2017/18 Weekly Meeting - Reports

A brief description of the day's events and sometimes the menu

Brief reports on our Meetings (and sometimes the menu)


Apologies for lateness but was busy trophy polishing...

· 23 members plus visitor Alastair Raffan from Inverkeithing & DB

· Topical grace from John Anderson

· Alan Mutter reported on the Technology Challenge won by Woodmill HS

· David Steele pushed attendance for speaker Lt Commander Moss-Ward on 19th July – spouses and guests very welcome

· Ronnie Pook announced that the Supper Club’s 1st date will be Friday 6th July. He will report asap on the menu. All welcome

· Graham Steedman reported on the Garden Party attended by 90. He thanked teh ladies who did the raffle and the pianist. Andrew Watson is on holiday but will report shortly on funds raised

· Noel reported that the JC Thomson was a highly competitive Golf competition won by yours truly by six points

· David Fraser organised the monthly draw May – John Allan £60, Sean Doran £40 & June Sean again £60 and me £40

· The President gave his valedictory remarks to the Club. He commented that the Club is doing well with at least 8 out of 10 members active in the club in one form or another. Membership is stable although we were saddened to lose Bob Taylor this year and wish Mike Williams & Ken Fraser a speedy recovery. He thanked Council for their hard work and support. Fund raising in various forms totalled £13k. He thanked Alan Mutter in particular for his work with other clubs and Youth events and Graham Steedman for his pep talks to the club on attendance and succession and his fundraising efforts. Rotarian of teh Year was undeservedly awarded to yours truly for sitting in my office sending out a few emails here and there. Re highlighted that the Club had acquired and excellent projector and banners and raised funds for polio being a cause close to his heart.

· New President Tom awarded David with his Past President’s jewel and badge and paid a warm and well deserved tribute for leading the Club when others were not prepared to do so and support from Council was difficult early on however David had succeeded in delivering the Burumbiki project despite the sceptics. He plans fun and continuity in his year. He referenced the President and VPs being immigrant Englishman, Irishman and Italian respectively and past Presidents from 40 years ago - Peter Crabb 30 – Charlie Downie 20 Jack Wardell and 10 – Tom Arnott (all present save Jack) still being members of the Club.

· Next week there is a Council meeting on Tuesday at 6pm at Pitfirrane GC

· Next week’s host and vote of thanks are not required. Receptionists are Keith McFarlane & Alan Condie

Great meeting
" Great attendance 25 members, guest Eileen Runciman and speaker Andy Middlemiss from Kinross Round Table
" Great menu - steak pie with one goose fat roast potato or sticky lemon and herb chicken or panko bread crumbed fish
" Andrew Watson reminded members that the Club Directory in small booklet form is available for collection for members and partners too. he thanks members for donations to the raffle and tombola for Sunday's Garden Party for which excellent weather is promised.
" Tom Sunter reminded members to make a special effort to attend on 19th July when the speaker's subject is the new carrier and will take questions of all current military issues. The Carnegie and West Fife Clubs have been invited to join us so this should be a unique and lively event. Please make the effort!
" Bill Livingston has had 2 reports on the Club in the Dunfermline Press namely Pittencrieff Primary School winning the District Schools Quiz and "Cash Splash" of £13,000 donated by the Club this year to various charities.
" We await a report at the next meeting of the outcome of the intriguing Technology Challenge. Hopefully members present will take photos and videos which we might share at a future meeting.
" Great speaker. Lt Col Andy Middlemiss KOSB gave a very polished and entertaining talk on the German Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle) which made major advances in the first part of the year before American soldiers arrived to help turn the tide. It was great to hear 3 members involved too in reading out the letters of servicemen. David Chalmers gave a heartfelt vote of thanks.
" Great meeting next week. The Presidents Valedictory Speech & presentation to Rotarian of the Year! The handover. Tom Sunter's inspiring pep talk for his year. We have programmed a host David Fraser! Receptionists are Noel McKenna & David Steele. In a stunning piece of programming David Fraser has Tom Sunter give the Vote of Thanks (presumably on the view he is the last man he expected to be the incoming President!) to Tom Sunter! We shall see if that changes before next Thursday. Dare you miss it....
· My haddock was excellent however the salmon and salad nicoise looked great

· An excellent 25 members

· A reminder from Andrew Watson re raffle/tombola prizes sought from members

· David Gemmell has organised the annual Capital Challenge golf match at Pitfirrane on 18th July. One more member for the 8 man team is sought.

