Hunts Post - 3 May 1945


St. Ives Club's Healthy Finances

St. Ives Bowling Club is again, as last year, to offer the hospitality of its green to members of the Forces, free of charge. This was unanimously decided at the club's annual meeting held at "The Dolphin" (by permission of Mr. F. Dew) on Thursday. The opening was fixed for to-day (Thursday) when an evening match is being arranged.

Mr. G. Jacob, retiring president, conducted opening business, supported by Mr. A. Golding (hon. treasurer), Mr. G. A. Harrison (hon. secretary) and several members.

Presenting the balance sheet, Mr. Golding said he did not know whether they should congratulate themselves but he considered that last season the finances were very satisfactory. They were much indebted to their president for the hard work he did as competition secretary and also to Mr. B. Clements for his assistance. A notable feature was the increase in members' subscriptions, these being £40 6s. as against £28 2s. 6d. in 1943. Mr. Golding hoped that every member would endeavour to bring along a new one this year.

Details were ; Balance in hand £1 10s. 6d., subs. £40 6s., locker rents £1 8s., games box £8, cups entrance fees £2 16s., spoon drives £7 3s. (£3 10s. in 1943), rent of paddock £1 10s., rent of garden 10s., total £63 3s. 6d. After deducting expenses there was a balance in hand of £6 1s. 7d.

Before vacating the chair, Mr. Jacob said - the support and generosity of members had made his task as competition secretary a pleasure and had helped the club considerably, as all the income from the drives was handed over to the treasurer. If they were willing to do this in the coming season the club would be able further to increase the balance in hand.


Mr. H. Hammond, who was then elect president, thanked them for the honour shown to a comparatively new member and said he was fortunate to "take over"when the financial side was so good. He hoped members would not rest on their laurels but continue to give their interest and support as last year. He expressed the club's thanks to Mr. Jacob and Mr. Clements.

Mr. Clements drew attention to the fact that the Club had also been abel to do "their little bit" in running competitions for the Red Cross.

The hope was expressed that it would be possible to have matches with other clubs this year, and these will definitely be arranged should the petrol situation become easier. Congratulations were accorded last season's competition winners : - Parkinson (handicap) Cup, Mr. B. Clements, club challenge cup, Mr G. A. Harrison. It was decided to run these competitions again this season.

Election of officers : vice-president, Mr. H. Benton; hon. treasurer, Mr. A. Golding; hon. secretary, Mr. G. A. Harrison; captain, Mr P. E. Doyle; vice-captain, Mr. E. Binks; competition secretary, Mr. G. Jacob; committee, Messrs. Angood, Dew, Noble, Clements, Boncey, Hill and Nicholls, with all officers ex-officio.