Johnshaven Jottings March 6


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Promising a fun day out for all the family and in conjunction with Adopt a Beach and the Marine Conservation Society and supported by the Crown Estate and defra, SHARK invites volunteers from the community to take part in a clean-up of the beach from Seagreens to the Cove Hill this Sunday, March 8, registering at Seagreens at 11 am. Anyone wishing a lift should contact Rebecca on 01561362120.

All necessary equipment and gloves are provided as are complimentary refreshments in the Village Hall afterwards.

Community Council

The AGM of the Benholm and Johnshaven Community Council will be held in the Village Hall on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 pm and will be followed by the regular monthly meeting of the council. All welcome.

Bowling Club

The AGM of Johnshaven Bowling Club was held on Sunday March 1

President Jim Brebner welcomed a good turnout at the Waird’s Park clubrooms, to review the past year, and to plan ahead for 2015, secretary Donald Dundas presented the minutes of the 2014 AGM and they were approved by the members.

Jim then said that it was a great pleasure for him to present his first Annual President’s Report, having been only voted on last year, after the standing down of Alan Robbie after eight years in the position.

He thanked all officials and members for their support throughout last year, and hopefully continuing in the coming season. Last season was a very successful season for the club. We finished fifth in the outdoor league last year, having finished bottom in 2013

Highlights were the home team having won all their games, apart from game against eventual champions, Newtonhill. He thanked all regular players and reserves, and hoped that we can do even better this year.

We also retained the TSB trophy against Bervie, winning both home and away matches. We had our two open competitions this year, the first one in May for the Carpet Fund, and the second one in September for the Bowling Club. Both were well represented, and resulted in wins by our own players.

Our Hat nights on Tuesday and Friday were well attended, the weather was fairly kind to us last year.

Towards the end of the season, we had some hat “days” on Sunday afternoon, and this is something we may wish to consider for this year

We had a very successful Open Day in June, resulting in several new members, and raising interest with several others. Another similar day is planned for Saturday, May 16, between 2-4pm. We again would encourage young and old to come along and try

Our five bingo nights throughout the season were again very successful, and he thanked all for their support

He thanked all who took part in the various club competition and congratulated all the winners and losers

He had special congratulation to ladies’ champion for the second time, Mary Brebner, and gents’ champion for the first time, Ernie Auld

The Indoor League Team at Stonehaven over the winter have done really well, and were sitting proudly at the top of the league, with only two games to go, but unfortunately lost out in the penultimate game

With the final game to come, all was still to play for, and the team will certainly have achieved a very commendable position in the league

We enjoyed two functions last year, the first in June for the 30th anniversary of the club, and the second being our annual prizegiving in October. Both were very enjoyable with entertainment by Johnny Mac. He finished by thanking all members, partners, familyand friends for helping out throughout the year with the various competitions and fund raising events.

Treasurer Bill Inglis then presented his financial report for the year, which was approved by the members, Overall profit for the year was £620, and bank balance was £6480. The main source of revenue were the hat nights, bingo nights, and the open events.

Office-bearers remained the same as in the previous year: president Jim Brebner, vice-president Bill Webster, secretary Donald Dundas and treasurer Bill Inglis. Long-serving committee member, Clark Simpson, has decided to stand down and the club thanked him for his valuable service over the years. Tracy Laing was elected to the committee.

Dates were then set for the various events for 2015. The official opening of the Green will take place on Sunday, April 16, at 2pm.

Friday night hat night will commence on April 24 at 7pm, and Tuesday night points competition will commence on May 5 at 7pm. Our first Open 7 Ends Competition will take place on Sunday, May 10, at noon. Interested parties can contact Bill Inglis on 01674 850644.

President Jim Brebner closed the meeting,and thanked all who had attended the AGM, and looked forward with the rest of the members, to having another competitive and enjoyable season in 2015.

Magic of the Mummy comes to Johnshaven

Don’t miss this wonderful show about Ancient Egypt featuring fantastic shadow and rod puppets and followed by a puppetry demonstration after the show.

Join our explorer as he enters the tomb in search of the story of the first Mummy.......The story of how the first ‘Mummy’ was created is an enthralling and bitter family struggle, A story of life, death, love and jealousy.

Find out the history of Osiris, Isis and Set and their role in Ancient Egypt....

The story is woven into the fabric of the tomb as the Explorer takes you on a journey crossing the land of Egypt and entering the underworld where you can see Annubis preparing the first Mummy. Meet the God’s Ra and Thor and how they shaped the Ancient World.

Beautiful Rod Puppets, intriguing shadow sequences, and masterful storytelling are the key elements in this show for everyone aged 5 upwards.

The show comes to Johnshaven Village Hall this Saturday, March 7, at 7pm.

Tickets £7 (full), £6 (concession) or £24 (family, admits 4, max 2 adults) are available from Johnshaven Stores, online at or by phoning 01561 361956.

Performance lasts one hour and is followed by a puppetry demonstration.