Date: 8th April @ 14:30
Place: South Chapel – Woodvale
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It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the sad loss of another one of its members who peacefully passed away on the 23rd of March 2021.
“Les ” who joined us in June 2011 was one of the club’s characters and will be sadly missed.
He was the Team Leader of Druids in the Tuesday mornings Winter league.
Our thoughts go out to his partner, Ann, as well as his wider family and friends at this time.
It is with great sadness that the club has just learnt of the sad loss of another one of our members who passed away peacefully on the 15th of February 2021.
“Ian ” was one of the club’s early members who having left the club and then re-joined in October 2018 before leaving us again in October 2019.
Having had a short stay in hospital for an operation, Ian unfortunately picked up the Covid virus whilst there, which he then passed onto his wife who only had mild systems, whereas the combination of Covid and then, we believe, Sepsis was too much for Ian.
Our thoughts go out to his wife Val, as well as his wider family and friends at this time.
It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the sad loss of another one of its long-standing members who peacefully passed away on the 13th of March 2021.
“Dennis ” was one of the club’s earliest members and was a great supporter of the club having been a player as well as Team Leader for many years.
Even after he finished his bowling career he continued to run and support his teams, when they were playing, and all from the comfort of a chair in the club.
He was also known for buying the coffees after their matches.
Dennis had also been the Club Captain at Southwick BC, during his bowling career and like us at Adur will be missed for his warm smile and courteous manner.
The funeral for Dennis will be at 4:00 p.m. on 6th April 2021 at Worthing Crematorium.
Due to the current Covid restrictions attendance will be limited and by Invitation only.
Following the recent update from the EIBA the Board have decided that whilst a full opening of the club, is not approved until 17th May, we can look to a limited opening from 12th April.
This means that Full Members, those who have previously paid their Annual Fees for the 2020/21 winter season, will be able to roll up on their own or with another member from the same household.
In preparation for this, staff will be available in the mornings beteen 9:00 & 12:00 during the week commencing Monday 5th April (Excluding Easter Monday) to accept bookings from 12th April.
Club opening time will be restricted to 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday to Friday during this initial period.
Catering facilities will not be available.
In line with Government restrictions the club will, from the 17th May, be open for the full summer schedule ,when up to six bowlers from different households, or members of two households can play on a rink.
Catering and Bar facilities will be available.
The summer league programme will commence on Monday 24th May with the Climping League teams in action.
Unless mandated by Government, members will not be required to show proof of COVID vaccination, but face covering will be required in all areas of the club, except for those designated otherwise.
Full Members who have not registered for a league but wish to do so should contact Bob Atkins (Summer League Secretary) without delay.
The Directors and Staff look forward to welcoming members back into the club.
NOTE: ALL DATES ARE PROVISIONAL IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S ROAD MAP.
With the good news this week that the government is looking to be fully out of lockdown by late June and that sports operations “should” be able to reopen by 17th May, the league secretary is now planning to have leagues set up for a last week in May start-up.
Of course, we will have to wait a little longer to get the "all clear" to restart from the EIBA but equally we have to start planning ahead, so the current Team Leaders have this week been contacted with a view to running a slightly shorter summer league programme.
At this time, unless told to the contrary the club will continue to follow the Covid rules that worked so well last year when we did manage to open up for a few weeks.
Team Leaders will be contacting their previous team players over the next few days to check their desire to get back to some competitive bowling.
However, if you are one of our newer members who were not registered for a team last summer then please contact Bob Atkins - Summer League Secretary, as soon as possible.
Ex Member Update.
We have been informed by his stepson Richard, that Ray Elliott one of our Ex Members, who has been unwell for some time with cancer and other complications is about to be moved into St. Michael Nursing Home in Downsview Road, Worthing, after a couple of weeks in hospital.
We wish him well.
The club has now set up a Facebook page that can be access by members as well as the general public.
Just go onto facebook and and put into the "search facebook"
Adur Indoor Bowling Club.
It is your site so please use it and enjoy the additional information that this communication method can bring.
Why not add your own comments (preferable nice one!) to the site by joining.