International Club of Estepona

The "ICE" Club

A Social and Cultural Club for English Speaking People.

 

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SUNDAYS

 

Petanca

Sundays 10.30 to 12.30pm.

Petanca is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball.

We welcome new players – please come along and see if you like it – we have spare balls.

 

On Playa Ancha, Casares

 

Organiser: Wilma Keeley

Telephone: 679 138 952

 

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Mahjong

Sundays 12.00 to 2.00pm

also on Tuesdays... see below.

 

All standards of players are welcome

 

Organiser: Lin Ingram

 

Tel:  952 118 037

 

 

 

Songs of Praise

3rd. Sundays

 

Someone will start by choosing a favourite hymn, perhaps from Sunday School!

Always a cheerful afternoon. It's not a Service, it's a chance to belt out some loved hymns, old or modern. Each month is different from the previous, due to the ideas and types of hymns that are chosen. Do not be put off coming just because you say you cannot sing. Cindy plays Keyboard and Martin Guitar for us to sing along to.

Everyone is always welcome of any religion, come and give us a try.

 

Club House -3rd Sunday of month except July - August  4.30pm to 6.00pm.

Including tea and cake

 

Organiser: Joan Thompson

 

Tel: 952 804 799

 

Mob: 653 488 030

 

 

 

MONDAYS

Bowls

We meet Monday mornings at Benavista Bowls Club.

It's a very sociable morning, so why not come and join us?

 

Arrive at 9.45am for 10.15am start.

 

16 ends for just 10€ each, with a coffee break after 8 ends,

price includes hire of woods if required.

 

Dress code is predominately white but the critical factor is footwear, shoes must be smooth soled with no ’pimples or crinkles’.

The Management at Benavista strictly applies this rule, as they ruin the carpet.

 

Drinks and food available at the bar at very reasonable prices.

 

Beginners, novices or your guests are always welcome.

 

Organiser: Terry Smith

 

 

Yoga

 

Gentle Hatha Yoga for all levels.

Gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques, relaxation.

Club House – Monday  11.00am to 1.00pm

 

Organiser: Polly Fouracres

 

Tel: 952 429 496

Mob: +44 7778 365006 

 

 

Art Classes

2.30pm to 5.00pm 10€

A very informal class using a variety of mediums such as  watercolour, acrylic, pastel etc. If you’ve never painted before, or haven’t painted for ages, or you wish to try other mediums, do come and join us. The 1st lesson is free and I can supply the equipment.

 

Organiser: Ronnie Lilley

 

Tel: 952 800 875

Mob: 656 550 068

 

 

Film Night

We show a variety of films, sometimes recommendations from members, but mostly new releases.

The bar is open from 7.30 with a break half way through the film to replenish your glasses and most importantly to have an Ice cream, which is included in the price of the film, a whopping €1.

Hope to see more of you there

Club House – 2nd Monday of the month except July-September

7.30pm for 8.00pm

1 Euro

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

Mob: 686 107 835

 

 

TUESDAYS

Golf Society

Our golf society was originally formed in the late 90’s by Dan Cook.

In 2003 Les Jinks took over as captain and during the next very successful nine years, the club continued as a very popular activity for male and female members of all levels. Both permanent and non-permanent residents as well as their occasional visitors enjoy our friendly golf days.

In 2012 Les retired from the job and Alan Davis was ‘volunteered’ to take over. After the Autumn cup this year and five years excellent captaincy, he decided along with ‘others’, that I should volunteer! Fortunately, I am able to share this job with Jan Blind and Stephen McMurtry.

We play twice a week, Tuesday and Friday, at Casares Costa Golf Club where our members benefit from discounted green fees. The twice weekly competition is organised on a ‘Roll- Up’ basis and we play individual Stableford using full handicaps.

Tee off times are either 8-15am or 9-00am depending on the time of the year. With a mixture of ladies and gents, the number can vary greatly from 4 to 20 rolling up. It’s all very friendly, light hearted and is open to all.

We traditionally have two major competitions a year: The Spring Cup and Autumn Cup which are held in April and October. Both are followed by a very popular presentation lunch for golfers, friends and other ice Club members with as many as 70 people eating and drinking.