· Alan Mutter highlighted that the Technology Challenge is on 25th June. Fortunately members are not required to assist at the event.

· John & Isa Anderson attended the District Final of teh schools quiz and are delighted to report that Pittencrieff PS won!

· Council approved £500 sponsorship to Sense Scotland, Kindred Scotland, Fife Carers Centre & Young Carers. Members approved too.

· Claire Chambers and Judith Cramb received a cheeky introduction from Brian Blanchflower and proceeded to give a great presentation. Clear, concise and comprehensive. I was press ganged into giving the vote of thanks. Pleasingly Claire prefaced her talk by thanking the club for a very successful Kids Out day which she had enjoyed with children from her school in terms of her day job.

· Next week’s evening meeting speaker is Andy Middlemiss 1918 – What happened? Host is Charlie Downie, Vote of Thanks Pip Yeates and Receptionists Graham Steedman & Ano’r

· 19 members attended plus guest Margaret Dean
· David Steele reported on the previous days hugely successful Kids Out at its new home at Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre. Fantastic weather, attractions and turn out with 180 school age children nd 120 carers in attendance. Our club had most member present (11) who were the first to arrive and last to leave. David named and thanked all who attended but thanked Alan Mitchell in particular for his work in leading this event for the club. Those who attend often say this event gives the member the best feeling of being a member of Rotary so hats off to all the guys for enlarging and improving the event.
· Andrew Watson seeks raffle/tombola prizes for the garden festival such as bottles of wine/spirits, chocolates etc. Ticket sales are 69 to Graham’s delight but we need more to join in.
· The President is sending a “birthday card” to our daughter club Carnegie for their 15th birthday on 15th June
· Ged Lafferty head of the Samaritans in Dunfermline gave a presentation highlighting their role in listening to those seeking help. The organisation nationally receives a call every 6 seconds. On average nearly 2 people per day commit suicide in Scotland 70% of whom are men. Ged accepted with good humour being chided for them failing to bank our most recent cheque donation blaming a senior ex Bank of Scotland member as their Treasurer! Andrew Watson gave the vote of thanks
· Next week’s lunchtime meeting is a presentation by 2 members of Talk Matters. The host is Sean and vote of thanks Mike. Receptionists are Keith and Bill
22 members and 12 guests (4 x school captains, 2 x Head Boys & 2 x Head Girls plus 4 teachers – don’t ask)
· Very topical Grace as ever from John Anderson
· Brian Blanchflower stood in for the President who is cycling in France
· Tom Arnott – Maid of Forth trip great success with 35 members and guests – great weather & lovely sunset.
· The Stand-In President allowed the teenagers a few moments to speak about their year and plans for the future and then gave a vote of thanks which was longer than their 8 talks combined! Just joking Brian... I though the law student to be was very eloquent... All speeches and reports etc were wrapped up by 1345hrs!
· Next week’s Evening speaker is from the Samaritans. The host is Brian Dean, vote of thanks Andrew Watson and receptionists David Somerville and the first member there
22 members present. Excellent considering competing attractions for the unemployed (of course I mean retired) of golf course and garden
· Usual push on Garden Party ticket sales
· Maid of Forth meet on pier at 7.30pm tomorrow evening
· Lyndsey Armstrong and Linda Black spoke about Kindred in Fife who help children with additional support needs and provide advocacy service for families with health professionals. Jack Wardell gave vote of thanks
· Next week’s meeting is presentations by local School Captains. Each and every member attending is to act as host to the Captains and their accompanying teachers.
In the Presidents absence on holiday Brian Blanchflower will audition in the hot seat.
Russell Mathews is due to be receptionist on 7th June but cannot attend then so will do so next week instead. Is there a volunteer to replace Russel on the 7th?
Would the 1st member attending next week join Russell on reception.
Brian will ask someone on the day to do the vote of thanks.
This is all due to this being the 5th Thursday of the month as a consequence of which no duties were set at the start of the year.

