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Beckingham Village Hall Social Club............................

Beckingham Village Hall Social Club News - July 2019

The Social Club s Annual General Meeting was held on 3rd July at which the Chairman, Phil Wells reviewed the club s second year of operation.

He said It had been another successful year, summarised as follows:

  • Membership had increased from 115 last year to 120 with several more applications pending. Particularly encouraging had been the number of new residents who were joining. A welcome flyer was put through the letterbox of new arrivals to the village and this seemed to be producing results.
  • Turnover was up 20% on the previous year and full details are contained in the club s annual accounts which can been seen here.
  • The range of drinks had been extended and the quality and choice of wine improved. There was now a coffee machine providing a range of coffees, and other non-alcoholic drinks were also available.
  • A year s subscription to Sky had been taken out, which provided for a wider choice of TV programmes including sports coverage. Different programmes could be shown simultaneously in the two rooms.
  • An industry standard glass washer had been purchased to improve standards of cleanliness and bar servers had received basic hygiene training.
  • There was however a note of sadness in that during the year we had lost two members to cancer at no great age. The club was able to work with their families to provide a suitable wake on each occasion which was appreciated by all those involved.
  • A special highlight of the year was the 100th Birthday of the RAF black tie celebration, when the main hall was transformed into a formal dining area and a three course meal with drinks provided, followed by toasts and speeches. Attended by 60 members and their guests a highly enjoyable evening was had by all and special thanks to Scott and Jason, our two RAF officers for making it possible.

The full programme of events held during the year were:

  • JULY -15th (Sat) afternoon- Ladies singles final Wimbledon. Evening - World cup final
  • AUGUST - 11th (Sat) Quiz Night
  • SEPTEMBER - 15th (Sat) RAF 100th Birthday black Tie event
  • OCTOBER - 7th (Sat) Halloween Celebration with children s games and special prizes
  • NOVEMBER - 10th (Sat) Quiz Night for British Legion poppy appeal

DECEMBER

8th (Sat) Christmas Tree lights switch on, Club decorated, with carol singing, Christmas themed quiz, mulled wine and mince pies and was well attended

15th (Sat) Strictly come dancing final. Dress for the occasion, Prize for best Christmas themed hat, Sweepstake, free glass of fizz

21st, 22nd, 23rd December. The Bar was open as usual which was followed by Christmas special opening giving six consecutive days opening

24th (Mon) Christmas Eve. Bar opened 5pm until 10 pm; Special Christmas raffle with premium prizes Christmas Special Open the Box and Christmas Hamper draw

25th (Tues.) Christmas Day. Bar opened 12 pm to 2pm

26th (Weds) Boxing Day. Bar opened 4 pm until 7 pm

31st (Mon) New Year s Eve. Themed decorations, Live Music, Food Platters, Champagne toast at midnight. A ticketed event which was again well attended

JANUARY

25th (Fri) Burns night. Haggis and whisky tasting, Scottish themed evening

26th (Sat) afternoon Bingo

MARCH

9th (Sat) Six Nations Rugby England v Italy with free shots for English tries

16th (Sat) Six Nations Rugby England v Scotland with free shots for English tries

16th (Sat) St Patrick s Night commencing 8 pm with C J Hatt providing live music, baby Guinness and Irish themed decorations and other attractions

APRIL:

6th (Sat) Grand National Race Night with a programme of races featuring local jockeys and their mounts, plus a tote and other surprises

MAY

18th (Sat) afternoon Flower arranging followed by F. A. Cup Final followed by Eurovision Final

JUNE:

8th (Sat) Open Gardens Day evening entertainment for Social Club members and their guests with live music provided by twosmooth . It was a 60 s 70 s themed event with matching food prepared by Karen to whom we owe grateful thanks. The band was very popular and has been rebooked for New Years Eve

In addition to these events we have continued with our normal 3 day opening plus Bank Holidays which continue to be supported. Our special thanks are due to those who serve behind the bar and enable us to maintain these opening hours. As always, we are looking for additional volunteers to join our rota of servers, so please let a committee member know if you are interested in helping. The programme also contained two new afternoon events , bingo and flower arranging, both of which proved popular and will be repeated. Special thanks to our bingo caller Nick Ashworth and Wendy Williams for organising the flower arranging. The Golf Club meets fortnightly and always finishes at the 19th Hole (Club bar). Many thanks are due to Adam Cropper for organising. Membership Subscriptions. It was agreed that they should continue at the same level as last year. 10pounds per person to include children who were already enrolled under family membership. Children who had been previously enrolled under family membership could continue as members upon attaining the age of 18 for the same fee of 10pounds. New members would be offered initial membership for 25pounds per person or 40pounds for joint family membership to include two children. In subsequent years they would pay the current existing membership rate

Club Officers and the Management Committee for 2019/20: The existing officers and members of the management committee all offered themselves for re election for a further year and this was unanimously agreed as follows; Chair: Phil Wells, Vice Chair: Sean Conway, Treasurer: Ian Hickingbotham, Club Secretary: Jane Wells, Membership Secretary: Wendy Williams. In addition the following were confirmed as members of the Management Committee: Andy Brewer, James Finch, Ben Scall and Scott Toomer. Date for your Diaries: 31 Aug 2019. The Beckingham RAF Officer s Mess is once again hosting an evening of entertainment and we welcome you to come join us The format will be a Champagne reception, held in the finest traditions of the RAF. With places limited to 80 members of the Beckingham Social Club. Dress will be No1 Service Dress, lounge suit or cocktail dress. Medals may be worn.

