D.Griffiths J.Blakeman T.Jones Y
W&W Alliance D.Killion C.Price J.Hardman, A.Parsons Y
Oldbury* J.Blakeman D.Griffiths Joe Wilson Y
West Bromwich* T.Jones J.Hardman K.Underhill Y
Dudley J.Blakeman D.Newman J.Hardman, D.Killion Y
Smethwick 'A' F.Newman Jnr J.Blakeman D.Griffiths Y
Smethwick 'B' J.Watkin C.Price D.Griffiths Y
Committee 2012 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
Committee Member* S.Newman A.Parsons C.Price Y
Committee Member* D.Killion A.Parsons C.Price Y
Committee Member* Joe Wilson C.Price D.Griffiths Y

 

02/01/12 - Please find below the latest update of nominations for the 2012 season. We now have 7 days to ideally get this filled. Please contact me with nominations, rule changes, apologies for the A.G.M. or acceptance of a nomination. The committee will meet on 09/01/2012 with the A.G.M. taking place the following Monday (16/01/2012).

Officers 2012 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
Chairman* D.Griffiths C.Price  
Secretary* F.Newman Snr D.Griffiths   Y
Treasurer* A.Killion C.Price  
Captains 2012 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
W&W Premier* D.Griffiths J.Blakeman T.Jones Y
W&W Alliance D.Killion C.Price  
Oldbury* J.Blakeman D.Griffiths Joe Wilson Y
West Bromwich* T.Jones J.Hardman K.Underhill
Dudley 'A'      
Dudley 'B'      
Smethwick 'A'* F.Newman Jnr J.Blakeman D.Griffiths
Smethwick 'B' J.Watkin C.Price D.Griffiths
Committee 2012 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
Committee Member      
Committee Member      
Committee Member