From the President
Thirty-one members were on hand on Saturday 27 August to give the grounds and buildings a spring clean. The highlight was a magnificent morning tea for the hardworking team.
The following Monday morning, the lawns closed for the annual renovation, which was completed a few days before Opening Day on 10 September.
The Opening Day ceremony started with a few moments silence to honour the
memory and passing of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth. We were blessed
with a glorious day and our Patron, the Mayor, officially opened the Summer
Season. Thirty-four members enjoyed a shared lunch and croquet on the refurbished lawns. Pam Fuller and Pat Wiffin efficiently organised the shared lunch, while Lisa Thompson did the same at the bar, and the Mayor was very gracious in joining in the fun.
There are photos of the day attached to a News article on our website, and also on our club Facebook page. Please “like” Lesley’s entries on Kelburn Croquet’s Facebook page, as this will increase our page's exposure!
At our meeting on Thursday 8 September, the committee agreed that, because of the system of allocating portfolios amongst committee members, we will cut down the number of actual meetings we will have during the year. The next meeting will now be on Thursday, 10 November followed by one on 16 Feb 2023.
The committee has agreed to purchase a leaf blower for the lawns, to look at ways of advertising the club from the street frontage, and to ask the Council for a hand rail on the club side of the path down to the car park.
The same weekend as the club opening, four Kelburn AC players - Alison
Robinson, Baubre Murray, Marion McInnes and Janet Boutel - went to Marton
to play in a practice tournament for the World Women’s tournament in
Christchurch next January. We do wish them all well.
Finally, another little request for help. We need volunteers to take care of morning tea and other light duties every Saturday up until Christmas, in teams of three. Would all members please volunteer for a weekend - either by contacting me or by signing up on the sheet at the clubhouse. Below is a list of the duties, and a list of who has volunteered so far.