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Annual General Meeting
The 2024 AGM will be held on Wednesday 26th June at 8pm for full members only. Any nominations for Office Bearers, e.g. President, Vice President (2), Secretary and Treasurer must be put in writing for the attention of the Secretary by 8pm on Saturday 15th June at the latest. Committee Members can be nominated on the night. Entry to the AGM will be strictly on presentation of a valid membership card

Due to mass committee resignations as shown below an emergency support team of volunteers who stepped up to keep the club open will remain in place until the AGM 26th June when there will an election for a new Committee.  Watch this space and/or notices around the hall for updates.

President : Karen McCulloch (Resigned)
Vice President : Jamie McMorrow (Resigned)
Vice President : Danny Mclean (Resigned)
Treasurer : Elsie Mackie (Resigned)
Secretary : Christine McDowell (Resigned)
Sandra McCafferty (Resigned)
Sandra Rooney (Resigned)
John Mitchell (Resigned)
David McGee (Resigned)

Remaining Committee until AGM
Fran Kimmet
George Whitton
Vikki Melvin
Margaret Brown (Sub Committee)
Janette Murdoch (Sub Committee)
Plus a team of volunteers

Membership Applications and Renewals
REMINDER: Applications and renewals should be submitted to the Secretary before end of April.

Membership Fees
It was decided at the latest AGM that the annual membership fee, which has been unchanged for several years, should be increased to £10 from April 2024.

Emergency Committee
Due to mass resignations of the incumbent committee an emergency support team has been put in place to keep the club open and will need to remain in place until the AGM in June when there will an election for a new Committee.
Watch this space and/or notices around the hall for updates.

 Admission Charges
 Admission charges for members to club nights remain unchanged at £4 for a single evening, with a £6 concession for entry on both Friday and Saturday, to be paid on the Friday. Admission charge for non-members will be increased to £7 from 1st October 2023.

*Please note the Opry does not currently have card payment facilities. All transactions must be made in cash only.*

Opry App
The Opry now has an app which can be downloaded from the app store for Iphones or playstore for Android devices.

Affiliated Clubs
The Opry Gun Club, and The Re-enactment Club have now re- opened. Check out our What’s On page for details.

Facebook
Please note we have a new Facebook page, Glasgows Grand Ole Opry Members and Friends. Keep up to date on the latest Opry happenings and debates by contributing a post to the page. Why not join the Opry Club itself and enjoy reduced admission charges on Fridays and Saturdays? It’s great value and a brilliant night out with live music and very competitive bar prices.

Website & Table Bookings
There have been numerous visits to the website since it began and this, hopefully, translates into more visitors to the Club itself. If you are looking for a night out with a difference and one that won’t break the bank, come along and soak up the friendly atmosphere and make new friends. Great venue for lively Hen and Stag nights, birthdays and any other occasion you want to celebrate. Tables can be reserved for larger parties of 8+ by phoning or texting on 07566 762320 or alternatively join us / message us on our Facebook page and someone will get back to you. A deposit of £1.00 per person, refundable on the night, will secure the booking. Tables must be claimed by 8.30pm on the night otherwise they may be given away to other visitors particularly on very busy evenings.

Country Music Needs More Support
With bands folding all too often these days it is increasingly urgent for country music fans to support the clubs and bands still in existence. The Opry offers members free admission on a Saturday evening for the payment of just two extra pounds on a Friday evening. You can’t get better than that – two nights of live entertainment for just £6!  If you know of any members who haven’t been at the club for a while, why not encourage them to come along again to enjoy the music, dancing and keenly-priced drinks from the bar! Since the start of 2017 the club has been well attended on Saturdays, and Fridays have also picked up which is encouraging in these strained economic times. Visiting parties (birthdays, hen and stag nights, etc) have helped to swell the figures but we also need the members to support the club as much as possible. Spread the news among your friends and neighbours that the Opry offers a great night out. The number of visiting parties demonstrates that it is seen as a fun venue and is somewhere a bit different to celebrate an event.

 News Items
If anyone wishes to submit an article or news item for inclusion on this page, please e-mail it to f.downie@ntlworld.com or hand it in at the club for the attention of Fionna Downie.

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