A big thank you to our Sponsor David Fisher and Urban Waste for their support in 2017.
09 October 2017
The Association is again seeking nominations from the Clubs to join the Committee for 2018 and beyond.
This is a big commitment for any member to undertake but not as demanding as it was in years gone by. We do recognise that family and work commitments must always be a priority for any Committee member so to that end we have reduced the commitment required by a member during a season and continue to look at the Calendar to try and ease that Commitment.
The simplest way to achieve the above is to get the Committee up to strength, a task that has proven difficult over the last three years. However, we are looking at alternatives for next year to try and attract members onto Committee.
One Club has informed the Committee that they had not put forward a nomination for Committee as they considered that their green was not good enough to host the Finals. The Finals can be held on any green chosen by the President so long as it is by agreement and is suitable. So please do not let that stop any club from nominating a candidate.
Are you a member who has the knowledge, enthusiasm and willingness to serve on Committee but has no desire to be President? Come onto Committee and use that experience for the Associations benefit, nothing says you must be President.
There are member clubs of the Association who have never held the Position of President. Is now the time to put forward a candidate?
Finally, the member who wants to join the Committee and progress through the offices to President. That member is also required.
There is an urgent need of support from the Clubs to fill the empty chairs. Four would be excellent, three would be very good as would two and one.
Support the Association and put forward candidates for the Committee in writing to the Secretary no later than the 31 December 2017.
Cities and Counties Championship
East Section Fixture list 2018
|Week 1 Saturday 12th May||Venue|
|Midlothian||v||Stirling County East|
|West Fife||v||East Lothian|
|Edinburgh & Leith||v||Fife|
|Week 2 Saturday 19th May||Venue|
|Edinburgh & Leith||v||East Lothian|
|Stirling County East||v||Borders|
|Week 3 Saturday 26th May||Venue|
|East Lothian||v||Stirling County East|
|Borders||v||Edinburgh & Leith|
|Week 4 Saturday 2nd June||Venue|
|Stirling County East||v||West Lothian|
|Edinburgh & Leith||v||West Fife|
|Week 5 Saturday 9th June||Venue|
|West Fife||v||Stirling County East|
|West Lothian||v||Edinburgh & Leith|
|Week 6 Saturday 16th June||Venue|
|Fife||v||Stirling County East|
|West Lothian||v||East Lothian|
|Edinburgh & Leith||v||Midlothian|
|Week 7 Saturday 23rd June||Venue|
|West Fife||v||West Lothian|
|Stirling County East||v||Edinburgh & Leith|
The Matt Purdie is a competition played by eight Associations during July and August for bowlers aged Sixty and above. The Association over the years has steadily improved its standing in the Matt Purdie and succeeded in winning the trophy in 2016 and are in a fight to possibly qualify for the final in 2017.
The current feedback is that not all Clubs are aware of the existence of this competition or they believe the age limit starts at sixty five.
There will be a letter circulated to all Clubs to ask the Secretary to alert the members of the existence of the Matt Purdie and also with a view of seeking applicants from more members that have just reached or closer to the qualifying age of sixty.
The Matt Purdie Team will be having a trial in September. This date will be advised in the letter.
I am sure we all know players in our own Club who have just attained the age of sixty that would be worthy of a Trial.
So please spread the word.