A few years ago we introduced The Ice Club Order Of Merit competition. The trophy is awarded to the player recording the best 10 individual cards achieved at the Tuesday and Friday ‘Roll- Ups’ during the 12 months between each Spring Cup. In addition we also arrange ‘Away Days’, every 4 to 6 weeks, to other golf courses within the local area This provides a great opportunity to sample the golf at these other locations and usually at preferential rates. Once a year I organise a Golf Break for 2 or 3 nights with at least 3 rounds of golf at a golf resort. This has been in Spain so far, and within a two hour drive. Lots of golf, good food and wine and lots of laughs!

Keep your eye on the club magazine and web site for details of all activities.


Organisers:

Peter Henry

Mob: 693105180

Jan Blind

Mob: 603 670 330

Stephen McMurtry

608 854 505

 

 

Email: peter.henry0@gmail.com

 

If you would like to get involved

or enrol on our e- mailing list, contact me.

 

 

Mahjong

Tuesdays 11.00am

Also on Sundays... see above

 

All standards of players are welcome

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

Mob: 686 107 835

 

 

Spanish Lessons

Spanish lessons are offered at 2 levels: beginner and more advanced.  Apart from my spoken input, the printed teaching materials - from a variety of excellent methods - are written only in Spanish, including simple instructions. Important, as we have an increasing number of club members from countries whose first language is not English. I am a UK state qualified teacher, speak 4 languages fluently, and by 2021 will have been resident here for a quarter of a century! Everyone is encouraged to suggest any additional topics; we exchange recommendations for local places of interest (including restaurants), and I’m sure there’s a welcoming, cheerful atmosphere whenever we meet. The main focus is on effective communication with plenty of listening and speaking.

 

Club House Tuesday 10.30-11.30 beginners,  11.45-12.45 advanced.   €8 per lesson

Please contact Martin  before the lesson if possible

 

Organiser: Martin Holmes

 

Mob: 652 272 142

 

Tel: 952 892 163

 

 

Garden Club

Would you call yourself a bit of a gardener or perhaps would like to have a try at it?  Do you love flowers, plants, trees, shrubs, cacti and would like to know more about them?  Perhaps you may have some good gardening tips to share?  If so, how about joining the ICE Gardening Club?

 

We meet the second Tuesday of every month usually about 11.30am. (There is no membership fee).  If you have a garden, balcony, terrace or even a window box, we would be pleased to welcome you.  As a member, you can join us visiting various Garden Centres, enjoy walks around beautiful Botanical Gardens and sometimes visit a member’s garden.  We also meet in the ICE clubhouse to discuss possible locations to visit, help members with any gardening problems, listen to invited speakers, watch demonstrations, gardening films and offer various plants and cuttings.

 

So any ICE members who want to join us at any time, please come along.  You will be made very welcome - there is no fee.  We just want you to enjoy yourselves, take in the flowers, plants, discuss any gardening problems you may have and, no doubt, hear some interesting information etc.

 

Organiser: Sandy Avis

Tel: 617 715 749

 

2020 Garden Club Meeting dates.

Second Tuesday of every month at 11.30am

Details to follow nearer tha date.

 

April 14th

May 12th

June 9th

July 14th

August 11th

September 8th

October 13th

 

 

Ladies Lunches

 

3rd. Tuesdays 2.00pm

Different venues each month. See website for details.

 

Organiser: Julie Wood

 

Mob: 639 542 387

 

 

The “ICE” Canasta Club

This group meets EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT of the week

on the upper level of the Club from 7 to 10pm.

It caters for members of all capabilities and newcomers are most welcome.

SUMMARY OF THE GAME

Solo Canasta may be played with 3, 4, or 5 players but is best played with three or four persons playing individually for themselves. The word "Canasta" actually means "Basket" in Spanish and probably referred to the tray that was originally used to hold the discards. It is still often referred to as "Basket Rummy". Canasta is played with two decks of 54 cards or a total of 108 cards including 4 jokers. All are shuffled together as one deck before the game begins. Note that in Canasta, both Jokers and Deuces (twos) are wild cards. Treys (Red threes) are special as you will see later.

