Thrift Shop Report July 24/25 and a Saturday matinee
July Prize Draw
Monymusk Senior Citizens hold a monthly prize draw to raise funds for a summer bus trip and Christmas lunch for senior citizens. The first prize is £100 and the second prize is £25. The Draw must be made with non-committee members present to make sure everything is done properly so it will be made on the second Wednesday of each month in the Hall where non-committee members will be present to oversee proceedings.
There are some draw numbers available. You can get a form to join the draw, which costs £26 per year or £13 for six months (equivalent to only 50p per week), by sending an email to Elsie Aiken (email@example.com) or phoning Louise Craigmyle (01467-651359). The names of winners will be posted here each month.
The winners for July were:
£100 Doris MacKenzie
£25 Maureen Milne
The winners for June were:
£100 Mr R. Davies
£25 Vi & Jim Taylor
The Senior Citizens Committee needs folk to come forward and help to organise the Summer Bus Drive and the Christmas Lunch. The number of folk on the Committee is falling each year while the number of Senior Citizens who benefit is rising. If you know of anyone (including yourself of course!) who could make a contribution to helping the Senior Citizens please contact Louise (651359) or Elsie (651459). Thank you.
Senior Citizens Summer Bus Drive 2014
The Senior Citizens summer bus drive visited the Speyside Centre at Dulnain Bridge near Aviemore, the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig and Grantown on 28th June.
Click here to see some photographs from the bus drive
The Opening Event was a great success. Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster toured the displays set up by twelve hall-user groups before formally re-opening the refurbished Hall by unveiling a plaque which acknowledges the very significant financial contributions we received from the LEADER Programme and Aberdeenshire Council. Hall Chairman Alan Sibbald thanked the Provost before thanking the financial institutions that provided funding and the folk from the Hall Committee and the Community (especially the Thrift Shop ladies) for the hard work they put in to complete the funding.
The success of the event was all down to great teamwork from everyone who was involved.
These photos from the event, include the Hall Chairman taking tea with the Provost!
All photographs taken by Colin Johnston.
A New Hall SignWe have a new sign at the Hall. It was paid for with a bequest from the family of Betty Thomson in her memory. We are very grateful to the Thomson family for the generous gift.
Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch 2013
The Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch was held in the Village Hall on Saturday 7th December.
Click here to see some photographs from the Christmas Lunch
2013 Boules Tournament Report
A French-themed boules tournament took place in Monymusk village square on Saturday 8th June.
|The event, which was attended by 140 participants in 30 teams raised money for local charities and good causes, and was organised by the Cluny Players – widely known across Aberdeenshire for their charity murder mystery plays. Other key people behind the organisation were John & Eric Sim, Farmers at Rorandle, Monymusk, Alford and District Rotary Club and Mark Paterson Builders, also from Monymusk.|
|Sir Archibald and Lady Grant of Monymusk Estate performed the opening ceremony. Tracsis plc were the main sponsors. The 12 pistes were sponsored by mainly local firms.
|Event director, Neil McArthur said:
"It was a wonderful day of fun and the square came alive with the sound of music, laughter and friendly competition. A total of £6,060 was raised."
|There was a real French festival feel to it, with home bakes, amuse-bouche, French wine tasting, local stalls, raffle and a bar. Live music from Athol Smith and Dave Martin kept the party going during the tournament. Fancy dress was encouraged and Team Boulestic, from LFH Engineering in Ellon won the prize for the best dressed team.|
|The competition intensified in the afternoon knockout session, and the overall winners were the Creoles from Collieston. Runners up were the Boule Dozers from Monymusk, while the Boule Fighters, from Nottingham & York were overall third. |
Beneficiaries include Monymusk & Cluny Churches, the local Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party, The Village Play Park Appeal Fund, Alford & District Rotary Club the Bennachie Pony Club, the Monymusk Christmas Lights Appeal and Monymusk School PTA.
It is more than likely that the event will be repeated next year.
All photographs taken by Colin Johnston.
Hall Development Update
Work on the Car Park has now been completed.
Rural Aberdeenshire Leader 2007-2013 Programme.
Hall Committee Minutes
The most recently approved minutes of meetings of the Hall Management Committee are available below:
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Monymusk Village Hall is a Charity registered in Scotland as Monymusk Village Hall Management Committee - SC038241
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