Refurbishment of the Club

Dear Member

At this year’s AGM Brian Flounders (Vice Chairman) explained that further refurbishment of the Club using the monies released from the sale of the Club flat in August 2017 would be progressed throughout the coming year. A report and plan detailing the proposed changes are now on display in the Club and Members are encouraged to view them.

Please feel free to comment on the content of this report, in writing, to the club Secretary via the club’s email address or by hand.

David Phillips
For and on behalf of the Managing Committee

Live Sport This Week at the Club

Monday 17th September
Premier League
Southampton v Brighton   20:00

Tuesday 18th September
Champions League
Inter Milan v Spurs   17:55
Liverpool v PSG   20:00

Wednesday 19th September
Champions League
Man City v Lyon   20:00
Young Boys v Man Utd   20:00

Thursday 20th September
Europa League
PAOK v Chelsea   17:55
Arsenal v Vorskla Poltava   20:00

Saturday 22nd September
Premier League
Fulham v Watford   12:30
Brighton v Spurs   17:30
Premiership Rugby
Sale v Wasps   15:00

Sunday 23rd September
Premier League
West Ham v Chelsea   13:30
Arsenal v Everton   16:00
Premiership Rugby
Saracens v Gloucester   15:00

Bar Management Changes

Dear Member,

After trialling a new bar staffing arrangement at the club over the last 6 months the Managing Committee have decided on some minor changes to enhance further the day to day running of the club and bar.

I am very pleased to announce that Lil Whillians-Samson has been appointed Bar Manager and Peter Noah & Emma Walker Assistant Bar Managers.


David Phillips

Live Sport This Week at the Club

Saturday 15th September
Premier League Football
Spurs v Liverpool                         12:30
Watford v Man Utd                       17:30
Premiership Rugby
Harlequins v Bath                         15:00
Sunday 16th September
Premier League
Wolves v Burnley                         13:30
Everton v West Ham                    16:00
Premiership Rugby
Wasps v Leicester                        15:00
Formula One
Singapore GP                              13:00
Monday 17th September
Premier League
Southampton v Brighton             20:00

Jazz Newsletter August 2018

Tony Jacobs and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra did the club proud a couple of weeks ago with a stunning display of musicianship, style and presentation. A sweltering audience were delighted to hear Tony and his band roll back the years to the Gatsby era and beyond. Standouts for me were Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy” featuring the hot trumpet of Pete Rudeforth and Sue Greenaway’s “I’m in the mood for love” segueing into Ellington’s “Creole love call”. Definitely a return for this band next year.

The next Jazz Club night, Tuesday 28th August, will feature a guest on trumpet – Andy Norman. Andy will be travelling with our overseas correspondent as both of them share the same island. An old school friend of Richard’s, both were prime movers of what jazz there was in prehistoric times.

Andy leads the Unity Stompers, an Island trad band with a line of descent going back to the 1950’s. He has been active in much amateur music across a wide field, especially big band, military and concert bands. All-in-all a (h)andy sort of person. Andy will be with us for the August and September sessions.

Keep Jazzing,
Mike from offshore Honkers en route to the outback!

Late News
Bill informs me that he will be in France at the end of the month so, in his place, we have my old mate John Stewart (you will remember him from last year).

Dates for the diary: –
Saturday August 18th – Lobster Lunch, Applegarth. Binty’s Dixie Demons
Tuesday 28th August – Monthly Jazz night with Binky + Andy Norman and guest John Stewart.
Tuesday 25th September – Monthly Jazz night with Binky
Friday 19th October Firkin Fest with Binky
Tuesday 13th November FB Pocket Orchestra Admission 10 GBP

Premiership Football Dream Team

Hi All,

Thanks for participating in the Grayshott Social Club Dream Team last season. We did quite well to emulate the Premier League season with one clear winner emerging early and the rest had to fight it out for the remaining places! The top ten were as follows:

1st Place, Lee Thornton – wins £50
2nd Place, Peter Wallace – wins £30
3rd Place, Steve Hart – wins £10
4th Place, Nick Neish
5th Place, Tom Hampton
6th Place, Ciaran McCarthy
7th Place, Gareth Glazier
8th Place, David Holloway
9th Place, Chris Hampton
10th Place, David Richards

Congratulations to Lee for showing us how it’s done this year

As always we will be starting up again for the new season, and the rules are the same as before. A maximum of one team per person can be entered any more than this and both of your teams will be disqualified. £5 per person per entry which must be paid before the 4th week of the season – you can pay over the bar or directly into our bank account – e-mail the club for bank details. We will be keeping a record of who has paid so anyone paying after this date will be ineligible. I will be sending out a list of who has and who has not paid so everyone is clear on who is actually in the running for the prizes this year!

