ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
With Hurlingham still in the throes of a major redevelopment and Roehampton embarked on a scheme of redecoration it has been necessary to find yet another new venue for the Annual General Meeting. This will now take place on the morning of Saturday 11 October at the Victory Services Club, which is located in central London close to Marble Arch. Full details will appear in the next issue of the Gazette.
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
For only the second time in history the Open Championships this year will be held at Cheltenham. Conditions are unlikely to be as testing as in 1983, the last time the event was played there, when with temperatures in the nineties and lightning fast lawns the Solomon Peeling Trophy was won by Michael Heap, who performed the only triple peel of the tournament. This year expect a very different story, with Reg Bamford and Rob Fulford vying for the number one spot in the rankings and regularly using sextuple peels as a winning tactic. Visitors and spectators are welcome, but be warned that parking space at the club is very limited, and the catering facilities cannot match those offered by Hurlingham.
THE CA DIPLOMA
This is the time of year when we hope for more nominations for the award of the CA Diploma. This is designed to afford recognition to those club members whose efforts far beyond the call of duty contribute so much to the running od the club. All that is required is a short citation from the club committee to be sent to the CA Office by the end of July, and the Diplomas can be presented at the Annual General Meeting.
DIRECTORY AND CLUB HANDBOOK
Enclosed with this mailing are new editions of the Directory of Associates and the Club Handbook. These are intended for use by all members of the club, and I hope that they will not end up in some dark drawer in the Secretary's spare bedroom.
Two months ago the Notice Board ended with the sad news of the death of Janet White. On a more cheerful note I should like to introduce the new Assistant to the Secretary, Nicole Zymelka, who is now firmly established in the position. She has yet to get a full grasp of the Byzantine ramifications of the Croquet Association, but if she is unable to help you herself she is most efficient at passing on any message you leave with her.
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