ologies for the delay in writing but I had the pleasure of 2 rounds of golf in the sun at Aberdour on Friday.
· Due to sunny weather and relaxed atmosphere I forgot to count how many attended but it was decent.
· Guests were Keith’s pal Danny McLaughlin, Cynthia Black and speaker Lesley Childs
· Alan Mutter thanked all those who had assisted at the Kingsgate with the Youth Comp winners exhibition
· The President advised that Mike Williams has suffered a haemorrhage between brain and skull causing pressure. He was discharged from hospital after a few days and is recovering. Mike is not able to drive and may not be able to attend meetings for some time. He wished Mike a full and speedy recovery on behalf of all members. The President has visited him and already conveyed this.
· 3 speakers then gave excellent pitches on behalf of charities seeking a donation from the Club. John Anderson spoke on behalf of Young Carers in Fife. Supersub (many thanks for standing in for me the previous week) David Fraser spoke on behalf of David Steele in support of Sense Scotland. Finally Bill Spence’s “favourite” niece Lesley Childs spoke in favour of Fife Carers who complement the Young Carers. She is an Information Officer with them and impressed with her knowledge and engaging presentation. The decision on funding will be taken later. The President gave the vote of thanks.
· This week’s meeting’s speaker is from Kindred in Fife. The host is Alan Condie, Vote of Thanks by Jack Wardell and receptionists Bill Livingstone and Hugh Short
· As is becoming the norm a number of members stayed for a drink in the front bar following the end of the meeting.
usual brief report for the absent minded and the slackers:

· 24 members and guests Cynthia Black and Eileen Runciman
· John Anderson’s grace name checked our Speaker
· Panko bread crumbed whale size fish was well received
· David Steel reported on Kids Out at Dalgety Bay Sports & Leisure Centre will take place on 6th June organised by the 4 local clubs. Intense liason with schools has resulted in a revamped format with a fantastic 184 kids and 88 carers expected. The usual events will be supplemented by a number of sports and a disco! David seeks a minimum of 10 members to help out on the day.
· Bill Spence highlighted that tickets for the Garden party on 24th June are available through the Club’s website!
· Noel reported on the Wylkedin Golf at Carnoustie on Wednesday which took place in a horrible wet gale. Hats off to the 4 troopers who took part representing the Club. PS Mike discovered on returning to Dunfermline that he had left his clubs outside the clubhouse on the main road.
· Alan Mutter has all the slots he needs filled save to for the exhibition at the Kingsgate. 2 members are sought for Sunday 13th May 1 to 3pm.
· The President reported that District is planting 420 trees in Leslie later this year
· The Council meeting on Monday will start at 5.30pm rather than 7pm if the Pars are playing a further home qualifying tie on Monday evening. Look out for an email over the weekend to confirm this.
· New boy Blair Morgan gave his Vocational II 34 years after part I. He reckoned Charlie and Bill Spence could switch off as they heard most of it back then. Blair innovated with an interactive presentation I think comparing himself to Jesus, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Blair’s later career as a top sports lawyer name checked Ronaldo, Sven Goran Ericson and £50,000,000 Fernando Torres on which Blair missed out on his 5%. Bill Spence gave a witty vote of thanks
· Next week’s meeting is the AGM. Receptionists are Ronnie and Eric
br>My usual brief report for the absent minded and the slackers:

