New drawing classes – last chance to sign up!

Keen to brush up on your artwork?  Then don’t miss out on local artist Julie Herring’s NEW drawing classes at the club, starting the end of January!
The drawing classes are suitable for beginners and improvers, and we will be drawing from nature (still life).  Classes will run every Friday, 10.30am-12.30pm, from 27th January – 31st March 2017.
The 10 week course costs £150, and the classes are small and friendly. Please see this poster for further information.
Time is running up to book your place, so please call Julie ASAP on 07720 353454 if you’re interested.  Thank you.

Festive Greetings!

We’d like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here are the Club, Bar and Café opening times during Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017: christmas-opening-hours Also, just a reminder that there will be social tennis as usual next Saturday afternoon (New Year’s Eve). Blue Hill Café will be closed, but the bar will be open from 1600 (and tea will also be available), so pop in for some celebratory drinks!

Dee Yoga – Sunday mornings

New to yoga or keen to improve?  Then our friendly Sunday morning classes could be just the thing for you, taken by qualified yoga instructor Dee Nustedt. * * Please note the first yoga class in the New Year is Sunday 8th January * * Yoga is good for all people – young, old, male, female, fit or unfit – and particularly important for those undertaking sporting exercises where stretching, turning and flexibility of movement is always being tested. Benefits include increased flexibility and muscle tone, cardio health and protection from injury.  Why not give it a try? Dee Yoga

Blue Hill Cafe & Bar opens Monday 14th November

blue-hill-logo We’re excited to announce that the catering and bar services at East Dorset have been taken over by Claudine and Colette of Blue Hill Cafe & Bar, who’ll be opening for business on Monday 14th November.   Colette recently told us: “Blue Hill is excited to be starting at East Dorset on Monday 14th November with our chef Catherine who has almost 20 years of catering experience. As we are heading into the festive season we will be taking bookings for your Christmas lunches. Please speak to a member of our staff to secure your booking. Reservations will start from Monday 21st November. We look forward to meeting you all soon and serving you our delicious and creative menu!”
Blue Hill Cafe & Bar menu Blue Hill will be providing a broader service than previously available, including longer opening hours (weekdays, all day Saturdays, and Sunday mornings 10am – 2pm), and they’ll be investing in a new coffee machine 🙂
We look forward to welcoming Claudine and Colette soon and hope that you’ll all support our new cafe and bar service at every opportunity!

Bonfire and Fireworks Night a roaring success!

Our annual bonfire and fireworks extravaganza on Saturday 5th November was a roaring success, with record numbers of people attending and a fantastic total raised for the club development fund. A big thanks to our sponsors Humphries Kirk, Sam FM and Frost & Co, as well as to all the club members who volunteered on the night (and with the clean up the following morning!) – we couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for your support and see you all next year!  

Matt Hale comedy show – Friday 22nd July

It’s no joke, hit comedy hypnotist Matt Hale returns to East Dorset with his brilliant new show on Friday 22nd July!
Used to performing in front of sell out crowds, this will be Matt’s third appearance at East Dorset, with a brand new routine.
At just £10 each, tickets are bound to sell fast – you can buy them at the bar or call David Tonkes on 07775 868693. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Matt Hale comedy hypnotist

Golf Day 2016 – Friday 10th June

Join us for our annual Golf Day at Bulbury Woods Golf Club, generic kindly sponsored by Anglotown Residential Sales & Lettings. Date: Friday 10th June 2016 Tee-off times: 12.15pm – 1.08pm golf course Cost: £35 per person to include coffee on arrival, buy 18 holes, site prizes and meal afterwards. Cheques payable to “Mrs R Topple” Please fill in an entry form (hard copies also available in the clubhouse), and hand in to Jamie Rolls or Ros Topple: East Dorset Golf Day 2016 Any questions please contact Jamie Rolls 07771 932290 / Ros Topple 07719 672832.

EU Referendum Debate – Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm

You’re invited to attend and take part in a Brexit Debate to be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 19th May from 7.30pm.
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We have some “Big Hitters” speaking for and against Brexit, including Conor Burns (Bournemouth MP), Andy Ross (Conservative Poole Local Area Co-ordinator), Simon Rowland (co-founder and CEO of Veritas Security) and Simon Boyd (Director of Reid Steel, Christchurch).
Each will speak for 10 minutes followed by questions. These  will have been pre-prepared by audience members and written on pre-printed  cards.
It is envisaged that the formal proceedings will end around 9pm, with time afterwards for informal discussion. The event will be chaired by David Darling.
The event is free and open to members and close friends. So we can have an idea of numbers, please contact David Lloyd if you’re planning to attend on david@lloydy.net  or 07805 521549.

Club’s Got Talent night a roof-raising success!

Last night’s Club Got Talent event was a great success with some virtuoso musical performances and over £650 raised for the club’s development fund. A big thanks to all the musicians who took part, including soloists Brandon on keyboard and James on violin, the Somogyi duet on keyboard and saxophone, Bev Turner’s ‘Poole Ukelele Band’, and the rock supergroup ‘Hard Court Rockers’.  And thanks to David Lloyd for organising! Here’s a selection of photos from the night, and check back soon for links to some video footage!