The Ladies Club held their AGM on the 27th Nov. at the Club House. Fifty two ladies were there to hear outgoing Lady Captain, Catherine Cooke –Harkin’s last speech as Lady Captain of 2014.
She thanked the Ladies Club for their support and said that she thoroughly enjoyed her year. She thanked her committee for their work and commitment to the club. She thanked the Mr Captain, Tom Mc Donagh , Vice Captain, Gerard Duffy and Mr Barry Ramsay for their support. Catherine was also Junior Convenor, a role that has brought the Junior Membership of the club to almost 170 members. Last year saw a Junior Committee established and the juniors can look forward an active 2015 with Catherine at the helm. Catherine presented the following prizes; Sept. Pendant- Maureen Sweeney; Par Tree-Breege McDonagh, 25 pars; Birdie Tree- Marian O’Sullivan, 28 Birdies; Golfer of the Year-Tracy Spence;
Bronze Medal-Pauline Curley and the Silver Medal and Spoon were presented to Marian O Sullivan. The Ringer was won by Marian O Sullivan, 2nd was Brigid Mc Clafferty and 3rd e was Brid Mc Laughlin.
Catherine said that she had great pleasure in presenting the pin and blazer to Margo Birmingham, the new Lady Captain for 2015. She wished Margo a very successful and enjoyable year and congratulated Jackie Ireland in her role as Vice Captain.
In her acceptance speech, Margo said, as a Lettekenny native, she was delighted, honoured and very proud to be Lady Captain. She praised the many ladies from around Ireland who have captained this club as she had to go back to 2004 to find the last Letterkenny native as Captain. She was looking forward to a great year and building on the strength of past Captains and committees, who in their capacity have brought the Ladies Club to where it is to-day. She welcomed her Vice Captain, Jackie Ireland and introduced her committee to the ladies. A healthy discussion took place under AOB giving many members the opportunity to air their views. The meeting closed with refreshments for the ladies.
The Ladies Club Xmas Party is on Saturday 6th Dec in the Club House. Browns on the Green have prepared a sumptuous menu with mulled wine at 7 30pm and dinner at 8pm. Music will be by the very popular Gerry and the ladies, who have enjoyed dance classes for the last 4 weeks, are looking forward to stepping it out. If you would like to attend and cannot make it to the clubhouse to put your name down, you can text 087 9677673 up until 12pm Sat. and your name will be added. Presentation of Xmas Vouchers and Hampers will take place.