Sunday, 1 February 2009

February Newsletter

Kingsley Park Working Men's Club.

Newsletter February 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

50 Year Members.

Congratulations to B.W. Ward, Bob Harris and Brian Dolby who have been members of the club for 50 years. This year Brian and Ramesh Chudasama have served on the committee for 10 years.

Treasure Chest.

The new treasure chest has got of to a slow start. If we had been paying out the old consolation prize we would be making a loss. We have amended the rules so that the jackpot will increase more quickly.
How it works;
The prize fund will start at £100.
Half of all stakes will be paid out in prizes.
If for instance we sold £150 worth of tickets £75 would be added to the prize fund, making it £175 if the box was opened.
If the box is not opened a £25 consolation prize will be paid out leaving £150 in the prize fund.
The next week we would start at £150 and half of that week’s stake will be added to the prize fund.
If again the box was not opened, £25 would be paid out as a consolation prize.
We start of with 21 keys in the bag. Each week the number of keys is decreased until there is only 3 keys left, then the number of keys will remain at 3 until the box is opened.
It is hoped that as the jackpot rises more people will have a go.
To enable us to workout the prize fund, sales of tickets will cease at 9pm and the draw will take place at 9-15pm.

Mini Tote.

Win £150 each week. Tickets are available from behind the bar and at the welfare table.


Sadly we have to report the loss of two members. David Thompson, who joined the club in 1987. Dave was a keen domino player. And Vince Holden, who joined in 2001. Our condolences go to their families and friends.

Kingsley Member Wins Town Pool Knockout.

Congratulations go to John Canhan for winning the singles knockout in the Northampton Town Pool League. John came from behind in his semi-final then went on to win a hard fought final.
Congratulations also go to Emma Shears and Steve Shears for finishing runners up in the Air-Gun pair’s competition.

Cask Marque.

Last month we had a surprise visit from Cask Marque . We are pleased to tell you that all our real ales had a 100% pass.

Subscription Renewal.

Any member who has not paid their subscription by 28th January has become a member in arrears. This means that such people are not allowed into the Club until they come to pay their subscriptions.
The following are the payment times in February: -
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
If anyone cannot make these times, please contact the Secretary by popping in, telephoning or writing and make alternative arrangements to pay before 25th February.
You can pay in person, by post or through a representative. Let us have your Membership card and payment and the jobs done. Any subs not paid will result in club membership being lost and application for re-
entry may not be considered until March 2010. Please do not miss out.
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.

What Are the Benefits of CIU Membership?

1. The opportunity for its members to purchase Associate and Pass Cards, in order to be able to visit 2,500 affiliated clubs through Great Britain.
2. A monthly Journal giving news & views on other clubs and articles of club management and legal advice.
3. The opportunity to attend Branch and National Meetings thus meeting fellow club members and exchanging ideas with other club officials.
4. A change to visit a luxury holiday centre for subsidised breaks by the sea in en-suite accommodation.
5. Regular information from local and national offices helping officials run their clubs efficiently.
6. Participating in local, area and national games, quizzes and all types of sports against fellow clubmen.
7. An Annual Report containing over a hundred pages of useful information.
8. Participation in local and national seminars and lectures concerning all aspects of club administration.
9. Subsidised trips to race meetings.
10. Beneficial arrangements with breweries, banks and other suppliers through deals registered on behalf of clubs.
11. Opportunities to stand for election at local level.
12. Up to date information and advice on matters of law affecting clubs.
13. Better relationships with police, local authorities, government bodies etc.
14. Solicitors would be required to help the club with rule changes at a cost of several hundred pounds. Rules Department does this free of charge.
15. Who would organise and pay for arbitration’s if the club was not in the union?
If a club left the Union it would lose all these benefits and would face grave difficulties in its dealings with the Financial Services Authority.
KS 2008

Jive Lessons.

Would you like to learn to jive? From Thursday 12th February Free jive lessons will be available in the concert room. Come along between 7pm-9pm and join Rockabilly Chick Clair and Rockin Kat for a night of free jiving.

Charity Auction.

A Charity Auction to raise funds for children with arthritis is being held in the concert room on Saturday 7th March 7-30pm for 8-00pm.
Auction items include:
: Football, Cricket and Rugby memorabilia
: Office and Sports equipment
: Days out and much more.
Raffle Refreshments available Free Entry.

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.

St Patrick’s Dance and Fund Raiser.

Northampton Irish Support Group works to help local Irish people and those of Irish descent in a wide variety of ways.
They particularly focus on their elders providing drop-in meetings, activities, and courses, and have recently set up a luncheon club.
Their committee is looking at ways to raise funds to support the group to enable them to reach a larger number of their older community.
On Saturday March 21st they are holding a dance and raffle at Kingsley Park WMC. 8pm to Midnight. Starring the Tom Healy Show Band.

Tickets: £5-00 each are available from Paddy Mullally and from behind the bar or by calling Hazel or Liz on 01604 629502. All proceeds go to NISG.
Games News.


The Red Tooth poker league is now into its second season. We now have over 40 players registered. It has become so popular that we have had to order more tables.
Phil Wright held an in-house poker game in the Ken Taylor Lounge. This event attracted over 35 players with about 25 spectators. Phil feels that it is too much for one person to organise and has stepped down. We are now looking for two or three volunteers to arrange further Saturday afternoon poker games. If you are interested in volunteering please apply to the Secretary. Most Saturday afternoons you can find a card game of some sort going on. Members are reminded that all card games played in the main bar must end at 7-30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 7-00pm on Sundays.

Games Fixtures.

Mon 2nd Ladies Skittles A Team R.A.F.A. away
B Team Duke of York home
Tue 3rd Poker
Thu 5th Ladies Darts British Rail away
Fri 6th Men’s Skittles Semilong away
Mon 9th Ladies Skittles A Team 3 Horseshoes away
B Team Spencer home
Tue 10th Poker
Thu 12th Ladies Darts Charity Pairs for Blind Ass at Kingsley
Fri 13th Men’s Skittles 4-A-Side Round 2
Tue 17th Poker
Thu 19th Ladies Darts Free Week
Fri 20th Men’s Skittles Spencer B home
Tue 24th Poker
Thu 26th Ladies Darts Cogenhoe home
Fri 27th Men’s Skittles Queens Park away

February Entertainment.

Sunday 1st Aces and Kings
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 4th BH Quiz Night
Friday 6th Family Affair
Bingo Duo
Saturday 7th The Classics Group
Sunday 8th Firefly
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 11th BH Quiz Night
Friday 13th Poison Arrow
Bingo Duo
Saturday 14th Hollywood Nites
Bingo Group
Sunday 15th Retro
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 18th BH Quiz Night
Friday 20th Agent Orange
Bingo Duo
Saturday 21st Little Big Band Group
Sunday 22nd It Takes Two
Bingo Duo
Wednesday 25th BH Quiz Night
Friday 27th Obsession
Bingo Duo
Saturday 28th The Breakfast Club Group

Advanced Notice.

Saturday March 7th.
Noddy Appeal Auction Free Entry.

Saturday March 31st
St Patrick’s Event Tickets £5-00 available from.
Paddy Mullally and behind the bar.