January 2019 News
Great news from the squash courts on Thursday evening. Both teams won: Team 1 at home beat Stade Français 4/1 with only 4 players and Team 2 came back from Les Ulis having won 5/0.
What's been going on
Monday saw the reopening of the Club after the holiday break and Pam's Fitness Folk starting to get back into shape. (Have a look at the Fitness page on the site and see if you can do a Pilates Swan Dive!)
Tuesday saw the usual Bridge Dinner/Tournament evening. 6 tables was a very good turnout for this first tournament and they enjoyed a good dinner thanks to Johan and Dale. Jean and Christian were 1st in North-South with 58.13% and Didier and Guy were 1st in East-West with an amazing 75.63%.
Yoga started up again on Wednesday.
The Golf Section put out its annual call for subs and confirmed the date and location of the Spring Outing, which will be to Dieppe on 26-28th April - please sign up by the 31st January. We were also reminded that the Rules of Golf changed on January 1st; a summary of the changes can be found attached to the article referenced below. (And 'avis aux amateurs', the Section now had additional supplies of Jam and Marmalade available - ask at the bar.)
For various reasons, the Snooker Tournament is behind schedule and the deadline for first-round matches to be played has been extended until Sunday the 27th of January.
What's coming this weekend and after
Yoga and Fitness continue as usual on Saturday and next Monday 14th at 12:15 pm Pam will hold the first long-promised Pilates Basic Mat Progression classes.
On Sunday our Footballers leap into action in the first game of the year, followed shortly after by the opening Sunday Brunch. After a short rest, there's the traditional January Oysters and Black Velvet to look forward to from 6 o'clock (à consommer avec modération !). Please reserve your Oysters by 4 PM this Friday)
The Man's and Women's changing rooms will be closed next Thursday 17th to allow their drainage systems to be connected.
The Bridge Section's January Workshop will be taking place on Friday the 18th; please let Claude Jacques know as soon as possible if you can attend.
Dates to watch
- Saturday 26th January - Burns night - open to all - 40 Euros - Reserve by Sunday 20th
- Sunday 27th January - Cricket Section AGM 1:30 pm.
- Sunday 27th January - Deadline for Snooker Tournament 1st round matches
- Tuesday 5th February - Bridge Dinner/Tournament
- 26th-28th April - Golf Outing to Dieppe - please tell Frédéric Thiriet if you wish to go by the end of January
Parents, please be aware that there's still a broken window in the Bridge Room and it won't be safe for children to play in there until it's fixed sometime in January. Please pay attention to the notice on the door.
The Search is still on for a volunteer Newsletter Editor!
The Club Management is looking for a News Editor whose responsibility is to compile the weekly newsletter from the input provided by Management, Staff, the Section heads and members. The News Editor should be fluent in English, preferably a native speaker. The time commitment needed is a few hours a week. The management would hope for a long-term commitment to the post from the volunteer. Please contact Matthew Curtin () if you're interested.
Choice reading from the Website
On Thursday evening our Squash teams started the year brilliantly with two great victories over Stade Français at the Club (4/1) and at Les Ulis away (5/0).
6 tables tuned out for the first tournament of the year. Congratulations to Jean and Christian - 1st in North-South with 58.13% and to Didier and Guy, 1st in East-West with 75.63% (!!!). Our January Workshop will be taking place on Friday the 18th; please let Claude know as soon as possible if you can attend ().
In recognition of his help and kindness towards the players over the years the Squash Section offered a leaving present to Sébastien - see the main article for a photo of the occasion!
Normal Brunch service will resume on Sunday 13th and that evening at 6 pm the first of the Oysters and Black Velvet evenings will feature Prawns, Fish soup, Salmon blinis and Oysters - portions of 6, 9 or 12. Please place your order for oysters by 4:00 pm on Friday 11th January. (At the bar or by mail to )
Pilates and Step classes are on full schedule. The new Pilates Basic Mat Progression class will start on on Monday 14th January at 12:15 pm. Please check the SAC website for the full fitness programme.
The Snooker Section wishes a Happy New Year to all Club members. Owing to different delays, the deadline for all first-round matches (singles and doubles) has been extended until January 27th.
Classes restarted on Wednesday 9th January and will continue as planned until further notice. More info as always from Monica at . ?
Traditional Burns Supper with a drink on arrival, 3-course dinner with Haggis, 40€ per person. Reservations with Mario () by Sunday 20th, please.
The AGM of the SAC Cricket Section will be held at the Club at 1:30 pm.
Briefly, it's subscription renewal time again; the Spring weekend outing is to Dieppe (26-28th April); some more dates for your diaries and a summary of the Rules changes that came into force on the 1st January 2019.