Those that attended the AGM of the Queensgate Sports Club (QSC) will know that it was agreed that the QSC should be working towards being financially self-sufficient so that any spare funds the Tennis, Bowls and Snooker sections have can be plowed back into, in our case, the sinking fund for replacement courts. To enable this, we need to increase the lettings income. Mike Sarginson has already volunteered to take on the initial enquires, actual bookings and maintenance of an online calendar (which is fabulous news!) until someone else comes forward as this is a job that needs doing immediately if we are to advertise the clubhouse to potential hirers! If anyone feels they could take this job on, please let us know by emailing or phoning the number below.
Rob Chambers and Mike Sarginson already look after the bar stock and Bob Pigeon will be dealing with the financial arrangements for the lettings.
We are also looking for several people to volunteer on a rota system to fulfil the following jobs:
1) volunteers to unlock the clubhouse and possibly set up the main hall with tables (if required) when events are taking place
2) volunteers to put any tables away the following morning that have been used at the event together with doing a check for damage.
3) volunteers to run the bar for evening events. This is a paid role and would suit anyone over the age of 18.
If you think you could be available to help by giving up some time, on a rota basis, please email Bob Pigeon - firstname.lastname@example.org -07843 573975
Don't forget you can also help by making your friends, family, colleagues aware of the venue, whether it's for a special birthday, children's party, works do, bridge drive, or classes of any kind. And ...if you hire it yourself, members get a very good discount @ £15 per hour! Non-members £25 per hour
Have you remembered to Opt In for Wimbledon tickets this year?
If you are a British Tennis Member (which I assume you are as it is a free service!), please log in and opt in before 22nd February 2019 to be included in the club draw for Wimbledon tickets around April/May time.
More details on the Wimbledon draw to follow in the next newsletter.
You may have noticed the beautiful tennis-themed colour co-ordinated painting we now have in the tennis pavilion. This is an original piece of artwork painted specifically for Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club by Sarah Dale who is the daughter of Alan Cowley, who has sadly passed away but was a stalwart member of the club and Men’s 1st team player for many years.
Sarah wished to create and donate the artwork to the club in memory of her father and because she has very fond memories of playing at the club herself in her younger days.
I think you'll all agree that it is a great and colourful addition to the tennis pavilion and we have expressed our grateful thanks on to Sarah.