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Johnshaven Bowling Club presentation
Johnshaven Bowling Club presentation

Mearns Coastal Guild

President, Mrs Wilma Armatage, welcomed members of the Guild to their first meeting of the 2014-15 season in the Church Hall and introduced the afternoon’s speaker, the Rev George Hastie. Already well known in the village as minister of Mearns Coastal Parish from 1998 to 2009, Mr Hastie gave an illustrated and interesting talk on a recent visit to Norwich and was thanked by Mrs Armatage.

The Guild next meets in the Church Hall on Monday, November 17, at 2.30 pm for - a Crafty Afternoon and on Monday, December 15 the Small Village Hall will be the venue for their Christmas Lunch.


The recent coffee morning held in the Village Hall by the Benholm and Johnshaven Lifeboat Guild raised £598 for the funds of the RNLI and the committee wish to thank all who supported this event so generously.

Horticultural Society

Last Friday, from 6 until 10 pm, was Pumpkin Party time in the Village Hall. Proudly presented by the Benholm and Johnshaven Horticultural Society, there was live music and, in keeping with the anticipated scary Halloween goings on, patrons were encouraged to come in appropriate fancy dress.

This was truly a night for all the family and stovies was enjoyed by all.

Bowling Club

President Jim Brebner thanked Hillside Catering for providing a wonderful meal in the Wairds Park Clubhouse

He then said that it was a great pleasure for him, in his first year as president, to welcome members , partners & guests, to the prizegiving presentation of Johnshaven Bowling Club forthe 2014 season

Only a few members were missing at this end-of-season occasion.

He went on to say that when he was voted on as president this year for the first time, he took on the task with a good deal of trepidation

However, he thanked retiring president Alan Robbie, treasurer Bill Inglis, secretary Donald Dundas and VP Bill Webster for all the help they had given him along the way.

He had also been helped along the way by senior members Bett Beedie and Clark Simpson

He thanked all members, for their support throughout this season, and next season if he were to be re-elected!!

He then reflected on the past year, which had been a very successful season for the club

It finished fifth in the league this year, having finished bottom the previous year

Highlights were the home team having won all their games, apart from game against champions Newtonhill

He thanked all regular players and reserves, and hoped that they could keep it up next year

They also retained the TSB Trophy against local rivals Inverbervie, winning both home and away

The hat nights on Tuesday and Friday had been well attended, the weather having been fairly kind this year

The club had a very successful open day this year, resulting in two new members, and raising interest with several others.

He suggested that they should do the same next year, since new members were always welcome in the club

He then thanked all the winners, and the losers who took part in the club competitions throughout the year, and trophies and prizes were presented

After the presentation, all enjoyed a night of entertainment by Johnny Mac and joined in the dancing, resulting in a very enjoyable night.

Winners and runner-ups of the various competitions as attached word document

The Johnshaven rink of Ernie Auld, Fred Innes, Margaret Innes & Frankie Laing were unfortunately beaten 16-10 by Drumlithie in their second game in the Stonehaven Indoor League.

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