AGM 2019

Minute of Maybole Over 50’s Annual General Meeting held in Maybole Town Hall.

 D. Kiltie chaired this meeting

 Chairman’s Report – although David had only chaired this organisation since mid January due to the resignation through ill health of our past chair P Mason.  Before he stared his report he paid tribute to Mrs Pearl Barton a past chair of Maybole OIR who recently died , he also congratulated Peter Mason on receiving the Matt Dunnachie Trophy for his services to Maybole and his long service recognition to Maybole Community Council

David gave a comprehensive report on matters that he had recognised during his short period in the Chair, and quoted a few facts and figures on the success of MOF’s 

 Treasurer’s Report - a copy of the balance sheet was circulated to members to read through and ask any relevant questions, members were satisfied with what was presented. 

A matter that was noted – to enter into discussions with the Speakers with regard to hire charges (perhaps an annual charge as opposed to a monthly invoice) after the refurbishment is completed

 Reports from Groups

Some of the groups had submitted a brief report on their specific group and David read these out to members’ namely German conversation; Camera Club; Swimming Group; Backgammon and Spanish Conversation

S Boyd mentioned that the Golf Group would be recommencing in Mid May

E Turner reported on the Art Group, a tutor comes along on the first Thursday of each month, and the group continue the rest of the Thursday’s

J Johnston – on the Theatre Group, they have already to a show last month and the next will be in June, next meeting of the group is Thursday 2 May in the Speakers

 Outing in May

After the last General meeting in March members gave a show of hands for an outing to the Mills at New Lanark, costings have been done and the following options were put to members –

Option 1 – Entrance to Mills and a guided tour, then High Tea arranged at another venue

Option 2 – Entrance to Mills and a guided tour, then a Lunch at the Lanark Mill Hotel

Both of these options would cost £20 per member.

After a show of hands Option 1 was the preferred one, Secretary to make arrangements, a sheet was circulated for names and numbers.  Date for the outing to be Thursday 30 May

 Membership Fees

The committee proposed that the annual fees be raised to £12 per year

Members agreed to this by a majority show of hands

Election of Office Bearers and Committee

Chairman – Martin Dunabie proposed and seconded by Stella Boyd and Anne Houston

Vice Chairman – Charles McDermott proposed and seconded by Jackie Wilson and Georgia Milligan

Secretary – Linda Harvey proposed and seconded by Frances Murray and Margaret Kiltie

Treasurer – Jackie Johnston proposed and seconded by Eleanor Turner and Jackie Wilson

 Committee –

Stella Boyd; Frances Murray; Sharon Fields and William Gaffney

Social Committee –

Jackie Johnston; Katy Gaffney; Katy Baty; Maria Richards and Anne Walker


Web- Site – Jules Smith is needing to be kept up to date, matters should be  referred to Jules so that he can update the site.  This is due for renewal in August and if not being kept on requires 4 weeks notice to cancel it.  It was preferred to keep this going

 Margaret Davidson mentioned that a letter of appreciation to be sent to Peter and Senga for their work with MOF’s and thanks to David for stepping in to take over the chair till this meeting

 Eleanor Turner also expressed thanks to the retiring office bearers and committee

  Meeting closed at 2.25pm


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