Discount On Bowling Subscription (extended 1st June)

Dear Bowlers,

I hope you are all well and staying safe indoors.

Unfortunately, we had to shut up shop before most of you had a chance to renew your full membership for the 20/21 season at the discounted price of £125.00 as opposed to the full price of £135.00 due in September.

Fear not!

If you wish to take advantage of the £10.00 discount please click this link.

To make it as easy as possible and so that you can all stay safe you can either;

1) Download the form fill it in by tapping or clicking on the fields, save and then send it back via email and pay by bank transfer using the sort code 40 18 22 and account number 71551051 please put your surname in as a reference.

or if you don’t bank online

2) Print out the form, fill it in and send it and a cheque made out to Denton Island Indoor Bowls Club or DIIBC to the address below.

Social renewal is not due until September.

Looking forward to better days very soon and hoping you all stay safe, well and sane.

All my best wishes

Traci

Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club
Denton Island

Coronavirus Update

You are all aware of the Government directive announced on the
16th March which left us no choice but to close the club from 1 pm today.

This action is sadly for the foreseeable future but you all will be able to contact me and the club using the club number

01273 514664 between 9 am – 5.00 pm everyday.

If I don’t answer right away please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as I can.

UPDATE 16th APRIL 2020

I have had a number of you contact me regarding the health of the Club.

Please don’t worry, the Club is managing fine, we are looking after the building and Kim and Nigel are doing a brilliant job of keeping the shrubs and weeds under control and making the place look very smart.

The Board and I are beavering away in the background to carry on with the process of the roof funding and I have been in touch with the Council and have arranged a payment holiday on the business rates. We have reduced as many of the overheads as possible and we are in process of applying for the Government business interruption grant. The private functions that were booked in for the summer have been rearranged for later in the year, so as long as this doesn’t go on too long, we should weather this storm.

Obviously this is still early days in this awful pandemic and we are watching a fast changing situation very closely, but please be assured, we will be opening Denton Island Bowls Club as so as we are able too.

Best wishes to you all

Keep well

Traci

UPDATE 24th APRIL 2020

I know that some of you have been concerned about the finances of the club, I just want to let you all know that we have now received the £25,000 Business Cessation Grant promised by the Government.

Other financial help had also been obtained from Lewes District Council with a rates holiday and we have taken advantage of the Government Furlough scheme too. This is going to go a long way in keeping the club in great shape for when we are able to open the doors again.

All but one of the Private functions that had been booked in for the from March to the end of June have either been booked in for later in the year or in the case of the weddings have been deferred to next Summer. The roof funds raised by you remain untouched and will be in place for when we are able to start the renovations to the roof in the hopefully not too distant future.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Keep well.

Traci

For further advice and information on Coronavirus please see the NHS guidelines on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club

Coronavirus more tips

Morning All,

Hope you are all holding up and are all well.

Here are a few things that might help pass the time.

Find out which song was number one on the day you were born
Playback.fm/birthday-song

Play an online game

https://king.com

If you like to write why not try your hand at sites like Scribophile and NaNoWriMo that make it easy to join a community of writers.

Or a few daft quizzes to pass the time

www.buzzfeed.com/quizzes

If the links don’t work just type into your Google search bar.

Best wishes

Traci

Coronavirus lockdown tips

Morning Everyone,

After yesterdays suggestions I have had a few more sent to me.

And John and Sue Catt had a lovely day yesterday walking down memory lane by sorting out their old photos from the loft.

Please send any of your suggestions to me to pass on to to others.

This link below gives access to 12 museums that have virtual tours

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online

More tomorrow.

Best wishes

Traci

coronavirus chat

Hello All,

We all know how hard Social Distancing is going to be over the next few months. I just wanted to let you all know that if you are any having difficulties or just need a quick chat, please phone the club number below ¹between 9.00am – 5.30pm on any day I will be able to answer your call, there is an answerphone for the rare occasion that I can’t get to the phone, please leave a message and your name and I will return your call shortly.

We are a community and a family and during this difficult time, although we can’t get together, we are working really hard so that we can return to the club as soon as possible.

Stay safe and well

All my best wishes

Traci

Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club

corona virus online resources

Dear All

Hope you are all well.

If you are anything like me you will have already got fed up with what’s on telly below are some online resources that might help amuse for a few minutes.

Please don’t forget phone the club number if you need anything.

Best wishes

Traci

LINKS
History with Dan Snow ( free for 30 days)
https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

Science with Professor Brian Cox and guests
https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule 

Fun maths class with Carol Vorderman
www.themathsfactor.com

Fantastic online streaming of stage shows
http://www.filmedonstage.com/news/73-corona-quarantine-stream-broadway-shows-from-the-comfort-of-your-home

Club & Functions Manager
Denton Island Bowls Club
Denton Island

1/2 Marathon cancelled

Dear Member

It is with regret that the Board has decided, this morning, in the interests of the health of club Members , that due to COVID 19 updates, we will postpone the SORT 1/2 Marathon. This was due to take place on the 5th April 20. A new date will be agreed.

Thank you to all the Members , who actively committed to this event. We ask for your support, including the sponsors, for the new date to be confirmed.

The Directors regret this action and trust that you understand that your well being is our first consideration.

Kind regards

The Board