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Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th August 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 25th August 2014

Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Priscilla, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas, Eileen (and momentarily Penny)

Apologies: n/a

Ruth Klebek The group noted with sadness the passing of Ruth on 30th July. She had a very long and committed life within the Parish and supported our group from its creation in 2001. Her funeral will be held on Thursday 28th August in Maxton Kirk at 1pm.
We send our condolences to the family.

Previous Minutes: Minute of meeting of 20th May 2014 accepted as an accurate record

Treasurer’s Report: The accounts at present stand at £10,401.05 including £778.10 in the Charity Account. The Grant from CBAVH of £1800 has been received.
Income from lets may drop in future as Zumba has stopped using the hall, Maxton & Mertoun Rural have ceased to exist and Firefly only uses it on a Monday afternoon.

Past Events:
Tom’s 500 mile Walk was completed in an amazing time of 21 days. With the online donations page about to close, the total raised by Tom for our Charity for 2014 is £610 plus gift aid.
Other Fund Raisers for The Border Holiday Group held during the Summer:
Charlie’s Plants - £165, Eileen’s Car Boot Sale - £101.50, Janette’s Magic Squares - £150, St Boswells Afternoon Teas - £90, Jimmy & Janet’s Country Dance - £226. (Letters of thanks were sent to Janette and Sandra for their support)
The Coffee Morning and Plant Sale on 24th May was down on numbers with only about 35 people through the door. The two crafters invited had a very poor day with minimal sales. The total raised for the Hall Fund was £286.70.

Future Events:
22nd September – Maxton meets Tom Veitch
Tom, the intrepid wanderer from Maxton, having completed his 500 miles walk from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostella in only 21 days, is now giving us the opportunity to hear all about it and to see his pictorial record of the trip.
Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. £2
(Teas – Priscilla & Eileen)

Sunday 14th December Parish Get-together
Sunday 21st December Carol Singing
Wednesday 31st December Hogmanay Ceilidh
Discussions still ongoing regarding the format and live music. Penny happy to help where needed.
Burns Supper – difficulties regarding the food preparation for such a large number (40). Various ideas put forward regarding future of the event – no decision made regarding outside speakers/performers.
Other ideas – Pop-up restaurant?

Hall Report:
The grant from CBAVH having arrived, Douglas will chase up the contractors, Murray & Burrell regarding a starting date, and length of time needed to do the work, so that any amendments to existing bookings can be made as early as possible. High quality of workmanship essential.

Web Site:
A new section is to be added which details those of the Parish who served during World War 1. Based on the framed information in the Hall, it shows who was wounded, who was killed, where they died and are buried or recorded. Thanks for the research to Joe Eglinton, one of our HMS MAXTON sailors who did the work.

Neighbourhood Watch:
Nothing to report.

HMS MAXTON:
New edition of Ton Talk arrived.
Dave Wilkinson and Joe Eglinton and their wives are making their annual visit to the Borders on Saturday 6th September.

Any Other Business:
The Bridge – it was noted that Rob Nicholson has now retired and a replacement is being sought. We thank Rob for his support over the years.

Date of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of Maxton 21 will be held on Monday 20th October in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. All residents of the Parish welcome.

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Date: 25/08/2014