The Latest News from Strathkelvin Ramblers

The Latest News from Strathkelvin Ramblers

24th AGM - 17th November 2016

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Sat, October 08, 2016 11:12:09

The 24th Annual General Meeting of Strathkelvin Ramblers will be held in the Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch on Thursday 17th November 2015, starting at 7.00 pm.

The committee would like to encourage as many members as possible to come along and support our club. In addition to the formal part of the evening where we look back over the past 12 months and start planning for the year ahead there is also the social aspect where we can chat with friends over a cup of tea or coffee and some home baking.

Following the success of the raffle over the last few years, we plan to do the same again at this year’s AGM in order to boost club funds. Donations of raffle prizes can be handed to Ann Martin or any member of the committee.

As you may be aware, our constitution dictates that all committee members retire at the annual general meeting, but are eligible for re-election. A number of the current committee have indicated that they will not be seeking re-election on this occasion. In addition, we have the right to be represented on both the North Strathclyde Area and Scottish Councils. As a consequence, any member of our group has the opportunity to join the committee or to represent Strathkelvin Ramblers at the Area or National level. If any of these roles is of interest, please speak to a member of the committee.

Over the years, ‘low’ walkers have been under- represented on the committee and this is something the existing committee members are keen to redress. If you want to make a contribution to the future well-being of our club by joining the committee, whether you are a ‘high’ or a ‘low’ walker, please give this some serious thought over the next couple of weeks. If you require any further information, any committee member will be happy to help.

The AGM is one of the few occasions over the year where all club members can get together and the committee look forward to welcoming you to the Park Centre on the 17th November.

In a change to previous years, the various papers related to the AGM (agenda, previous minutes, annual reports etc.) will be issued in booklet form. Copies will be distributed on the night. Please click on AGM_Booklet to view the pdf version. The annual accounts are available as a separate document. Please click on Accounts to view.



2017 Melrose Walking Weekend UPDATE

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Tue, September 06, 2016 11:20:15

There has been an excellent response to the previous post (#post16) to the extent that all single and double rooms, which have been reserved for us, have now been allocated. There are however a number of twin rooms still available. If anyone is keen to have a single or double room, Hilary will try and reserve some additional rooms. To avoid any disappointment, please contact Hilary as soon as possible to book your place.

Please note, Hilary is one of the group attending Eurorando from 8th to 18th September and will be unable to progress matters between these dates.





2017 WALKING WEEKEND IN THE BORDERS

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Sun, September 04, 2016 14:53:31

The 2017 Strathkelvin Ramblers’ walking weekend has been planned for Friday 8th through to Monday 11th September, based at the Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose. Accommodation will be for 3 nights. The cost, including dinner, bed and breakfast for 3 full days will be around £120 for a shared twin room. There will be a £15 single room total supplement.

Single rooms will be limited, so early booking is advised. If you plan to come, please contact Hilary Sneddon to book place(s). We would ask you to make a firm commitment by Monday 31st October 2016 at the very latest. Members who wish to share a room, please book together. To make the booking firm, a non-returnable deposit of £25 per person will be required to be paid via Hilary within 4 weeks of the initial booking. The balance of the cost will be due by 8th July 2017.

WALKS: There will be a Low-level short walk in Melrose on Friday afternoon for early arrivers, High, Medium and Low walks on Saturday and on Sunday and a final Low-level walk on Monday morning for late leavers.

One High walk will be The Cheviot. One Medium walk will be The Three Brethren. The walks in the Eildons will include Low, Medium and High options.

Queries can be made to:

Ann Martin, ajhmartin@btinternet.com , 01360 310 070, 07904 278 359
Hilary Sneddon, hms3791@btinternet.com , 0141 776 1543, 07908 219 770
Bob Cole, bob.cole@ntlworld.com , 0141 578 3533, 07481 929 520



Annual General Meeting – 19th November

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Thu, October 29, 2015 10:21:35

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of Strathkelvin Ramblers will be held in the Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch on Thursday 19th November 2015, starting at 7.00 pm.

The committee would like to encourage as many members as possible to come along and support our club. In addition to the formal part of the evening where we look back over the past 12 months and start planning for the year ahead there is also the social aspect where we can chat with friends over a cup of tea or coffee and some home baking.

Following the success of the raffle over the last two years, we plan to do the same again at this year’s AGM in order to boost club funds. Donations of raffle prizes can be handed to any member of the committee.

As you may be aware, our constitution dictates that all committee members retire at the annual general meeting, but are eligible for re-election. A number of the current committee have indicated that they will not be seeking re-election on this occasion. In addition, we have the right to be represented on both the North Strathclyde Area and Scottish Councils. As a consequence, any member of our group has the opportunity to join the committee or to represent Strathkelvin Ramblers at the Area or National level. If any of these roles is of interest, please speak to a member of the committee.

Over the years, ‘low’ walkers have been under- represented on the committee and this is something the existing committee members are keen to redress. A number of approaches have been made, with limited success, however there are still vacancies to be filled.

If you want to make a contribution to the future well-being of our club, whether you are a ‘high’ or a ‘low’ walker, please give this some serious thought over the next couple of weeks. If you require any further information, any committee member will be happy to help.

The AGM is one of the few occasions over the year where all club members can get together and the committee look forward to welcoming you to the Park Centre on the 19th November.

Oran Mor Christmas Panto

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Wed, October 21, 2015 14:31:44
The cut-off date for reserving a seat at the Oran Mor Christmas Panto on 17th December was 10th October. Anne Clark is no longer taking bookings, however you can still make your own arrangements by contacting Oran Mor direct.

Please click here for full details Oran Mor

Scholars' Lunch

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Tue, October 20, 2015 16:51:48
Arrangements for the Scholars' Lunch on 11th November 2015 have now been confirmed.

Please click here for full details Scholars' Lunch

No more names are being taken for this event as all available places have now been reserved (with some on a waiting list).

Visit to Scottish Parliament

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Thu, September 24, 2015 10:20:09
Arrangements for our visit to the Scottish Parliament on 25th February 2016 have now been finalised.

Please click here for full details Scottish Parliament Visit

Numbers are limited to 15, so to book your place please contact Anne Wilkie as soon as possible.

Christmas Lunch - Change of Venue

Social EventsPosted by Webmaster Mon, September 07, 2015 10:41:40
As you may have heard, Table 13 (the caterers at Hayston Golf Club) will no longer be providing this service at Hayston after October of this year. This obviously affects our Christmas Lunch on Saturday 12th December. Fortunately, Table 13 have agreed to honour our booking provided we can find an alternative venue.

Milton of Campsie Bowling Club have kindly offered the use of their clubhouse. This has the benefits of being convenient for public transport, with a large car park and access to their bar facilities. The cost is unchanged at £12.95 for 3 courses, a small mince pie and tea/coffee. The timing is 1.00pm for 1.30pm, finishing at 4.00pm.

The only difference from previous years is that we will need to provide Table 13 with our menu choices prior to the event. The organisers have this in hand and will be in contact with members nearer the time.

Full details are available on the website.