Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Ladies AGM & Prizegiving 2013

The Ladies held their AGM & Prize Giving on Monday 28th October in George Hotel. 14 ladies attended. Numbers were seriously depleted due to a change of date for School Holidays.  Next year the AGM will held at the end of October and hopefully all will be able to attend.

Despite the small gathering the meeting was very positive and everyone enjoyed the meal and get together afterwards.

Notable by their absence were our Club Champion, Fiona Farquharson and Handicap Champion, Liz Angus who are both on holiday.

Sadly Dot didn't fill that enormous trophy she is clutching!!

Click here to see full details of Annual General Meeting     Minutes of AGM 2013
Click here to see Prize List                                                   Prize Winners 2013 

Absent Friends

Friday, 18 October 2013

Charity Donation - Rescued Greyhounds

Our Charity Evening this year was held in support of Greyhound Rescue Fife. This good cause was brought to our attention through Anne & Robin Smith's daughter who is a volunteer at the Kennels.

Dot, Moira and Pat went out to see the kennels at first hand and presented the owners Celia & Jimmie Fernie with a cheque for £70.

Celia & Jimmie look after 48 greyhounds from all over the UK at the kennels. They are all former racing dogs which have retired from racing or younger dogs who were deemed unsuitable for the track.  The Fernies hope to find homes for the dogs but if not they look after them anyway.  They have 9 dogs themselves including Madam, who you can see lounging on the sofa. Madam's pups used to fetch £10,000 each. She deserves a spot of pampering now!

Most of the dogs share a double kennel so they are kept muzzled as a precaution. Greyhounds are very gentle as a rule so as you will see even Dot got up close and personal!

We were treated to a tour of the kennels meeting the honoured guests and seeing all the trophies and racing memorabilia - a real greyhound museum!

For all you dog lovers, especially if you are looking for a well behaved pet, Have a trip out to see the great work they do out there. Be reassured our small donation is going to a good cause. Jimmie showed us a typical monthly vet's bill in excess of £1400.

Dot, Celia, Jimmie, Moira & Madam

Get that bit behind my ear!

I won't bite, honest!

Take me home please!

New man Dot?

The Dog Walker - this contraption can walk 4 dogs at once at varying speeds

Madam and friend- what a life!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Final Fling

The Ladies Final Fling on Saturday took on a new dimension this Season. We had one of our Junior Girls, Laura Moon, playing with the Ladies Section for the first time.  Laura played very well and helped to bring in the winning team! We hope Laura will join us next season especially for some of our fun games. Hopefully she will encourage our other girls to join in too.

Congratulations to Moira Lumby, Dot Whytock  and Laura for the magnificent 65. Runners up were Agnes Manattini, Liz Angus and Anne Smith with 70.

The school holidays have caught us on the hop this year with the result that quite a few ladies are unable to attend the AGM on the 28th October.  Since some of the main prize winners will be absent, including the Club Champions, we held a mini Prize Giving after the Final Fling.
l to r: Liz Angus H/C Club Champion, Moira Lumby Vice Captain, Fiona Farquharson, Ladies Club Champion

Absentee Trophy Winners as above plus Anne Arnold & Linda Mailer

Perth & Kinross Handicap League

Our Vice Captain, Moira Lumby, has worked hard this year to establish a Ladies Handicap League for Perth and Kinross Clubs.  From small beginnings it is hoped that the League will go from strength to strength in the coming years. The formats for the matches are 5 singles handicap match play games.  If you know of any club wishing to join the league please get in touch with Moira  – 01821640519 or moira.lumby@btinternet.com

The presentation of the Loch Leven’s Larder trophy was held at King James VI GC on Sunday 6th October. Winners were Dunkeld and Birnam, Murrayshall were runners up.

Our picture show league coordinator Moira presenting the trophy to Lorraine Bend and Hilary Cunningham representing Dunkeld & Birnam.