The prizes will be dependent on how many paid entries we will have and I will contact you once the deadline has passed as to the amounts. The league PIN for the upcoming season will remain the same and is SGE23CXA, you can enter using the following link:  Sun Dream Team

Remember you can watch all the live games at the Club, we have full Sky HD and BT Sport HD subscriptions being shown on multiple screens – that’s 166 live games over the season.

Tom Hampton
Grayshott Social Club Dream Team Manager


All Club Members earn loyalty points worth 10% of their bar purchases which can be redeemed against drinks and snacks from the bar at any time, this will be increased to 20% during the remaining England games of the World Cup. As a Member you will receive 20% loyalty points from one hour before the kick-off of each England game until two hours after the final whistle.

The next game is the final group game, England v Belgium, which kicks off at 7pm this Thursday evening, the 28th June. The following game is in the last 16 of the competition and will be on either Monday 2nd July at 7pm or Tuesday 3rd July at 7pm depending on the result on Thursday.

All England games will be shown on our BIG SCREEN.

Jazz Newsletter June 2018

Dear Jazzers,

We have a real treat for all Western Swing fans this month. Lynette Morgan will be gracing the stage at next Tuesday’s Jazz night. Here’s how the evening will pan out.

Bill’s Dixie Demons will play the first set at 8pm followed by Lynette complemented by Gary Boller on bass and our very own Dave Doel on guitar. Dave tells me he was in Lynette’s group when he was 12! After the Naffle we’ll have a jam with Lynette being augmented by Bill’s band. I’m looking forward to the evening.

Finally, don’t forget your tickets for the Tony Jacob’s Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra on the 24th July.

Dates for the diary
Tuesday 24th July 8pm – Tony Jacobs and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
Friday 19th October FirkinFest with Binky’s Dixie Demons
Tuesday 13th November 8pm – The FB Pocket Orchestra

Keep Jazzing,



Jazz Newsletter May 2018

Great to see all the jazz fans out in force for The Temperance Seven last Sunday. Fresh? from their resounding success at the Nailsworth Festival the previous night. The ageless, ageing antiquarians acquitted themselves with a great display of hot, toe-tapping terpsichordian tom-foolery that had the audience on their feet screaming for more at the end of this humourous and ‘corpse’ ridden performance.

Beware, they will be back!

Back to the near present. Our monthly jazz next Tuesday 29th May continues with the resident band – Binkie’s Dixie Demons and could feature some Bill-crooning with Mike after their well received performance at the Marie Curie Charity Concert last weekend.

Finally we must look forward to July when the club presents Tony Jacobs and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra. The band went down so well last year we had to have them back.

Tickets will be available from the club on Tuesday priced at £15 for this very entertaining big band

Keep jazzing Mike

Dates for the diary

Tuesday 24th July 8pm – Tony Jacobs and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday 13th November 8pm – The FB Pocket Orchestra

Grayshott Social Club GDPR Privacy Policy

On 25th May the UK is changing the data protection privacy legislation, introducing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is hugely important to us that you are in control of the personal information you share with us which is why we are publishing this Privacy Policy.

What information we have and where we get it: We obtain all of your personal information from your Membership Application Form. Your full name, address, and date of birth are required by us to satisfy Grayshott Social Club and CIU rules, your telephone numbers and e-mail address are optional to provide. This data is transferred to a digital membership database, the membership application forms are stored by the Club.

How we use your information and why: – We use personal information to maintain contact with our members for Club administration purposes by telephone, e-mail or letter. In addition members have the option to receive e-mails for Club administration purposes (e.g. notices of Meetings, changes of Club rules) and for notification of upcoming events at the Club.

Who we share your data with and why: – We will not share your name, address, date of birth or telephone numbers with third parties unless legally required to do so. If you have opted to receive e-mails from us your e-mail address will be shared with a third party, MailChimp our website and e-mail management partner, whose own privacy policy can be viewed here:

Your choices and rights: –
Your Choices:
You have choices over how your personal information is used including:

  • Where you have given us your consent to send you e-mails, you can withdraw it by following the unsubscribe instructions in any of the emails we send you or contact us and we will do it for you. There is nothing you need to do to continue receiving e-mails.
  • We are required by Grayshott Social Club and CIU rules to maintain full membership details – name, current address and date of birth. You can opt for us not to hold these details but this will entail you surrendering your Membership.

Your Rights:
You also have rights over how your personal information is used including:

  • The right to object to our processing of your data.
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Please contact us if you wish to exercise any of these rights.

Looking after your information: –
We have security measures in place to protect your information. The security measures we use will depend on the type of information collected. We only keep your information for as long as required for the purposes outlined in this policy and for any legal purposes for which we are obliged to keep the information. We will securely delete your information when it is no longer required for these purposes.

Contact: –
Andy Smith, Club Secretary, Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott
Telephone: 01428 604041