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NEWSLETTER- Auction/Grafton Cup/Squash Leagues (week of 30/5/16)

Greetings Graftonites, We hope you are enjoying the bank holiday. Please remember that the weekly newsletter is still very much in its trial period. So any suggestions / praise / offers to help should be sent to: graftoncomms@gmail.com In light of some of the feedback we're experimenting with colour and also different subject lines-- let us know what you think. So, without further ado, here are this week’s notices: - SUPERSIZE SUMMER PARTY (with promo poster) - GRAFTON CUP REMINDER (with posters attached) - SQUASH LEAGUES - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Please scroll to the bottom of this message to read the full write-up for these notices. ***If you wish to put an announcement in next Monday’s broadcast, please send your request to graftoncomms@gmail.com by next Friday.*** Thanks. The Great Grafton Auction & Summer Party, 2nd JULY 7pm The Summer party goes supersize!!! This year, in honour of the Euros, the Summer party adopts an aura of French Class… Our chefs are putting together a fine buffet dinner menu, along with a reception full of bubbles. Throw in prizes, a party until the early hours, and you have the ingredients for a legendary Grafton Summer Bash. Think Paris, think long summer nights on the French Riviera, and dress up in a summer outfit to grace the occasion. What makes the Party Supersize? The Great Grafton Auction - due to start at 8pm. After some amazing generosity from our members we are very proud to present a dazzling collection of Lots for you to bid on. The plan is to raise £6000-£10000 to assist the floodlighting of Courts 1 and 2 and upgrading of the squash building (heating/insulation etc) and make The Grafton an even better sports facility. How does it work? If you cannot attend you can enter your bids either: - By e-mail: graftonauction@gmail.com - At the folder behind the bar We will monitor the pre-bids and incorporate them into the Auction. Plus we will inform bidders of progress to give you the opportunity to up your bid pre-July 2. We will give you visuals/links to the Lots very soon to help you decide on bids. Group/collective bids are of course very welcome, club together to win any of the lot below. So here's what's on offer with start prices – there’s sure to be some real bargains in there…and remember it’s for a great cause: 1. Week in house on Shiant Island West Scottish coast. (Tom Nicolson) £99 2. Week in house in Portrush on Antrim coast N Ireland. (Murray Sutton) £99 3. Family season ticket to Dulwich Hamlets FC (Tony Emerson) £20 4. Child/dog/cat portrait (Judith Lawton) £30 5 Weekend in Amsterdam flat (Russell Taylor) £49 6. Two nights in Chamonix. (Vincent Huck) £99. 7. Week in a North Tuscany House. (Dudley Winterbottom) £99 8. 60 minutes in a Ferrari (Tom Nicolson) £49 9. Beginners' Guide to Homebrew Invention and making stuff for 4 people (Mark Gunner)£45 10. Garden Design Consultation (Rachel Hartley) £80 11 Introduction to Fives for 4 people (Will Ellison) 10 12. Private Pilates lesson (Sarah Honeyball) £10 13. Piano lesson/tuning(Stuart Pearson) £25 14. House Portrait. (Murray Sutton) £50 15. Day on a tandem in Richmond Park (Lucy Witter) £10 16. Naming Tennis Court 3 £10 17. Naming Tennis Court 4 £10 18. Naming Squash Court 2 £10 19. Spanish lesson. (Nicky Babbage) £10 20. Meal for four and big screen movie (Eddie Tomlinson/Tim Bannerjee) £30 21. Wimbledon memorabilia (Melanie Gibbs) £25 22. Tennis Photo Shoot (Kirsten Holst) £30 This will be a very important event for the ongoing success of our club. Many thanks to the contributors and in advance to you for your support. Get your bids in, save July 2 and let's have a great Party and Auction! To cater for everyone sign up at the bar is essential: Entry fee £15 Grafton Cup Reminder- 25 June Less than four weeks to go and over half the entries have already gone for the Grafton Cup. Make sure you send your entry to graftoncup2016@gmail.com asap to avoid disappointment! The Grafton Cup is the club's premier one-day doubles tournament on Saturday 25 June. There will be cup, plate and saucer competitions so it's a day filled with tennis, guaranteed! Entries cost £10 per person, including prizes, balls and a sandwich lunch. We'll get the barbecue going mid-afternoon and the bar will be open throughout. Enter as a pair, or singly and we'll match you up. There really is no excuse to miss out! Graftoncup2016@gmail.com (Please check out the attached posters...) Squash Leagues: Please note that the Squash Leagues are now available. Squash Leagues end on 08 July, 2016. Dates for your Diary: Sat 11th June - The Charity Cup Sat 25th June – The Grafton Cup (from 9:30am) Sat 2nd July – The Great Grafton Auction (from 7pm) Sat 9th July - Wimbledon Wine Tasting (time TBD) Sat 3rd Sept - Fox Trophy + After Party (from 9:30am) Sat 20 Aug / Sun 21 Aug - FINALS WEEKEND! Sat 17th Sept – Racketlon 2016 (10am) Sat 1st Oct – Oktoberfest (from 7pm) Sat 29th Oct - Halloween Party (from 7pm) Sat 3rd Dec - Christmas Party (from 7pm) Thanks, graftoncomms@gmail.com

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