“The club will remain closed until the SNP
Leader decides it’s safe to open”
We will place updates here as soon as we know more..
On behalf of president john, and the board of management, can I thank the membership of Halkshill for the financial backing shown by you last year.
We appreciate that you received limited, if any, benefits from paying your annual fees and your monies could have been better used elsewhere, but let me assure you without your input Halkshill would be in a precarious financial position - more on this very important issue will be discussed at the AGM.
As previously notified our AGM will take the form of a zoom meeting on Sunday the 14th march at 11am.
The access details and the balance sheet. Will be forwarded to you as soon as they become available.
Any issues you may want raised at the AGM should be sent to me no later than 2 weeks prior to the AGM.
Our constitution states that: at all general meetings of the club, fifty ordinary members present shall form a quorum.
Obviously as the meeting is taking the form of a zoom meeting and knowing the difficulty I have had, it may be a problem to get a quorum. I would ask the members if they would be satisfied to, after seeing the board recommendations, they would be prepared to give the board their proxy vote allowing for the constitution to be met.
There are 5 vacancies on the board of management and I would ask any member wishing to stand for the board to inform the secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the AGM.
In the strange regime of COVID19, the board will be happy to propose and second any applicants.
All posts are now vacant. Should we not receive any applications from the members, the secretary and the treasurer have agreed to carry on for another year.
Unfortunately our indoor secretary has decided to resign from his position and we are looking for an indoor secretary. This post carries an honorarium and any member interested please inform the secretary.
The only method of contacting the members about Halkshills private business is through e-mail and I would like to thank all the members who provided their contact details, and, I would ask each of you to ask your fellow members, if they have not done so to do so.
LARGS HALKSHILL BOWLING CLUB
On behalf of President John Mackenzie and the Board of Management of Halkshill I would like to wish all our Members and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
In what has been a truly horrible year for the Club, we can only hope and pray that next year we will see a solution to this terrible virus.
Unfortunately due to the continued uncertainty, we cannot envisage when or if the Club will open in the New Year. Looking further ahead this could impact on our ability to hold our AGM. I would therefore ask any Member who wishes to raise any topic for discussion to relay these to the Secretary.
As per our Constitution Balance Sheets will be made available two weeks prior to the AGM.
Currently the Club is being run on a shoestring basis.
The Treasurer has been very active in securing the various grants available to maintain the financial stability of the Club, but he is still very concerned about our future ability to meet all our expenditure commitments over the longer term.
Any ideas the Members may have on raising funds and improving our finances should be directed to the Secretary and will be gratefully appreciated.
Any maintenance issues that arise are being dealt with promptly by the House and Works committee.
We had an issue with a burst pipe underground between the Clubhouse and the water tap at the south west corner of the Green. This has been ongoing for several years now, resulting in quite hefty water bills. This problem was resolved by cutting the pipe outside the Boardroom wall and putting a new tap on this wall. The Treasurer reckons this will save approximately 30% on our future water bills.
The Bar Convener will continue to monitor dates on bottles, cans etc and any items for sale will be notified to the Members.
As a Board we are aware that several of our Members are having health issues and we wish them well in their roads to recovery.
I would ask any Member who knows of someone who is ill, struggling to cope or even needs assistance for shopping etc to inform a Board Member and we will endeavour to lend whatever help we are able.
Finally to each and every one of you, please keep safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you all (hopefully) on the Green next Year.
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