Dear Members

We welcome 3 new Members this month.  Ronnie Dawes, Gillian Tinsley and Irene Haslam. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to Tony, myself or any member of the Committee who will be pleased to help you.

Committee business

AGM  31 Members attended this annual meeting recently. Thank you to all of you. Your interest in the business is much appreciated. No queries were raised by Members about the accounts.

We were honoured to have our President and local MP Mr Robert Jenrick chairing the meeting. He acknowledged that our position was similar to that of many businesses as a result of the pandemic and offered us his support in any way he could help. He is seen here below enjoying a well-earned drink after the meeting with member Mr Philip Ingall.

Ukraine Appeal

As you know we organised a variety of fund-raising activities for this appeal. Mark Carter was responsible for two van loads of your goods going to a central depot for the onward journey to Ukraine. The Committee placed collection points on both bars for your loose change and the Coffee morning on Friday 8th April was very well attended. Raffle prizes went to two visitors Linda Guy and Sharon Ray,

Veronica Anderson won the Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg and Miles was the nearest to guessing the number of eggs in the jar correctly. Thank you – Peter Harper for the Easter quiz, the proceeds of which have been added to this fundraiser.

Thanks go to all who donated cakes to eat and sell. A wonderful array of confection. Also to Andrea and Miles and all the “tea ladies” who helped on the morning itself.   Our efforts raised the magnificent total of £600 which Helen has sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Mediterranean evening – At the beginning of April, a number of members decided to dip their toe into the Mediterranean. Miles delighted those who attended with excellent, tasty food from those parts and an enjoyable evening was had by all.

Future Events

Saturday 21st May is Race Night – come and place your bets! (minimum of £1)

£5.00 for dining Members and their guests

No charge for non-diners but they should let Miles know that they are attending.

Meal in a basket – Sausage or Scampi and Chips.

Food will be served at 7.30 pm before the racing begins.

On Sunday the 22nd of May the Club is hosting the Lincolnshire Snooker and Billiard Association annual competition. Please note that the Snooker Room and tables will not be available for hire from 9.00 am until 8.00 pm on that date only.

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at the Club

Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th June 2022

 Thursday 2nd June commencing at 5.30 pm Miles will be holding a BBQ (inside if poor weather) He will be cooking burgers, sausages, pulled pork in cobs. There will be chicken kebabs all served with roast potatoes or mini jacket potatoes.

£3.00 per cob. Please book as usual.

On this date there will be a tombola stall and table skittles, hoopla, ten pin skittles

We would be grateful for any prizes for the tombola stall – please leave them behind the bar or with a committee member.

Friday 3rd June will be as usual – Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right and Kath’s Jackpot Draw, however there will be a picture quiz with a Royal theme on each table – just for fun!

Saturday 4th June at 7.30 pm there will be entertainment by Stacey Lyn, a female vocalist in 1940’s style and a luxury buffet.

Members and their Guests – £15.00

Non-diners – £5.00. Please book as usual

Sunday 5th June – a game of Quingo with a Royal theme from Kath followed by some additional quiz questions by Ian. “Nibbles “will be available “on the house”.

We are very honoured to have a Royal visitor with us for the four days and you will be able to have your photograph taken with her Majesty throughout this period for a small charge.

I hope that you will come and celebrate our Queens Platinum Jubilee and join in the right royal fun!

Weekly specials continue to prove popular:

Thursday Lunch-time Carvery

served 12.00 – 2.00 pm.

Saturday Morning Breakfast

– from 10.30 to 12.30 pm

Vegetarian breakfast available on request. All with a pot of tea and toast.

Sunday Lunch

All the favourites from 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm.–

with our loyalty card you buy 9 mains and get the 10th free.

From May 8th Miles will be introducing a Specials Board

Lunches

Wednesday to Saturday

12.0pm to 2.00 pm

Snooker Room

Book to avoid disappointment

Since the last newsletter Mick and Veronica Anderson have won £100 and Andrea won £250 from the Lotto machine. Mark Carter and Mick Cowley shared Kath’s Jackpot Draw of £250. James Burton won £300 on the Silly Question on Sunday. Congratulations to all!  

Wednesday Quiz and Open the Box – weekly at approx. 8.30pm.

Friday night Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right and Kath’s Jackpot start at 10.00 pm. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Sunday Night Quiz, Silly Question, Card Bingo and Ring the Bell. (Jackpot is £360 at the time of writing) Please note that this event starts at 8.30 pm. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Newark Conservative Club Bowls Section

The Bowls season starts next week. Anyone wishing to join us should leave their name and contact details with Miles, our Steward, or come along to our green on Beaumond Gardens on a Tuesday morning at 10am, weather permitting. We hope to start this Tuesday 26th April with our 5 4 3 2 1 competition. Our first fixture is away at Newark Town on May 3rd and our league matches start in the middle of May.   Tony Parker

Covid 19 – We will continue to observe measures to keep you safe when in the Club

Please do not enter the Club if you have symptoms of covid-19. Let’s keep each other safe.

Best wishes

Ruth, (Chairwoman) Tony, (Secretary) Helen, (Treasurer) Alan, Darren, Ian, Kath, Mark, Sheila, Vaughan (Committee)

If you want to contact the Committee, please email at info@newarkconservativeclub.org or write to us at the Club address

Are you excited?We are re-opening at 7pm on the 17th May

Come and help celebrate this momentous day

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