Note the beautiful flower tub tended by Sue Fox
During the afternoon, we welcomed Steve Pallett - the assistant minister for sport and our Connetable - as well as Jean Le Maistre, who opened our clubhouse in 1996 when he was President of sport in the Island.
When the games were over, we all sat down and enjoyed a resplendent tea, organised by Rita Le Brocq, who was assisted by a host of willing helpers. There were sandwiches, scones and home made cakes. At one point, there was no room in the kitchen for volunteers to get in to do some washing up!!
The clubhouse was decorated by Peter and June Bastion.
1st Derek Hart - 2nd Joy Le Marquand - 3rd Karen Bougeard
Ken Vibert then gave a short speech, outlining the history of the Club, which can be found on our home page "About Us".
This was followed by the results and prizegiving for the matches played.
Our 30th Anniversary Celebrations
1st Claire Turner - 2nd Haydn Maguire - 3rd Janine Wrighton
Margaret Rondel (the scorer)
with her tea !!
The kitchen with helpers.
Barbara and Tim Bechelet are facing the camera together.
Peter Bastion and Ron Le Herissier in front of the banner
On Sunday 12th June 2016 at 2 p.m in driving drizzle, everyone was called to the Flagpole and Ken Vibert started the afternoon by wishing the Queen a Happy Birthday and then Gordon de Gruchy explained the competition and called out the draw for the first of two games.
There were about 120 members present and Margaret Rondel arranged the players into two groups and did all the scoring and worked out the results.
Fortunately, the weather improved quite quickly and it ended up quite pleasant by the end of the afternoon.
Finally, we all retired to the clubhouse for the "cutting of the cake" and a glass of wine.
The fabulous cake had been made by Barbara Bechelet and was cut by our eldest playing member Garnet Billot (93 years young)
Ken Vibert proposed a toast to the Club, thanked everyone for attending and also thanked the “workers –seen and unseen" plus a reminder that festivities will continue in 2 weeks time.
A melee followed by a hog roast on Saturday and a lorry drive and luncheon at the Christina on the Sunday when the Coutances group arrive.
After the tea, there was tree planting. The first tree was planted by Ken Vibert to commemorate the 90th birthday of the Queen.
The second tree was planted by Tony Allchurch for the 30th Anniversary of the formation of the Club. He was ably assisted by Maggie Allchurch, Joy and Derek Hart, who all founded the Club 30 years ago.