· 24 members and guests Cynthia Black and Eileen Runciman
· John Anderson’s grace name checked our Speaker
· Panko bread crumbed whale size fish was well received
· David Steel reported on Kids Out at Dalgety Bay Sports & Leisure Centre will take place on 6th June organised by the 4 local clubs. Intense liason with schools has resulted in a revamped format with a fantastic 184 kids and 88 carers expected. The usual events will be supplemented by a number of sports and a disco! David seeks a minimum of 10 members to help out on the day.
· Bill Spence highlighted that tickets for the Garden party on 24th June are available through the Club’s website!
· Noel reported on the Wylkedin Golf at Carnoustie on Wednesday which took place in a horrible wet gale. Hats off to the 4 troopers who took part representing the Club. PS Mike discovered on returning to Dunfermline that he had left his clubs outside the clubhouse on the main road.
· Alan Mutter has all the slots he needs filled save to for the exhibition at the Kingsgate. 2 members are sought for Sunday 13th May 1 to 3pm.
· The President reported that District is planting 420 trees in Leslie later this year
· The Council meeting on Monday will start at 5.30pm rather than 7pm if the Pars are playing a further home qualifying tie on Monday evening. Look out for an email over the weekend to confirm this.
· New boy Blair Morgan gave his Vocational II 34 years after part I. He reckoned Charlie and Bill Spence could switch off as they heard most of it back then. Blair innovated with an interactive presentation I think comparing himself to Jesus, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. Blair’s later career as a top sports lawyer name checked Ronaldo, Sven Goran Ericson and £50,000,000 Fernando Torres on which Blair missed out on his 5%. Bill Spence gave a witty vote of thanks
· Next week’s meeting is the AGM. Receptionists are Ronnie and Eric

/br>· An excellent 30 members and 2 guests namely Lt-Cdr Ed Moss-Ward, HMS Queen Elizabeth and Brian Steer’s “in-law” who is no’ happy with some of the arrangements at Kirkcaldy Rotary Club!
· Alan Mutter reminded us to put our names on the notice re the Kingsgate exhibition
· Senior VP/President-Elect Tom gave a compelling presentation on what he plans for his year – Fellowship, Fun, Fulfilment, Laurels, Innovation, Bargain Basement, recruit old ladies with tattoos, Vice Presidents with roles and responsibilities, teamwork, women, electronic spectrum, Eisenhower, planning does not work but is essential, rhyme, statistics. His presentation had it all. It will be necessary to concentrate at meetings next term in order to take it all in!
· Our 1st Speaker next term will be Tom’s guest Lt-Cdr Ed who spookily decided to dress like Alan Mutter. His talk will be on the Role and Responsibilities of the new carrier. A big turnout is hoped for. Tom will next time give him the second half of his thoughts on what is wrong with the Navy today.
· Tom introduced Brian Steer who will be in charge of Members Tales whereby club members will take it in turns to regale us with witty and interesting stories from their life and careers.
· Next week “new member” Blair will entertain with his Vocational (mark II). The host is Gordon Black, Vote of Thanks by Bill Spence and receptionists are John Haxton and Alan Mutter
· PS my daube of beef was excellent this week!

