Notice Boards – September 2019

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

SHUFFLEBOARD EVENING

SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER – 6.45pm for 7.00pm prompt start

If you’ve never played this, you’re missing out on a fun evening. If you think that pushing discs down a board into traps is a mundane waste of time – think again my friends! Ask anyone who’s played with us before – then rush to book and pay for your place with Annette in the office, at the Bar or write to [email protected] for tickets. Several boards in play – it’s awesome. The price is £8.50 pp which includes a ploughman’s supper and a raffle. Teams of three, but no worries if you come as a couple as we’ll team you up.

SQUASH – INTER-CLUB MATCH

FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER – 7.15pm
Littlehampton Team 1 at home to Horsham Team 3

QUIZ NIGHT

FRIDAY 27th SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm start

First question – can you and three others create a team that could think its way to a prize of £20 for just a £2 per person entrance fee? All members are welcome at this, our monthly opportunity to get the little grey cells hopping. Second question – what’s stopping you? How about you get your team together, make up a team name, the more inventive the better and contact Annette in the office or write to [email protected] to take part…or just turn up with a pen that works on the night! The fully licensed bar will be open for your favourite tipple.

SQUASH – INTER-CLUB MATCH

TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER – 7.00pm
Littlehampton Team 1 at home to West Worthing Team 3

BADMINTON COACHING

SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER – 10.00am to Noon
Another of her popular coaching sessions with our super coach Karen Chapman-Gain. For players of all different abilities. Cost is £10 per person. Places are limited, so first come first served. Contact Annette in the office or on [email protected] to get on the list – don’t delay if you want to play!

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING

FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER – 7.00pm start

Fancy doing something a little different one evening? Then save this date in your diary. The evening will include a light supper of a jacket potato with your choice from a variety of fillings. The fully licensed bar will be open for something to wash it down. That should keep you going while you solve the clues and discover who committed the murder. There’s a limit of 20 tickets so first come, first served. A prepayment of £8.50 pp is required to reserve your place so contact Annette in the office or on [email protected] to get on the list ASAP.

WORLD SQUASH DAY

SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER

The Club will join this worldwide celebration of squash. Nick Cochrane and his team will be organising events for anyone who wants to try out the sport or just have some fun on the day. More details to follow soon.

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COMING SOON

QUIZ NIGHT

FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER 7.30pm start   

Your monthly mind workout…keep them grey cells fit !!!! £2 per person. Teams of 4. £20 prize for the winners. You know the drill. Contact Annette in the office or email us at [email protected]

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER

A festive social evening with the Caws Brothers – details to follow soon, just put the date in your diary.

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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Your annual subscription was due on 1st September. If you haven’t renewed yet please complete and return your Membership Renewal Form – sent to you by post or available now from the Club office, foyer or Bar – with your payment. Please complete a form even if your personal details have not changed since last year. What you tell us will be used to update our email list so we can keep in touch, tell you what’s happening at the Club and ask for your views. You can send your completed form back or leave it at the office or Bar with tour payment. Please ask for a receipt if leaving cash with your form. If paying by BACS transfer, please don’t forget to put the payment reference you use for your on-line transfer. Card payments cannot be accepted for membership subscription.

Please note, if you have not renewed by 30th September your door fob will be de-activated.

BADMINTON-A-THON

The total cash collected from this event is £2.797. With Gift aid that sum will be pushing £3,000 and there’s still time to contribute to help us get over the line – just contact Annette in the office. Thank you to all who took part or contributed. Design details for the refurbishment of the changing rooms are being considered now, prior to obtaining quotes for the work to be carried out. If you have any suggestions or if there are particular improvements you’d like to see, please get in touch with the Committee by email on [email protected]

LITTLEHAMPTON SPORTS AWARDS

News just in is that the Club has been nominated for Littlehampton Town Council’s Sports Team of the Year Award. The awards ceremony will be on 7th October. Good luck and best wishes to those who’ve represented the Club at the highest levels and gained this well deserved recognition.

AUGUST QUIZ NIGHT

It was a war fought with thought. Morphed heads in the picture-round inflicted some damage to a few scores, as did one particular question which required some mind-bending lateral thinking. In the end “The Mindsweepers” survived to clinch the £20 prize money with an impressive score of 86! “Phoenix” – bruised but unbowed – came second with an excellent 79, while “Nomads” got a little lost but still managed third place with a very respectable 75 – beat that if you can!

ON THE COMMITTEE

An enquiry from a member about the Club’s insurance cover was followed up and we’re pleased to be able to confirm that the arrangements in place include liabilities that might arise from anyone who visits/plays at the Club, whether they are a member or not. This insurance is not connected to any insurance arrangements effected by Badminton England nor by the Club’s affiliation.

Currently we are considering a number of initiatives to reduce our overhead costs and improve the Club’s core income by reviewing some long-standing arrangements.

Minutes of the 2019 AGM are now on the Club noticeboard.

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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

JUNIOR COACHING

After a brief layoff Junior badminton coaching has re-commenced on Thursday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, and Junior squash coaching is expected to start again on 26 September, 5.15pm to 6.00pm, but would you be interested in more opportunities?

One possibility is to include squash, racketball and table tennis for juniors during the Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm session.

Another is to revive our Saturday morning sessions with badminton, squash, racketball and table tennis for Juniors from 10.00am to 12.00. This used to be a real occasion for families, with the bar open for refreshments and light snacks, and all sorts of games going on in the lounge.

Please let us have your comments and feedback to [email protected]

THE SOCIAL TEAM

The Social Team is made up of Committee members who are keen to make shared social activities available to all Club members. If there is an activity you would like to take part in, please drop a line to [email protected] and we’ll see what we can get started. Here’s your first opportunity:

TEAMS WANTED We are thinking of organising our very own darts teams and arranging some matches, but we need sociable people who make a point of hitting the right numbers on the board. If you are interested drop a line to the Social Team on [email protected], or contact Annette and maybe we can get something started.

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SUPPORT THE CLUB

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

If you have a skill you could share with the Club, to help get us looking and feeling better, please let us know. You might be handyperson, you could be advising on anything from design of the decor to the decoration of the décor! We’d like to spruce things up and make everyone proud of what we provide for our members. Contact the Committee at [email protected].

KEEP IT CLEAN

It’s happened before and it’ll probably happen again – but players are wearing the wrong shoes on badminton and squash courts and leaving black marks. Please make sure you’re not a culprit by wearing trainers with non-marking soles. Thankyou.

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CONTACT

Please send your comments, questions or suggestions in response to this Noticeboard to [email protected] using the item title as the subject of your email so we can make sure your enquiry is dealt with as quickly as possible by the most appropriate person.

LBSC, Sparks Court. Littlehampton, BN17 5ES

01903 713217     www.lbsc.org.uk     [email protected]