The dealer shuffles, cuts and deals the cards face down, clockwise beginning with the player to the dealer's left. Each player gets 11 cards in a game with 4 or more players or 13 cards in a game of 3 players only. Also, each player must immediately place, face up in front of them, any red threes they were dealt and draw an equal number of cards from the stock pile to replace them when it is their turn. The dealer then places the next card face up (the "upcard") on the table, starting the discard pile, next to the discard pile, the rest of the deck is placed face down to form the stock pile. If the upcard is a wild card (a joker or a deuce) or a trey (Red three) one or more cards must be turned upon it until a natural card appears. The first Player now draws an extra Card for their turn in the Game. All subsequent discards are laid face up in one pile, on the upcard, if the first player does not take it. No previous discards are seen and only the upcard is visible at the top of the discard pile. The goal of Canasta is to obtain the most points by melding or creating sets out of one’s cards. Going out sooner than your opponent and discarding your last card is somewhat less important in Canasta than in other Rummy games.

New Players are invited to come down on a Tuesday Evening and Tuition will be provided for beginners and Members who have not played the Game in a while. You can Contact the Organiser by Telephone or Email, see below, for any further Information you may require.

Organiser: Nigel Nevshehir

 

Mob: 689 457 410

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

Rambling

The Club runs a very successful rambling group.. The walks are variable in length but usually between 7- 12 km. Some walks are easy but some are hard but we usually tell you about the walk at least 1 day before on our rambling "what's app" group. Can I emphasise it is a ramble and so we are only as fast as our slowest walker, there is time to look and take photos of the  flowers  birds fungi and anything else that takes our fancy. We always go for a well deserved drink after our walks.

 

Necessities on our walks, walking shoes or shoes with non slip sole, water, sun cream, hat, lunch.

Non essential but useful, walking stick, coffee, camera and binoculars.

 

Meetings every Wednesday and Saturday October- May at various locations

 

Rambles start at 10.30am.

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

686 107 835

 

 

Krafty Club

A sharing of craft ideas.

Come along and see if there are Krafty things you’d like to learn to do,

or just find out how things are made.

Club House - First and third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 1.30pm

 

Organisers: Bea Sykes & Julie Wood

 

Bea: Mob: 677 255 790

 

Julie: Mob: 639 542 387

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ICE Whist Club

Do you enjoy good company?

Do you enjoy a game of whist?

If so, you should be a member of the ICE Whist Club.

Whist Group on Wednesday mornings

10.30 to 12.00 noon

 

The competition is standard mixed partner progressive whist. There are many prizes to be won by those with high scores (and some for those who don't do so well!) along with more from a raffle. Few go home empty handed!

Players' ability covers all ranges, so no one should be daunted by the standard of play expected. The only way to improve is to play!

Why not come along - you never know, you may enjoy it!

Organiser: Lin Ingram

Tel: 952 118 037

 

 

History Group

The History Group hold talks on historical subjects from any period and on any subject.

We meet about once a month on Wednesdays depending on availability of speakers.

Previous topics have been 'The Battle of Bailen 1808', 'USA 1820-1860: The path to the Civil War’ and ‘French Indochina 1945-54: The 1st Vietnam War'.

 

Club House - Wednesday 1.00pm monthly

 

Organiser: Geoff Fabron

 

geoff.fabron@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Dancercise

Get that exercise that you know is good for you – join our line dance class.

Every step is demonstrated slowly.  No need to book just turn up and enjoy dancing to the great music with other ICE members.

Club House – Wednesday 6.30pm to 7.30pm. 5 Euros

 

Organiser: Natalie

 

Mob: 692 550 099

 

THURSDAYS

 

Duplicate Bridge

 

In the Clubhouse 7.00 to 10.30pm

Our weekly Duplicate Bridge meeting is a pleasant evening with a touch of competition for most of the players and around 20:30  there is always a break for a drink and a bit of socializing.

Depending on time of the year between 12 and 36 ICE members attend.

The results are emailed the same evening to all who did play.

 

Organisers: Tim or Nina Taminiau

 

Tim: Tel. 951 277 113

 

Nina Tel: 672 712 927

 

FRIDAYS

Art Group

 

10.00am-1.00pm

 

A friendly social get together for those who like to paint and chat.

 

Artists of all abilities

and absolute beginners are very welcome.

 

Organisers:

Audrey Jinks

 

Mob:650 883 252

 

Steve Carter

 

Mob: 696 259 644

 

 

Golf Society

Our golf society was originally formed in the late 90’s by Dan Cook.

In 2003 Les Jinks took over as captain and during the next very successful nine years, the club continued as a very popular activity for male and female members of all levels. Both permanent and non-permanent residents as well as their occasional visitors enjoy our friendly golf days.

