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The date for our Annual General Meeting will be Friday 9th.
January 2015 at 7-00pm in The Clubhouse at the Meadows.
Topics for discussion will include reports by the Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Youth Coaches
and Lottery Fund, election of Office Bearers for 2015, membership fees, proposed alterations to the Constitution and Rules and
any other business transacted as may be considered competent.
Confirmation of this date will be placed in the Buteman newspaper at least 14 days before the meeting.
All members and interested parties welcome.
We are now planning the layout of a new bar and counter which should be completed early in
the New Year, it is hoped that this will attract more social bookings and therefore increase our revenue.
The 2014 season is now over and the first cup draw for 2015
has been made, we have been drawn at home to Premier League Club Oban Camanachd in the Macaulay Cup with the winners having
a home tie with the winners of Oban Celtic and Ballachulish.
Although our first team is still eligible to play in the National League we have decided that the development
of our younger players would be best served by our entering the South Division 1. It is hoped that several senior players
who for various reasons did not play last year will return to the fold and improve our playing prospects for 2015.
The Second Team will continue in
South Division 2 and with the management of David Kilpatrick and again mainly young players we are sure they will
once more do our club proud. Thanks again to David Kilpatrick of the Bike Shed for his continued
The winter season for our youths
has now commenced and we hope to build on the encouraging performances of last season of our
under 14, P7 and P5 teams who all improved as the season progressed, they all won trophies to bring back to Bute,
they are the future of our club and we should all lend them our full support, especially on match days. These teams are
coached by Duncan Cowan, James Craig, Iain McDonald, Tommy McKirdy and Julie Robertson who all give freely of their
time, our thanks go once again to them for their efforts in support of our club. Many
thanks also to Colin Lockhart of Ardbeg Mini Market for his generous cash donations and continued support of
our youth section, it makes a big difference to the boys.
The membership fee of
£40 for senior players is now due and can be paid to any committee member. It takes a great deal of money to run our
club and register the players with the Camanachd Association and subscription fees are much needed, we will accept payment
To all Members
It is not only the players and coaches who contribute to the success of our club, a lot
of work goes on behind the scenes that we sometimes take for granted . A team on the park depends on the hard work
and efforts of all club members.
works tirelessly in keeping our clubhouse up to standard ably assisted by many of our players who also give freely of their
time to make repairs to the property. George can also be found behind the bar on match days and other occasions
dispensing great cheer to all.
We turn up on match days to a clean clubhouse and the away teams are treated to excellent meals prepared
and served by Nancy Gourlay and Margaret Whitelaw, the soup is always delicious as is Nancy`s home baking. Margaret ensures
our playing strips are washed and ready for each match. Sincere thanks to you both.
It takes a great deal of money to run our teams and maintain our clubhouse, in David Herriot we
have a treasurer who looks after our finances with great skill, he ensures money is made available whenever necessary
and also that we have funds in the bank.
comes from three other main sources of income, we receive a payment from Argyll and Bute Council for providing changing facilities
for other local clubs, however it is the efforts of two other club members who provide a constant income stream.
Our Chairman Barry Martin puts a great deal of effort into gaining
and arranging various lets for our clubhouse including weddings, birthday parties etc. as well as dog training lessons
and fitness classes for adults all providing good monetary income, this takes up a great deal of his time and often goes
without notice, our thanks, well done Barry.
Last but not least we have Tommy Howat ably running our Club Lotto, he goes round the various
outlets every Monday collecting the tickets and money, supervises the draw and pays out the winnings. Without this source
of income we would struggle financially. Thank you Tommy. We would ask once again for your support
by buying tickets for this lotto draw, it offers good prize money to those who participate.
Once again my apologies to anyone I have omitted from this list,
the fault will be entirely mine.