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Metro Blind Sport AGM 29 Nov

Metro Blind Sport Annual General Meeting 29 November 2019

Metro Blind Sports’ Annual General Meeting

Dear Members, Partners and Friends

Save the date and join us on Friday 29th November 2019 as Metro Blind Sport will be hosting our Annual General Meeting at the Union Jack Club on Waterloo Road.

We will have some great raffle prizes this year, and the Metro Staff and the Trustees are all looking forward to meeting and catching up with you.

To avoid disappointment, it is important that you let Martin Symcox know by Friday 22 November if you will be attending, and any dietary requirements, so sufficient food can be organised.

Metro Blind Sports Annual General Meeting Event details:

Date: Friday 29th November 2018  Time: 18:00 to 22:30  Cost: Free

Venue: Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ The main entrance is directly opposite Waterloo station

Contact:  martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org   or call 07508958927

AGM AGENDA

6.00 pm Arrival
6.30 pm Welcome and roll call, minutes of last AGM

  • 6.45 pm
  • CEO welcome and introduction
  • Chair of Trustees’ report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Re-election of Trustee Board
  • Presentations from sports leads – archery, athletics, bowls, cricket, football, tennis.

8.00 pm Hot buffet
9.00 pm Christmas raffle

The annual report for the evening will be issued before the meeting.

As always thanks for your Support

Martin Symcox

CEO – Metro Blind Sport

 

AGM: Confirm Attendance by 23 Nov

Metro Blind Sport's AGM Deadline 23 Nov- please confirm Attendance

Thanks to all those members who have already responded, for those that have not yet had a chance to do so, the deadline to book your place and food at the AGM is the 23rd November 2018.

We have some great raffle prizes this year, including a cricket bat signed by England versus Pakistan Test Series, and for those “adrenaline-fueled members” out there “a bungee jump” donated by Red Letter Days, so do join us at The AGM to get some raffle tickets and have a chance of winning one of these great prizes!

The Metro Staff and the Trustees are all looking forward to meeting and catching up with you at this year’s rapidly approaching Annual General Meeting.

To avoid disappointment, it is important that you let Martin Symcox know by Friday 23rd November if you will be attending, and any dietary requirements, so sufficient food can be organised.

Martin’s contact details:
Email: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org
or Telephone: 07508 958 927

Metro Blind Sports Annual General Meeting Event details:
Date: Friday 30th November 2018  Time: 18:00 to 20:30  Cost: Free
Venue: Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ
The main entrance is directly opposite Waterloo station

Please find below a download link to this year Annual report. Expenditure for each sport will be explained in more detail at the AGM on the 30th November.

Download Link to Annual report: http://bit.ly/MBSAnnualReport17-18

 

Metro AGM Friday – 30 Nov!

Metro AGM 2018
Venue:
Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Phone:
07508 958 927
Date:
30th November 2018
Cost:
Free


We have some great raffle prizes this year, including a cricket bat signed by England versus Pakistan Test Series, and for those “adrenaline-fueled members” out there “a bungee jump” donated by Red Letter Days, so do join us at The AGM to get some raffle tickets and have a chance of winning one of these great prizes!

The Metro Staff and the Trustees are all looking forward to meeting and catching up with you at this year’s rapidly approaching Annual General Meeting.

Thanks to all those members who have already responded, for those that have not yet had a chance to do so, the deadline to book your place and food at the AGM is the 23rd November 2018.

To avoid disappointment, it is important that you let Martin Symcox know by Friday 23rd November if you will be attending, and any dietary requirements, so sufficient food can be organised.

Martin’s contact details:
Email: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org
or Telephone: 07508 958 927

Metro Blind Sports Annual General Meeting Event details:
Date: Friday 30th November 2018  Time: 18:00 to 20:30  Cost: Free
Venue: Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ
The main entrance is directly opposite Waterloo station

Please find below a download link to this year Annual report. Expenditure for each sport will be explained in more detail at the AGM on the 30th November.

Download Link to Annual report: http://bit.ly/MBSAnnualReport17-18

NOTICE: Metro AGM – 30 Nov!

Metro AGM 2018

We have some great raffle prizes this year, including a cricket bat signed by England versus Pakistan Test Series, and for those “adrenaline-fueled members” out there “a bungee jump” donated by Red Letter Days, so do join us at The AGM to get some raffle tickets and have a chance of winning one of these great prizes!

The Metro Staff and the Trustees are all looking forward to meeting and catching up with you at this year’s rapidly approaching Annual General Meeting.

Thanks to all those members who have already responded, for those that have not yet had a chance to do so, the deadline to book your place and food at the AGM is the 23rd November 2018.

To avoid disappointment, it is important that you let Martin Symcox know by Friday 23rd November if you will be attending, and any dietary requirements, so sufficient food can be organised.

Martin’s contact details:
Email: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org
or Telephone: 07508 958 927

Metro Blind Sports Annual General Meeting Event details:
Date: Friday 30th November 2018  Time: 18:00 to 20:30  Cost: Free
Venue: Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ
The main entrance is directly opposite Waterloo station

Please find below a download link to this year Annual report. Expenditure for each sport will be explained in more detail at the AGM on the 30th November.

Download Link to Annual report: http://bit.ly/MBSAnnualReport17-18

 

Bowls AGM – 10 Jan!

Metro Bowls AGM 10 Jan 2019
Venue:
RNIB  then on to the Boot Pub
Time:
6.00pm - TBC
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
10th January 2019
Cost:
Confirm with Eric


Metro Bowls AGM

Bowls AGM at the RNIB 10 Jan then on to the Boot Pub

Now we have had the Metro AGM at the Union Jack Club, it is our time to hold the Metro bowlers AGM at the RNIB on the 10th of January.  As usual it will start at 6 o’clock, then we are expected at the Boot pub for a meal and a few drinks.

I will then give you dates for bowls tournaments and the collection dates for the usual 4 railway stations.  Let me know if you want to take part in any of these tournaments, and I hope you can help at least 1 of these collections.  Enjoy the holiday period, and I hope to see you all in the new year.- Eric.

Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call  0208 985 6245

 

Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not Learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday  from 17 Jan 2019 to the middle of April 2019, with three week break around Christmas
– Please contact  Eric to confirm  dates around the Xmas period
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest. The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).