brief report on last night should you not have been able to attend or recall what you heard...
· 25 members attended with guests Eileen Runciman, Margaret Dean & Anne McFarlane
· Noel reported that the Principal at Dunfermline High School texted him to express their thanks and delight at the donations of £500 to the two projects Kincardine Community Association and Play as 1 Scotland who had been unsuccessful in the Young Philanthropy Initiative. The pupils are delighted that their efforts have not been in vain.
· Alan Mutter has placed a new and “improved” sheet on the noticeboard seeking volunteers at weekends for the exhibition of stories and photos in the Kingsgate. The event has come in under budget. The Technology Competition has a budget of £1,000 due to sponsorship by Babcock & Exxon
· I highlighted that the Club Assembly takes place next week when President elect Tom and some Convenors will make a presentation for the upcoming year. Let’s support them by attending! Tom will be attending the District Assembly thereafter
· The President reported that the 5k charity run in memory of her late son organised by Libby Seath is taking place this weekend.
· Honorary Member Angus Hogg gave a wonderful presentation on the Peace Conference based at the Peace Palace, The Hague which he is organising for 24th-27September as Project Co-ordinator. The various Carnegie bodies around the world are coming together for the first time to progress Carnegie’s Peace agenda with particular focus on youth. Our club will hopefully “sponsor” 2 university students to be Ambassadors from Dunfermline to the Conference which is to be attended by the Dutch King. Brian Steer’s grandson and Pip Yeates daughter have been selected to be sponsored all costs being met by Carnegie Trust. Angus noted the coincidence of tulips being on the tables and that he spoke nearly 30 years to the day after he and Noel were inducted into the Club by then President Brian Dean. Graham Steedman gave an excellent vote of thanks.
· On reception next week are Gerry Gillespie and Ian Morris
br>A brief report for those not able to attend or not able to recall what was said..
· 21 members attended
· Eric has placed a notice on the board for those attending the Maid of the Forth trip on 25th May. If you are not booked yet but wish to go please contact the operator direct in order to book. Please be on the pier for 7.30pm
· Bill reported on the great success which was the Daffodil Tea. Graham thanked Bill for his organisation of the event. Graham was complimented for his bingo calling skills!
· Alan has placed notice on the board looking for volunteers to assist with the Young Writer and Photographer exhibition in the Kingsgate. With members present and banners raised it is hoped that new members might be attracted.
· Keith reported that Poppy Scotland in Dunfermline & Rosyth had their best year raising over £50,000 for which our members who assisted were thanked.
· Next week the Speaker is our own Angus Hogg on the Peace Project. The host is Jim Barnett, vote of thanks by Graham and on reception are Alan Mitchell and David Gemmell
· The Club Assembly is the following week. It would be hoped to have an excellent turnout for this
br>· 18 members plus 2 guests Libby Seath & Abby McMurtrie on a scatter night from Dunfermline Carnegie
· David Gemmell paid tribute to Bob Taylor. His funeral is on 17th April at 10.45am at the Crematorium
· Bill Spence has matters in hand re Contact the Elderly Afternoon Tea on Sunday
· The President welcomed back Andrew Watson from his extended time in Barbados as an extra in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie (he was sporting a beard)
· Sean supported by Tom Sunter gave a presentation on the legacy plans for the Centenary focussing on things which the Club does in and for the Community and how to do them bigger and better. A further presentation will be made in September
· David Fraser informed us that we have £4,500 on top of existing commitments to donate to charity. Council proposed 5 charities to receive donations of £500. Three have received donations before: Shiresmill Riding for Disabled, Dunfermline Samaritans and Macmillan Cancer. Two further proposals were Kincardine Community Association and Play as 1 Scotland who were the 2nd & 3rd placed charities in the Young Philanthropy Initiative as a result of which they received no donation from that competition. Members approved all 5 charities. David will now circulate details of 5 more charities being considered with a view to further feedback from members so that Council can come back to the Club with a further proposal for the remaining £2,000.
· Next week is a lunchtime fellowship meeting. Receptionists are Alex Mill & Ken Fraser
22 members attended
· Nice menu choice
· Tom spoke briefly on the 2022 plans. Sean will update us possibly in 2 weeks’ time after which Alan Mutter as the 2020-21 President to be will assume responsibility in July for the Club’s planning
· Garvock hotel are increasing the cost of the meal by £1. Members approved increasing the weekly meal fee collected to £12. Garvock claim we are charged 35 per cent less than standard with no room hire fee.
· David Steel is nearly finished distributing to teh schools photos taken by Bill Runciman at the Quiz.
· The £1200 target from the Swimathon is very nearly reached. Please submit all monies
· The President will follow up Charities his recent email with a discussion at a meeting in a few weeks’ time re the charities which the Club might support
· Eric has organised the Maid of Forth trip for Friday 25th May leaving at 8pm from Hawes pier South Queensferry. As well as a great social evening this is intended to be an opportunity to invite potential new members. The duration is 3 hours and the folk band Pure Malt are playing. The cost includes a Ribeye baguette or veggie burger (please confirm if the latter). Bookings are good but more are sought. The operator needs confirmed numbers and payment by the end of the month. The cost is 22.50pp for BBQ and band or concessions £20.70pp. I trust that this discriminatory pricing against younger members is just a one off!
· Council meeting on Monday at 7pm back at Abbey Church Hall
· Next Meeting is the rescheduled Charter next Thursday evening which I think is 7 for 7.30pm. If that is not correct could you press reply to all and confirm
brief report for those not able to attend:

