Hello!

Remember, remember the 5th of November… yes, fireworks night is upon us and then we really can drop the c-bomb. Christmas!

To do that we need your help! We are looking, once again, for a sponsor for the Club’s Christmas Trees. We need one biggy for the outside and one 8 footer for inside. And of course if it’s a business sponsorship? We’ll be happy to promote via our newsletter and the socials!

If you would like to sponsor the Club’s Christmas trees, please get in touch with Kim ASAP!

Whilst on the ask, the Board is looking for one or two people to help us put together, organise and promote social events at the Club. If you’re interested, please do get in touch with Kim or myself and we’d be happy to chat through what we’re looking for. Great events are such an integral part of the Club’s recovery plan and we are keen to use our amazing Club assets more. Is this role for you? We hope to hear from you!

Talking of events…

Fizztastic news…
For those who attended our AGM, we are planning a Jarrow House fizz tasting. Our Member, Sally Smith and her partner Robert Auld make it from the grapes grown at their small holding just outs Colchester. (Do have a try as it’s available at the bar!). We’ll keep you posted on that event which we are hoping to arrange for early 2022… meanwhile Festive Fizz Season alert! Christmas 2021 is a time to celebrate. As we can all be together this year. Jarrow House Vineyard had its best vintage yet in 2018. If you’d like to stock up? Please contact Sally on 07932735116 to place your order. Special prices for Club members. POP Fizz !

Sunday Lunch
Roast Sunday Lunches are BACK on the menu. We have a full set of events between now and New Year’s Eve… so why not book yourselves in?

First off is Sunday lunch on Sunday 14th November. On the menu is roast beef, or roast pork and for a veggie option we have butternut squash and spinach wellington plus pud or cheese. It’s two courses for £19. Sittings at at 12.30pm (prompt) or 2.15pm. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Other dates for your diaries include a gourmet steak night on Friday 19th November and another Sunday Lunch on the 21st November to name but a few. We hope you’ll want to come along.

Carols with Caryll!
The festive ads are appearing on telly and we’re getting organised too! Caryll Collins will be leading a festive singalong on Christmas Eve at the Club from 6pm. Chef will be preparing some delicious canapés – The event is FREE to attend – however space will be limited and we’ll need to cater accordingly. You can reserve your spaces

Christmas Parties
Our Christmas Party Nights are filling up, so if you haven’t booked yet? Please do so! Why not invite your friends, neighbours or other Members to join you? All are welcome! You can see the menu, details and how to book < HERE >

New Year’s Eve Celebration
For the first time in many years, we’ll be serving a superb fine dining three course dinner on New Year’s Eve. It’s a black tie event and Chef has prepared a wonderful menu and we’re getting booked up. Why not join us?

Frinton Jazz Club
We have two events ahead for the Frinton Jazz Club at the Club – these tend to sell out fast. The musicians are world class and the entertainment is super! We think you’ll enjoy.

Family Activities
We have a new part of the website especially dedicated to activities suitable for families and juniors. Take a look here and why not book in for the family festive Disco and party on December 20th? All the details are < HERE >

Squash
A message from Jack Bruce re The Squash Club Championships.

The draw has now been completed.

The competition will run from 29th October 2021 – 20th November 2021.
All matches must be played within these times. Failure to play the games that are scheduled for you in the draw will result in other players in the competition not being able to play theirs. So if for whatever reason you are not able to play, please check your current opponent and let them know so they can continue with the competition. (Your opponent will be granted a Walkover and you will proceed through the MONRAD system.)
Please report ALL match results to me, this can be either via email: jack.bruce07@yahoo.com or mobile: 07397203302.
The format of the competition is going to be best of 5 games, first to 15 points, all games must be won with a 2 point margin. E.g., 15-13, 16-14, 17-15, etc.

THE COMPETITION STARTS NOW, GET PLAYING!!!

First round matches are underway. Pictured; Kevin Bruce vs Joe Green

Finals Day
On the 20th November, we will hold the Finals. This will consist of the 3rd/4th place play off match and of course, the Final. Play will commence from 17:30 with the 3rd/4th play off match, followed by the final. Please if we can get as many supports/spectators to watch the games and support whoever you may favour. The finals match we be followed with a short presentation in the Clubhouse.

Any questions? Please get in touch with Jack!

Croquet
The hoops are back in the ground and the corner flags are fluttering! Yes, you’re welcome to return to the Club to play on grass court 16. The great news is that the new croquet lawn is beginning to sprout!

Let the grass grow! The new Croquet Lawn should be ready for play in 2022!

Gym
We hope you’ll know by now that our gym is one of the best in the area. Not only because we have fabulous Technogym kit but we also have an array of classes. Why not have a try out and book yourself in? Katy and her team would be happy to chat you through what’s on offer.

Tennis
Don’t forget that if you fancy a lesson, please get in touch with Pete and the team at NEET Academy. Or if some Club Tennis takes your fancy? We’ve got a range of days and sessions. Details from the office.

Also, the Winter Box League details will be going up on the notice board this weekend. Please do keep apprised of the details!

Walking Football
With the winter nights drawing in, it doesn’t mean you can’t get involved! Why not join the Walton Swifts? If you’re interested, please contact John Kilby for more information.

Social Membership
Whilst all are welcome to come and visit, Members of the Club receive 20% off at the bar. Well worth it! Please do spread the word and let’s encourage more people to come through the doors and join our Club as social or sporting members!

That’s it for now. Have a wonderful (and safe) Bonfire Night. And with so many events and things to book, we hope one or some will be of interest! All details are on the website.

Have a great week.

James Max
Club Chairman

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