Saturday, 27 December 2008

January Newsletter

Kingsley Park Working Men's Club.

Newsletter January 2009

Editor Matt Wright
The Kingsley Blog

Kingsley Park Working Men’s Club and Institute
120 Kingsley Park Terrace, Kingsley, Northampton, NN2 7HJ

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

Festive Greetings.

We hope that your Christmas festivities have gone well and you received some gifts that you really wanted. Trouble is if someone bought you clothes they will expect to see you wearing them, (hands up if you got a jersey that you will wear once then hide it at the back of the cupboard never to be seen again).
As this newsletter is published before January 1st may we remind members that seats cannot be reserved on New Years Eve.

Room Hire.

Room hire brings in much needed revenue to the club. The concert room bookings for 2009 are going well. We have at least one booking for every month, some months we only have one vacant Saturday night available.
If you have a Birthday, Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary planned for this year get your booking in now. (Please note we do not accept bookings for eighteenth birthdays). The cost to hire the room is £120 so if you have something to arrange, get in touch with Barry quickly.

The Concert Room is also available Sunday mornings for Christenings.
Smaller rooms are available mid-week for all sorts of events and meetings. If you have a group that is looking for a new venue, we have rooms available.

The headlands

Take away

Welcome to the Headlands Tandoori Take Away your Local Exotic Indian Cuisine
Free Delivery within Northampton (Minimum order £10.00)
Delivery time 45 minutes to 1 hour
223 Birchfield Road East, Northampton. NN3 2BZ
Open 6 days a week (Including bank holidays)
Monday to Saturday 5.00pm-11.00pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 5.00pm-11.00pm
01604 713033 or 01604 714676
10% Discount for members of KINGSLEY PARK WMC
On presentation of membership cards.

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well-known in many English-speaking countries, and it is often sung to celebrate the start of the new year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day.
The song's (Scots) title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago"[1] or "days gone by". “In the days of auld lang syne” as the equivalent of “Once upon a time.” The last line of the chorus is frequently mis-sung by crowds and untrained groups as "for the sake of Auld Lang Syne". It is rarely, if ever, incorrectly performed by trained choirs.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine.
We've wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin' auld lang syne.

We twa hae sported i' the burn,
From morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin' auld lang syne.

And ther's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine;
We'll tak' a right good willie-waught,,
For auld lang syne.

The new Treasure Chest.

A new treasure chest will start on January 11th.

The purpose of the new treasure chest is to raise money to help pay for the club’s entertainment and senior citizen’s and life member’s functions.

Each new jackpot will start at £100.00.
Tickets will be sold for £1.00 per strip of five.

Half of the money from ticket sales will go into the treasure chest fund to be paid out if the treasure chest is opened.

£25.00 will be paid out each week as a consolation to the person who wins the key but cannot open the chest.

All remaining monies will be used for the purposes of the treasure chest as stated above.

The draw will be made every Sunday at about 21.15. The winning ticket must be presented by 23.00 on the same day.

The number of keys will start at 21 and will reduce on a weekly basis until only 3 keys are left. They will remain at this number until the treasure chest is opened.

Committee members will not hold tickets for people who are not in the club when the draw is made.

Christmas Decorations.

This year members have had nothing but good things to say about our Christmas decorations. One member Pete Hammond suggested we donate the old ones to Northampton Council to brighten up Abington Street.


Sadly we have to report the death of Jim Prigmore. Our sympathy goes to his children Mandy, Clare and Steve. His grandchildren, other family and friends.