· 20 members attending
· Excellent mince’n’tatties with HP sauce
· Grace from David Fraser
· Eric pushed the charter night on 1st March. Members/partners/guests all welcome. £15.75 pp for 2 courses (choice of 3) not black tie
· Alan Mitchell has his 6 man team for the Swimathon. Members are requested to seek sponsorship
· David Steele is looking for a few more members to assist at the PS Quiz on 7th March
· David Chalmers invited suggestions for a local project which could benefit from a district grant to match our commitment. District seek the active participation of Rotarians as a condition of their grant. Proposals must be submitted by 1st June. Do you have any ideas? Charlie suggested child poverty should be the focus. Eric suggested teaching children first aid. Tom Sunter suggested Brian Blanchflower who will be in charge of Youth take ownership of this. Brian picked himself off the floor and spoke well of the desirability of liasing with other local clubs and working with outside agencies. David Somerville will check with his contact at Fife Council Social Work.
· Next week’s evening speaker is Gavin MacLeod CEO of Disability Sport, Scotland. On reception is Brian Blanchflower and Eric. Hosting is by Jack and the Vote of Thanks by Alan Mitchell.
· Ian Morris is looking to swop his Vote of Thanks role the following week 22nd February


Here is a brief report for those not able to be there
· Panko breadcrumbs on fish dish. Don’t be fooled by fancy names as it tasted just like normal breaded fish
· Guests – Cynthia Black and Eileen Runciman
· Alan Mitchell gave members the chance to be part of the final push to eradicate polio by taking part in the Swimarathon on Sunday 25th February. All you need are Speedos and to swim 25m, then do it again...and again....
· Kids Out will be a week earlier than normal on 6th June
· David Steele seeks 6 volunteers for teh Primary School Quiz on 7th March. David has assisted our Christmas meal singer Liam Forrest get a gig with the Royal marines Band in April
· The draws for the last 4 months were made: October £60 Jim Craig £40 TBC (I was too slow), November £60 Brian Steer £40 Gordon Black, December £60 David Somerville £40 Alan Condie, January £60 Tom Arnott (I think as predictive text on my phone has changed it to “Roman”!) £40 Tom Sunter
· Tree planting project is nearing its end. There is a short window left within which to propose a site for planting
· There is a Council meeting on Monday at 7pm at Abbey Church Hall
· Congratulations to David Fraser and David Chalmers for OSCR approving our Report and A/cs
· Alan Kelly (daughter married to the President’s son) gave an entertaining presentation on Power and its provision by Scottish Power and what the future holds. Vote of thanks by Noel (referencing his own CV).
· Next week’s meeting will have a short presentation by David Chalmers on a possible community project. Receptionists are Eric and John Haxton
report for those not able to attend or those not able to remember...
· An excellent 25 members attended plus spouses Isa Anderson and Moira Watson
· Excellent menu choice – turkey/salmon/beef
· David Steele pushed ticket sales for Abbey concerts
· Alan Mutter reported on Young Musician Competition in which a pianist and vocalist have been chosen to proceed to the District round. Members approved the cost for the Euroscholar participant of £490
· Brian Blanchflower thanked members for supporting the recent quiz night which raised £740
· The President highlighted that a witty but non fee charging speaker is sought for our less formal charter night on 1st March
· Our speaker Frank Connor gave an excellent talk on the Dunfermline ex-pats General John Forbes who founded Pittsburgh and Andrew Carnegie who made his fortune there. The former was brought up in Pittencrieff House and the latter gifted it to the town together with the park. The concomitant vote of thanks was eloquently given by Andrew Watson
