AGM Minutes and Finalised Accounts

Dear member

The Minutes of the Club AGM held on 26th April have now been published and are available for viewing on the Club Notice Board. As explained at the AGM, our finalised Accounts were not available for the Meeting but a draft set were presented, a finalised set has now been received from our Accountant and has also been posted on the Club Notice Board, none of the figures in the finalised Accounts differ from those presented to the AGM.

The AGM agreed that the completed Accounts would be posted on the Club notice board as soon as received, Members notified by e-mail and 10 days allowed for queries to be raised with the Secretary. Once any queries had been answered the Managing Committee would approve the 2017 accounts on behalf of the members rather than convening another meeting to approve them. Please send any queries regarding the Accounts to the Club e-mail account –

Andy Smith
Club Secretary and Treasurer
8th May 2018

Notice of the Grayshott Social Club 2018 AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Grayshott Social Club 2018 AGM will be held on Thursday 26th April at 8.00pm. The AGM is open to Life Members and fully paid up Members of the Club only. 2017 Members who have not yet renewed are no longer members within Club Rule 3 and are not permitted to attend. The Agenda for the Meeting is below, any further Agenda items to be discussed at the AGM must be submitted in writing to the Secretary no later than 7 days prior to the AGM as required by Club Rule 8(1). Subjects not directly related to an Agenda item will not be discussed at the Meeting.

1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the last AGM – 20th April 2017.
3. Chairman’s Report.
4. Secretary & Treasurer’s Report.
5. 2017 Accounts.
6. Appointment of Auditor to complete Accountant’s Report.
7. Subscriptions for 2019.
8. Club refurbishment – Brian Flounders.
9. Other notified Agenda items (see note above).

Following the meeting there will be:
1. Election of Officers – see member’s notice board for nominations form.
2. Questions from the floor regarding agenda items only.

Andy Smith
Club Secretary
10th April 2018

Celebrating the Life of Francis Verity

There are various opportunities planned to celebrate Francis’ life and to say goodbye on Wednesday 11th April 2018:

13:45 Formal Cremation
The Oaks Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant OP9 5NA

16:30 Memorial Service
St Lukes Church, Headley Road, Grayshott GU26 6LF

17:30 Tea and cake for those who have to travel
Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott GU26 6HL

18:30 Celebration Party
Grayshott Social Club

Francis would have liked us all to wear colourful clothes.
Instead of flowers, please could you make donations to the charity Leukaemia and Myeloma Research UK.

Penny Verity

Francis Verity

Sadly I have to inform you that I have been notified of the death on the 31st March  of one of our Life Members, Francis Verity. Francis lived for many years in Hill Road and was a popular and long-time member of the Club, in particular he was an enthusiastic rugby supporter and his sparring with the late Richard Proctor with regards to the finer points of Welsh and All Blacks rugby were always entertaining. Although moving away some years ago Francis kept in touch and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Andy Smith
Club Secretary

Membership Renewals – Last Reminder

Our membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December, Club Rule (3) states that any member who has not paid the subscription by 1st February shall be ‘considered in arrears’ and if not paid by 1st March that person shall cease to be a Club member and lose access to membership benefits.

Membership cards of non-renewed members will be deactivated on the 31st March, this means you will no longer earn loyalty points on purchases across the bar (currently worth 10%) and will lose access to accounts and tab facilities until the renewal fee is paid. In addition you will be liable to a ‘guest fee’ of £1 per visit.

Reactivating cards cannot be done immediately over the bar and you will have to wait until the next working day after the renewal fee has cleared. If you have special reasons for not being able to pay or need more time please let us know.

Memberships can be renewed at the bar or online – e-mail the Club for our bank details.


Members Newsletters Upgrade

We have recently improved the way we send out newsletters by email to members and are now using the mailchimp service connected to our website..

If you have already received a newsletter this way you can now update your preferences using the personalised link at the bottom of any email.

We currently have four newsletter options you can select or deselect

  • Events – News about all upcoming club major events
  • Jazz Club – Mike’s Jazz Club newsletters and list of Jazz Club events
  • Football – Live football being shown at the club
  • Rugby –  6 nations rugby and other major games being shown at the club

This gives you complete control over which newsletters you receive from now on.

If you haven’t received newsletters by email this probably means you haven’t told us your email address yet or the one you gave when joining has been changed.

Either way you can now simply subscribe on our  website using the form on the homepage giving your name and email address and indicating which newsletters you want to receive.

There is a pop up captcha screen to click to confirm you are not a robot and that’s it.

Non members can also now subscribe to newsletters in the same way and there is an option to indicate membership status when subscribing.

We will use the Membership option to send emails only to members when this is appropriate – such as this post.

The New Newsletter System is fully automated so that new posts to our club website will be sent out to the relevant newsletter categories at 5pm the same day and upcoming events lists on a weekly or monthly basis

You can unsubscribe altogether using the link at the bottom of the new emails but this means you may miss out on important news or membership matters – so please don’t!

