CLUB NEWSLETTER                                                  APRIL 2020                                                                  

Welcome. This is the first edition of the Club newsletter. As Covid-19 seems to be encamped for the foreseeable future, the newsletter will attempt to keep members involved, informed and, hopefully, entertained. We aim to issue editions regularly but the timeframe will depend on the response and support we get. Anyone who wants to contribute, comment or has ideas for future editions, please let me know.

😲 😉 😲

A message from our Chairman & Coach, Colin :-
“When Bob asked me to do an article for the on line magazine I thought what do we all have in common that I can talk about. Bowls! Well although I love playing bowls talking about it is pretty boring, so I thought childhood. We have all been children so why not tell you a bit about mine.
I was brought up on a council estate in Dagenham. We lived in a pedestrianised cul-de-sac which locally we called a banjo. There were lots of children living in the area and we spent lots of time playing in the banjo.
Do you remember playing games such as knock down ginger, hiding in neighbours gardens, treading down their plants. Playing football using coats for goal posts and cricket with the wicket drawn on the wall.
Did you ever make scooters out of bits of wood and using ball bearings in casings for wheels (where they came from I don’t know). What about Go carts made out of orange boxes, other bits of wood and of course old pram wheels. We would sit in the box and steer using our feet and a bit of string, no crash helmets in those days unless someone found an old WW2 helmet down the dump.
In those days it was quite safe to play out in the street until late at night, boys and girls, we never thought anything of it, the girls would join in the boys games and the boys would often be seen turning the rope and skipping, (or was that just me.)
Whether you were brought up in the town or the Country, what are your memories of childhood? Share them with us.
It will help pass the time whilst you are confined to barracks.
Send your articles to Bob.

               Trump Corner

A few snippets of Club news:-
1. The green is resting & I’m sure it will be even better when we get back playing. There is much help and guidance being given by Bowls England and Mark is keeping an eye on this (you can check it out yourself at:-
It is hoped to have the green cut this week.
2. General maintenance work around the club has been deferred, so much help will be needed when conditions permit.
3. The National Membership Register – reference my previous email: I have now completed & submitted Yealmpton details to Bowls England. The birth dates have been added for those who responded, all others show the default date of 1 January 1900, making them 120 years old!
4. Bowls England & Bowls Devon are reviewing the situation on 1 June. The Management Committee will also hold a review to consider the BE & BD findings and the current Government advice during the week following 1 June.
5. The good news is that there will be no work rosters this year!!
6. The Athletic Club are applying for a grant from Sport England to help their finances through a summer when neither of the main fund-raising events will take place (Duck Race & Sports Day). If successful, some of the grant may be donated to the constituent clubs, including the Bowls Club.
7. Remember that members who wish to make a voluntary contribution towards the continuing on-going costs of running the club in lieu of subscriptions can pay by online banking – Yealmpton Bowling Club 30-94-58. A/C 01604510, by cheque in the post, or by any Management Committee member as & when you see them.
Techy Bits.
In this section I will attempt to describe some of the technology I use in sending out information or that we use on the website. As a starter, I often issue documents in 2 formats so that, in theory, all recipients should be able to read the document, and I expect most of you will be familiar with these technologies. The first format is Word, which is the documents produced by Microsoft’s Office suite of programs, in particular the word processor, imaginatively called WORD, or MS WORD. There are other Microsoft packages that produce Word documents, but let’s not get too complicated. There are a number of different versions of WORD, but most systems can automatically convert between versions.
The other format I use is PDF (Portable Document Format). PDF is a file format that contains all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image so that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat. To view the files, you need the free Acrobat Reader, which you can easily download (https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/). Once you’ve downloaded the Reader, it will start automatically whenever you want to look at a PDF file. PDF files are especially useful for documents such as magazine articles, product brochures, or flyers in which you want to preserve the original graphic appearance online.
You can create PDF documents from Word documents fairly easily using such apps. as CutePDF (https://www.cutepdf.com) which is free; it’s more difficult to convert the other way, and apps. for this often attract a fee. Anyone wishing more information on this please let me know.
Hope this helps, and I will take questions!!
If there are any particular techy bits you want discussed, please let me know & I’ll do my best in the next edition.
Bob (editor for Committee)
Peter (Website Manager)


                  Not me again !!

                   “Keep Smiling”

                                                                   Unsubscribe | Manage subscription
                                                                Visit our Website at yealmptonbc/uk.