Howdy folks.

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dads out there. I hope you got your deserved pampering.
It’s the lull before the storm…a quiet week coming up.

Bowling Shirts: We need some new Alexandra Bowling Club shirts. If you are likely to need one this year let me know and I’ll make a bulk order. Likely to cost $60 each. So far I only have requests for two.
Darts: Congrats to Dave Reinds and Blair Harris who won last week’s drawn pairs darts championship against Eric McAuslan and Murray McCutcheon, in a tense final that went right down to the wire. A great evening of darts.
Volunteers: A sheet will be going up on the Lounge whiteboard MONDAY. This season we will need people to run the Monday Evening social, Fulton Hogan Thursdays, Ladies’ Saturday morning league, and others as they arise. Jobs will range from admin, to coaching, to bbq cooking. Plus, there will be a list of jobs that need doing before opening day, as a general tidy up. As always, this place doesn’t exist without your help so get in quick and pick the best jobs.
Heroes of the Week: The Club extends big thanks to: Barry H for building a step from the bar to the office. Bill C for fixing the broken door and window locks. Mike, runner at Housie. Raelene and Tina for helping behind the bar. Brian and Esther for cooking for the Fulton Hogan meeting. Nev and Barb for cooking Friday’s food. The darts section who all assisted in moving the pool tables on Tuesday. And everyone else who lent a hand. Thanks all!
If you are going to Nationals in Christchurch in January I have received a flyer from College House regarding accommodation. It is rather large so I will print and put on the board, but shout if you want the 3.1MB file emailed to you.

This week:

Tuesday 5th
starts 1:15pm.
Darts from 6:30pm.

Friday 8th
10:30-12 noon.

Hot food, Happy Hour, Member’s draw. Last week’s winner was Rosalie Rodgers – who wasn’t here! The draw now jackpots  – $225 up for grabs this week.

Friday Raffle:
$5 per entry, one draw per Friday, up to 8 prizes. The meat packs are provided by Four Square and they look good! Fresh meat (and sometimes fish) delivered on Friday. Be quick, tickets sell fast. If you miss out, you can buy your own quality meats from Four Square – tell Shannon you are from the ABC.

Saturday 9th
Pool League awards and end-of-season celebration. 1pm-6pm.

Sunday 10th
Ladies’ Development Squad trials – At Roxburgh. Good luck, all!

Other stuff
The Centre Calendar and Handbook is available here . The printed version should be available by September. Our Club handbook is at the printers, and we should get it soon.

Dates for your diary:

Sunday 17th September – Opening Day.  Local MP Joseph Toomey will be delivering the first bowl.

Sunday 24th September – Rutherford Memorial. Optional Triples, Blossie weekend. The posters are out, and entries are open. This is open to Full and Social+ members, plus if you know of any bowlers visiting Alex for the Blossom Festival please invite them to play.

Petanque Blossie Tournament – Sunday arvo. See Bunny for details.

Saturday 30th September – Saturday Pennants (1st Round)

Tuesday 3rd October – Tuesday InterClub (1st Round)

Wednesday 11th October – Wednesday Pennants (1st round)

Friday 1st December – The Fulton Hogan Movember Fundraiser. The bar will be available for members as usual, but there will be no food or members’ draw. ABC members can buy tickets and take part in the evening.

Have fun!