Meeting Chaired by Mr Martin Dunabie
Committee: Martin, Chic, Linda, Stella, Frances, Sharon & Jackie J
Apologies From, Frances Murray
Welcome – Martin welcomed everyone to the meeting, The meeting was very well attended, with more than 30 members and we saw faces we have not seen for a very long time. We got off to a good start with a cup of tea or coffee and a few sandwiches and sausage rolls supplied by Goudie’s which were lovely.
THANK YOU’s for: The Pop-up shop [July] and Charity Shop [Sept] –
Both were a success in different ways. Collectively we took £1,052.25.
We would like to thank everyone who helped, and you know who you are, we had lots of members, helping, bringing donations, offering help, or just popping in to have a quick chat. It was great to see you all, and we introduced a few non-members to MOF’s handing out flyers, 2021 calendars and other info.
We would especially like to say a very big thank you, to three members who really went that bit extra at both events, Phyllis Callow, Marion Kerr, and Jackie Wilson without whom we would not have managed. We had a small gift of flowers for each of them.
MOF’s Camera Club, Calendar 2022 - The Maybole Over 50's Camera Club have once again brought us a delightful calendar. The camera club have outdone themselves this year the pictures are great, and we really do appreciate all the work the group put into this project every year. And to say thank you for all the work they have done over the last few years we have a small gift voucher from Greenside for them to put towards a lunch or something for the group. 2022 Calendars now on sale at Goudie’s and at the Spar. The big A4 size is still £6.00 & the new smaller A5 size is only £4.00. and is ideal for posting to all your friends and family with just a 1st class stamp.
We have been asked about the 2021 calendar sales. With a print run of 100 x A4 size and 87 sold and 40 x long kitchen style with 30 sold a Total of [£627.00] with 5 given as gifts. Unfortunately, when we went into the Christmas lockdown a number were locked up in the Cutting Room until the end of April. And could then not be sold. We gave the last of these away at the pop-up shop in July.
MOF’s Craft Fair- @ Goudies 23rd October 2021 – report from Sharon
We had a great day, selling handmade goods, crafted by Local Artisans, with more than 20 tables and our Crafters were very happy with the venue. The NCCBC magazine put in a lovely article for us in the autumn issue. We have had loads positive feedback and loads interest in our next craft fair which we hope to hold in the spring of 2022 most of our crafters are looking forward to making this a regular event. We also launched the new 2022 Calendar.
MOF’s Hogmanay Raffle - Tickets are £1.00 each.
Prizes of £200.00, £100.00 & £50.00 To be drawn on Friday 31st December 2021 at Goudie’s. Tickets will be available from various venues around the town, and at your groups. All profits after expenses from the raffle will be paid into the MOF’s account to go towards activities and outings for the members. Loads of members took tickets to sell please contact Jackie J with the money and the ticket Stubbs - Thanks
or you will find her in Goudie’s Mondays and Thursdays 10am until 12.30pm at the sewing and knitting group.
Burns Supper 2022 – this was a great night back in 2020 just before the lockdown, and feedback was exceptionally good. We are planning the next for Friday 24th February 2022, with a 3-course dinner, with entertainment at £25.00 per person.
Entertainment to consist of: Address to the Haggis - Toast to Rabbie Burns – Grace - the Selkirk grace - DINNER - After dinner Entertainment provided by MOF’s Ukulele group who are going to play some Scottish songs which we can all sing along to. And Mary Hogg has agreed to come back and give us her rendition of how she thinks Burns would see the world today, and hopefully some songs or poems from others – [ who are not confirmed as yet.] The Burns Supper is not exclusively for over 50’s. Non-members and under 50’s are more than welcome.
MOF’s Bingo – Alternate Tuesday afternoons in Goudies boot room 1pm Next game - Tuesday 16th November at 1pm Goudies Boot room. Bingo is for everyone. Non-members and under 50’s are more than welcome. Why not pop in and join us.
New Short Walking Group - We have started our short walk of approximately 2 miles, please meet at the Greenside 10am, Martin and Chic are leading this walk, it is open to anyone. Non-members and under 50’s are more than welcome. We hope to help and support each other to re-start our walking.
Newsletters – we would love to hear some feedback from members we plan to continue with this every Quarter with monthly updates as and when required. We have been asked to date all newsletters and reminders when sending out to members.
Remembrance Sunday – 14th November 2021 the march left from the Carrick centre; Martin laid a wreath on behave of MOF’s. It was good to see so many members walking with us.
We were asked to pass on a message: The only reason the Maybole Cadets were not marching to the monument on Sunday was the Army had not given them permission.
Committee Members required – We asked for new members at the general meeting to help plan trips – bring new ideas for things the members can do!
Bus Trip – £20.00 per member £25.00 per non member
Decisions were made with a show of hands – Date: Thursday 02 December 2021
Destination: Livingston Designer Outlets
Venue for tea: Hollybush Inn
Approximate Schedule –
9.00 am - Picking up from Greenside
10.30 – 11.00 am - dropping off at Livingston Designer Outlets
3.30 pm - picking up from Livingston
5.00 pm - stop for Tea at the Hollybush Inn - approx. 2hrs
7.00pm - Back on the bus
7.30pm - drop off at Greenside
We have 23 names on the list so far, if you would like to join us on this trip, please contact the committee MOF’s mobile number 07961 833 401 or
. or pop in and see Jackie J at Goudie’s Mondays or Thursdays between 10am & 12.30pm at the sewing and knitting group.
Website – ask members to have a look and get back to us with content??
MOF’s Membership 2021 – because members keep asking - The committee decided to help encourage the members back out into the community and out of social isolation, to wave the membership fees for 2021. Fees are £12.00 per annum but are not due until April 2022 at the Annual General Meeting.
Committee meetings – Generally held the last Friday of each calendar month – All MOF’s members are very welcome however - please make an appointment so as not to disrupt a meeting - should you wish to see the committee just drop us an e-mail or phone.
Backgammon – Jules has had a heart attack but is at home recovering. Though would love to re-start the MOFs Tuesday morning Backgammon group, we have found for various reasons not all the group regulars are wishing to resume playing at this time. Jules was prepared to resume the group, but only if and when there was sufficient demand. So, if anyone would like to learn and to play backgammon, we would be keen to hear from you, whether you are a complete beginner or you have played before. Jules is a great teacher and will gladly give tuition to anyone who is a total beginner.
We would like to thank Coop Local Community Fund –. Visit the website and select your new local cause. link https://www.coop.co.uk/communities
A presentation is being made at the Maybole Co-op at 11am on the 20th of November 2021
Christmas Lunch 2021 – We are not planning anything for Christmas with regards to a large gathering for MOF’s this year, but many of the groups are all doing their own thing.
Sewing and Knitting group are having Goudie’s Christmas Lunch
The Regular walking group are going to Wildings
The Lunch Club are off to a Tea dance at the Carlton Hotel
Other Business: None
Next meeting: Will be Thursday 20th January 2022 at 1pm and thereafter the plan is for the third Thursday of every alternate month.