Your host for the evening will be the President of the Mess Committee (PMC) Flight Lieutenant Scott Toomer. The evening will commence in the Mess foyer from 7pm with RAF anecdotes delivered throughout the evening. Price approx 15pounds pp


BACKGROUND: The closure of the local pub The Packhorse left a gap in the life of the village. It soon became evident that there was strong support for a social and recreational centre, where residents could meet and enjoy a drink with friends and neighbours. After widespread consultation, the Social Club was established at an inaugural meeting in May 2017, with over 100 residents becoming paid up members.

The constitution and club rules for the Beckingham Village Hall Social Club (BVHSC) can be seen here

A club Licence was granted on 30th June 2017 for the sale of alcohol between the hours of 11 am and 11 pm with dispensation for later opening on special occasions and the club officially opened on 8 July2017. Since then progress has exceeded expectations and enabled the Club to invest in improving club facilities. The carpeted bar area now boasts a large flat screen TV and new tables and chairs. A log burner has been fitted to create a welcoming atmosphere during the winter months. A commercial glass washer has been installed to ensure a high standard of hygiene and the range of drinks and snacks has been extended.

REPORT ON THE FIRST YEAR ACTIVITIES: The Clubs first Annual General Meeting took place on 4 July 2018 and the review of the years activities showed that in addition to regular opening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the following special events were held:

  • Ladies Night with prizes for best dressed ladies, Prosecco and nibbles provided, and races with men as jockeys on wooden horses
  • Harvest Supper jointly with the Parochial Church Council (PCC)
  • Halloween with traditional games and childrens prizes for best fancy dress and carved pumpkins
  • Christmas Tree lighting with games, mulled wine and mince pies (jointly with Parish Council)
  • Strictly Come Dancing Final: Members came dressed for the occasion plus sweepstake
  • Special Christmas opening on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, both well supported
  • New Years Eve with disco and a glass of Fizz to see New Year in
  • Englands 6 Nations games, free shots for English Tries
  • Six Nations final match + Irish Themed St Patricks Night with live music
  • Eurovision Final, members came in outrageous but appropriate dress plus sweepstake
  • Royal Wedding with pre wedding breakfast and fizz to toast the happy couple
  • F.A. Cup Final with sweepstake on likely happenings
  • Village fete evening with a hog roast and live entertainment for members (in collaboration with Parish Council)

All this, plus regular quizzes and raffles with the proceeds now going to members chosen charities. These evenings are also enhanced with Supper Platters provided by the PCC at 5pounds. each, raising funds for our Village Church. The Club is non-profit making and relies on a management committee and a small number of volunteers to organise and provide the necessary services. Financial surpluses are re-invested for the benefit of members (The 2017-18 Annual Accounts can be found here

GOLF CLUB: We now have a Golf Club affiliated to the Social Club which meets regularly and are keen to see more clubs established. Please contact one of the Club Officers if you have an idea for one.

MEMBERSHIP: All village residents are eligible for membership and need to be proposed and seconded by existing members. Initial membership fees are 25 pounds per person or 40 pounds for family membership. We think this is well worth the cost, enabling you to use the bar facilities and enjoy the special events which offer good value entertainment within the village. Current fees for existing members are 10 pounds per person (2018/19) which reflects their support during the Clubs first year If you are interested in becoming a member either call in to the club during opening hours and/or speak to a member of the management committee or contact the membership secretary Wendy Williams.

CONTACT DETAILS: Club Officers and Management Committee:

  • Phil Wells (Chair): 1 Hillside Cottages Hillside. Mobile: 07930 990950.
  • Sean Conway (Vice Chair): Oakland House Sleaford Road. Mobile: 07938267076
  • Iain Hickingbotham(Treasurer): Redvers House, Chapel Street. Mobile: 07429 381884.
  • Wendy Williams (Membership Secretary): 2 The Paddock, Hillside. Mobile: 07719 668354.
  • Jane Wells (Secretary): 1 Hillside Cottages, Hillside. Mobile: 0781 3840440.
  • Andy Brewer: The Cottage, Chapel Street. Mobile: 07721975974
  • Jason Hunt 5 Chapel Street
  • Ben Scall: Churchview Cottage, Rectory Street.
  • Scott Toomer: Hillside Cottage Hillside. Mobile 07816775049


Beckingham Parish Council 2019 vers 5

Village Hall Dates 2019

(To make a booking contact Lawrence Tatton 07900 104481)


Parish Council Meetings 2019 Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 25th October 2019 7pm


Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 20th November 2019 7pm


Opening times for the Village Hall Social Club

Friday 19.00 to 23.00

Saturday 16.00 to 19.00

Sunday 12.00 to 14.00


Village Hall Social Club events

28th Septembe 2019 Bingo afternoon

More details in the latest Bugle