July did turn out to be a very busy month for the club with the BCGBA ladies final, the 125 Sports and Gala Day, U3A Annual competition our quiz night plus the clubs bowling competitions. The 125 Sports and Gala Day was a huge success and to see so many participating in the Victorian theme was a delight. Although it rained for the U3A Annual competition it didn’t affect the day as activities were organised within the club and a great time was had by all.
The Hot Pot Lunch this month is this coming Friday 2nd August. Friday tea will resume again on 16th August and menu can be seen on the web site or by contacting Linda Collins.
Due to my availability the lunch of sandwiches, tea/coffee will be on Friday 30th August and not the normal 4th Friday. I would like to say a huge thank you to all those members and friends who attended the July lunch; it makes all the hard work worth it. All the money raised has been and will continue to be donated to the new furniture fund. A notice will be put on the notice board at the club or you can contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org for catering purposes the closing date 28th August.
The Quiz night this month is on Saturday 10th August with the usual format, followed by a buffet and raffle. Look forward to seeing you; please enter your name on the notice in the club for catering purposes.
The New Furniture Fund is gathering pace and although we are someway off our target of £12,000 we have surpassed £8,000 so please give where you can every little helps. Thank you to all those who have given donations so far it is very much appreciated.
SNOOKER – PHIL MILLINGTON
Millership Snooker Pairs Handicap Competition is starting in August 2019.
This is a Handicap competition where you choose your partners and handicaps are added together in each team.
Please enter your name if you wish to be put in the draw. Closing date is Saturday 10th August 2019. These are self arranging matches with the Final to be played before mid October.
BOWLING – Jeff Lawrenson
August continues to be a busy month in terms of bowling.
On Saturday 3rd August Holding Grant singles handicap competition
Thursday 15th August Peter Worsley Trophy One Day Singles Round Robin, Prizes and Buffet Sponsored by Graham Worsley.
Saturday 24th August Pimblett Memorial Plate Singles Round Robin, Buffett and Malt Whisky Prizes Sponsored by Hunters Accountants.
In between all of these competitions we have our own “A” and “B” and Newton League bowling team matches throughout the month, U3A usual Tuesday and St Helens Ladies on Wednesday 14th August.
No brainteaser this month but a member of the club has sent in the following:
- Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left? BECAUSE – when buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right! And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.
- Why do ships and aircraft use ‘mayday’ as their call for help? BECAUSE this comes from the French word m’aidez- meaning ‘help me’ and is pronounced, approximately ‘mayday’
- Why is someone who is feeling great ’on cloud nine’? BECAUSE types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.