Management committee

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Ken Tunstall – Club President

Ken has been a tennis and squash player at Eastgate for the past 12 years. He works in finance and established his own financial services company 15 years ago. Not many club members will know that our President presents a weekly music programme on Lincoln City Radio,one of the city's community radio stations!

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Janet Miles – Bowls representative

My family and I have been associated with Eastgate Club for over 40 years and a member of the Bowls Committee since 2001.  I joined the Management Committee in 2013.

I was, before I retired, a director of a company and a member of the executive committee of a national charity.  My career was in the field of social work and as a lecturer in a theological college so the practical activities of the Bowls group have made a welcome change- I even play on occasions !

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Eastgate Club Trustees

Eastgate Club Trustees - (L-R) Bill Harwin, Joe Vitoria, Peter Bentley and Richard Hagan

Eastgate Club Trustees - (L-R) Bill Harwin, Joe Vitoria, Peter Bentley and Richard Hagan

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Mellony Milner – Club Treasurer

Born in Kenya and came to England with family at 5, attended Leasingham Primary School where I became Head Girl.  Went on to Kesteven & Sleaford High School until 18.  Member of Tennis, Hockey & Netball teams.  Was fortunate enough to be a member of school tennis team when two years in succession we won the Northern Region Aberdare Cup to reach the finals at Wimbledon.  I was reserve the first year and the second year played with Mary Goy (Goult) against Sue Barker and her team.  Unfortunately, we were not one of the strongest teams.  Stopped playing tennis until 35 after bringing up three daughters and joined Sleaford TC to begin with and then Eastgate in the Centenary year. Been a member of first ladies team and then Captain for a few years until we disbanded. Captain of the mixed first team for several years (not sure how many but a lot) which has won the league on several occasions.  Over 35s County Captain for about 5 years,  presently Ladies Vets Captain for Eastgate and County 50s Captain.

Studied at Lincoln Technical College to gain Private Secretary’s Certificate, further Education included IT and Business Administration courses, progressed to become qualified as an Accounting Technician in 2005 becoming a Member in 2007 and invited to be Treasurer of Eastgate Club in 2007.

Other interests – self-improvement, family activities, architecture, historic buildings and towns, visiting various counties in Britain and other countries and watching other sporting activities.

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Helen Scales – Club secretary

I started at Eastgate with my children who came for coaching with Simon Taylor 17 years ago! Unfortunately my plans for playing tennis came to a stop after an accident which prevented me from being able to participate again, but I turned my effort to helping at the club and running my children around to matches, coaching etc.

I have been very active at the club for many years holding a variety of positions but this last couple of years I have taken steps back from the roles and my main job now is on the Executive Committee as Club Secretary.
My other little known interest is dog agility; I attend many shows with my two girls Molly and Gem. We are unusual as I cannot run, so my dogs have to work a great deal on their own following my commands. It is great fun and sometimes we even win some prizes!"

 

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Bryan Carr – Bowls Chairman

Bryan has lived in the Lincoln area for most of the time since 1963, but has only been a member of the Eastgate Club Bowls Section for 4 years.  He is an Engineer by profession and remains Chairman of the international company he founded in 1974.  During his time in Lincoln he played Lincolnshire League cricket and football for Nettleham; and still manages the odd game of golf.  Another hobby is trekking and his last adventure was in 2010 where he successfully trekked to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro.

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Daniel Bryden – Squash Chairman

Daniel has been a member at the Eastgate Club as a squash player since he moved to Lincoln in 2001. He plays in the leagues and for the Eastgate G team. As well as playing squash Daniel goes horse riding and enjoys going out on his motorbike. No squash game is complete without a pint at the bar afterwards.

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Brian Main – Tennis Chairman

Brian Main - Tennis Chairman [Elected 27 Oct 16]

Brian has been a member of Eastgate Club since 2012. New to tennis, he developed his interest initially through Cardio Tennis to improve his fitness level and has since progressed through individual lessons at the club to playing weekly social tennis; he is also the Welfare Officer for the Tennis Section and the LTA Club main contact. Brian served in the RAF for 38 years as a RAF Policeman and has a passion for Real Ales.
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Bill Harwin

My name is Bill Harwin.  I am one of the two House and Grounds members for the Eastgate Club – the other currently being Alan Fielding.

I went to school in Worksop and joined the RAF in 1969 age 15.  I stayed in for 25 years working on a variety of aircraft. I left the RAF in 1994 and joined the Lincolnshire Training & Enterprise Council (TEC). In 1999 the TEC morphed into the Learning & Skills Council and I became Operations Manager with responsibility for a range of tasks across Lincolnshire & Rutland. I accepted a redundancy offer in 1995 and worked on a project for Boston College for 18 months until I finally retired, at the fortunate age of 56, in 2009.

 I am enjoying my retirement immensely and keep busy doing a wide range of things: tennis (of course), walking, beer trips with the Lincoln Rail Ale Club (a bunch of old blokes from around Lincoln), cycling and DIY – which is how I came to volunteer for House and Grounds.

 I was asked for an interesting fact about me for this article which i have outlined below:

One evening we were short of a number 5 for a cup squash match against RAF Swinderby.  One of the team said he knew somebody who would fill in for us so I arranged to pick them both up at the Officers’ Mess.  I didn’t see the person who got into the back of my car – we just set off for Swinderby.  The other two began talking about rugby and the guy in the back was asked what happens after a big game.  He said that they usually went to a top London hotel – like the Ritz – and have a meal with the opposing team.  Wow I thought – he must be a good player – probably plays for the full RAF team.  When we arrived at the lonely squash court at Swinderby there were about 30 people waiting outside.  This was really odd because nobody comes just to watch these kind of squash games.  All became clear when we got out of the car – the stand in player was Rory Underwood, the England rugby star, and word had got out that he was coming to play squash.  Wouldn’t want to give away any secrets but, as a squash player, he makes a great rugby player !

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Julia Clark – Bar Manager

I have been an Eastgate Tennis Club member since 2000 and took over the management of the bar in May 2005. In my previous life (pre-Eastgate) I was a PA/Secretary in both the private and public sectors and also spent 17 years as a Guest House Proprietor in the south of the city.  I spent my formative years in central and Southern Africa, returning to England at the tender age of 18.

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