It’s that time of year again, as Orkney RFC begin the ever-increasingly difficult task in balancing the books against the monstrous travel costs of operating all sections of the Club including the First XV , Ladies and Junior rugby.
First on the Agenda , as always, is the County Show stall. What can you do to help , we hear you ask??? Well…….
Bottles – Huge amount of varied bottles, cans and other items are required for the stall and any donations would be very gratefully received. Where bottles of liquor are great and much needed, homebakes; multi-packs of baked beans; kiddies drinks etc. are equally required.
Bottles can be left with with Garry at The Pitstop garage at Hatston; Olga at R Clouston Ltd, 10 Grainshore Drive, Hatston or at the Club whilst training is on. (Monday from 6 to 7:30pm and Wednesday & Friday from 6:30 to 8pm) - bottles can be left in the front changing room as usual.
Stall volunteers – Can you spare a few hours on Show day to work on the stall, all welcome players/ former players/ social members/ players parents etc etc etc, ‘ Many hands make fur light work , ya ken’. If you can at all help please contact Scott Rendall, Paige Archibald or Brian Lanni and let them know (contact details here). Please, please, please , pretty please……………
Well my journey around the parishes finished in The Hope today and it was another interesting day – beautiful sunshine and calm weather helped of course
I sold one book to a lovely couple – Pam and Martin, who hail from Glasgow but who have a house in Holm these days
There were lots of conversations with others but on the whole they were visitors to Orkney and not interested in buying one of our books, but they were impressed that our Club had gone to the trouble of publishing a book to celebrate ORFC’s 50th anniversary.
It was great visiting Holm and Deerness today to promote the ORFC 50th Anniversary Book. Not that we really need to promote it hard these days as we have less than 200 copies left.
While in Holm I popped into Marty Flett’s offices to ask if folk there could put a couple of our leaflets in front of their staff and if they could put a couple of leaflets into the Post Office tomorrow as it was closed at the time I was in the village, and a lovely lady agreed to do both of these things on our behalf
Later on I was pleased when Kristian Cooper came by my Holm stop for a blether and to pay for his book, and I met his doggie companion Nessa.
When I got to Deerness I was in need of sugar and bought a Bounty bar at Deerness Stores, and the ladies there (one of whom was the owner) agreed that I could put one of our boards outside Deerness Stores to help direct folk down to the Community Centre where I was based. Three folk came by but I didn’t sell any books, but that’s not a problem as it’s always good to see folk.
Next stop on my Book Tour will be St Margaret’s Hope on Monday 8 July where I will be outside Cromarty Hall between 1600 and 1800 when I hope a few folk will come to buy a book or just come for a blether.
Slight change of plans for 'Wan Man & his Van' on Tuesday 2nd July as Ian Carse ventures East with his mobile book shop:
Ian will now be in Holm Village between 1615 and 1700, and then Deerness at the crossroads close to the shop between 1715 and 1800.
His plans for Monday 8 July are still the same - St Margaret’s Hope near the Cromarty Hall: 1600-1800
Keep an eye out for Ian in his silver Ford Focus with display boards for the chance to grab your copy of the book (£25 each).
Maybe he'll finally be able to find out the answers to the age old questions-
"Is the weather really better out east?",
"Do the folk have deeper pockets?" and
"Will anybody bring Ian some cake"!
If you can’t make any of these times or locations but want to order a book act now!
Call or text our Book Team Co-ordinator, Ian Carse to reserve a book on 07415 680706 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, address and phone number so that Ian can get back to you
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