Sunday, 16 September 2007

Bowling Section

To conclude the post below about maintenace of the green-the bowls section agreed to contribute a sum to help with the upkeep of the green-result!
Incidentally, the visit by Ilkley Club the other Sunday was a great success-they did their their County proud-both on the green and off!!

Smoking Ban

From July 1st 2007 smoking in public places was banned in the U.K.
We are lucky in WVC because we have a large open area at the rear-the bowling green.
Also an outside seating area and veranda, where smokers can get their fix.
Fantastic in the Summer, but I reckon we should be looking at outside heaters come winter.
I'm under the impression that the ban has not had a massive effect on takings, up or down.
I was talking to a member of one of the groups on Audition Night, and he said that he had noticed a drop in bookings since the ban came in, and others had noticed the same.

Audition Night

Every now again we have an Audition night, usually on a Monday night.
Our Entertainments Secretary gets together with the Agents we use (whose name escapes me-maybe someone can post the name so I can give them a plug), and the Agents come a look at a few acts, with a view to booking them.
We had such a night the other Monday, 6 Acts all musical- and I tell you what-they were all brilliant.
Two guys sung the 'Swing' style stuff (you know-Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra stuff), one guy on a guitar, whose vocal range had to be heard to be believed, and 3 boy-girl groups-all excellent and very professional.
I can definitely recommend these nights-so next time we have one-get along, you get decent quality acts for FREE!!!(for members)

Monday, 10 September 2007

Wow-Blog causes uproar-free speech threatened?

Hi everyone-I haven't updated this blog for nearly a year (because of developing php stuff and other things).
I've just been to a Committee meeting (late because my car wouldn't start and had to wait an hour for AA). There were serious faces, and copies of this blogg handed to out to Committe members.
Basically I was asked to remove this blogg because it was 'showing the Club in a bad light' and that I shouldn't use the Clubs name in the blogg.
OK they came up with a couple of points that may have been valid-and I appreciate that and have edited the relevant bits.
One guy even tore up the blogg in disgust, which is good-the power of the written word stirring up emotions.
Even though I explained that this blogg was my own private opinions, not an official Website of Woolton Village Club-they still want it off the air!
As a fierce advocate of freedom of speech-NO CHANCE.
Funnily enough two members stopped me in Tesco on Sunday (the day before all this blew up) and asked me to update it regularly as they liked it!
Which is wierd-because noone has looked at it for a year-and now, in 2 days, all this attention!!
So I will update-but not right now cos it's nearly midnight-and I'm knackered!