Monthly Archives: November 2023

Ballot of members – Admission of women members and supper guests to the Partick Burns Club

Dear club member,

The above proposed change to our club constitution has been the subject of discussion over a number of years by past and current committees. I am sure it has also been a topic of conversation around the tables at the our annual suppers as well. As Club Secretary, I am providing an opportunity for members to share their opinion on this matter by way of a paper ballot, voting for continuing the current membership arrangement or for changing the club constitution to allow the admission of women members and supper guests.

A letter explaining the reasons for the ballot and ballot arrangements, a ballot paper and an SAE was sent to all members with a postal address in the club database on the 11th November 2023. Those with no current postal address in the database were contacted by email requesting a contact address to which a ballot could be sent.

Please complete the ballot paper and use the SAE to return it for counting. The ballot papers will be independently counted and the result known by the week of 11 December 2023. The result will be posted on the club web site and circulated by email. If a change in the club constitution is required it will be implemented AFTER the upcoming supper in January 2024.

If you are aware of any members who have not yet received a ballot paper please let me know by phone or email.

Supper – Friday, 19th January 2024 – Save the Date

Dear club member,

The annual supper of the Partick Burns Club will be held on the 19th January 2024 once again at the Hillhead Sports Club.

The club president, Sherriff Seith Ireland, will be joined on the top table by David Vennard proposing the toast to the Immortal Memory. Dr. Cameron Marshall will be proposing the toast to Auld Pertyck. David Vennard will also be giving us a rendition of Tam O’Shanter and the musical interludes will be preformed by Douglas Nairne. As in years past a tombola in support of charities nominated by our guest speakers will take place during the evening.

Look for further information and booking forms arriving by post or email, depending on your stated preference, during the first week of December.