The Club will reopen for members on Friday 10th July at 7.30 pm.
It’s been so long since we’ve seen you and we very much look forward to seeing you all again.
As will be expected, the Government have issued guidelines and instructions as to how we have to operate, to ensure we maintain social distancing - so you can expect to see a number of notices around the Club house. Please bear with us on these - they are they for our safety and protection.
These Government guidelines cover 43 pages, so Committee have just noted below the main points we will all have to follow, plus indicate how we will be operating:
The Club is required to follow these guidelines for the benefit of all, so if any member or guest does not comply, we regret we will have no alternative other than to request them to leave - the safety of all our members is paramount.
As will be expected, the Club has undergone an extensive clean over the past couple of weeks - everything has been washed and cleaned - including the bar area, the furniture, the walls and the carpet. Even the office has been clean and tidied and our exterior walls have also had a re-paint. This has all been achieved by a small band of volunteers and I am very grateful for what they have achieved.
Notwithstanding all the above - on Friday 10th July we will be having our usual Friday night quiz (with Graham asking the questions) and the Snowball draw - plus low volume music.
Other Club opening times for July will be just Friday and Saturday nights - 7.30pm to 11pm. It is hoped that we may have some more relaxed requirements from the government by the end of July and you will have got back into the routine of visiting the Club. Hopefully, August will see the resumption of Bingo evenings and, likely, poker evenings - but more of that later.
So sorry about all the precautions / requirements, but please come and join us - I will be wearing a name tag (just in case you have forgotten what I look like !!)
We are delighted to say we are continuing to expand on our 2020 social activities throughout this year – a number are already in the pipeline, and we will confirm these as soon as possible. You can, of course, always keep updated by visiting our website www.bhga.org,uk , Facebook & Twitter and checking the “what’s on” page.
OTHER STANDARD CLUB EVENTS
Just a reminder to you all that we have other standard weekly events at the Club – these include:
FRIDAY “MEMBERS” NIGHT
For those of you who have not experienced Friday Night at the Club, please come along. It’s classed as “members” night and every week there is a raffle, a multi-choice answer quiz (run by Graham) and a Snowball raffle for members. For the Snowball raffle, if you have bought a raffle ticket and are present if your number is drawn (between 2130 and 2230) you will win a minimum of £100. The prize money increases to a maximum of £500 if not won – and just recently saw one delighted member win £500. Why not give it a try?
As will be appreciated, private events are held at the Club as this income is very necessary for our survival. Whilst members are always entitled to come into the Club House, free of charge, at all times, except when an entry fee is payable, we hope you will respect the privacy of these private events.
Linked to this, of course, if you are thinking of having a private celebration, why not hold this at the Club – it can hold up to 100 guests and, for some, an extension to midnight can be possible.
Whilst we do not, currently, offer a catering function, use of our kitchen for private and self catering is entirely possible.
As is customary, the Committee looks to update members, via this method and where possible, on Committee discussion/agreements / actions. You will all be aware that a new Committee is in place, following the AGM – full details are on the website. The refurbishment plan for the Club continues and we hope all visitors are impressed with our new toilet facilities and lobby refurbishment. Our next project will be to the roof, followed by internal refurbishments in the main hall of the Club house. Committee are, of course, very mindful that this work is being carried out from donations and loans made to the Club – all of which are repayable in four years time. Committee believe that, following the necessary adjustments made as regards Club expenditure, we are now on track to build up sufficient reserves to fulfil this commitment – but, of course, you are all vital to this and we urge you all to use the Club as often as possible – for music nights / quiz nights/members nights/poker nights – or just a good meeting place to chat with friends.
Bingo nights continue at the Club twice per month – eyes down 8.15 / 8.30. See WHAT’S ON PAGE for 2020 dates.
Thanks. Glo Restall
Address: 76a Richmond Park Road, East Sheen, London SW14 8LA
We are in Richmond Park Road, halfway up on the right hand side (from Upper Richmond Road). Drive in where you see “76A Private”, through to the car park and walk over to the clubhouse.
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