SHEFFIELD UNITED SENIOR BLADES NEWSLETTER
I hope this finds you safe and well after such a long break. Our Media and Communications team have worked hard to keep in touch with as many members as possible via email, the web site and match programmes. The committee have finally been able to meet together for the first time since March 2020 and we are hoping that we will be able to resume some of our usual activities. We do understand however that with the current pandemic some people may feel anxious about gathering in large groups. Below are some of the activities we have planned so far (subject of course to any changes the government may make).
Membership will be renewable on 1 September for 2021/2022 and will remain at £5 for the year. Renewable at our lunches or by post to 13 Wollaton Avenue, Sheffield S17 4LA. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. We have quite a few members with the same name and initials! If you prefer to hand it in to the ticket office (when they re-open) please place cash/cheque and your details in an envelope addressed to Senior Blades. Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield United Senior Blades. Don’t forget to let us know if you have changed address, telephone number or email.
We are planning to resume our lunches on Tuesday 10th August but, further to a meeting with the catering company, there will be some changes.
A) Due to increased expenses the cost for a3 courselunch will now be £16.50.
B) If you wish to attend youmust contact Stephen Gibbons on 01335 664560or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Do not just assume there will be a place for you as in the past.
C) We must confirm numbers before the Wednesday preceding the lunch (at which point we will be invoicedfor that number).
D) All payments at Bramall Lane are now by card only, including the bar in the Platinum Suite. The committee will purchase a card machinefor lunchpayments although initially we will continue to accept cash and cheques.
The planned trip to Skegness will now take place on Thursday 16th September. Cost to members £15, £20 for non- members. The coach will leave Cherry Street at 8 am prompt. There are still seats available. Please contact Sue Foster on 0114 2550053
Our bowls tournament returns again this year on Tuesday 21st September and it will be played once again at the Hollinsend Bowls Club. The event in 2019 had to be abandoned at lunchtime due to the flooding of the greens. This is for members only and those wishing to take part must renew or join before 20th September 2021.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING(S)
It is proposed to hold a brief, rather belated, AGM at our first lunch meeting. If you have any questions you wish to raise please send, in writing, to the Secretary, 13 Wollaton Avenue, Sheffield S17 4LA. If you wish to attend the AGM only this will start at approximately 2 p.m.