Minutes of the General Meeting held on 20 January 2022
Meeting Chaired by Mr Martin Dunabie
Committee: Martin, Chic, Linda, Stella, Frances, Sharon & Jackie J
Apologies From: Frances, Sharon & Stella
Welcome – Martin welcomed everyone to the meeting, The meeting was well attended, with 25 members present.
Report – MOF’s Hogmanay Raffle -
The Draw at Goudie’s was cancelled due to Covid. As it was required by law to have the draw on Hogmanay as was advertised. Brian Connelly very kindly agreed at very short notice to draw the Raffle at the Spar @ 1pm on Friday 31st of December.
An e-mail was sent out to members 1st Prize of £200.00 – winner Hazel Thomson
2nd Prize of £100.00 – winner Rae Cotton
3rd Prize of £50.00 – winner Myra Bell
Winners were notified on Friday 31st of December 2021 by telephone. An email went out 05 Jan to members. The draw was recorded for auditing purposes.
Sales £522.00 less printing & prizes £458.00 we made a small profit of £64.00
The members were asked if they wanted more prizes of a smaller value but they like the idea of a big cash prize at Christmas time.
Charity Shop - Friday 4
March until 11
March – We were offered a second week consecutive week in the Charity shop, but the members felt it would be too much. We would greatly appreciate any donations for the shop or a donation to the tombola which will be held throughout the week. We know some of you have already volunteered your help in the Shop and said which days you will help; any others could you please get back to us with regard which day you wish to help if you can, as soon as possible. Thank You.
Informal Burns Supper 2022 – Friday 25th February 2022, 3-course dinner at Goudie’s, and entertainment at £25.00 per person must be pre ordered. Goudie’s are going to post to their Facebook page for non-members to attend.
MOF’s Annual General Meeting 2022 – At Goudie’s on Thursday 28 April at 1pm – Membership Fees are £12.00 per member per annum and will be due at the AGM. Membership cards will be available to collect on the day. Tea and coffee will be available.
Committee – Martin announced he will be standing down as Chairman at the AGM but is willing if required to continue as a committee member. Stella has decided to step down from the committee at the AGM.
Committee Members required - We need a new chairman, a new secretary and up to 4 others to join the committee. Please think about of joining the Committee – why not come along to a committee meeting and see how we work, see if you could enjoy being a member. Next committee meeting Friday 25
February 2022 @ 12 noon
MOF’s Camera Club, Calendar 2022 – Is still available. The big A4 size is still £6.00 & the new smaller A5 size is only £4.00. and this is ideal for posting to all your friends and family with just a 1st class stamp. See Jackie or Sharon at Goudie’s every Monday and Thursday morning between 10am and 12.30pm
MOF’s Bingo – Alternate Tuesday afternoons in Goudies boot room 1pm if you would like to join us our next game is on Tuesday 01 February 2022
New Short Walking Group – please meet at greenside every Friday at 10am 2 miles approx.
Website – In January we were getting 3 to 400 hits a week please have a look and tell us what you think. We need feedback. To help us to improve the site.
Bus Trips – Unfortunately, the bus trip on 02 Dec 2021 to the Livingston Designer Outlets and the Hollybush Inn had to be cancelled due to numbers dropping to less than 15.
We will be keeping the costs at £20.00 per member & £25.00 per non-member we gave out a tick the box list, we will try to get something organised before our next meeting!
Any Other Business:
Theatre Group – We have been asked; what is happening with the group as we have tickets outstanding with the Gaiety theatre. We have been in touch with the Gaiety and they have re- booked The Everly Brothers Dream to the new date of Saturday Mar 19 2022, 7:30pm.
Martin closed the meeting.
If you didn’t make it to the meeting and would like to comment on any of the topics, or if you think we missed something out. please drop us an e-mail and we will read them at the next committee meeting.
Next General meeting: Thursday 17 March 2022 at 1pm.