NEWS Monday 5th November 2018, 8:00pm
The 31st Annual End of Season Dinner and Dance went with a swing on Saturday at the Leonardo Hotel in Edinburgh.
A large gathering enjoyed a fine three-course meal before being treated to the typically enjoyable speeches, punctuated by a lively contribution from valued main team sponsor Nigel Finlay of the award-winning Staggs Bar in Musselburgh.
2018 team members Ricky Wells, Joel Andersson, Victor Palovaara and William Lawson were in attendance, with many attendees particularly pleased to be able to cheer having a Scotsman in the team.
Two surprise guests came in the form of multi-championship winning Monarch Sam Masters and Great Britain international Robert Lambert. Both took to the microphone to reflect on their season before enjoying the warm Edinburgh reception from the Monarchs support.
It became known later in the evening of the sad news that Club stalwart Ella MacDonald had passed away with all at the Monarchs continuing to offer sincere condolences to all who knew Ella.