Rowbarton Friendship Association

ON a cold blustery day chairman David Gill welcomed a good attendance of members at the 57th AGM of the Rowbarton Friendship Association held on February 2.

Officers re-elected were David Gill - president-chairman, Pam Millwood - secretary, Keith Garland - treasurer. All other officers of the club were elected en-bloc, as was the committee and the press officer Alan Foyle. Chairman and treasurer both gave successful reports of the club’s activities and events, all of which had been enjoyed and well attended by members.

Chairman David stressed that the importance of the ideals of the club were based on friendship, fellowship and of helping each other. Ruby Cull was made a life member of the club, and four new members were welcomed, they were Peter and Anne Gibbs, Geoffrey Dyke and Nella Smith.

John Taylor of the Three Wheelers Charity was presented with a cheque for £1,000 donated by members of the club for their 2016 charity. He thanked everyone for their generosity and gave a brief talk outlining what they do. They are nicknamed ‘Blood Bikes’ because they are a dedicated team of volunteer motorcyclists who deliver urgent medical supplies to hospitals and homes on a seven days a week basis.

There followed a cream tea served by committee members followed by David causing much laughter telling humorous and funny jokes.

Trophies were given to two ladies of the club having scored top marks in competitions. Membership dues were paid by members, and have stayed the same for three years.

Members were impressed by the calendar of events for the 2017 season. Tickets for the Easter Tea will be on sale at the monthly meeting on March 2 when there will be a speaker talking about the club’s 2017 charity Lymphoedema. All are welcome.