Published: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 19:21
Ladies Opening of Greens Wednesday 19th April 2017
The ladies opening of Helensburgh bowling club greens took place on Wednesday 18th April2018. Lady captain Mrs Liz Fraser welcomed members and guests including Mr Eddie Claisse gents captain(standing in for President Roger Jones) Mrs Ginty Struth District Secretary of the WOSWBA, Mrs Jean Anderson District Secretary from the DWBA, Mrs Sandra Glazsher from the GWBA, Annette Christie Match Secretary and Ladies Champion. Attending today we have guests from no less than 10 kindred clubs and 5 within the area. Ladies captain welcomed new members Elizabeth Skinner, Patricia Price, Sandra McNeish, Elaine Calderwood, Anne King, Roberta Lees and Sandra Strachan and presented them with a club lapel badge. Lady Captain then presented the Ladies Champion Mrs Annette Christie with her championship medal and went onto present the winners of the GWBA League and senior "B" League with their winners medals winners of League were Mrs Margaret Hogg, Mrs Susan Claisse, Mrs Annette Christie Mrs Pat Donald and Mrs Liz Fraser(skip) winners of Senior B Team were Margaret Grant, Jenifer Jones, Jill Dacombe and Katherine Fotheringham(skip).
The gents captain then invited the Lady Captain to Open the Greens.
Lady Captain delivered the first Jack and two bowls, one on either hand before declaring the greens open for the season 2018 and wishing the ladies a successful and enjoyable season. Gents Captain Eddie presented the Lady Captain with the ceremonial jack and a bouquet of flowers for opening the greens.
The ladies and guests played an eight end game and retired to the clubhouse to enjoy sandwiches and home baking prepared by the ladies of the club.
The Lady Captain then went onto announce the winners and runners up of today's game.
The lady Captain then went onto present the Trophy for the Ladies Carpet Bowls which were played over the winter the winner was Mrs Pat McCallan runner up Mrs Joy Farrow.
The Lady captain asked the Gents Captain to say a few words followed by guests from DWBA and GWBA.
The Lady Captain then went onto thank everyone who sent cards and good wishes for her season as Captain.
Also thanks went to everyone that helped prepare the food for the opening, supplying raffle prizes and thanking the gents for serving the teas and coffees and doing the washing up.
The Lady Captain then went on to wish everyone a safe journey home.
The photographs show Lady Captain Mrs Elizabeth Fraser delivering the first bowl of the ladies season and an excellent Bowl it was The Ladies before the Game and The Two captains
Published: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 15:52
Club Opening of Greens Saturday 14th April 2018
The Opening of Helensburgh Bowling Club Greens took place on Saturday 14th April 2018.
Gents Captain Eduardo Claisse officiated and welcomed members and guests, including, Honorary President Billy Petrie OBE JP DL, Robert Phillips (Past President), representing the DBA, John Stead Treasurer, from the GBA, as well as representatives from kindred clubs PP Henry Ellis Colgrain Jim Donaldson from Jim Barremman BC and Robert Mackie from Dixon BC an Hugh Murray HLM. Apologies were received from President Roger Jones, HLMs John Bell and Stan Kennon
New members, who have joined the club this year, John Farrell, Ken Craig, Archie Anderson, H.J Douglas, I. Smith, K. White and E. Wallace Jnr were welcomed on to the green and presented with a club badge by the Gents Captain Ed Claisse.
The Immediate Past President Mrs Patricia McCallan was thanked for her year in office, by Gents Captain and presented with her Green Blazer, Scarf and Past Presidents badge as well as a commemorative plaque in appreciation of her opening the greens in 2017. Immediate Past President Mrs Patricia McCallan then presented the Championship winners Medal for 2017 to Alan Air as well as Winners Medals to club members for winning the GBA Senior League, R. Cavana, R. Jones, D. West, E. Claisse, B. Grant and J. Cameron and T. Adkin and to the GBA Mixed League winners in 2017. R. White, G. Mackie, E. Fraser, P. McCallan, J. Jones and G. Sneddon
IPP Mrs P. McCallan then requested Gents Captains wife Mrs Susan Claisse to open the greens for 2018. Susan delivered the first Jack and Bowls of the year, and excellent bowls they were, and declared the greens open for 2018 wishing the members an enjoyable and successful year.
HLM Hugh Murray then presented Susan with the ceremonial Silver Jack and a bouquet of flowers and a gift for Opening the greens in 2018.
Members and guests played a nine end game and retired to the clubhouse to enjoy a meal prepared by the ladies of the club.
The representatives of the Associations Robert Phillps for the DBA and Allan Howie for the GBA along with Henry Ellis from Colgrain BC on behalf of the kindred clubs, conveyed their good wishes to the President and club for the coming year.
Gents Captain Ed thanked Ladies Captain Elizabeth Fraser and the Ladies for preparing and serving a lovely meal, tow ladies Sheena and Jannette for for their hard word in the clubhouse and the gents who assisted George Sneddon in preparing the greensand Clubhouse for today
Immediate Past President Patricia on behalf of the Past Presidents congratulated all the Directors and members who had carried out many different tasks both on and off the green to maintain the facilities in the highest standard.
The Gents Captain Ed Claisse in closing thanked the green keeper Gavin McCall for his hard work on the greens, wished the members a successful season and a safe journey home.
The photograph shows Mrs Sue Claisse delivering the first bowl of the 2018 season the bowls after delivery and the Greens party for the Opening.
Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:10
Helensburgh Bowling Club held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 8th February 2018 at 7.40pm.
The meeting elected the new President for 2018, Mr Roger Jones with Mrs Patricia McCallan moving to the Immediate Past President office as well as the other office Bearers for the year.
John Stead was re appointed as the Treasurer, Elizabeth Fraser was elected as the new Ladies Captain with Edouard Claisse being elected as the new Gents Captain. Ms Liz Smith was elected as the new club Secretary. The Directors who continued in office from 2017 were, Mrs Annette Christie as Ladies Match Secretary, Hugh Murray, and Walter Jamieson. The new Directors elected for the year were Mr Allan Howie as Gents Match Secretary with New Directors appointed Mrs Jeny Jones, Mrs Sandra Hosie and Mrs Sandra Strachan.
Immediate Past President Mr Eric Wallace retired by rotation
The Main Opening of the Greens on Saturday 14th April and this will be followed on Wednesday 18th April when Mrs Liz Fraser Lady Captain will perform the ladies Opening of Greens.
The Picture shows from left to right:
Seated: Mr Hugh Murray, Ms Liz Smith Secretary) Mrs Elizabeth Fraser (Ladies Captain) Rodger Jones (President) Ed Claisse (Gents Captain) Mrs Patricia McCallan ( Immediate Past President) and Walter Jamieson,
Standing Rear : Allan Howie( Gents Match Secretary), Sandra Hosie, Jeny Jones ,Sandra Strachan Mrs Annette Christie ( Ladies Match Secretary)
John Stead (Treasurer)was unable to atten