President's Newsletter Extracts
If it is not the Virus, it’s the weather we have to blame for interfering with our croquet! The recent spate of wet weather has made it difficult, if not impossible at times, to maintain the top condition of our lawns. Our anonymous Grounds Person does a great job in this respect and is able to persuade the green keeper to come on short notice. To this effect, mowing may have to occur AT SHORT NOTICE over the next weeks, when possible, i.e. if there is a dry few hours. It may not be able to notify players in advance if mowing has to take place during your playing hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Recently a small team of our 3rd Division (handicap 9 and above) contested the inaugural MEM Challenge. It was so successful it will become an annual event – between Mosman, Manly and Elanora. It was over two days, day one at Mosman and day two at Manly, the good news being that our treasurer Leonie Ridgway won the handsome trophy donated by Elanora. Our Jim Patterson gave Leonie a hard fought finals match. A particularly pleasing aspect of this event was the excellent spirit in which every game was played and the support of the many spectators contributed to the general ambience and bonhomie. And I am happy to say this particular occasion made me proud to be a member of the Manly team and to be your President.
Your club hosted a very pleasant welcome to our new members last Monday afternoon. Special thanks to Jane for her wonderful organisation, to Jan and Paula for ensuring we had something to eat with our drinks, and to other members Roseanne, Alison, Colin and David whose roles contributed to a successful event. From feedback received, it was very enjoyable and we will do this again.
Last Saturday’s working bee had to be cancelled due to the weather. Nevertheless, Natalia and a small band of true believers braved the damp conditions on Sunday. We will be trying to get some more hours in as there is a lot of work to be done. All the old garden seats have now had two coats of paint and are looking much better and will look really good when levelled.
MAYOR’S TROPHY HANDICAP SINGLES – to be held on SATURDAY 19 AND 26 MARCH (and possibly 2 April). There will be no scheduled play on those Saturdays. HOWEVER, do enter and have a go, it should be a lot of fun, it is a game to be enjoyed
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