Dear Members,

Lovely to see you are returning to the Club and we welcome you back with open arms. The records show that 32 Members have decided not to renew their Membership in 2021, however we have also had a number of new Memberships.

WELCOME to recent new Members. They are Mr Michael Clark, Mr Chris and Mrs Florence Eglin, Ms Ann-Marie Seaston and Mr Martyn Glenville, Mr Anthony and Mrs Erica Browne and Mr Malcolm Mallard. I hope you will soon feel at home in the Club

I am also pleased to announce that our Steward and his wife have been made honorary Members of the Club. This is in acknowledgement of the unwavering commitment they have shown to the Club during the covid 19 pandemic and in recognition of the outstanding contribution they have both made to ensuring that the Club continues in business. There is no doubt that without them and their hard work we would have struggled during this period.  Our sincere thanks to both of you.

Hopefully, on July 19th, most if not all of the covid restrictions will be lifted and this will make things a lot easier for Miles and his team.

Carol Jessop   It is with sadness that I record the death of Mrs Carol Jessop. We send our condolences to Brian and family

Audrey Wade I am sure you will all wish to join me in sending condolences to Harry and family on the death of Audrey.

Malcolm Peet I regret to inform you of the death of Malcolm Peet. We send our condolences to Diane and family.

We enjoyed a number of events at the Club during June. The 12th June saw the Curry Night which was a great success with over 25 people attending. The curries were very tasty and the entertainment got everyone’s’ toes a’tapping. Ryan was outstanding on the keyboard and those who attended all became experts at “chair dancing”.

Miles’s first Afternoon Tea at the Club was a resounding success. Lots of sandwiches, pastries and lashings of cream all washed down with tea or coffee. It is to be hoped that Miles will repeat the occasion before too long. WARNING – this event will not improve the size of your waist line!

On the 26th June Louise Scott entertained us all with her lovely voice. Her programme was very varied with something in it for everyone to enjoy with songs from The Supremes, Abba

 and Tina Turner. Once again, we were treated to one of Miles’s delicious buffets.

To sum up – June was a bonanza of live musical entertainment.

We are now moving into July which, just in case we get a question in the quiz!!, is the seventh month of the Gregorian calendar and was named after Julius Caesar in 44BC.

Our programme for July is as follows:

Saturday July 3rd – England v Ukraine in Rome at 8.00 pm. Come and watch the footie whilst enjoying a pint. Sausage baps and chips (£5.00 per person) will be available during the match.  

Sunday July 4th – a Billiards Tournament is being held in the Snooker Room and consequently it will be closed to Members during the day but will re-open for the evening session.

Saturday 17th July – BINGO – 7.30 pm – Scampi or Sausages and chips £5.00 per person. Booking essential

Tuesday 27th July – covid regulations permitting – AGM 2020 and 2021. Membership cards to be shown at the door. Items you wish to be included on the agenda should be submitted in writing to the Club Secretary, Tony Lawson by 14th July. Copies of the 2019 and 2020 Accounts and the Chairwoman’s Address 2021 will be made available to Members in the main hallway in due course. 

Saturday 31st July – we have an Entertainment evening with Paul Kry a male vocalist. 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm. Food – Chilli, Rice, Potato wedges – will be available at a cost of £5.00 per person. Booking essential.  

When booking any of these events, a meal or a snooker table please ask behind the bar or phone Miles’s mobile: 07738 628668.

Miles continues to offer Members and their guests the following: –

Early Bird Tea-time specials weekly from Wednesday to Saturday 6.00pm – 8.00 pm. Two courses £7.50 per person. If you want to include a glass of wine the price is £10.00 per person. Book your seats early.

Sunday Lunch with all the favourites from 12.00 pm until 3.00 pm. £7 per person with starters and sweets available at extra cost.  Booking necessary as usual. Served every Sunday. Don’t forget your loyalty card – buy 9 mains and get the 10th free.

Lunches are served Wednesday to Saturday 12.0pm to 2.00 pm with a variety of meals and snacks to suit your taste.

