The Committee is looking to fill the newly created position of Assistant Ground Manager at the AGM in November. The individual would join the committee with a view to eventually becoming the Honorary Ground Manager.
The maintenance of our lawns is vital to the success of the club.
Alan has been our Ground Manager for the past sixteen years. He celebrated his eightieth birthday earlier this year and we must be realistic regarding how much longer he is able to fulfil this role.
Changes will have to be faced in the forthcoming years when John Greatbanks will also be retiring. The financial implications for the club will be significant and need to be addressed. However, it is also vital that someone becomes involved now – learning what needs to be done to grow the grass and measure out lawns etc.
Presently, Alan works alongside John from 7.15am in the mornings – he enjoys this and will continue as long as he is able – there is no expectation that whoever is appointed becomes similarly involved! Whilst some “hands on” involvement would be useful, the main objective is to acquire sufficient knowledge of the task to be able to instruct contractors or volunteers in the future.
Anyone interested and able please have a talk with Alan to find out more about what is involved.
Bowdon Croquet Club Committee