Welcome to my second newsletter, which has lots to say to encourage input from all members.
Firstly my thanks to all members who took part in the activities the club has had since my election as president. Massive encouragement from the people who attended both Christmas parties, Hogmanay celebrations, and most recently the Burns Celebrations. We are going to continue this trend with a Buffet Dance in March and a Singer / Band at Opening Day. Ladies and Gentleman, we are listening to your comments by putting these nights on, all we ask is for a little support.
On 17th March after a very long cycle, I have decided to have a Domino Flyer with a first prize of £100 to the winner. This is meant to be a fun night to hopefully encourage members (ladies & gents) to come along and enjoy a laugh with your fellow members, see you then. Lastly I want to thank all the people who have helped make all the function nights at the club a success. So much work goes on behind the scenes, without everyone pulling together there would be no club. Thank you.
My thanks go out to all who attended our very successful Burns Night (with a difference). I have had one or two comments regarding the after dinner speaker which, as explained, was the “difference” part of the night. The opinion of the audience was to continue this event, and, with a different speaker each year. Comments are welcome on any way we can improve and increase function nights in the club for members and guests.
On 10th March we are having a buffet dance and have secured the services of the same band which entertained us very well at the Seniors Christmas Party. Already there is a demand for tickets, so ladies and gentleman, remember this, on Wednesday night the 29th February, the tickets will go up for sale behind the bar in the Club. Priced at only £5 per ticket, this will be a guaranteed sell out. Remember. First come first served.
Could we please ask any member with an hour or so to spare on Sunday 4th and 25th March at 12 noon to come along and help prepare the club for opening day.
Opening Day & Night
This year opening day will be Saturday 7th April, starting at 2PM. There will be a sheet going up on the notice board early March. Opening day over the last few years has been very successful with light entertainment in the evening. It is the opinion of the committee to have a band/singer for the evening which would obviously require names for the afternoon, the meal, and/or evening entertainment. All members are of course invited in the evening as well as guests and friends. Where possible members bowling on the day will have the first refusal of an evening ticket.
I am reliably informed by our I.T. geniuses that the website is once again up and running. If there is anything Bowling related you would like to see on the website, please contact Mark McWilliams (that’s me) at the club, or through the club email.
We still have space on the committee for further members and would welcome an approach by anyone wishing to join in with the running of the club. Whether just with bowling, the bar management, green maintenance, or indeed helping the selector, any offer of help welcomed.
During March we normally have a fundraising walk/cycle to raise funds for the Senior and Children’s parties, open days etc. It was the opinion of the committee that we cannot continue to ask the usual people to support this. So your President and Custodian are going to cycle 50 miles, Tranent to Berwick-upon-Tweed, on Saturday 17th March to raise funds to hopefully keep these functions alive. Any encouragement and support would always be appreciated.
With the start of the new season fast approaching, anyone who knows of any youth who may be interested in Bowling, now is the time to have them express an interest.
Dates For Your Diary
- Saturday 18th February: East Coast FM Quiz Night
- Saturday 10th March: Buffet Supper (Ticket Only)
- Saturday 17th March: Domino Flyer with £100 prize.
- Saturday 7th April: Opening Day & Evening Social
We have Brian Galloway and Mark McWilliams looking after the green this year. Our thanks to them. Help and support would be welcomed if anyone can spare a little time in the summer months.
That’s your lot for this edition of the newsletter.