ABERNYTE HERITAGE GROUP
MINUTES OF THE 23rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
29th November 2011.
27 Members and Guests in attendance
Apologies; Mark Petrie, John McLeod and Dennis Bethel
Anne Davies reviewed the year’s activities and thanked the committee members and the community for their continuing support in what had been a busy and successful year. A copy of her report is attached to these minutes.
Margaret Carr presented the annual accounts for the Year to 29th November 2011. She explained the various entries and answered a number of questions. The Accounts were unanimously approved by the meeting. A copy of the accounts is attached to these minutes.
Election of Office Bearers
Margaret Carr, the Treasurer has decided to retire from the committee. The President thanked her warmly for over 20 years of dedicated service and this was unanimously endorsed by the meeting.
The president announced that Eve Duncan has agreed to take over as Treasurer and join the committee and her election was approved.
All of the other office bearers were available for re-election and they were re-elected.
Work is coming to an end in extending our interviews into the second half of the 20th Century. Anne did however appeal for any significant photographs of the 1950-2000 period. There is also a snapshot of the community in 2011 and copies were on view for the meeting.
The community should continue to let Yve Duncan have any press cuttings and other information concerning Abernyte.
The annual walk is planned to be held on Saturday 21st April 2012. The committee will organise a route and advise those interested well in advance.
It is planned to continue holding the BBQ on the first Friday of the school Autumn term.
Mary Young Memorial Lecture
This has been arranged for Thursday 22nd March in the school at 7.30. The speaker will be Mark Bulay, the photographic archivist at St Andrews university. Further information will be made available nearer the time.
Thereafter several items of Common interest with the Community Company were discussed.
BREATHING PLACES/MILLENNIUM WALK PRESENTATION
Barry Caudwell gave a presentation and outlined the progress in the past year. It was noted that Abernytes success in this was attracting further actions across the Carse. He then explained the various species found, the surveys carried out and planned , and drew attention to the success in attracting wildlife.. He finished by encouraging all visitors to note what they saw and found , and to keep up the reports on wildlife on the web site
PLANNING AND BOUNDARIES
Malcolm McSwan reported that the Braes of the Carse Conservation Group had recently held its AGM and was closely following planning issues. The local plans for the area should be available for consultation early in 2012.
COLLECTIVE PURCHASE SCHEMES
Stephen Hole reported that the collective Oil Purchase scheme was now operating successfully with 18 members.
Stephen also reported on the continuing popularity of the e-mail service.
Stephen was thanked by the meeting for his dedication to these two activities.
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
There was discussion on the possible replacement of the notice board but some members felt that better maintenance was all that was required . John Shabishow and Hamish Carr agreed to look into it.
A list of the assets belonging to the community is being established and a draft is attached to these minutes. This will be finalised and responsibilities and availability confirmed.
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and a Pot Luck supper followed