News from the AGM

The Laurie Mauger Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the person who, in the eyes of the membership, has given outstanding service to the club in whatever way over the past season. Members are asked to submit their nominations before the AGM starts and the recipient is then chosen during the meeting by secret ballot. This year there were 8 worthy nominees but the trophy for 2018 was awarded to Greg Davis. Greg was also awarded ‘Honorary Life Member’ status for services to the club, joining an elite list of past and present members to receive that well deserved accolade. Our congratulations to him on both of these achievements.

The Dubois Charity Shield

Each year the Club raises funds for a chosen Charity, the recipient being decided at the AGM. Members are asked to nominate worthy causes to be considered and then a vote is taken by show of hands. This year there were 7 charities nominated. Money raised on the day of the competition, particularly through a raffle, together with money from the ‘wrong bias’ pot and the ‘tips’ jar on the bar, are all added together and this year will be donated to Jersey Hospice.

Lawrence de Gruchy and Terry Bell

Between them, Lawrence and Terry have given 49 years of service to the Sun Bowls Club Committee. Both have decided to stand down from the Committee this year after outstanding service over 27 and 22 years respectively. As a club, we thank them both for their dedication and commitment and we wish them a happy ‘retirement’.

Subscriptions for full membership

The committee’s recommendation was that the full membership subscription should be increased this year after 3 years at the same rate. This was agreed at the AGM and so the full playing subscription for the 2018/2019 season will rise to £100. Social membership subscriptions and all competition fees will remain unchanged for the coming year.

Renewal of membership

Renewal of membership forms, together with Competition forms and notification of forthcoming socials, will be sent to members by email or by post and should be received by the end of November. Please read carefully the details concerning the return of membership and competition forms as this will be different from previous years.

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