May Club Newsletter

Good morning Bron members,

The monthly newsletter is back with lots of exciting news. Please follow this link to find out the details, including the following:

  • Gathering for Bob Ashby at the club on Sunday 19 May at 3pm          read more

  • Next talk on Murder on Sunday 12 May at 6pm                                  read more          

  • Cricket season starts with a bang                                                     read more          

  • Squash First team promotion makes Bron history                              read more

  • Tennis winter league promotion to Division 2                                    read more

If you have trouble clicking on the link above please try this one:

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e=[UNIQID]&u=3b44f26e44ad34fc2460cf10d&id=b1b80bfe8c

Bob Ashby

Dear members,

With the sad news that Bob Ashby died last week, Bron has lost one of its great and enduring characters. 

I first joined Brondesbury as a squash player in the late 80s and will always remember his actors baritone booming out encouragement (and occasionally chastisement) from the spectators gallery during club matches – and always followed up with a few beers and insightful post-match analysis. Bob continued his enthusiastic support of both squash and cricket teams right up to his untimely death last Thursday.

Bob was Club President in 1999/01, served on numerous cricket and squash committees and was a tireless ambassador for Brondesbury throughout his long association with the club. 

He’ll be sadly missed by all. 

Mike 

Club President

Wake details:

There is not going to be a funeral as Bob dedicated his body to medical science.  However, there will be a 'get together' to remember Bob at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club, where he was also a member, on Wednesday 27th February from approximately 1.00pm-4.30pm.  All are welcome and the bar will be open. 

There is also going to be an event at Bron for Bob and I will be in touch with further details soon.

Happy Festive Season!

 
Dear Bron members,
 
With the last club email of the year I would like to wish you all a Happy Festive season on behalf of the Committee and see you all again in the new year.
 
The clubhouse will be closed on Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th December and  on Tuesday 1st January.

 

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AGM reminder and club events

Good morning Bron members,

The November newsletter is here with plenty of club information and invitations to unmissable club events inside. 

  • Club AGM reminder
  • Car park closure,
  • Edward's next talk
  • Christmas quiz - hosted by Matt Bamford
  • Wine tasting

Just in case you missed the link above for the newsletter and details on the bullet points, please find it here:

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=3b44f26e44ad34fc2460cf10d&id=b1b80bfe8c 

Club AGM Sunday 18 November 6pm

Dear Bron members,

The Club AGM will be on Sunday 18 November at 6pm.

The Bar will be open so come along a bit earlier and settle in for the evening.

In preparation please see the following documents on the website:

  • Final Accounts 2017/2018

  • AGM Minutes 2017

  • AGM Agenda 2018 - You can also find the agenda below and copies will be on the notice boards in the tennis hut and in the Pavilion.

    The current elected Board members’ list can be found below. Please note that any alternative Board nominations have to be proposed and seconded by email to secretary@brondesburysc.co.uk by COP Saturday 3 November. I will put this up on the notice board by the end of the weekend.

AGENDA

1.

Minutes

To receive the Minutes of the AGM held on Sunday 26 November 2017

2.

President’s reports

3.

Treasurer’s reports

      

4.          

Secretary’s reports

5.

Neighbour liaison’s reports

6.

Reports from Cricket, Squash and tennis

6.1 Bar update

7.

Election for Club Officers

  

Position Current Candidate Proposed Seconded
President Mike Bentley Mike Bentley

Edward Ben-Nathan

Laura Rakos
Hon. Secretary Laura Rakos Laura Rakos Bob Baxter Mike Bentley
Hon. Treasurer Martyn Webb Martyn Webb Mike Bentley Bob Baxter

Sectional directors

Cricket Bob Baxter
Squash Adrian Fletcher
Tennis Edward Ben-Nathan

8.

AOB

Garages project

Dear Bron members,

Cricket and tennis are in the off-season and this time of the year is being used for projects to improve various areas of the club. There are two projects that I am able to give you updates on and I will do the same for upcoming ones as soon as I can. As you know with construction works taking place there are certain restrictions you need to be aware of so please read on to find out what they are.

Project updates:

Cricket square

The old square’s gone, we have a brand new one. The project took two days, thank you for your patience while the car park was closed during this period.

Garages

The project starts on Thursday 18 October. From 4pm-10pm a 5yard skip will be delivered and will be left in front of the clubhouse for a few days.

Friday 19 October 8:30am: asbestos removal starts and should be finished on Monday 22 October.

Monday 22 October 10:30am: new bases installation begins.

Restrictions

  • Please note that machinery will be left on site until Thursday 25 October and the back gate (by the cricket nets) will be locked from Monday 22 until Friday 26 October. Please use the main entrance during this time.

  • The car park may also be closed next week so please note that you may have to park on the nearby streets.

Thank you for your patience during this busy time and if you have any questions you can reach me on secretary@brondesburysc.co.uk

Parking unavailable

Dear Bron members,

Parking will be unavailable at the club on Monday 1 October and Tuesday 2 October. During this time construction works will be taking place on the cricket square.

There is parking available on the streets outside for anyone that requires it. Thanks in advance for your co-operation.

Parking will be available at the club again from Wednesday 3 October.

End of season

Hi Bron members,

For end of season summaries, project updates, upcoming events and club notices please click here to view the newsletter.

Richard Abramson's talk on Shakespeare on Sunday 7 October will be the first of many at the clubhouse. For more information on the event please click on the link above.

The full schedule of school visits will be added to the events calendar. Please note that Thursday mornings are the busiest between 11.15 and 12.30.  For further information on parking and limited availability of courts 6 and 7 please read the newsletter.

If you have any quetions you can reach me on secretary@brondesburysc.co.uk.

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