· There is no meeting for the next 4 Thursdays resuming at lunchtime of Thursday 11th January when John Allan will present his vocational talk. I am sure there will be a great turnout for this
· We look forward to the Christmas Lunch and our free drink on Sunday at 2pm for 2.30pm
· Best wishes for the festive period
people attended last night including 4 spouses and our speaker Sharon McCall! An extra table was called for and latecomers shoehorned onto existing tables. It all made for a vibrant atmosphere.
The usual format followed: witty grace from John Anderson, report from David Steele on the Marine Band concerts….
Keith reported on the gavel success against West Fife the previous week which sees us out of the Champions’ League Group Stages and into the knockout phase.
Brian pushed tickets for the quiz on 24th November not forgetting raffle prizes too.
The President reported that 21 members and guests had enjoyed the outing to Blood Brothers.
Sharon McCall, Cultural Services Assistant with Fife Council is writing a book on Andrew Carnegies Public/Free libraries in the UK and gave us an enthusiastic tour of these buildings with numerous slides. Fittingly David Walker, a Carnegie Trust Chairman gave the vote of thanks and promised to buy her book.
The President reminded members that a Council Meeting will take place at Abbey Church Hall on Monday at 7pm
/br>· 20 members plus Eileen Runciman and our speaker
· Excellent beef
· David Chalmers reported on Shoeboxes, Shelterbox and the meeting on the 30th at the new museum
· Noel gave a full report on the Youth events planned: The Young Musician Comp will have 21 youngsters taking part at Queen Anne HS later this month.
· The Young Writer and Yong Photographer will be a combined comp around Easter time which might be separated into 3 age groups. The top submissions will hopefully be exhibited at the Carnegie Library. Sponsorship from Babcock and Exxon is being sought by Noel and Pip respectively. For Euroscholar the West Fife club are restricted to one person but have two they wish to advance so the second will go through under our name but be funded by them. The Tech comp will be late June. He also reported on his, Tom and Alan’s thinking in standing for office.
· Graham confirmed that there has been an excellent response from the club for the quiz next Friday and the target of 40 attending from the club appears to be met. More are welcome.
· Andrew has 40 names at present for the excellent value Xmas Lunch on 10th December and is looking for many more.
· Uwe Stoneman from RSPB delivered an excellent presentation on the 50 years of RSPB Lochleven. Bill Runciman gave a long vote of thanks for which a further vote of thanks was considered…
· Next week is the SGM. Please confirm asap if you wish to stand for a position. On reception are Mike and Alan Condie.
P.S."Excellent beef" - Not a pun. Lovely meal for me last night. If I let non-attenders know that will they be more likely to attend in the future?
r those not able to attend today:
· 23 members present
· Selkirk Grace from Jack Wardell
· Very acceptable steak pie
· Last dy for shoeboxes to David is next week’s meeting
· Corrections to Minute of Council meeting - £1,750 transferred to Trust accounts and Tom resigned with immediate effect ie not delayed to 23/11
· Christmas Lunch 10th December, all invited, same price as last year including 1 drink!
· List on noticeboard for those attending Library trip on 30/11
· Youth Convenor required urgently. Meeting with Carnegie and West Fife Clubs on 13/11
· Noel McKenna and Mike Williams approved at Trustees replacing Tom and Alan
· Thanks given to Tom and Alan for their time and efforts as Trustees
· David Fraser to be new Trustee contact with OSCR
· Graham led discussion on big issues – Club responsible for sourcing next President and Vice Presidents, regular attendance at meetings and what kind of club do we want? To be continued after speaker at next week’s meeting
· Next meeting vote of thanks Gerry and reception Andrew Watson and Ronnie
Please come along and contribute next week to the big debate.