|INNELLAN BOWLING AND
News and Events
CANCELLATION OF GALA DAY - 22 JULY
It is with much regret that the Committee has decided to cancel our Gala Day which should have been held on Saturday 22 July.
The Club relied heavily on Past President David Morrison who invested much personal time and effort in not only organising this event but also obtaining sponsorship and donations from local businesses. Unfortunately the Committee at present are not in a position to do this and while recognising Past President David's disappointment, reluctantly decided to cancel rather than hold an event which would have fallen short of what is expected of our Gala Day. Alternatives were considered but it was decided they were not suitable replacements for this event.
The Committee will be giving careful consideration to organising future fund raising events at its next meeting and any suggestions etc. will be warmly welcomed.
The Club wish to congratulate Craig McDonagh and Marissa Campbell following their marriage at Knockdhu House on Saturday 10 June. We wish them good luck, good health and all good wishes for their future happiness together.
OPENING OF GREEN & COURTS
It was lovely to have such a large turnout of members and friends at our 163rd Opening Ceremony on Saturday 15 April.
President David Morrison welcomed everyone and spoke of his sadness at leaving the Club in May. He then passed to Dan Whyte of Upper Cowal BC who spoke on behalf of the kindred clubs. Dan said that Innellan had been the Club where he had achieved many bowling triumphs over the years. He wished the Club a successful season and also wished Jean and David all the best for the future and said they would be missed by the bowling community.
Ramsay (The Osborne) who together with his business
partner, Elliot Scholes then spoke of his honour of being
asked to open the Club today. He said that he and Elliot
thoroughly enjoy their weekly afternoon at the Club
taking on Dougie and John. He said that they are even
getting to grips with some of the "lingo".
Jean Morrison then delivered the first jack and bowls with her usual accuracy.
The weather was fine for the most part of the afternoon and 24 hardy bowlers played an 8 end wappenschaw. The "first toucher" of the season was played by our own Donnie Scott. The winning triple consisted of Eileen Brand (Innellan), Scott Richmond (Kirn & HQ) and Dougie Cuninghame (Innellan). All the winners received an IBTC inscribed Easter Egg.
President Elect Jim Elsby then presented a gift to Jean and David from all the members and wished them all the best for the future. He thanked them both for their dedication to the Club in their short time with us. He said that he hoped they would visit often and also to expect plenty of bowling visitors to their new home.
There followed a lovely afternoon tea and a massive raffle.
The rest of the afternoon/evening was enjoyed with a few refreshments and a wee sing song.
The bowling/tennis season has certainly started.
Bowls Wappenschaw will start Tuesday 18 April at 6.30pm (weather permitting).
IBTC lost a very dear friend yesterday when Jeanette MacDonald passed away following a long illness.
Jeanette was connected to Innellan Bowling & Tennis Club for many years and always enjoyed coming to join us on the green.
She will be sorely missed and our condolences are with Tam, Moira, Malcolm & families.
Jeanette MacDonald - Funeral Arrangements
Wednesday 19th April at St. John's Church, Dunoon
Tam has asked for family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to any of the following.
At the EGM held in the Clubhouse on Monday 03 April, the following changes have been made to the Management Committee:
Elsby was elected as President. (he will take up the post
officially at the end of the month)
President David thanked everyone for attending and said that it was with a "heavy heart" he was leaving the Club. He said himself and Jean will miss the Club and all the friends they have made in the five years they have been here.
As Jean was also the Bar Convenor and we were losing her too, Committee was delighted to welcome Carrie O'Brien to the team. Carrie will take on Jean's role and will work alongside Garreth Garrett.
The Committee would like to thank Jim, Tommy & Carrie.
EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
An EGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Monday 03 April at 7.30pm.
The reason for this EGM is to appoint a new Club President and Vice President.
As you all know, President David is moving out of the area but none of us thought it would have been so soon. The house went on the market two weeks ago and it was sold to the first viewer. Many folks' dream but it has all come a bit quicker than expected for Jean and David.
As they will be moving at the beginning of May, President David and Committee felt it would be better for the Club to hold an EGM sooner rather than later.
This will also give David and Jean a bit more time to see to the hundred and one things they have to attend to before moving.
President David will be there to help the new President through his/her first few weeks and the remainder of Committee will also assist when necessary.
We are also looking to appoint a new Vice President as Craig McDonagh has had to step down due to personal reasons.
I hope as many of the members as possible will attend the EGM. If you can't attend and you would like to propose someone, or be happy to be nominated yourself, please put this in writing to the Secretary prior to the meeting.
Changing days for our wee Club but I'm sure it will all work out well in the end.
President David has asked me to let you know he is looking for some helpers at the Club.
He has already started to tackle the ladies toilet area which was covered in mould.
Please contact David on 01369 830541 or 07443 000382 to arrange times.
It doesn't have to be for hours at a time, just an hour or two here or there.
Thanks again everyone. We want the place to be looking as nice as possible for Opening Day.
Myra Campbell Secretary
those of you who have not yet heard, I have some sad
news. Our President, David Morrison and his
wife, Jean, will be leaving our shores to head back
across the water to be closer to family.
will continue as President of the Club in the
meantime and could even see the season out. Their
house has now gone on the market and we can only
hope (selfishly) that it doesn't sell too quickly.
like to think that Innellan (& especially IBTC) will
always have a special place in their hearts.
Myra Campbell Secretary
OPENING DAY 2017
The Management Committee would like to advise that the Club will open for the 2017 Season on Saturday 15 April.
The opening time is 1.30 for 2pm.
We will have the Opening Ceremony followed by a game of Bowls /Tennis, (weather permitting) followed by afternoon tea.
Home baking and/or raffle prizes would be appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming members and friends on the day.
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