In 2012 Les retired from the job and Alan Davis was ‘volunteered’ to take over. After the Autumn cup this year and five years excellent captaincy, he decided along with ‘others’, that I should volunteer! Fortunately, I am able to share this job with Jan Blind and Stephen McMurtry.

We play twice a week, Tuesday and Friday, at Casares Costa Golf Club where our members benefit from discounted green fees. The twice weekly competition is organised on a ‘Roll- Up’ basis and we play individual Stableford using full handicaps.

Tee off times are either 8-15am or 9-00am depending on the time of the year. With a mixture of ladies and gents, the number can vary greatly from 4 to 20 rolling up. It’s all very friendly, light hearted and is open to all.

We traditionally have two major competitions a year: The Spring Cup and Autumn Cup which are held in April and October. Both are followed by a very popular presentation lunch for golfers, friends and other ice Club members with as many as 70 people eating and drinking.

A few years ago we introduced The Ice Club Order Of Merit competition. The trophy is awarded to the player recording the best 10 individual cards achieved at the Tuesday and Friday ‘Roll- Ups’ during the 12 months between each Spring Cup. In addition we also arrange ‘Away Days’, every 4 to 6 weeks, to other golf courses within the local area This provides a great opportunity to sample the golf at these other locations and usually at preferential rates. Once a year I organise a Golf Break for 2 or 3 nights with at least 3 rounds of golf at a golf resort. This has been in Spain so far, and within a two hour drive. Lots of golf, good food and wine and lots of laughs!

Keep your eye on the club magazine and web site for details of all activities.


Organisers:

Peter Henry

Mob: 693105180

Jan Blind

Mob: 603 670 330

Stephen McMurtry

608 854 505

 

Email: peter.henry0@gmail.com

 

If you would like to get involved

or enrol on our e- mailing list, contact me.

 

 

Photography & Computing Groups

 

Occasional 3rd. Fridays

See website for details

 

Organisers:

Photography: Debra Coleman

 

Computing: Sheila Fox

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz Nights

The ICE Quiz Nights are a long-standing tradition in our Club, even 30 years ago when we did not rent or own our own Clubhouse, we went to various restaurants in the Port of Estepona, then a long time at the Duquesa Golf Hotel, where we had as much as many as 70 Members and Guests playing.

The Quiz consists of 4 rounds of 10 questions on various subjects, which the Quiz Master or Mistress always asserts are Easy!  The Prize is a bottle of wine for the winners of each round then there is a fun round while the Quizmaster is checking the answers for the Big Prize of 4 Bottles of wine.

The evening is always fun and now we have changed our rules from teams of 4 to teams of 6 so lots of conferring goes on, it’s a great way for Members to get to know each other. Crisps and snack biscuits are provided, also chocolate does the rounds

Do come and join in the fun, if you are on your own, we will always join you up with a team.

Club House – First Friday of the month

8.00pm for 8.30pm start

2 Euros

 

Organiser: Joan Thompson

 

Mob: 653 488 030

 

SATURDAYS

Rambling

The Club runs a very successful rambling group.. The walks are variable in length but usually between 7- 12 km. Some walks are easy but some are hard but we usually tell you about the walk at least 1 day before on our rambling "what's app" group. Can I emphasise it is a ramble and so we are only as fast as our slowest walker, there is time to look and take photos of the  flowers  birds fungi and anything else that takes our fancy. We always go for a well deserved drink after our walks.

 

Necessities on our walks, walking shoes or shoes with non slip sole, water, sun cream, hat, lunch.

Non essential but useful, walking stick, coffee, camera and binoculars.

 

Meetings every Wednesday and Saturday October- May at various locations

 

Rambles start at 10.30am.

 

Organiser: Sue Potter

 

686 107 835

 

 

NO FIXED DAYS

ICE Players, Drama Group

Singers, actors and back stage – we aim to entertain the audiences and enjoy ourselves. 

Normally we stage two performances a year and welcome anyone to join in.

 

Organiser: Margaret Hall

 

Tel: 634 273 194

 

 

Genealogy. (Family History)

 

Organiser: Dave Hackett

 

Meetings on a One to One basis, by arrangement.

 

Tel: 952 893 965

 

Mob: 636 326 599