On New Year’s Eve, a final reflection on the Christmas Holidays with news of the winner of the Club’s Christmas raffle.

On the Saturday before Christmas a large crowd gathered in the clubhouse for party food and the turn of the tombola. A draw for a number of bottles preceded the main prize draw. The food and prizes were sponsored by members. Thank you (you know who you are), for helping make the night such a success.

With nearly 800 tickets in the cylinder it was great that the winning ticket belonged to someone present on the night.

Receiving £380 in cash was Mr Ed Livingston, holder of pink ticket number 582.

The raffle was a fund-raising endeavour with the money raised going to a discrete project for the benefit of members – details to follow.

Thank you to all the members who bought a ticket to support the Club. He wouldn’t want me to do this, but it would be remiss if I didn’t single out Jim Black for a special mention as he took on the organisation of the raffle from the outset. Thank you.

In a similar vein, a big thank you to all who contributed to a very enjoyable Christmas Kid’s Party at the Club. The children had a brilliant time; this is a long-standing tradition at Clandeboye and one that a few generations can look back on and smile.   

Don’t forget, there is no charge for this evening’s New Year’s party at the Club. ‘Shades’ will be providing the music from 9.00pm onwards, but come a bit earlier to get a good seat and enjoy a few drinks with friends.

Happy New Year to one and all. May 2020 bring you every blessing, and the odd birdie!


Michael McAvoy

Honorary Secretary