Snooker Room Bar – it is now possible to order and eat a snack in the Snooker Room.

Free Snooker taster sessions – On every Saturday lunch-time between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm starting on 3rd July Members are invited to bring a young person between the age of 12yrs and 18yrs to play a game of snooker free of charge. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult Member at all times. A “kids” menu will be available e.g. burger and a coke £3.00.   

Please don’t forget to support the other regular weekly events:

Wednesday Quiz and Open the Box – weekly at approx. 8.30pm. Come and test your knowledge, have a drink and a chat. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Friday night Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right and Kath’s Jackpot starts at 10.00 pm, if you don’t enter you can’t win.  Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Sunday Night Quiz, Silly Question, Card Bingo and Ring my Bell. Please note that this event will now start at 8.30 pm with the Card Bingo. It will be followed at 9.00 pm by the Quiz itself. Filled cobs will be available to purchase from behind the Bar.

Come and take your chance at winning the Silly Question prize and Ring the Bell jackpot.  

Newark Conservative Club Bowls Section

Sad news for the club as well as the bowls section. One of our top lady bowlers, Carol Jessop, died earlier in the month. The funeral took place on the 30th June. Rest in Peace Carol.

 5 4 3 2 1 is going well and we have escaped the rain. Tony Lale has leapt into the lead on 53. 2nd is Richard Towning on 49 and 3rd is Ray Longstaff on 45. The league is going quite well. We lost to Southwell away and beat them at home. Got a hiding from Northern. Don’t forget if anyone wants to join us tell Miles and he will put you in touch with me 

New bowlers are always welcome so if any members of the Cons Club would like to have a go, please come along on a Tuesday morning, 10am and have a social morning. Bowls are available but you do need flat shoes.

Tony Parker, Bowls Section Chairman

P.S. Miles and the Committee would like to let all bowlers and their guests know that they will be very welcome to come back to the Club for refreshment after play.

Darts – bring your darts along and have a game in the Snooker Room.  

Dominoes – regrettably this activity will remain on hold until the covid rules allow  

Ladies Night Update.

This group will possibly meet again for the first time since the pandemic in September. If there are any ladies who wish to join, please send your name and email address to dianeplumb@btinternet.com and you will be added to the distribution list. We hope to have an interesting programme in 2021/22 and you will be very welcome. 

Reminders

Guests Members’ Guests are very welcome to visit our Club. Members should ensure that all their guests sign in and pay £1. The book and payment box are both available at the Lounge Bar and Snooker Room bar. Guests are free at lunch-times.  

Car Park Only Members are entitled to park in the Car Park. You should display your Member’s sticker (which is not transferrable) in your front windscreen and purchase a car parking ticket from the machine. You will be re-imbursed your £1.00 when making a purchase of £5.00 or more and on production of your car park ticket.

Disabled Parking – please remember to display your disabled parking badge when making use of the designated disabled bays at the front of the building.  

Job Vacancies

We are currently advertising for an Assistant Cook and more bar and waiting on staff. If you know of anyone who you think would be interested, please let them know and ask them to ring Miles on 07738 628668 for more information.

Cleaning – After careful consideration the Committee decided to approach local cleaning companies for quotes regarding the day to day cleaning of the premises. I am pleased to let you all know that we have engaged Dustbusters, a local cleaning company.

Electrical work

Electrical work within Belvedere is ongoing. To put it in layman’s terms it is proving extremely difficult to “track” the circuits and identify what supply is going where. As one piece of work is started it uncovers another anomaly. There is no question that this work is essential. The Committee are currently waiting for an estimate of the cost of producing a project plan which will help us “stage the work” in self-contained units and keep an eye on the cost.

As you are aware the Committee has a vacancy. If anyone feels that they have something to give to their Club in this way please let me know. We are a friendly group, and meetings are lively. All you need is a commitment to the Club, some free time and some ideas to enhance the product we offer to Members.  Interested? Please do not hesitate to have a chat with me or Tony or any other Member of the Committee. Now is the time with the AGM imminent.

Ruth, (Acting 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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