August 2021

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1) Dates for your diary: our Annual Clean Up Day will be Saturday 14 August, preparing for our Opening Day on Saturday 28 August, when the Lord Mayor will run the first hoop. Alicia has put up a list of jobs on the notice board in the club rooms. Please have a look and add your name to a job that you can do on or before Saturday 14 August.  While you are there, please rewrite your name on your cup with 21 for the year. There will be a BBQ lunch for members on Clean Up day.  Unfortunately, the proposed Quiz Night has been cancelled because of the restricted numbers due to Covid. On Opening Day, members are asked to dress in club colours (red and white) if you can and to bring a plate to share after the formalities of the morning. Our Christmas Function will be on Thursday 9 December.  Details to follow, but you can put the date in your diary.  This Sunday 8 August, we have an outside group (15 – 21 players) coming in between 2 pm and 4 pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience to players.

2) Congratulations! to Mary Roscoe, who won the Division 2 CT GC Mixed Doubles, on the weekend of July 16-18, with Ben King from the Eastern Shore club.  A big thank you to Hugh Denny for organising a great event.  We have another statewide event, GC Medals event coming up November 5-7.  This will be shared with New Town club.  Also, thank you to everyone who played in the intra club GC pennant.  We had 6 teams with Red team winning followed by Black and then Blue.  This was also organised by Hugh and Yvonne.  For AC pennant, Sandy Bay players will join with NT club and play in both A and B divisions.  Details to come from Eastern Shore club soon.

3) New member Golf Croquet coaching will take place on the following Monday mornings from 10 am: 16 August and 23 August. All new(ish) members are welcome. Kaye is unavailable on Monday 9 August as she is currently isolating at home.

4) New lawn markings As you probably know, Alan Smith from Renov8 has started the work, with lawn A unavailable for play currently. Graham Keating is liaising with Alan.

5) Garden All the taps have been replaced around the gardens.  Thank you to Anni for organising.  Chris and Alicia spent many hours trimming the hedges, one of the bigger jobs on the clean up list.  Thanks Chris and Alicia.

6) Games afternoon As you probably know, a keen group of members meet in the clubhouse on Monday afternoons to play Mah Jong (all welcome!). If you would be interested in attending another indoor games afternoon - perhaps on Thursdays - please contact Alicia Groves or me. Suggestions for what to play (500? Cribbage? Monopoly? Something else?) are also welcome.

7) New members We welcome Tim Meredith to the club and welcome back Rosemary McCulloch.

10) Reminder! The government requires that (if at all possible) you use the Check-in-Tas app on arrival, and our insurers insist you sign in. Please do both!

Tim Sprod, Secretary, Sandy Bay Croquet Club

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