August 2023

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Monthly Memo – Major points from the Committee Meeting 1st August
• Membership Renewals – Renewal is due by 31st August.

• AC Hi Lo - is on from 11th-13th August. Lawns will not be available at this time. The House Committee convener, Carol, welcomes any input from you for the smooth running of this event.

• Annual Maintenance Day – PLEASE come and help out on the 19th August from 9.30am
(BBQ Lunch and drinks will be supplied). There are still a few empty spots on the allocated jobs list. These tasks can be completed on or before the 19th August. There are usually a few other jobs that aren’t on the list to be done on the day. Sadly no-one adopted a shelter shed
• Annual Opening day - this year it is to be August 26th. Members are invited to arrive around 10.30am with the official running of the first hoop of the season at 11am. Followed by morning tea. If possible, could you all please bring a plate of delicious nibbles to grace our table?
• Coaching and Rules Session – Kaye is running a coaching session on Saturday 7th October at 10am. Mainly for new members but all are welcome. This will be followed by a rules session at 11am. This will benefit all members.
• Sponsorship – In response to the last memo when I suggested that we all look to find sponsors for the Club, Rod Chisholm received a $200 donation from Brock Plaster. Thanks go out not only to Brock Plaster but to Rod for securing these funds. Ask Rod for details of this company.

• Grant Received – Thanks to an initiative of Lyn Chisholm in contacting Elise Archer MP, we are excited to announce that we received funds from the Premiers Discretionary Fund to cover the cost in purchasing new balls which will be used when we are the host Club for the Eire Cup in March 2024. The lawns will be unavailable 3rd - 17th March 2024.

• Bookings – We have several days when School groups are coming to play croquet.
12th Sept 9.30-11am – Hobart College. To be advised for next week Hutchins School
And Seniors Week 16th October 10am
These sessions are valuable sources of revenue for the Club. We are sorry for the inconvenience but always endeavor to leave 1 lawn available for social play.

• Lawn Barriers – Please make sure you put the barriers back in place and put the metal holder over the pipe. This will not only protect the playing surface but also keep the barriers from having a life of their own!

Recent Events – Congratulations to Bronze Medal winner Ian Murray and runner up Liz Madden. And to Jane Hyland who was runner up in the Gold Medal.
Also congratulations to club member Callum Hyland who competed in the WCF AC World Championship held in the UK- 80 competitors – Callum reached the semi-finals of the plate event (came 35th) For those who know Callum you will be amused to know that he managed to bypass the strict Hurlingham "white's only" dress code by donning his favourite pants over his whites, as rain pants when the drizzle started!

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