We have another three new members this month – welcome to Wendy Blackshaw, Stuart Willis and Susan Smith. I hope you soon settle in and feel at home in the Club. Any queries you may have do not hesitate to speak to myself, Tony or a member of the Committee.
Our condolences go to the family and friends of Ronald Pestell – a life member – who passed away on 3rd July.
It is also my sad duty to report that Vaughan Wright passed away very suddenly on 14th July. Our condolences go to Sandra his wife and his family. Vaughan had been a member of this Club since 1969 and a committee member for 36 years. We will miss him greatly.
Important reminder – I need to give you all advance warning that Andrea and Miles will be on annual leave from 30th August until the 14th September inclusive. The Committee have now agreed cover arrangements for this period in the form of a relief Steward. It is envisaged that, for this period only, the lunch time menu will be reduced. The Club will be opening at 7.00 pm, on Sundays the 4th and 11th September with no Sunday dinners available on those days. Similarly, breakfast will not be available on Saturdays the 3rd and 10th September.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause members.
You will be aware that, for some time now, we have been struggling to employ staff behind the Bar and to wait-on. The good news is that on Friday 15th July Mollie Allwood worked her first shift behind the Bar. Please, make her feel welcome.
The more observant members will see that we now have a sign advising you all that the Club will not take responsibility for lost property. So please ensure that you keep your property safe at all times whilst on Club premises.
Please note that, during the hot weather, it will be permissible to wear tailored shorts on the Club premises.
Finally, but most importantly I have to inform you that the Committee has recently agreed to sell the property on Winchilsea Avenue. It is our intention to sell the flats as tenanted properties if the current tenants choose to remain. Rest assured that this decision has been taken after thorough research and investigation. Those of you who attended the last AGM and had sight of the accounts on that occasion will be aware that the business is not doing well. In the current economic climate and despite the best efforts of Miles the Steward, the Committee and the support of the members it is difficult to foresee an upturn in fortune for the foreseeable future. The flats are in a state of disrepair and require an investment of funds that the Club does not have. Also, the government is soon to change the regulations governing the letting of property.
The Club, currently has no capital to invest in the upkeep of the building (the flats or Belvedere) or in developing the business. The plan is that this much needed capital can be raised by selling the flats on Winchilsea Avenue thus enabling us to pay off two loans – one of which was taken out a number of years ago and the other more recently as a result of the Covid pandemic. It is hoped that this will relieve some of the financial pressure on the business and provide us with ongoing capital for future investment in the business. I will keep you updated as to progress in future newsletters.
The Bingo on Saturday 25th June was well attended. Thanks to Tony and Dot for officiating. A good night was had by all.
Special Offer number 1 – for a limited period only
I hope that you are enjoying the opportunity of sampling Somersby draught cider at the knock down price of £3.50 a pint. What better way to keep yourself hydrated in this heatwave?
Special Offer number 2 – for a limited period only
“Happy not 1 but 2 hours” Every Friday Night between 7.00 pm and 9.00pm all draught beers, lagers and ciders will be £3.00 per pint to include the Somersby cider.
Dates for your diary
Don’t forget – you can book any event over the bar or by giving Miles a ring on
Saturday 20th August
A “Chilli/Curry night”
£10.00 per person
Keralan Cauliflower and Red Pepper Curry V
Chicken Balti or Lamb Rogan Josh or Beef Madras
All served with a mini Naan Bread, Poppadom and Rice.
Beef Chilli with garlic bread and rice
Attention all Snooker Players – Food will also be available in the snooker room this evening. So, if you fancy a curry or chilli, please book your food when you are booking your snooker table.
Please book with Miles in the usual way
Weekly specials continue to prove popular:
Thursday Lunch-time Carvery
Please note that the carvery will be temporarily suspended until September.
Usual lunch time menu will be in operation
Saturday Morning Breakfast
– from 10.30 to 12.30 pm
Vegetarian breakfast available on request. All with a pot of tea and toast.
All the favourites from 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm.–
with our loyalty card you buy 9 mains and get the 10th free
If you are feeling the heat cold salads will be available to accompany tuna loin steak, gammon or salmon. All with new potatoes
Wednesday to Saturday
12.0pm to 2.00 pm
Snooker Room –
Book to avoid disappointment
Please note that 5s and 3s Dominoes scheduled for Thursday 28th July is cancelled. Richard and Monica apologise but have a prior engagement
Wednesday Quiz and Open the Box – weekly at approx. 8.30pm.
Friday night Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right and Kath’s Jackpot (which currently stands at £180) 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. (prize money currently £430) Please note that this event starts at 8.30 pm. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.
Ruth, (Chairwoman) Tony, (Secretary) Helen, (Treasurer) Alan, Ian, Kath, Sheila, (Committee) If you want to contact the Committee, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the Club address