Club BBQ

The Club BBQ will take place on Sunday 11th September, starting at 2.30pm. By public demand, your celebrity chef will once again be Raymond Brock.

It’s for all members and tickets for you and a guest are behind the bar. Our friendly bar staff will help you there.

Your ticket will get you a drink and a burger so well worth coming along.

For everyone who knows me, it’s about taking part that’s important, not the winning. But if you are feeling competitive there will be prizes to be won on the  activities we will have set up on the green. No putters this year, my heart won’t take it.

We will also have a raffle so if you have any Christmas chocolates lying around, please bring them along.

Fingers crossed we have good weather.

See you there and take care.

Colin Dick


ELBA Trophy; the First Silverware of the Season

Back (L-R); D Logan, G Hunter, A.O. Blair, I Bell, A Kennedy / Front (L-R); S Fairgrieve, C Bell, C Brock, G.A. Blair, S Thomson

With win’s on three of the four rinks, the only man keeping Haddington from the clean sweep was Scott Kennedy who set upon some brotherly revenge as he played Alistair in the pairs. A great final end for Angus Blair’s triple to snatch a magical 5 shot victory, who was peels playing the last.

Opening Day and more

Hi folks,

Saturday was a fab day. We were blessed with good weather and it was a great turn out. Thanks to everyone who came along.

There were a few things I forgot to mention on Saturday :

  • Sheets are up for Friday Night and Senior leagues – remember to put your name up as soon as possible if you want to be considered for the teams. First Friday Night league match is on 22nd April
  • There’s a hat night on Friday 15th April [6.30 for a 6.45pm start]
  • We are looking for names for a friendly with Lauder on Saturday 18th June and there’s a poster up with more information.
  • The Club is now into Summer opening hours so we are open 7 days a week.

Club Development will be a key action for the Committee in 2016 and beyond. In the next few weeks we will be starting our Active Schools program for P4 – P7 pupils and in July we will staging Try Bowls Events for beginners. Spread the word, we will let you know more about these initiatives shortly.

As I mentioned on Saturday, we will be using the Club’s website as much as possible to tell you what’s happening in the Club.

All the best for the forthcoming season.


The Newsletter: For February & March 2012

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.

Burns Night

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.

Buffet Dance

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.

Helping Hands

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

Green Maintenance

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.

Photos: Presentation Night 2011

If you cast your mind back to Presentation Night on Saturday 19th November, you might remember a couple of members (thanks Janet and Stuart) taking photos throughout the night? Well after a wrestle with the camera, I finally got them uploaded online.

You can find other photos from the night over on our Facebook Page. There’s a few interesting ones in there, so it’s well worth a 5 minute look for a laugh and a giggle! 😉