SECRETARY Stefan Carlyle has resigned as Secretary (and from the Club). There is therefore a vacancy for Secretary.  Please speak to Adam or Gerald if you might consider taking this on. Other nominations for the committee should also be sent to Adam


 A number of wooden folding chairs have gone missing for the tea room veranda . Have you borrowed some and forgotten to return them? If not then it means we had intruders.

 We have locked the rest away for now


 We will host a meeting about handicapping, organised by the South-West Federation on Sunday 11 March. Coaches, handicappers and mentors might consider attending. There is no charge. Details to follow.


 Please pay your membership subs and return competition and tournament entries soon. Prompt action on payment of Subscriptions will be greatly appreciated by the Membership Secretary, so that the process does not become so long drawn out as in previous years and the books can be closed more swiftly.




 Congratulations to Eileen Magee on her being awarded the British Empire Medal . The citation is Eileen Mary Magee  For services to Cheltenham Croquet Club and the community in Hartpury, Gloucestershire. Since moving into the community over 20 years ago, she has made equally substantial contributions to both the village of Hartpury, as well as the Cheltenham Croquet Club (CCC). Since being appointed as Club Secretary, she has turned its fortunes around. In her initial 10 years in the role, she was instrumental in all key decisions and has played a role in all variety of tasks. It was because of her running of the club that Cheltenham hosted the McRobertson Shield for the first time ever. One of the events that she has set up, organised and run is the Annual Plant Sale, which provided £15,000 towards a sport that is entirely amateur. Under her guidance CCC played host to the World Championship. The village of Hartpury has benefited hugely from her selfless involvement. She has served on the Village Hall Committee for many years, contributing to securing funds for a new hall in 2013. Similarly, she has been active for around 20 years with the local church and is now a church warden. Her love for croquet and the community has led to her combining both worlds and creating the Hartpury Village Croquet Tournament.