| April 2014|| South Lanarkshire Community Service Awards|
Community Service award to club member Jimmy Lindsay
Cambuslang community stalwart, Jimmy was given a community award for
his voluntary work with
the Boys’ Brigade and for his annual Santa routine – which local
residents contribute to.
Each year Jimmy dons a Santa Claus costume, hops on board the back of
his friend, and Cambuslang BC member, Ralph Caldwell’s jeep and waves
to the children of the Morriston Park Drive estate, whilst his wife
Margaret and helpers dish out selection boxes to the local children.
Jimmy’s grandson Jason (11) rides shotgun and provides Christmas music
for the annual event, which has been going on now for the past eight
nominated for the South Lanarkshire Community Service award by
Councillor Russell Clearie MBE
Provost Eileen Logan said: "Hosting this annual awards ceremony is the best part of my job as Provost.
It is a very humbling experience to hear of just how much good work is being carried out in our communities.
allow my fellow councilors and I to acknowledge the achievements of
some of the army of volunteers out there who work tirelessly for the
good of others - making their lives that bit better.
“Their selfless dedication to helping others cannot be calculated by money - or even by the hours they put in.
The knock-on effect makes our communities as a whole so much better for
everyone. So that is why we have this awards ceremony every year - to
pay our respects and honour our volunteers for what they do."
He now adds his name to the list of Cambuslang BC members who have been
honoured for their community work in South Lanarkshire
Council. [See home page]
| Apr 26th 2014,
|| Troon Portland v Cambuslang BC
A busload of 47 from Cambuslang BC at 12 o'clock headed down to Troon for our bi-annual visit.
The clubs play a friendly match each year and compete for the 'Lotte
Montgomery' salver which was presented to the clubs in 1997. This year
it was won convincingly by Troon Portland.
Troon Portland President Bill Travers and President Scott Hunter with Lotte Montgomery's daughter Fiona McInall.
| May 6th 2014
President John Williamson
Opening Day 1994
Hon.President John Williamson.
'Jocky' was President of Cambuslang BC in 1983 and three years
later in 1986 was made Hon.President of the club in
recognition of the sterling work he did for Cambuslang BC.
Sadly after a long illness he passed away last night his brother Danny
has passed on this information and will update us with the funeral
arrangements. Our sincere condolences to all the family.
Past President Jocky Williamson Funeral Arrangements
Please be advised that a funeral service will be held in Munns Funeral
Parlour on Friday 16 May at 12.45 followed by his burial in Westburn
Cemetery at 1.30
|May 18th 2014
||President's Ryder Cup
President's invited guests and the Directors
comprise the 24 players in this tournament.
This competition is still one of the most popular in our
calendar and places are much sought after. The players are
drawn into two teams of 12, one group representing the
President and the other representing the Vice-President who
play against each other in singles, pairs, triples & rinks.
Points and shots are carefully noted after each game.
A fabulous day, great weather and a happy friendly
atmosphere the whole day.
Hospitality drinks from the President and his wife Donna laid on a fabulous buffet meal.
Thanks also to Match Secretary Jim Low Past President who organised all
the matches. Final result was a win for the Vice President.
Photo: Past President Jim Low, Vice -president Richie McInall, Kenny Walton (best player award) and President Scott Hunter.
|May 22nd 2014
||Past President Jimmy Irvine
Sadly after a long illness Past President Jas Irvine
passed away peacefully, at the Victoria Infirmary, Mansionhouse
on 22nd May, 2014, beloved husband of June, loving father
Linsey and Debra, father-in-law of Colin and grandpa
service at Linn Crematorium, Lainshaw Drive, on Thursday
29th May, at
1.45pm, to which all friends are respectfully invited.
Jimmy was President in 1990 he had been on the
committee for a few years before that taking care
of ties, badges and locker keys for a long time, a thankless job.
He regularly played his ties and was very competitive.
He got involved in commitee meetings and always had
something to say and stood his ground when there was
problems to deal with. He was ever present at the club
health deteriorated keeping him away for several years.
Our sincere condolences to all the family.
photo April 1994 opening day
| May 25th 2014
||Alex MacFarlane Memorial Charity tournament
Won by President Scott Hunter and his team see Charity webpages
| May 31st 2014
||Balloted Pairs tournament
Saturday 31st May, 11:00am club balloted pairs tournamentCongratulations
to Rae & Hay took the trophy today at the balloted pairs, that will
be wullie and Alex ..... 2 in a row Alex,
great day had by all.
| June 7th 2014
||Hoad Memorial tournament
annual Jimmy Hoad Memorial Triples was played last Saturday 7th June,
when 63 players took to the green under threat of a
very poor weather
forecast. In the end, the weather won the day, as play was
abandoned when the green flooded after each team
had played 4 of their
5 scheduled qualifying matches.
The winners were declared on the basis of scores at that time, and they
were the Uddingston rink of Brian Magowan, Don Bell
Charlton. The picture shows the winning triple with sponsor
Stewart Hoad and club president Scott Hunter. Stewart was
generous self, and his efforts raised over £600 for club funds, and we
are very grateful for his continuing support.
£180 was raised from an auction held during the Jimmy & Audrey Hoad Memorial Triples.
This was added to other donations and £1,180 will be split equally
between Cambuslang & District Voluntary Care Club and Ward 4 at
Hairmyres Hospital. See Charity
| June 20th 2014 RDBA finals
|Friday 20th June RDBA Championship finals at Kingswood BC our pairs finalist of Alex Hay and
Vice-President Richie McInall sen were runners-up. Our congratulations to the winners Croftfoot BC
| June 21st 2014 Sam McDougall Memorial Mixed Pairs
June was the Sam McDougal Memorial Mixed Pairs a glorious
days bowling with two sections and the overall winners were Past
President Jim Low & Past Lady President Tricia Coyle.
Runners up Colin Johnston and his mother Jessie. Congratulations
to Jim and Tricia who will represent the club in the Scottish Bowling
mixed pairs tournament next year.
| July 05th 2014 Cambuslang v Templeton
Saturday the 5th July President Scott Hunter welcomed our friends from
Templeton BC to our club, it was an excellent day enjoyed by all 32
players. Cambuslang won all four rinks and total shots for the days
play was 72 - 45.
| July 12th 2014 RDBA Jubilee Triples
| twelve clubs drawn into two sections competed at Kingswood BC for the RDBA Jubilee Triples Trophy.
We won our section with 8pts out of 10 and met Kingswood BC in the final. We were runners-up :(
|Past President's Jim Kirk, Will McArthur & Ian Skillen with RDBA secretary/convenor Maurice Smith
| July 12th 2014 Halfway v Cambuslang
| July 26th 2014 Claremont v Cambuslang
photos © Past President Will