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 April  2014 South Lanarkshire Community Service Awards

 Community Service award to club member Jimmy Lindsay

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                            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.

Jimmy Santa

        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 years.


           Jimmy was 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.

“These awards 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."


Congratulations Jimmy!
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, 2:00pm   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.

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Troon Portland President Bill Travers and President Scott Hunter with Lotte Montgomery's daughter Fiona McInall.

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 May 6th  2014 Hon. President John Williamson


Opening Day 1994


Hon.President John Williamson
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'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.



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May 22nd 2014 Past President Jimmy Irvine

vicarSadly after a long illness Past President Jas Irvine
passed away peacefully, at the Victoria Infirmary, Mansionhouse
Unit, on 22nd May, 2014, beloved husband of June, loving father
of Kenneth, Linsey and Debra, father-in-law of Colin and grandpa
of David.
Funeral 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 until his
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 tournament

Congratulations 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.
                             hay-rae


  June 7th 2014 Hoad Memorial tournament

The 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
and Ian Charlton.  The picture shows the winning triple with sponsor Stewart Hoad and club president Scott Hunter. Stewart was
his usual generous self, and his efforts raised over £600 for club funds, and we are very grateful for his continuing support.

hoad winners 2014


£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
21st 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
 On 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 :(
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Past President's Jim Kirk, Will McArthur & Ian Skillen with RDBA secretary/convenor Maurice Smith

 July 12th 2014           Halfway v Cambuslang
 Cancelled.

  July 26th 2014          Claremont v Cambuslang



 

 All photos © Past President Will McArthur   .


 

See CBC Opening day Photographs photographs
 NOTE glossy photos can be seen and purchased
Canvas prints, classic coasters, classic photo mugs



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