2022 AGM

26 members attended this years AGM ON Sunday the 6th of March

Club Office Bearers

PRESIDENT J STALKER

VICE PRESISDEN J ALLAN

TREASURER A WILSON

COMMITTEE R SCOTT . M CAMLEY. P COLLINS. G IRELAND , D TAYLOR, A HALLEY ,

M WILSON, R FRASER , D SHARP

GREEN RANGER C McCLUCKIE

BAR MANAGER A DUNCAN . GREENKEEPER A COLLIER CLEANER H ALLAN

We would like to thank them in advance and hope they continue the good work

Fees where set at Gents £45 . Seniors £35 , Ladies £25 ,

Junior £ 10 . Social £20

This has to be paid by the end of April 2022

The gents meeting was arranged for Weds the 16th of March at 7pm

Opening Day is close 2nd of April 2pm this will be followed by entertainment

Jim Smith a local performer will be on around 5 PM we hope to have a good attendance visitors and new members welcome

REMINDER

Just a reminder the club AGM is on Sunday the 6th of March at 12 pm , please not the bar will not be open untill after the meeting is finished.

The new club tops have been ordered and should be here mid April the sheet for Jackets is still up .

The key fobs will be handed back out at the AGM and checked everyone knows how to use them , when you get them could you please put any bags and shoes that belong to you in the lockers so we can get the place in shape for opening day .

We will be looking for help in the next few weeks to prepare the club for opening day , hopefully the weather will improve soon to allow this to happen .

hopefully see everyone at the AGM

AGM

Folks just a reminder that the AGM will be held at 12 on Sunday the 6th March a large attendance is requested .

The County meeting is the 9th of March a full calendar of bowls is planed and the county competitions have been Drawn

Menstrie will play Patons on Thursday the 9th of June in the first round of the Balfour trophy, it will be held at Patons so difficult draw .

The top 5 singles Menstrie are at home on the 25th of May to Tulliallan

the top ten is on August the 3rd away to Alva

so something to look forward to

hopefully will see everyone at the AGM

AGM 2022

Folks this years AGM will be held on Sunday the 6th of march , is a bit later this year as it took a bit longer to get a new auditor and get the accounts passed .

A Large attendance is requested please , hopefully we will have a full season of bowls .

Polmasie have requested a friendly on the 9th of April as there was a mix up with the dates .

We had that date down for opening day , we have moved opening day to the 2nd of APRIL . This is early so hopefully the green will be ready and weather ok , we are going to try and get entertainment for that day as well it will start when we have finished playing bowls .

just a reminder that the sheet is still up for the club tops and we hope to get an order away soon , please try a sample top on { they are hanging in the ladies locker room } and add your name to the sheet .

FEB UPDATE .

The bowling seasons gets closer every week the green was recently cut and fed hopefully the winter continues to be kind to us and the growing season starts in March /

the national ties will go ahead as normal this year and have i have filled in the entries

2 in the singles , junior singles , senior singles , gents pairs and senior rinks

one each in the triples and rink, these cost 12 a team so we will need to ensure we have players competing

we also have to pay five pound a head to bowls Scotland , have a look at the bowls Scotland website and register with them would only take a few minutes .

there has been another couple of dance classes added on tues and thursday afternoons from 12 till 1 and we have had a few bookings for parties , hopefully we can continue providing a service to the village , at a recent funeral the family were impressed with the building and service provided and a few hope to come back in the Summer to play bowls .

The annual Speakers night draws closer as well March the 19th all profits on the night go to charity if you can help with raffle prizes please speak to James

the bar will be open on Thursday this week with the pool team at home , we will sort out the date for the AGM at the committee meeting on Thursday the accounts have been Audited by Karen Pirrie . we would like to thank her for her help ,

JANUARY UPDATE

January has just flown by and the new season gets nearer green was cut today and treated for moss hopefully it will be in good shape come the spring .

The yearly accounts were audited by Karen Pirrie and have been approved , many thanks Karen , Calum was a great help in preparing them to be checked ,

We have a committee meeting shortly and will set a date for the AGM then hopefully the end of FEB start of March , we ran most of last year without a secretary which makes life difficult anyone interested would be much appreciated .

The key fobs are back working and ready to get handed back out , the bags have all been moved into the new locker room it would be good to get them put away in lockers so we can see what extra bags , bowls and shoes we have .

The old locker area will be used for visitor changing and painting has begun , the new doors should smarten the place up , we also invested in a new glass washer , new pint glasses that along the the replacement cellar cooler unit should keep the beer in top condition .

The Speaker night is still going ahead and James is starting to take names , the speakers are Jim Leishman and Dick Campbell two larger than life characters of Scottish football .

I am sure we will be in for and entertaining night

The club is open on Sundays 1 till 6 and has been well supported the last few weeks so why not pop in , the sheets are still on the board for the new club tops with samples to try on to get the correct sizes

NEW YEAR

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and it was good to see as many faces at the club on boxing day .

It looks like we will be able to open the bar as planned over new year , the football as been cancelled on the 2nd so the bar will open at 1 on Sunday as normal

We will have to follow Government guidelines which will involve moving the tables and chairs , 1 metre distancing and mask wearing while moving around , it would be great if anyone planning to attend could take a lateral flow test before coming and staying at home if feeling unwell .

the Bar will be open from 7 TILL 10 ON HOGMANY , please bring your own drink and food if you plan to bring the bells in at the club , the bar will be open 1 till 6 on the 1st and 2nd of Jan .

The committee would like to wish everyone a happy new year and hope everyone stays safe and well

XMAS / NEW YEAR

OPENING HOURS OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

SUN 26th 1 till 6

Fri 31st 7 till 10

Sat 1st 1 till 6

Sun 2nd 1130 till 6 (for football }

Please note the bar will shut at 10 on Hogmany , please bring your own drink and food if you want to see the bells in the club , these hours could change at short notice due to the COVID situation .

There is a sheet posted in the club regarding club tops , tops are available to try on .

this will allow us to get and order sent away .

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND CONTINUE WILL LATERAL FLOW TESTING , WE HAVE ALLOWED THE NHS TO USE THE CLUB CAR PARK FOR THE LAST FEW MONDAYS TO ALLOW DISTRUBTION , THE TIMES HAVE BEEN ALTERED IN RECENT WEEKS AND ARE USUALLY POSTED ON THE MENSTRIE COMUNITY PAGE

Please note i see i made a mistake with the money that was raised it 321 pound but still a great amount

Also the pool team are at home on Thursday so the bar will be open , there is Europa leagues games on tv that night as well