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Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th March 2010

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th March 2010

Present
Jimmy, Isobel, Thomson, Eileen, Charlie, Elvira, Douglas, Tom and Ann.

Apologies
Priscilla

Previous Minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 19th January 2010 were accepted as an accurate record.

Treasurer's Report
The current balance is 6865 84.

Past Events
Maxton Meets Douglas Methven.
An excellent evening's entertainment with a record turnout of people.

Future Events
Coffee Morning and Plant Sale on 22nd May.

Various suggestions for events have been put forward:
Puppet Show Priscilla to contact puppeteer and investigate.
Contact local playgroup/nursery to see whether they would wish to have an outing to such an event. Venue for a Sunday school outing as last time?
Theme Night to be discussed at next meeting.
Quiz Night
Games Night
Antiques Night
Strawberry Tea in July.

Maxton Meets: a new series is to be planned. Meeting of Ann, Eileen, Douglas and Charlie to find speakers and work out a programme. Suggestions for possible topics and speakers should be sent to Charlie.
Maxton Meets will be held on the second Monday of September, October and November, January, February and March.

Hall Report
A meeting of the Hall Committee is to be arranged. Membership to be discussed.
New SBC recycling arrangements will need new arrangements for the collection of waste within the Hall and for the putting out of bins.
The documentation for the Annual Condition Report for CBAVH to be completed. John Brown of the Association would like to attend one of our meetings.
As the Hall does not have a TV Licence no receiving equipment can be used there (Note to Election Officials).
Isobel, on behalf of the Community Council, raised the possibilty of an external electric supply point being provided for the Hall so that an illuminated Christmas Tree could be made available over the festive period. After discussion, it was agreed that because the grounds of the Hall were almost totally under the Lime tree, there was no suitably effective place for a Christmas Tree. The Community Council will reconsider the matter.

Web Site
Working well.
Note that Google Earth Street View now has a Maxton road trip included.

Neighbourhood Watch
A set of very useful booklets "Safer Communities, Safer Scotland" provided by the National Association will be placed in the Hall. They can be borrowed and returned at meetings or other events.

HMS MAXTON
Nothing to report.

Any Other Business
Letter of Thanks from Maxton 21 Charity for 2009 "BANG"

Maxton 21 Charity for 2010
It was agreed, after discussion, that the Maxton 21 Charity for 2010 would be Borders Macmillan Centre. A final decision regarding which of the endowment Funds within the group would benefit will be made at a later date.
We are assured that "The money contributed will stay in the unit and help improve the lives of people affected by cancer in the Borders".*

Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting of Maxton 21 will be held on Tuesday 27th April in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm.

* At a meeting with a representative of Borders Macmillan Centre, assurance was given that money donated to an endowment Fund would be used in its entirety for the benefit of Borders patients. No management costs are taken from endowment Funds.

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Date: 15/03/2010