Clubs Applying and Membership Letters and Correspondence

Published on March 1st, 2012 by | Category: Writing

Applying for Membership of a Club:

DEAR SIR,

My wife and J have lately come to reside in this neighbourhood and would very much like to join the Pelican L.T. Club. I do not know any of your members and shall be obliged if you will let me know if you have vacancies and if it is possible to dispense with the usual introductions, as we are strangers here. We are experienced players, and for several years were members of the Wild Green L.T. Club, Aylesbury.

Yours faithfully,

PERCY H. MOLD.

Reply, refusing Application:

Percy H. Mold, Esq.

DEAR SIR,

In reply to your letter of the 4th 1 regret to say we have no vacancies for members at present, but I shall

be happy to place your name and that of your wife upon the waiting list when you are able to comply with our rules governing membership. Rule VI requires that persons seeking membership shall be proposed and seconded by two members, and duly elected by the Committee, and by this rule the Committee are bound.

Yours faithfully,

(MAJOR) H. LATTER.

(Hon. Sec.)

Reply, accepting Application:

TUE PELICAN L.T. CLUB,

MEAD ROAD,

SIDCUP.

Percy H. Mold, Esq.

DEAR SIR,

In reply to your letter of the 4 I am glad to say we have a few vacancies for playing members. As you have been members of such a well-known club as the Wild Green, the Committee may be willing to dispense with the usual introductions, and I am putting your name and that of your wife up for election at our Committee meeting next week. If elected, I will duly notify you.

Yours faithfully,

(MAJOR) H. LATTER.

(Hon. Sec.)

To Secretary, proposing a Friend as Member:

48 MALL ROAD,

FULHAM, S.W.6.

DEAR MR. FOWNES,

I wish to propose my friend, Mrs. H. Bates, of 18 Phyllis Avenue, Chiswick, for membership of the Paragon Bridge Club. Mr. H. White will second her, and I shall be obliged if you will put her name up for election at the next Committee meeting. I have known Mrs. Bates for many years. She is a very keen player, and, I am sure, will be a very popular member of the club.

Yours faithfully,

HENRY TALLY.

From Secretary, informing Applicant of Election:

PARAGON BRIDGE CLUB.

BAYSWATER, W.2.

MRS. H. BATES.

DEAR MADAM,

I have to inform you that you have been duly elected a member of the Paragon Bridge Club. I enclose a copy of the rules, and beg to direct your attention to Rule V, which requires that the entrance fee (five guineas) and the first year’s subscription (three guineas) shall be paid before a member plays.

Yours faithfully,

S. T. FowNEs. (Ho Sec.)

From Secretary, informing Applicant of Non- Election:

PARAGON BRIDGE CLUB.

BAYSWATER, W.2.

MRS. H. BATES.

DEAR MADAM,

I have to inform you that your name was duly submitted to the Committee and regret to add that you were not successful in the election.

Yours faithfully,

S. T. FowNEs.

(Hon. Sec.)

From Secretary, asking for Payment of Subscription:

The WANDERERS CC.

MARIBAR HILL,

ESHER.

DEAR MR. WILSON,

I see your subscription, due on the first of this month, has not been paid yet. No doubt the matter has escaped your notice, and I shall be glad if you will let me have a cheque at once.

Yours faithfully,

HERBERT CROAL.

(Hon. Sec.)

From Secretary, repeating Request:

THE WANDERERS CC.

MARIBAR HILL,

ESHER.

DEAR MR. WILSON,

As your subscription, due on the first of May, has not been paid, I must direct your attention to Rule XVII, by which a member whose subscription remains unpaid six weeks after May ist, ceases to be a member, and may be refused admission to the ground. The Committee would be very sorry indeed to put this rule into force against you, so please let me have cheque before the end of this week, to spare them the necessity of taking any action.

Yours faithfully,

HERBERT CROAL.

(Hon. Sec.)

To Secretary, making a Complaint:

84 ALUM AVENCE,

MAIDSTONE.

The Hon. Secretary,

The Alum L.T. Club.

DEAR SIR,

I wish to cail your attention to the flagrant way in which the rules are broken in the Alum L.T. Club and to the marked discourtesy with which I and apparently all new members are treated by some of the older members. By the rules members who have finished a set are not allowed to begin another if other members are waiting to play. Yet on Saturday last four members played for nearly two hours continuously, without leaving the court, although I was waiting for a game all that time. On Monday when I myself asked two members to join me in a set, they both made palpably untrue excuses. Only twice in a fortnight have I been asked to play.

Apparently I am not wanted in the Club, and, if that is so, I shall be obliged if the Committee will tell me so and have the honesty to return the entrance fee and subscription I have paid for nothing.

Yours faithfully,

AMELIA RALPH.

Reply:

THE ALUM L.T. CLUB,

THE NOOK,

MAIDSTONE.

DEAR MADAM,

I regret very much that you should think you have been treated discourteously in the Alum L.T. Club, but I would point out to you that the relations between members is hardly a matter with which the Committee or officials can interfere. It is obviously impossible for them to dictate to members with whom they shall or shall not play.

In regard to the breach of rules, I think you have not quite understood the rule you think has been broken. Players need only vacate a court when other players are waiting and all the courts are occupied. This was not the case on Saturday, I am told. Several courts were vacant, and it was unfortunate you were not able to form a set.

In regard to your request for the return of your entrance fee and subscription, I hope you will not press this.

Yours faithfully,

VICTOR BROWN.

From Secretary, asking Members to sell Ticket for Dance:

THE PALEWELL HOCKEY CLUB,

20 WISTARIA GROVE,

WIMBLEDON, S.W. 19

DEAR SIR,

I enclose six tickets for a dance to be held on Nov. 6th in the Assembly Rooms,Wimbledon. The Committee hope you will make every effort to dispose of these, as it is hoped the dance will yield a considerable profit to the Club, which badly needs money.

The price of the tickets is 6 and I shall be happy to send you any more that you are able to use.

The Blue Orchestra has been engaged, and every effort has been made to make the dance a success. Rally round the old club Come yourself and bring your friends, and you may be assured of a jolly evening.

Yours faithfully,

H. L. THOMPSONN.

(Dance Secretary).

From Secretary, asking Member to resign:

THE GROVE CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB,

Tus GROVE,

N.W.6.

DEAR SIR,

The Committee have now fully investigated the circumstances that led to the deplorable scene in the Club Room on Nov. 28th, and have come to the conclusion that, in the interests of the Club, they must ask you to resign your membership.

I hope, therefore, you will let me have your resignation in the course of the next few days, so that the Committee may not have to take any further steps in the matter.

Yours faithfully,

J. JONES,

(Hon. Sec.)

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