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July Executive Meeting Titbits

posted Jul 12, 2018, 12:44 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
A total of 11 clubs will be fined £5 for non-attendance at a meeting that was put back a week due to a clash with an England World Cup football match.

The proposed Sub Group meeting without the League’s officers will go ahead on Wednesday 29th August at Bowring at 7.30pm..Their proposals will be reported back to the September meeting and then fully debated at the League's October meeting. 

County and league junior selector Brenda Slingo hopes to help us muster two teams again for this year’s Shropshire junior inter-league on Sunday 16th September in Shrewsbury, hopefully giving last year’s side that won the consolation cup the chance to go one better 

She is also going to look into the possibility of a Mid Shropshire set-up joining the British Parks association to play in its various junior competitions next year. With so many youngsters at Sinclair, Shifnal, Charlton etc, she is anxious to give them more experience on bigger stages. This would take a massive commitment of time and money, but it’s a very exciting prospect all the same . . . 
Also exciting is two bits of news from Donnington Wood. The League made a donation of £20 from a brandy roll-up at Merit finals day at Allscott Heath to the charity day in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support that we jointly promoted with that club. Secretary Graham Walters tells me they raised £1,000 and thanked the League for its support. 

Graham also had a meeting with the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin last month and says that the Mayor wants Donnington Wood to hold a competition for the mayor's trust, which is a charity that helps under privileged children. And as he wants to throw it open to all Telford bowlers, Graham has told him he needs to run it past the MSBL and possibly the SCGBA. So expect to hear more on this in due course - could be held mid October or early next year. 

All 11 affiliated clubs that had applied for a slice of the first £5,000 grant fund allocated by SCGBA had been allocated a sum by the finance committee – a move ratified by executive. MSBL clubs to benefit are Hadley USC (£400 for replacement roof sheets) and Shifnal (£500 towards renewal/repair of floodlights).

St Georges, Wrockwardine Wood, Donnington Wood and Bylet among the 6 clubs with two greens vying to stage the 2019 Midland Masters finals. Final choice to be made by county in October.

And delegates present on Tuesday 10th July were urged to consider nominating someone from their club for the elford Community Pride Awards, which is now open for nominations in a variety of categories. Know someone who goes that extra mile? Now’s your chance to give them the recognition they deserve via the T & W Council website . . ..