ROGER JONES has been elected as the new president of Helensburgh Bowling Club as members look forward to the start of the new outdoor season next month.

Mr Jones succeeded Patricia McCallan when the club held its annual general meeting recently.

Edouard Claisse was elected as the new gents' captain, while Elizabeth Fraser was voted in as the new captain of the ladies' section.

Liz Smith was elected as the new club secretary, and John Stead was reappointed as treasurer.

Other directors who continue in office from 2017 are Annette Christie (ladies' match secretary), Hugh Murray and Walter Jamieson.

New directors elected for 2018 were Allan Howie (gents' match secretary), Jeny Jones, Sandra Hosie and Sandra Strachan.

The main green opening ceremony for the start of the 2018 outdoor season will take place on Saturday, April 14, and four days' later new ladies' captain Liz Fraser will perform the ladies' opening.