INNELLAN BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB

News and Events


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.

Peter 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".
He also mentioned Jean and Davids' impending departure and said how much the Club and locals would miss them.

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.

Myra
Secretary

Bowls Wappenschaw will start Tuesday 18 April at 6.30pm (weather permitting).


SAD NEWS

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.

R.I.P. Jeanette

Jeanette MacDonald - Funeral Arrangements

1pm Wednesday 19th April at St. John's Church, Dunoon
Then to Greenock Crematorium - 3pm.

Tam has asked for family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to any of the following.

Cowal Hospice
Marie Curie Nurses
Diabetes (UK)
Alzheimers/Dementia Research


EGM

At the EGM held in the Clubhouse on Monday 03 April, the following changes have been made to the Management Committee:

Jim Elsby was elected as President. (he will take up the post officially at the end of the month)
Tommy McDonagh was elected as Vice President.

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.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


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.

Myra
Secretary


WORK PARTIES

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


SAD NEWS

For 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.
Obviously we are happy for them if this is their decision but I'm sure, like me, you will be sorry to hear this news.

David 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. 
We will miss both Jean and David at the Club and have lots to thank them for. They have both made a difference to our wee Club in the 5 seasons they have been with us and we are grateful for all their hard work.

I'd like to think that Innellan (& especially IBTC) will always have a special place in their hearts. 
As I said at the start, it could be a few months before they leave.

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.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


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