Pick Up Time

It may not be an executive meeting, but the League’s April gathering on Tuesday the 2nd is vital for many reasons – including collection of scorecards, captains books and BCGBA handbooks!

And they will be needed soon as the first fixtures of the season are on Thursday in the Afternoon Division and the Dennis Lewis Division.

The April meeting is open to all new team captains and club officials to attend the meeting, when they will have the chance to ask officers questions.

Given the number of rule changes made at this year’s AGM, including the League’s use of the Mike Beckett results system, it might be wise if as many captains attend as possible!

A last gasp application from Shifnal means that the re-launch of the Saturday Division, with matches of four singles and two doubles starting at 2pm, looks set to go ahead – a final decision will be made at the meeting.

The division has been in cold storage since the 2019 campaign due to the pandemic and officers had set a target of a minimum of six teams to see it resume.

AGENDA for the April Management meeting on Tuesday 2nd April at Sir John Bayley Club at 7.30pm:

1  Chairman’s remarks to open the meeting

2  Apologies & In Memoria

3  Minutes of the March Executive Committee Meeting

4  Matters arising

5  General Secretary’s report

6  Correspondence

7  Treasurer’s report

8  Competition Secretary’s report – confirmation of dates for 2024

9  Fixture Secretary’s report

10 Saturday Division – to be, or not to be?

11 Questions to the League officers – for new team captains, club secretaries/delegates

12 Dave Ellis ladies v gents venue for 2024 – Weds 2nd October?

13 Life Members for 2024

14 County matters – report of executive meeting on March 11th

15 Any Other Business

16 President / chairman to close the meeting

COMPETITIONS LOOMING – Dixon and Driscoll Doubles– Sunday 28th April at 10am at Allscott Heath – £10 entry fee, enter on the day.

Under 25 Merit– Wednesday 8th May at Donnington Wood at 630pm – £5 entry fee, entries by end of Saturday 4th May.

Over 60s Merit – Saturday 18th May at 2pm at Sir John Bayley (bottom green) – £3 entry fee, enter on the day.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: July Executive on Tuesday the 2nd at the Bayley (7.30pm)