Message from the President

Dear Membership,

                                We are now all experiencing unprecedented times which are going to be hard to manage, but we are a strong Club with a fighting attitude and will come out of this period with an even greater togetherness. Yes it is a huge disappointment to have lost this Season but life is more important. I am sure with the Committee we have, they will always be working for your interest at heart.

                                If anyone has a problem, please do not hesitate in contacting either Brian Knowles or Myself and we will endeavor to assist you in any way we can.

                                I wish you all good health, stick to the guidelines and remember there is always a tomorrow.

Alan

Open Day – NOW CANCELLED

Cowes Medina Bowling Club

Invites you to our Open Day on

Sunday 17th May 2020

10 am – 12 noon  and 2pm – 4pm

Northwood House Grounds, Northwood Park, Cowes

Come along and “have a go”,  try your hand at green bowls. It’s good for fresh air, exercise and meeting new people, fun and active.  All ages and abilities welcome. No previous experience necessary.

Please bring flat smooth soled shoes to wear on the green.

Further information:  Tel: 07340 618998

Many Thanks

Race Night – The Result!!!!

Good afternoon,

I hope you are all warm, dry and safe on yet another stormy day!!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Race Night yesterday.

A few important THANK YOUS ….

To Cowes Community Club for the use of their facilities.

To John for opening up the kitchen. The cheeseburger and chips was lovely jubbly!!

To Chris Pryce for the use the Probus Club’s projector.

To Robbie for helping us set up the equipment

To Phil Smith for purchasing the wine that was given out to all those who “bought” a horse in our auction race.

To Greg and Steve for running the whole evening. This took a lot of organising!!  WELL DONE!!

To Greg’s daughter Lynne and granddaughter Zara, for taking our money and handing out the WINNINGS!!

We had a record attendance of over 50 people! It was a fun evening, everyone seemed to have a good time and some people won!!

I am delighted to announce that after expenses of £35, we made an overall profit of £402 !!! This money will be spent on our Club. 

If you were unable to join us last night, we will make this an annual event, so come along and join us next February 2021!!

 PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY!!!

Thank you once again, and I look forward to seeing you bowling outdoors when the weather improves!!

Graham

Race Night

Race Night on Friday

Yet another reminder about our RACE NIGHT ON FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY at the IOW Community Club. The races start at 8pm so it would help if you are there by 7.45pm so that Graham, Greg and Steve can explain how the evening will run.

          John will be in the kitchen between 6.30pm and 7.30pm with his usual choice of menu available for those of you who cannot be bothered to cook!

          Please feel free to bring as many friends as you want – half the money ‘invested’ is given out in winnings and the other half goes to club funds, plus you will be able to ‘buy your own racehorse’ in the final event of the night! 

          This will be our first social before the outdoor season so please make every effort to come along and meet up with everyone again to catch up on the gossip.

Wishes

Belated Christmas and New Year Wishes to all our Bowling Community from all at Cowes Medina Bowling Club

The Observer Report

Cowes Medina Bowling Club have recently held their Presentation Evening at Cowes Community Club. It was very well attended and Darren Griffith was their Guest of Honour who presented the awards. Darren and his partner Jack Berry reached the finals of the National Pairs this year.

The A Team came runners-up in Division One and were also runners-up in the Ridett Cup and reached the semi-final of the L.C. Guy Shield.

The B Team ended their season in Division One very strongly which meant they kept their place in this league.

The C Team made great progress and finished a creditable fourth in Division Two, only two points behind the eventual winners.

The D Team came runners-up in the afternoon league Division One and also won the Harris Cup.

The Ladies re-enforced their league position and welcomed several new players to their squad.

Fred Sly, the outgoing President of Cowes Medina, thanked all members and wished the Club continued success.

Graham Thorne, Social Secretary, commented, ”We are a Club moving in the right direction. We are attracting new members all the time and are always looking for new bowlers. We are a very sociable club, and will be holding various events to raise Club funds, and also to keep the Club spirit moving forward.”

The photo shows the award winners, along with Fred Sly and Darren Griffith.

Eastbourne 2019

Hi All,

A selection of Tour 2019 Evening Meal Photo’s have been added into the Gallery. If anyone has an further ones to be added then please forward onto Mark or Steve.

The Presentation Evening Awards and Photo’s to follow in due course

Mark

Thank You From Graham

Good Morning,

         Just a short message to say a big THANK YOU for making our Presentation Evening such a great success.

          I have thanked Keiron for the use of the Community Club as well as John and his staff for the meal.

          I thought the tables looked lovely, the service was quick and the food was delicious. I have had lots of positive feedback and let’s see if we can increase our numbers even more next year.

          I’d like to thank Brian Knowles, Steve Lewis and Rob Poynter for helping me set the room up on Friday afternoon. A big thank you to Steve and Jacqui Morris for organising the raffle and taking photos of the winners.

          A big thank you once again for your kind donations for the raffle, which made an amazing profit of £150!!

         My apologies to Sharon Hartill and Jacqui Morris AGAIN for accepting two of my trophies!! They didn’t take them home with them, and I have ordered THEIR trophies!

          We are a very friendly, sociable Club and long may this continue. We are planning other social events, and we are hoping to have a Race Night early next year. If any members have any ideas for social events to raise money for our Club, please let me know.

          If I’ve forgotten to thank anyone else, I’m sorry. If I can forget to order two trophies there is a good chance I have!

          Finally if anyone gets any good jokes in their crackers this Christmas, please save them for me.

                                             Take care and HAPPY BOWLING!                                                                 Graham