We hope you find these changes an improvement but if you have any problems or suggestions to make please reply to this email or if you are reading this on the website use our contact form

This Weekend – England v Scotland, Man Utd v Chelsea and EFL Cup Final Arsenal v Man City

Monday 19th February
Wigan v Man City (FA Cup 5th Round) 19:55
Tuesday 20th February
Chelsea v Barcelona (Champions League)19:45
Wednesday 21st February
Sevilla v Man Utd (Champions League) 19:45
Thursday 22nd February
Arsenal v Ostersund (Europa League) 20:05
Friday 23rd February
France v Italy (Six Nations Rugby) 20:00

Saturday 24th February
Leicester v Stoke (Premier League) 12:30
Ireland v Wales (Six Nations Rugby) 14:15
Scotland v England (Six Nations) 16:45 (on our BIG SCREEN with HOT PIES at half time)
Watford v Everton (Premier League) 17:30

Sunday 25th February (Super Sunday)
Palace v Spurs (Premier League) 12:00
Man Utd v Chelsea (Premier League) 14:05
Arsenal v Man City (EFL Cup Final) 16:30

Coming Soon – Six Nations
Saturday 10th March
France v England 16:45

This Week – Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup

Monday 12th February
Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion (Premier League) 20:00

Tuesday 13th February
Basel v Man City (Champions League) 19:45
Juventus v Spurs (Champions League) 19:45

Wednesday 14th February
Porto v Liverpool (Champions League) 19:45

Thursday 15th February
Ostersund v Arsenal (Europa League) 18:00

Friday 16th February
Chelsea v Hull (FA Cup 5th Round) 20:00

Saturday 17th February
Sheff Wed v Swansea (FA Cup 5th Round) 12:30
Huddersfield v Man Utd (FA Cup 5th Round) 17:30

Sunday 18th February
Norwich v Ipswich (Championship) 12:00
Rochdale v Spurs (FA Cup 5th Round) 16:00

Coming Soon – Six Nations Rugby on the BIG SCREEN
Friday 23rd February 
France v Italy 20:00
Saturday 24th February
Ireland v Wales 14:15
Scotland v England (Pies at half time) 16:45

This Weekend – Wales v England, Spurs v Arsenal and Southampton v Liverpool

Monday 5th February
Watford v Chelsea (Premier League) 20:00

Tuesday 6th February
Swansea v Notts County (FA Cup Replay) 20:05

Wednesday 7th February
Spurs v Newport (FA Cup Replay) 19:45

Saturday 10th February
Spurs v Arsenal (Premier League) 12:30
Ireland v Italy (Six Nations) 14:15
England v Wales (Six Nations) 16:45
Man City v Leicester (Premier League) 17:30

Sunday 11th February
Hudd’field v B’mouth (Premier League) 12:00
Newcastle v Man Utd (Premier League) 14:15
Scotland v France (Six Nations) 15:00
Southampton v Liverpool (Premier League) 16:30

Monday 12th February
Chelsea v West Brom (Premier League) 20:00

Coming Soon
Saturday 24th February
Scotland v England (Six Nations Rugby) 16:45

This Week – Italy v England, Spurs v Man Utd and Liverpool v Spurs

This weekend sees the return of the Rugby Six Nations tournament, Saturday sees Wales at home to Scotland at 14:15 and France v Ireland at 16:45. All four of these teams (particularly Scotland and Ireland) have aspirations to win the tournament and so these are bound to be closely fought games. At 3pm on Sunday injury-hit England kick off their tournament against Italy in Rome at 3pm, this game will be shown on the BIG SCREEN with hot pies at half time.

Football fans can watch two huge ‘top-five’ games this week – Spurs are at home to Man United at 8pm on Wednesday evening, and at 4:30pm on Sunday Spurs are away to Liverpool.

Looking forward, Saturday 10th February sees England play Wales at Twickenham at 4:45pm. This game is always fantastic to watch and as usual it will be shown on the BIG SCREEN with hot pies at half time.

Tuesday 30th January
Huddersfield v Liverpool (Premier League) 20:00

Wednesday 31st January
Spurs v Man Utd (Premier League) 20:00

Saturday 3rd February
Burnley v Man City (Premier League) 12:30
Wales v Scotland (Six Nations) 14:15
France v Ireland (Six Nations) 16:45
Arsenal v Everton (Premier League) 17:30

Sunday 4th February
Crystal Palace v Newcastle (Premier League) 14:15
Italy v England (Six Nations) (Hot Pies at Half Time) 15:00
Liverpool v Spurs (Premier league)16:30

Monday 5th February
Watford v Chelsea (Premier League) 20:00

Coming Soon – Six Nations Rugby
Saturday 10th February
Ireland v Italy 14:15
England v Wales (Hot Pies at Half Time) 16:45

Sunday 11th February
Scotland v France 15:00