Stonehaven and District Men’s Shed Meeting September 28th, 2017
The regular meeting was chaired by Andy Lorimer who welcomed the Shedders to the Community Centre meeting room. New members Noel and Michael introduced themselves to the group and were made welcome.
Following a social period, the business of the Shed was discussed. Secretary Douglas talked about the planned board meeting where we will agree the end of year accounts and manage the arrangements to re-elect trustees and replace those standing down. Also discussed was the latest information on entry to the bunker, along with the progress on CATs.
Douglas then gave a report on the last Grand Promenade meeting as the Shedders have expressed a willingness to get involved in the project. The aim is to enhance the sea front from Dunnottar Castle to Cowie Castle. The existing path will be consolidated and routed past the war memorial. Signage will be refreshed with new signs added and access routes to the Promenade upgraded. The bridge at Salmon Lane will be widened to allow easier transit for pedestrians and to fit with the river widening programme for the Carron. Asked when we would be likely to know more, Douglas suggested that would be in November.
Andy reported that Emergency First Aid training will take place in the Community Centre on Friday 20th October at 09.00 in the Community Room, conducted by Dorothy Clark.
The Poly-tunnel team are off on a well deserved holiday but Shedder Paul reported that the work to reposition the fence around the poly-tunnel was completed, despite the inclement weather on Monday. Thanks to shedders Paul, George and David.
Shedder Ian reported on the arrangements for the Xmas lunch. The venue is the Station Hotel on the 7th December. Names are still being sought for this event so that we achieve a minimum of 25 diners to ensure we get the room to ourselves. More information and “how to book” will be given by the Events Team at the next regular meeting.
The awayday event with a visit to the Portlethen Shed was also discussed and Douglas will write to the Portlethen Chairman to confirm the arrangements.
As no speaker had been arranged for the meeting, time normally allocated for that was very well spent by the shedders in socialising, drinking tea & coffee and polishing off the biscuits.
The next meeting will be on 5th October in the Community Centre Bath Street. The room is open from 12.30. The planned speaker is Shedder Tony Zaccarini who has a passion for photography and will share his skills and show some of his work.
Dates for your diary:
19th October Annual General Meeting – 10.30 Community Centre Bath Street
20th October Emergency First Aid training – 09.00 Community Centre Bath Street
30th November – Proposed Visit to Portlethen Shed
7th December – Xmas Lunch Station Hotel
Tea/coffee & biscuits/cake are always available.