Findlay Elder PP

Findlay Elder PP (Juniper Green BC). President of the Association in 1999 sadly passed this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

Findlay was a staunch supporter of Edinburgh & Leith in particular and all bowling in general.

Will be greatly missed.

AGM 2020

Last night the Association AGM was held at Bainfield BC with a good turnout from the Clubs.

The clubs elected a new President and Vice President for 2020.

Raymond Richards President (Craigentinny BC) and Colin Nichol Vice President(Edinburgh West End BC)

There was one change to the Constitution and Rules. A Top 5 match will now commence with one representative from each team flipping a coin for possession of the Jack.

Raymond updated the Clubs regarding the talks between the Association and the Edinburgh Bowling League Committee. As with all constructive discussions it does take time to get the bowl rolling but I can assure the Clubs that it is now on its way. Tasks have been allocated to individuals from both Committees with their thoughts to be brought back to the table for our third meeting that will take place on Monday 9 March. An update will be sent to all the Clubs throughout the process to ensure they receive the correct information on the progress being made.

Duncan McLaren and Ricky Rutherford will manage the AHT in 2020

John McDermott will manage the U25

Matt Purdie Selectors will be G Blair, R Rutherford, B Macfarlane and L Healy

2020

President Raymond Richards on reflection of being invested as President of the Association

” This is great honour for both myself and my club Craigentinny BC and I look forward to a busy season ahead, working with VP Colin Nichol, my IPP Lawrence Healy, Treasurer and Honorary member George Blair, Past Presidents Ricky Rutherford and Brian Macfarlane”

A.G.M.

The Association Annual General Meeting will commence 7.00pm sharp. Please ensure all attending sign the attendance sheet and are seated for 6.55pm.

PVG

Congratulations to Raymond Richards who has qualified as the Association’s Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer.

This ensures that all our members, 18 years and Under are supervised as stipulated by Bowls Scotland.

Training for the remainder of the Committee will be ongoing.

Questions

The Association will be holding a joint committee meeting with the Edinburgh Bowling League on Tuesday 11 Feb. I am inviting all Clubs to send in any questions by email (secretary@edinleith-ba.co.uk) that they may have regarding the proposed merger by Monday 10 February.

Why? To allow for a structured Q&A session at the AGM on 5 March 2020.