This is your club, and it needs your help.
There are many jobs that need doing in order to keep the club, its buildings and grounds in good shape.
These jobs range from doing a bit of dusting and hoovering to helping with the green.
There is something you can all do.
Please help out, it does not have to be on a regular basis, every now and then would make a huge difference.
If you can spare a hour or two, please be at the club on a Wednesday or Friday morning at 10.00am.
Tea provided and maybe even a chocky bikky if you are really lucky.
The new season starts in just a few weeks time.
It is hoped that the green will be open from Wednesday 15th April in preparation for the first home game of the season against Westerham on Sunday 19th April, I will keep you posted.
THOUGHTS OF A NEW BOY
It’s Bob Bacon I blame. He lulled me into a new passion with sweet talk and free drinks, transport and promises of glories to come. Little did I know it, but I had to pay for the privilege, too. And, to be fair, it actually is exactly that – a privilege. The quality of the green, the pleasant surroundings, the hedges, shrubbery and plants around the green, the friendly welcomes from all members, the support and encouragement to play well (I’ve NOT managed that yet), the teas and food, the willingness of all members to make the club function well and, luckily so far, the fine weather that has appeared each time I have played. It is, as Bob promised, a lovely club. One day soon, in addition to my new white trousers, shoes, jumper, anorak and hat, I probably will need to obtain a good set of bowls. I like the ones I now have because they have a lot of bias and might help me to get in by the back door (if you’ll excuse the expression), but they are old and need checking. Really, I am just about kitted out for this hobby but what I need now is practice, practice, practice. This could be a life-changing interest which I will have to juggle my time to settle into – my other interests being family (wife Christine; daughter Frances with husband Chris and sons Andrew and Peter; son David with wife Dawn and daughters Poppy and Freya), Rotary (Sidcup Rotary Club and its other 39 members and the many interesting things we do), Boccia coaching (a less well-known sport for people with learning and physical difficulties – I’ll bore you rigid with my explanations if you ask me about it), keep-fit classes, singing as tenor in Serenade (Sidcup) Singers and (last but not least) mastering the ukulele and playing with the BUMS (Bexley Ukulele Music Society). How will I be able to fit all this in – as well as play bowls with HKBC? I can feel myself going into overload just thinking about it. And who’s to blame? Why – silver-tongued Bacon, that’s who it is.
Our first year experience at HKBC.
After many years bowling at Danson Park we moved to West Kingsdown 8 years ago. We found the continuous traffic to and from DPBC became to much hassle, so we decided to join a local club.
It was then decided to join a local club,as we knew some of the members at HKBC this was our obvious choice.
Since joining HKBC we have been given a warm welcome by all the members.
The clubhouse and all the facilities are very good ,which include a bar and outside seating,the green and surrounds are very pleasant where we can go and have a drink and a chat whilst watching bowls when we are not playing.
There are a lot of matches and competitions that we can enter which we have been getting involved in.
We feel we have made the right decision to join HKBC.
From Ray and Elaine Poulastides