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Thrift Shop Report - June 23/24


Senior Citizens Bus Drive

The Senior Citizens Bus Drive on Saturday 25th June went to Aviemore for lunch, to Broomhill Station on the steam train then to Grantown-on-Spey for High Tea.
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June 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 Thursday of each month in the Thrift Shop 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 (bandeaiken@btinternet.com) or phoning Louise Craigmyle (01467-651359).

The names of winners will be posted here each month.

The winners for June were:
£100 Jamie Aitken
£25 Steven Dempster

The winners for May were:
£100 Douglas Harper
£25 Alison Sutherland

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 Elsie (651459), Euan (651470) or Louise (651359).

Thank you.


The Monymusk Boules Masters 2016 Report

The general scene Yet another successful Monymusk Boules Masters took place in the Square on Saturday 28th May.

Forty teams competed for the trophy.
Fancy dress
Fancy dress
Fancy dress was the order of the day and it turned out to be very colourful.
All shapes and sizes All shapes and sizes There were all shapes and sizes too.
Musical entertainment
Musical entertainment
This year music was supplied The Athol Smith Jazz Band and by Dave Martin on his French accordion.
Close competition
Close competition
The competition this year divided at lunch time into a "Low Road" and a "High Road", so that 32 teams progressed to the afternoon knockout stages.




Competition was very close.
The Grand Finals A large crowd watched the Grand Finals in glorious afternoon sunshine.
The Low Road winners The Low Road winners were Pete Stollery's "Load of Old Boules".
The High Road winners The High Road winners were "Taking the Piste" captained by Ross Nickson.
A bouquet of flowers The prizes were presented by Lady Fiona Grant who was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
Neil McArthur Neil McArthur who runs the event said:
"The Monymusk Boules Masters 2016 was played out in warm sunshine on 28th May in the village square.

40 teams played in the morning mini league session, with 32 qualifying to the knockout stages in the afternoon. The high road winners, and ultimate champions were Taking the Piste captained by Ross Nickson while the low road was won by Pete Stollery's Load of Old Boules.

Music was provided by David Martin and the Atholl Smith Jazz Band.

This year there were no sponsors but despite this, the event still raised just over £2,000, bringing the 4 year running total to £26,400.

Many local folk, too numerous to mention, contributed to a wonderful day of fun and laughter, and again the tournament demonstrated the strong community spirit that pervades our wee village."

Neil has only three words to close:

"Thank You Monymusk!"

SSE/SHE Transmission Pylons

Image of a pylon Useful links to more information on the SSE/SHE plans for the line of pylons from Blackhillock to Kintore can be found on the Cluny, Midmar and Monymusk Community Council web site.

Monymusk Litter Clear Up

More than 50 volunteers turned up on the morning of Saturday 12th March to collect litter pickup sticks, hi-vis jackets and rubbish sacks. Each pair was given a map of a half-mile stretch of the local roads to clean up.

A photo of some of the litter pickers
Photo by Colin Johnston

Nearly 10 miles of road verge were cleared during the morning resulting in a huge pile of filled rubbish sacks. Though this is not the complete collection - see below.

When they returned, the volunteer litter clearers were rewarded with coffee and cakes in the Hall.

A photo of some of the pile of filled rubbish sacks
Photo by David Hawson

The final pile of filled sacks and other rubbish - the two big containers at the back, provided by Aberdeenshire Council, are filled too!

A photo of some of the pile of filled rubbish sacks
Photo by Colin Johnston

Thanks are due to Susan & Alistair Reid and to Susie and David Hawson who organised the whole thing.

The litter pickup was partly funded by the Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Group and the Thrift Shop Ladies.

Support was provided by the Aberdeenshire Litter Initiative and Aberdeenshire Council.

For more information on the litter pick up, email David Hawson


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Monymusk Community Resilience

Image of the flyer Did you receive a copy of the Monymusk Community Resilience flyer? Did you remember to fill in the questionnaire and return it? If you meant to and forgot, now is a good time to return it. The Resilience Plan will work best if we have contact details for as many folk as possible in the Monymusk Community. Even if you can't help, we will have your contact details so that we can let you know when the Hall is open in an emergency.

If you didn't get a copy or if you have lost the original, copies (MS Word and PDF) are available here to download.

Link to the Monymusk Community Resilience Flyer (MS Word file)

Link to the Monymusk Community Resilience Flyer (PDF file)


Formal Opening

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 Sign

We 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.


Hall Improvement Project

Work on the Hall and Car Park has been completed.

The Project was part-financed by The Scottish Government and the European Community
Rural Aberdeenshire Leader 2007-2013 Programme.


Hall Committee Minutes

The most recently approved minutes of meetings of the Hall Management Committee are available below:

Hall Management Committee Minutes 8th February 2016


For more information about what is going on in Monymusk visit the Facebook page What's On In Monymusk


Monymusk Village Hall is a Charity registered in Scotland as Monymusk Village Hall Management Committee  - SC038241

Calendar



calendar_6-2016.pdf



calendar_7-2016.pdf



calendar_8-2016.pdf

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Archived Documents

calendar_6-2016.pdf
calendar_7-2016.pdf
calendar_8-2016.pdf
Community Resilience in Monymusk Flyer.pdf
hall_minutes _feb16.pdf
hall_minutes_dec15.pdf
hall_minutes_feb16.pdf