Three years ago our club celebrated its 150th birthday.

Time has passed and club members have moved on in their lives but, if like me, you remember what a part Royal West played in your early life this message is appropriate.

So, what is the message?

Simply put, it’s to appeal to you to contribute to the funding required to celebrate the history of the club in a tangible way, by commissioning & installing a bespoke stained glass panel internally across one of the windows in the bar area of the club.

One of the Club’s sub-groups has been working on this idea for some months and local man, Alec Galloway, a well-respected worker in stained glass, has been commissioned to design and construct the window. Alec is one of the pre-eminent workers in stained glass in Scotland and has enthusiastically taken up this project. It is well worth checking his web-site to see the quality and range of his work.

Having seen the early sketches I can report that the window will greatly enhance the bar area and remind us of the heritage of Royal West.

The sum we have to raise is £3,500 and your contribution to this would be greatly appreciated

If you donate £50 or more you will get an invitation to the formal ceremony to unveil the window. A donation of £100 or more will see your name inscribed on a board adjacent to the window.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you’ll positively respond to this appeal.

Best wishes

Hugh Kerr

There will be fierce racing from about 11am on Saturday with clubs attending from Arran, Largs, Troon, Portabello, North Berwick & Anstruthers. Following the racing we have arranged for a disco & quiz night that all are welcome to attend.

If you have completed a Subscriptions renewal form and made payment, then your membership card should be available behind the bar

If you have not paid your Subscriptions yet please be reminded that as of 1st June there is a £1/month late fee on top of any Subscriptions due.

We are about to start using an efficient and fully GDPR compliant system to communicate with the membership who have email addresses. We would ask that you make sure the Subscriptions Convenor has your up-to-date email address.

Please contact the Subscriptions Convenor, Rose Sloan, if you have any queries about membership.

Next month’s planned Whisky Tasting Night has been twinned with the May Movie Night to bring you an evening we hope you will enjoy, even if you don’t remember it the next day.

The evening will commence at 7pm with an informative talk and sampling of Scotland’s favourite drink. Book your attendance at this by placing your name on the list on the noticeboard and/or paying (£12/head) at the bar.

The evening’s entertainment will continue after the talk, at about 9:30pm, with the rwsABC Movie Night Presentation of a whisky themed Scottish movie from the last decade (not the 80′ this time). Free admission to this event, but you might have to bring a chair!!!

If you arrive early for the movie please make your way quietly into the bar and refresh yourself while awaiting the end of the talk.

There will be more info and promotion of both events in the coming weeks.

Funds raised from the Movie Night event will be donated to the

If you need to check what is planned or going on please refer to the following tab

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Look forward to seeing a good crowd tomorrow night for another classic Scottish movie from the 1980′s

Hold onto your wallets in case there are any Robin Hood type characters about

Funds raised from this event will be donated to the

Willie has organised the event this year and we should all meet by 11am for departure at 11:30am. We are heading to the Creggan Inn at Kilcreggan to mark the start of the season.

Before we head off we will acknowledge the kind gift of the new Boathouse from Ogilvie Homes with a small ceremony. You can all have a look through it and “marvel at its wonder”.

See you Saturday morning.

Following the AGM setting new subscription levels last week the renewal forms are in the process of being issued by email, post and will be available in the clubhouse.

The website version of the form is also now available by following the link below.

Adam Graham

The season has started tonight with the first formal Kayaking evening.

The bar will be open at 8pm on a Monday now through until the end of the season.

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