2009 Subscriptions

As we move into 2009 it’s that time of year again when we have to renew our club cards. What do you get for 14p per week, yes that’s only 2p per day.
Each week we spend over £1000 on entertainment. We have bingo at least twice a week. We have a large games room open 7 days a week with two pool tables, Two skittles tables, and three dartboards. Numerous card tables and lots of domino tables.
In the downstairs games room we have 3 full sized snooker tables, we also have a pool table in the small room near the front door.
Most mid-week nights you will find our games players representing the club in a league matches.
The club has Sky Sports and Setanta Sports on big screen TV. So you will never miss a big match.
Subs for 2009 are payable from 4th January to 28th January. At the end of this period any member who has not paid their subs become members in arrears and may not use the facilities of the club until they pay them. After the 25th February those who have not paid lose their membership.
Please note that even if you joined the club at the end of 2008 subs are payable in full for 2009.
It is preferable for all members to attend to pay their own subs and enjoy some refreshment with other members. However, if this is not possible, you may pay by post or another member may pay on your behalf. The only thing the Committee must see is the red card for men and the white card for women.
Subs will be taken at the following times.

January 2009
Sundays 4th 11th 18th 25th 11.00 to 13.00
Mondays 5th 12th 19th 26th 19.30 to 21.00
Tuesdays 6th 13th 20th 27th 19.30 to 21.00
Wednesdays 7th 14th 21st 28th 19.30 to 21.00
Fridays 9th 16th 23rd 19.30 to 21.00
Saturdays 10th 17th 24th 12.00 to 13.00
February 2009
Sundays 1st 8th 15th 22nd 11.30 to 12.30
Mondays 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 19.30 to 20.30
Wednesday 25th 19.30 to 20.30
The subscriptions as agreed by the members at the last Annual General Meeting are Men £7.00 Senior Citizens £6.50 Life Members £3.00 Women £3.00

Games News.

Fri 1st Men’s Skittles Spencer A home
Sun 4th Football TBA
Mon 5th Ladies Skittles A Team Foundry A away
B Team Whitworth Rd Con Club home
Tue 6th Poker
A Team Far Cotton C away
B Team Far Cotton A home
Thu 8th Pool
Ladies Darts Singles Knockout Final
British Rail B away
Fri 9th Men’s Skittles Bye
Sun 11th Football TBA
Mon 12th Ladies Skittles A Team Bye
B Team St Crispins away
Tue 13th Poker
A Team Barratts B away
B Team Barratts St Giles home
Thu 15th Pool
Ladies Darts Doubles Knockout
Spencer B home
Fri 16th Men’s Skittles St James away
Sun 18th Football TBA
Mon 19th Ladies Skittles A Team Headlands away
B Team Artizan home
Tue 20th Poker
A Team Kingsthroupe home
Derngate A avay
Thu 22nd Pool
Ladies Darts Top Average Player Knockout
Mixed Pairs Charity Night at Cogenhoe
Fri 23rd Men’s Skittles Pairs 1st Round
Sun 25th Football TBA
Mon 26th Ladies Skittles A Team Queen Adalaide home
B Team Sun away
Tue 27th Poker
A Team Barratts Stoves avay
Earls Barton home
Thu 29th Pool
Ladies Darts Top Average Player Knockout
Vocal away
Fri 30th Men’s Skittles Northampton B home

Kevin Fardon won and John Spriggs was runner-up in the annual skittles Christmas knockout. The players would like to say thank you to the organiser for arranging this excellent event.

January Entertainment.

Friday 2nd Ricky Swann
Bingo Vocalits
Saturday 3rd Mid Sensation
Bingo Group
Sunday 4th Hot Stuff
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 7th BH Quiz Night
Friday 9th The 2 Tones
Bingo Group
Saturday 10th Taylor Made Duo
Sunday 11th Walk Right Back
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 14th BH Quiz Night
Friday 16th Uncle Tom Cobley
Bingo Group
Saturday 17th Red Thunder Group
Sunday 18th Neo
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 21st BH Quiz Night
Friday 23rd Alive ‘N’ Kicking
Bingo Duo
Saturday 24th De-Ja-Vu Trio
Sunday 25th Fully Loaded
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 28th BH Quiz Night
Friday 30th Smooth Inc
Bingo Duo
Saturday 31st Sound Advice Trio

Boxing Day Raffle.

We are pleased to tell you that the Boxing Day raffle raised £276 and the auction for the 37” television raised a further £360. Making a total of £636 for charity. Thanks to all the people that took part.