Cricket club line up fund-raisers


The first of the fund-raising social events of 2015 at Strathmore Cricket Club is set to test the knowledge of members and guests.

A general knowledge quiz is to be held in the clubhouse on Saturday, January 31, with an 8 p.m. start.

Teams of up to four are invited to participate, with the entry fee set at £10 per team.

Committee members are counting on a good turnout of teams on the night to get the fund-raising in a new year off to a positive start.

Entry forms are available from Alan McKay, or by calling into the Lochside clubhouse.

As plans for 2015 gather momentum, the committee has also agreed to stage a general meeting of members in the clubhouse on Sunday, February 8 from 2 p.m.

A club spokesman said: “The management committee has been preparing plans which members believe will help the club to develop on and off the field.

“Our ability to implement these plans is dependent on maintaining a financially stable position and securing more active involvement from members and friends of the club.”

The mid-December annual general meeting was very disappointing, with barely enough in attendance to fill the various important roles on committee.

Laurance Knight was re-elected president, with Alan McKay as treasurer and Alan Ducat as secretary, and a number of other positions were filled.

However, it was unanimously agreed that a number of other appointments should be deferred until further discussion has taken place with members.

This will happen at the members’ meeting on February 8.

The focus of discussion will be on the future of the club - long and short term.

The spokesman added: “Members of the management committee believe that the club can have a bright future, but only if we all commit and work together to achieve what we all want.

“We look forward to welcoming to the meeting as many members, together with parents of junior members, as possible.”

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