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Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th July 2013

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 15th July 2013
Present:
Jimmy, Charlie, Isobel, Janet, Elvira, Douglas, Eileen, Tom.

Apologies: Priscilla, Felicity

Introductory
We were all shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Ann. She involved herself in our community activities and gave willingly of her time and skills and we are grateful for all the work she did with us. She will be missed by us all, and Maxton 21 sends its condolences to Ron and the family.

Previous Minutes:
Accepted as a true record of the meeting held on Monday 6th May 2013.

Treasurer’s Report:
Isobel presented the summary of the financial movements for May, June and July (to date).
Currently the balance stands at £5663.22 including £381.40 in the charity account.
The monies raised, and sent through Just Giving to The Difference - Borders Health Board Endowment Funds for the Special Care Baby Unit, from the walk undertaken by Tom are not included in our figures as they have gone direct to the charity.
His total of £486.75 is an excellent result and we thank him for his efforts. He also raised £1500 for the British Heart Foundation at the same time. A brave man!

Past Events:
Coffee Morning for Hall Funds.
Well attended despite another Coffee Morning being arranged in St Boswells on the same day. £238.38 was raised. Both Crafters pleased with the event and will come again if invited.

Future Events:
Saturday 5th October
Charity Dance for Special Care Baby unit 7.30pm in Maxton Village hall with Gordon Brown’s Band. £6 - byob - supper provided - raffle
Tickets from Jimmy or Janet 01835 822785
Sunday 15th December – Parish Get Together
Sunday 22nd December – Village Carol Singing
Tuesday 31st December - Ceilidh in Village Hall

Other Suggestions:
Pub Night with pub games, quiz etc
Eileen to take a table at a Car Boot Sale for the Charity – probably at St Boswells.
Enquiry as to whether Gaelic in the Borders will be having their usual St Andrew’s Night ceilidh.

Hall Report:
PAT testing has been done. Age of the main power board was questioned - referred to SBC for action. Speakers still to be replaced – will be chased up.

Web Site:
Nothing to report.

Neighbourhood Watch:
Nothing to report.

HMS MAXTON:
The annual visit by Dave and Joe with Heather and Liz took place on Saturday last. The Ton Class Association has decided to do away with the post of Affiliations Officer as there are so few left that support is not deemed necessary. As the years have gone by, fewer and fewer former crew members are left, and this situation can only continue.
Dave and Joe wish to continue the link with us and are happy to keep an eye on what we are doing and contribute any input they can.

Any Other Business:
None raised.

Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 16th September in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm.

At a meeting of the Hall Committee held on Wednesday 17th July, it was agreed, after discussion, that in the light of increased fuel charges, changes to the rates for the hire of the hall were essential. The following rates will now apply.

Hall Charge Increases from 1st September 2013

Single bookings - Parish: £15.00 for first hour then £5 per hour thereafter, capped at £40.00.
Single Bookings - Outwith Parish: £15.00 for first hour then £5 per hour thereafter, capped at £60.00.
Summer Block bookings (4 or more): £15 per opening.
Winter Block Bookings: 1st September till 1st April £15 for first 4 hours then £5 per hour thereafter.
Existing agreements will be honoured.

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Date: 15/07/2013