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Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 8th December 2014

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 8th December 2014

Present: Jimmy, Janet, Charlie, Elvira, Priscilla, Tom and Isobel.

Apologies: Eileen, Douglas, Felicity

Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 20th October were accepted as a true record.

Treasurer’s Report: The account, at present, stands at £10.885.29 including the Charity Fund of £899.17.

Past Events: n/a

Future Events:
Sunday 14th December - Parish Get-together

Maxton Village Hall at 3pm. Festive cheer and nibbles. BYO. All ages welcome.

(Arrangements for the supply of nibbles made. (Elvira, Shortbread; Priscilla, Sausages on Sticks; Isobel, Mince pies and Sausage rolls, Jimmy and Janet and Ron have offered to bring something, too.))

Sunday 21st December – Carol Singing in Maxton
Meet in Car Park at 6.30pm. Bring torch or lantern. Carol sheets provided.
Clothing appropriate to weather and occasion.
Collection to - “Maxton 21 Charity for 2014” - Borders Holiday Group.

(Tom and Isobel providing sustenance during the evening)

Wednesday 31st December - Hogmanay Ceilidh with Steve and Isobel
Maxton Village Hall 7.30pm for 8pm. £5 plus a plate of food. BYO
Tickets from Isobel – booking essential (01835 822559)

There will be no Burns Supper this year as there are no longer sufficient members for us to able to cater for the event.

Hall Report:
Frost protection
has been switched on.
Redecoration: Murray and Burrell will start work on 12th January and the work should last three weeks. All bookings for the Hall have been cancelled for January and first two weeks of February. Users informed.
Queries regarding the practical carrying out of the work – Charlie to contact Keith Middlemas requesting an on-site meeting.

Web Site:
Nothing to report

Neighbourhood Watch:
The Sorned vehicle currently abandoned in the car park – police informed and removal requested.
The House-breaking and taking away of a vehicle – two suspects from Lanarkshire detained, one has been released on bail.

HMS MAXTON:
Nothing to report.

Any Other Business:
Eileen’s plan to have a Christmas Draw for a Hamper of Festive Goodies for the Charity.

Due to her current ill health she has not been able to carry this out. She has the hamper made up, but the members could not think of a suitable event, or place, at which tickets could be sold as all of the Christmas Fairs in the local area are past.

Borders Live Touring
It was decided that we should not attempt to have an event as we cannot draw an audience for this when other local halls with a bigger catchment area are in competition.

Date of Next Meeting:
As the Hall is out of commission, for the redecorating, during January and the first half of February, it was decided that the next meeting would be the AGM which will be held on Monday 16th March 2015 at 7.30pm.
This gives sufficient time for accounts to be settled and annual accounts audited.



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Date: 09/12/2014