The membership fees of £50 for senior players and £10 for juniors will be due
before or at our AGM in January 2017 and we will accept payment in stages. We would also like to stress the importance of
our Club Lottery in contributing to our income and would ask you all to play this weekly, its a way of
supporting your club and an opportunity to win some money.
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.
We turn up on match days to a clean clubhouse and the away teams are treated to excellent
meals prepared and served by Margaret Whitelaw, the soup is always delicious as is the home baking supplied
by Nancy Gourlay, sadly Nancy will not be at the clubhouse this year but the good news is she will continue to supply pancakes
and fruit cake. 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, we actually finished last season in the black for a change.
This money comes from three main sources of income, we receive a payment from Argyll and Bute
Council for providing changing facilities for other local clubs. We also receive welcome income generated
by 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 and well done Barry.
Last but not
least we have John MacCallum Snr. running our Club Lottery, 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 John. We would ask once again
for your support by buying tickets for this lotto draw, it offers good prize money to those
addition we very much welcome the support given by our main sponsors, Anthony McMahon of the John Paul Retreat, Greg and Mara
Fisher of McIntyre Butchers, David Kilpatrick of the Bike Shed and Colin and Mags Lockhart of Ardbeg Mini Market.
We also received grants and from various sources over the
course of the year and generous donations from members and supporters, many thanks to you all.
again my apologies to anyone I have omitted from this list, the fault will be entirely mine.