Sunday, 26 October 2008

Kingsley Park Working Men's Club.

Newsletter November 2008.

Editor Matt Wright
The Kingsley Blog

Club Phone No’s
Door Staff 711002
Steward 715514
Secretary 719800
Email Secretary

Local Children in Need 1st November.

Starring A-Jay and Willow an evening of Top Class entertainment. In the main bar starting at 8.00pm.Play-ur-cards-right.Raffle and Auction.
Thanks to all that have donated goods (including Saints tickets) for this event and to all that have sponsored the games.
Come along and enjoy the superb group Willow plus comedienne A Jay. May I remind members that all money raised goes to Local Children and not to the club. We ask you all to dig deep and give it your full support.

A Great North Run.

Peter Hackett (47 and a member of Kingsley Park WMC for 29 years) took part for the first time in this event to raise money for Leukaemia Research. His target was to reach the finish line, however to his astonishment and that of others, he finished in 2 hours and 36 minutes. Peter ran with three work colleagues from Northampton Borough Council (Wayne Marriott, Alan Smith and Wayne Barrett) and between them raised approximately £1000.
Peter would like to thank everyone who sponsored him and now that he has achieved what he thought was the impossible, would like to take the sponsorship to a bigger audience next year.

Club Rules.

Like me you were probably given a copy of the club rules when you joined the club. If like me you have been a member for over 30 years, you can’t remember where they are now. There have been many amendments over the years. And the price we have to pay for the booklets has spiralled, we have ran out of booklets but from November you will be able to read the rules on-line at:

Bus Saved.

The Committee has decided to keep our Mini Bus. To ensure it’s future. It is up to our members to use it more. During the winter months it is mostly used in the evenings by our games sections and to safely take our bar staff home. That means it is not being used during the day.
With Christmas sneaking up on us it has been suggested to me that it could be used for shopping trips. Could you get a party of friends together and hire the bus to visit one of the many large shopping centres? Milton Keynes, Brent Cross, The Lakeside? Or how about a trip to the Sunday Markets in London?
If any member wishes to make use of their bus, please get in touch with Barry.

Red Tooth Poker.

Our Redtooth Poker League is finally up and running. It is proving to be very popular. So popular that we have had to order extra tables. We have players signed up that have not played yet and we are getting more applicants every week. The new season starts 9th November, so come along on Tuesday evenings before 7-30pm and get yourself registered. Our early League leader as we go to press is Luke Borer who finished in first place three weeks in a row and now has 310 points. In joint second place are Lee Winters Jnr & Mark Knight with 230 points with Jenk Schwartz in forth place on 200 points. For an up-to-date league table visit.

Festive Opening Hours.

Wednesday 24th 11.00 to 23.30
Thursday 25th 11.00 to 14.00 and 19.00 to 22.30
Friday 26th 11.00 to 23.30
Saturday 27th 11.00 to 23.30
Sunday 28th 11.00 to 23.00
Monday 29th 11.00 to 23.00
Tuesday 30th 11.00 to 23.00
Wednesday 31st 11.00 to 00.30
Thursday 1st 11.00 to 23.00

Beer Festival November 14th – 16th.

Brewery Beer ABV
Fullers Chiswick 3.5%
Caledonian Deuchars IPA 3.8%
Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8%
Elgood’s Cambridge Bitter 3.8%
Nobby’s Nobby’s Best 3.8%
Adnams Green King Corbon Neutral 4.0%
J W Lees Best Bitter 4.0%
Hoggleys Northamptonshire Bitter 4.0%
Elgood’s Golden Newt 4.1%
Hoggleys Reservoir Hogs 4.3%
Nobby’s Monster Mash 4.3%
Ind Coopers Burton Ale 4.5%
George Gale & Co Ltd HBS Premium Bitter 4.8%
Hoggleys Solstice Stout 5.0%
Fullers EBS 5.5%
Marstons Old Empire 5.7%

Lord Mayor’s Charity.

The Lord Mayor would like to thank the members that bought a ticket in his raffle. He managed to raise over £500 for Mayor’s Charities: SSAFA Forces Help & Northampton and District Branch Alzheimer’s Society thanks to you.

Christmas Raffle.

Tickets are now on sale from the welfare table, bingo table, from the door staff and from behind the bar. The prizes have been chosen from the Argos catalogue and will be purchased shortly.

Mini Tote.

Sales of the Mini Tote has been dropping in the last few weeks. If all tickets are sold you have a chance to win £150. If ticket sales continue to drop we will have to revert back to the old Mini Tote with a prize of only £100.

Christmas Lunch.

There is still time to book your Christmas lunch at the Kingsley. The event takes place on Sunday December 21st. We offer you a traditional Christmas lunch, with a roast beef or vegetarian alternative for only Adults £12-95 Children £6-95.