Following the decision passed unanimously at the Annual General Meetings of both the SCBA and SCWBA the unified County Organisation will be renamed 'Bowls Surrey'. There will be one Constitution that will cover the administration of the Organisation. There will be no change to the way in which each Association operates its day to day activities such as competitions etc. The one major change is that there will be only one AGM in November 2018. A review of the Bylaws is being carried out at present and in the meantime the Bylaws from the previous Constitutions should be used.
Bowling Tours Award of Excellence Competition.
The inaugral Award of Excellence Competition attracted 24 submissions by clubs within the County. This was an excellent response taking into account the submissions within other Counties and that this was the first time this type of challenge has been floated. It was to be expected that the range of submissions would be varied, but it was considered by the sponsors that overall they indicated that clubs had taken care with the content and information they supplied.
The final results were as follows:
Overall Winners - Cranleigh BC who recieve £1000, a flag and a match versus the President's Team in 2018. The sponsor's comment on the submission was "that the extensive and well presented evidence of their recruitmment efforts and work within the community showed a clear winner"
First Runner-up - Walton on Thames BC who receive £500. The sponsor commended the club for bringing colour and creativity into the sport and their dedication to recruitment including success with the Deaf Bowlers Association.
Second Runner-up - Wimbledon Park BC who receive £500. The sponsor was impressed that a small club based on a council green proved to be resourceful in their approach to recruitment and the use of their modern captivating website.
Mention was made regarding submissions from Dorking BC, Cheam BC and Bletchingley BC who just missed out this time.
A special event is being arranged at Cranleigh for the new season where the presentations will be made.
Secretaries Note: The sponsor has agreed to the Award being run again in 2018 with an emphasis on use of the internet as a tool in the recruitment programme of clubs. Clubs are urged to take the opportunity to be involved with what is after all what clubs should do .......increase membership.