An advanced copy of the 2018 Academy Courses at Southwick has arrived.   Courses fill up early, so if you would like a copy please phone or e-mail Philip [Chairman] and a personal copy will be sent to you.

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The Club AGM will be held on Saturday 27th January 2018 at the John deBohan Room, Woodlands Centre, Rustington.   Doors open 2.10; meeting starts at 2.30.    Tea on completion of the meeting.   Please make every effort to attend and hear our plans for 2018 in our new Clubhouse!

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From 6th November until the 1st January 2018 (inclusive!) Members are welcome to make individual arrangements to meet others at the OLD clubhouse and use Lawns 3 -5, but be aware that limited lawn maintenance will be undertaken and mowing will cease at the grounds man’s discretion some time in November.   Only request is that if more than one pre-arranged group is playing at the same time, you offer to  ‘mix-up’ at the end of a game.

Please do not use the Green Gates.   Muddy access as a result of Clubhouse building.

  No Play in 2018 [after 1st Jan] until the official reopening of the next season [Probably mid April TBC]

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Coffee Mornings.   Last was on 15th November; no coffee morning in December.

Skittles.  We plan one Skittles and buffet lunch in each month [Jan - March].   Dates will be available by early December.

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We have received complaints about cars parking by the green gates, thus forcing oncoming traffic into the ‘right turn’ chevron area.   If parked while opening or closing the green gates please put your hazard lights on.  Do not queue behind other vehicles while waiting for the gates to be opened; if necessary drive away and return a few minutes later. This is important since further complaints could lead the Highway Authority to question our continued use of the Green Gates and thus ability to park at the lawns.  Ideally, enter from the Sportsman roundabout direction when arriving since this would be safer and would avoid crossing the chevrons.

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The Club Bank Accounts are now ‘on-line’ and the option to make payments to, and receive payments from, the Treasurer via BACS electronic transfer is available.  This method is strongly encouraged to save time and effort for the Treasurer.  Bank details will not be sent out electronically but can be obtained by ringing any committee member.  Once first set-up on your own system, further payments are simple, fast and secure.

However:- It is essential that you use the electronic money transfer ’Reference’ box to identify your payment; use your surname and a single word clue as to what the payment is for.  So the Chairman paying for his Quiz Night ticket would use the Reference ‘SHERWIN QUIZ’.    Simple – but if you don’t use a meaningful reference we get the money but you fail to get the credit!

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Emergency Service SatNav takes them to the main gate so there is no requirement to practice opening the Green Gate height barrier.  The Main Gate security has been enhanced by providing shielded padlock arrangements, similar to the Green Gate.

   The numbers to open these gates are displayed in the clubhouse outside the toilet door.

So, if unlucky enough to call an ambulance to the lawns, as a matter of priority a member MUST go to the Main Gate and unlock it. The crew will have to help push it open unless we can send over a strong team.  If there is a spare person available send them to our Green Gate to redirect the ambulance in the unlikely event that it turns up at the Berry Lane Gate.  The Priority must be to unlock the Main Sportsfield Gate.

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If you do not have a clubhouse key, please contact Wendy Payne who can provide.

New full members are entitled to a free key; replacements cost £5.

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