August 2022 Newsletter

Wednesday, 10th August 2022

News items from the Club Secretary

Bower Improvements

Following completion of the kitchen refurbishment the whole Bower has been redecorated and cleaning of the carpet undertaken. The main room in the Bower has new lighting, the old fluorescent lighting being replaced with down lights. A big thank you to all those involved in helping out in the various stages of these improvements.

New Defibrillator

We have purchased a new defibrillator as we have been experiencing difficulty in obtaining new parts for the old one. The defibrillator is registered on the National Defibrillator Network (The Circuit) and also now connected to North West Ambulance Service with whom it is intended to arrange a training session for members. 

Club Tour 2023

The itinerary has been put together for the club tour next year from the 19th May to the 22nd May at a cost of £350 per person (singles £359):

Bacon butty and coffee/tea at Moffat House Hotel at Moffat;
Visit to the Falkirk Wheel on the way to Perth;
Three night stay at the Royal George Hotel at Perth which includes dinner, bed & breakfast;
Bowls matches (to be arranged);
On the return journey visit to the Britannia Yacht in Edinburgh; and
High Tea at Tinto Hotel, Symington, near Biggar.

A notice has been put up in the Bower for members interested in going to put their names down. 

Winter Social Activities

The planned programme of social events for the winter months is as follows:

Friday 21st October – Presentation Night at the Auctioneer
Saturday 19th November – Domino Drive
Saturday 10th December – Christmas Party (Buffet by Skitby House)
Saturday 21st January – Quiz Night
Saturday 25th February – Race Night
Saturday 25th March – Supper & Dance

Finals Day

The Men's and Ladies Championship Finals take place this Saturday starting at 2pm. The bar will be open and tea/coffee/biscuits will also be available. The finalists are:

Men:     David Stobo  v  John Sibley (Marker - Mike Scott)

Ladies:  Irene Scott  v  Ann Smith (Marker - Ruth Hewetson)

Flower Tubs Trophy

Thank you to Shirley White for arranging the judging of the flower tubs this year. The winner of the best tub award goes to Julia Martin but congratulations to all the tub holders, their displays this year have been excellent.