IMPORTANT CLUB NEWS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PROBLEM.
Most members will know that plans are in place to restart bowls from June 1st. This is great news although of course it will be tightly scheduled and quite restrictive but it is a start so let's embrace it !
This does not detract from the efforts of the club to sustain a stronger financial base and so the emphasis on people, club members or otherwise, contributing to the club via the Crowdfunder appeal is still a vital factor in ensuring the future of the club. The spirit within the club is still vibrantly beating away but we do need your
help, please tell everyone you know that we need this assistance, a small donation will always be gladly accepted.
Work stills continues unabated down at the club, with great attention being paid to the green which is looking a lot better than it did and also to the surrounds and as you see the from the photo taken today this is the green how it is right now, as of May 1st 2020, all looking very lonely with no bowlers on it ! And a picture of one of the selection of roses now in bloom. There is a video available showing more roses on the Marlow Bowls Club WhatsApp group for which you need a mobile number to join up, contact Andy Savin for details.
Some of you will know that the club is being maintained by a team of club enthusiasts, both the green is being tended and the peripheral areas of the grounds are also being attended to. This work is being organised in a sensible and defined manner in keeping with government advice and that advice has been agreed with Bowls England as being appropriate for purpose. If you wish to know more about what we are doing and how we are doing it you can call Paul Simmons on 07867 547763.
The club now has a WhatsApp group which of course functions via mobile phones so if you wish to participate in this group please contact Andy Savin. This group was set up to facilitate useful information between members during the bowls season however with no bowls it has become a place for snippets of information and witty comments which may help keep people's minds off the current crisis. There is of course no obligation to participate but if you join up you will be able to read the comments without any commitment and might keep you in touch with things, especially those who are isolating alone.
The latest news is that all the April and May fixtures have been cancelled and of course it is likely that other fixtures will follow suit but notification on the website will continue with any news about this. Furthermore it has been decided to abandon the club competitions for 2020 but if the situation improves then we will try to rearrange some competitions before the season ends but this will of course depend on how things progress in the coming weeks and months.
Currently the club has cancelled the Club Night on April 3rd, the Bingo Night on April 11th and the opening date which was April 6th will now be moved to a later yet unknown date. All members will have received an email detailing these announcements but this a fluid situation so further announcements will be made in due course as to the plan of action for bowling this summer. The Indoor game due to be played between Marlow and Handy Cross has also been cancelled. There will be further news in the coming days but in the meantime keep safe and be vigilant on cleaning and hygiene, although you probably don't need reminding again !
Obituary - April 2020
Sadly we have to report the passing of Joe McMullen earlier this month who for many years graced the green and clubhouse at Marlow and was much admired and loved by the membership of the club. Joe had been unwell in recent years and so did not visit the club as often as he once did but the club wishes to pass on condolences to his wife Pauline and all Joe's family and friends. Another former member Ray Vaughan passed away recently, he did not play at Marlow for very long but was a member along with his partner Vicky Hearn who sadly passed away some years back.
Obituary - January 2020
It is with great sadness that the Club must regretfully announce the passing of Roy Chittock a bowler at Marlow for many years, a past President and Club Treasurer for several years. Roy was a cherished member of the club and was indeed a fine bowler with a wonderful way about him and a sharp sense of humour to boot, the club would like to send condolences to Roy's family and friends at this time.
We have also heard that former Marlow Bowler Tommy Ronan passed away and the club sends its condolences to Tommy's family and friends.
Just a pointer for Club Members that there has been a slight change on the website so you may find some minor differences when you switch on to the site, it will take a little time to ensure everything is in order but all is working well so far ! We hope you enjoy perusing through the website.