Good Morning from a bright clear December day at West Lodge,
The Autumn Internationals are over and it is back to league business tomorrow. There is a big game at West Lodge tomorrow when our opponents are West of Scotland in the last game of the first half of this season’s fixtures. This is the beginning of three vital fixtures before Christmas where wins are necessary to consolidate our position in BT National 2. West will be tough team as they have accumulated seven try/losing bonus points so far this season. Most of their games have been high scoring affairs so we will have to be sharp tomorrow to come away with the win.
The kick off is at the winter time of 2pm.. Forget the Christmas shopping for a couple of hours and come along and support the boys, it makes a huge difference.
The 2nd XV are on the adjacent pitch playing Dalziel.
On Sunday the Micros and Minis are at their usual time.
Many thanks to all those who supported the St Andrews Day Ball which was a great success contributing circa £600 for Club funds. The next Club Event is the Hogmanay Party and tickets can be reserved behind the bar.
Our Spot of Lunch Boys will be back on parade tomorow after their recent foray to Kilmarnock. This took them well out of their comfort zone (generally the lounge bar!) but I am glad to report all those who took part in this adventure have returned home safely. This is despite the fact that the eldest member, who resides in Stewarton, managed to get himself abandoned in Onthank (think tv programme the Scheme). The eldest member is a tourer of vast experience, home and abroad, so managed to use his knowledge, wit, charm and most probably financial resource to extract himself from a potential dangerous situation. Experience is everything!!
The ladies toilet refurbishment is now completed together with the painting of the hall. One of our long serving bar staff, Laura Scott, is working her last shift on 10th December. Laura has always provided us with great service, loyalty and we are sorry to lose her happy disposition behind the bar.We wish her well for the future.
Today’s newsletter sponsors are Hunter Chalets and Apartments. This is primarily a skiing business run by Finlay Hunter, former player, and if your are into winter sports, please visit their web site.
Also, as we all know Christmas is approaching and most families will be having a turkey. Why not get it from Charles Frazer in the Avenue. You can use your rugby club 15% discount card (available behind the bar).
Fingers crossed for a win tomorrow and hope to see you on the touchline.
Yours in Rugby