For the first time in many years, we held our St. Andrew’s Night in the Dumbuck House Hotel. A quick survey of those attending indicated that it was successful event. It is planned to return there for there 2017 St Andrew’s night. ( We have a pledge from the hotel to improve the heating in the Grand Hall!)
The St Andrew’s Night will be in Dumbuck House Hotel on 24th November 2017
The 2018 Burns Supper will be in the Alexandria Masonic Temple on 26th January.
Every year the club makes charitable contributions to Burns charities and to a charity chosen by the President. The monies for this are collected from our very generous members and guests at the Annual Burns Supper. The general fund always tops this up. The total amount given is always in the region of £1500 but this should be increased after the bill for the ‘History’ is paid ( see below)
At the 2017 AGM the club decided to donate to CHAS, The Robert Burns Memorial Homes and Erskine Hospital. £100 will also go to the Jean Armour Trust for the personal use of the residents in the care home administered by the trust ( the fabric of the building etc. is undertaken by the Ayrshire County.
We are finally in a position to update and publish the ‘History of Dumbarton Burns Club’. This is due mainly to Mike Taylor's effort in reviewing the existing volume and writing the updating chapter; some new photos will also be included. We have completed the fifth draft/proof-reading and our final version has been passed to the printer for any final comments and re-indexing. Hopefully it will be printed in time for the St Andrew’s Night. Each member will be given a copy.
We will get several copies hard bound for use as gift for speaker, local schools and libraries. Members will asked if they wish to order one.