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Thrift Shop Report March 26/27
March 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phoning Louise Craigmyle (01467-651359). The names of winners will be posted here each month.
The winners for March were:
£100 Lorna Pole
£25 Graham Thomson
The winners for February were:
£100 Louise Craigmyle
£25 Mr A. Milne
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).
The Annual General Meeting of Monymusk Senior Citizens is being held on Thursday 19th March 2015 at 7.30pm in Monymusk Church Vestry. All welcome to attend.
Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch 2014
The Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch was held in the Village Hall on Saturday 6th December.
Click here to see some photographs from the Christmas Lunch
The Masters 2014 Boules Tournament Report
A French-themed boules tournament took place in Monymusk village square on Saturday 31st May.
|The second Monymusk Boules tournament, the Masters 2014, was a huge success. 188 people in 40 teams, most in excellent fancy dress, played boules in Monymusk Square basked in glorious sunshine. |
|Teams came from all over the UK, and represented some of the sponsors.
|There were many other teams made up by friends and families.|
|Music was provided by the Athol Smith Jazz Band and by French accordionist Dave Martin. The village was buzzing with the sound of laughter and fun.
|The competition culminated in a final between the Creoles, last year's outright winners, and Los Bouleros, the McArthur family team. It was a close run game with Los Bouleros, dressed as Mexican all-in wrestlers winning by 9 points to 7. Overall third was another local team, Load of Old Boules.|
|The best dressed team was Beef Boulegignon, from Kemnay, who were quite excellent dressed up as the cast from Allo Allo.|
|The Prizes were awarded by Lady Fiona Grant.|
The final total raised for local charities and good causes in and around Monymusk was £8,860. All of this surplus was distributed within 5 days of the event.
The main sponsor was Stronachs, Solicitors Aberdeen. Tracsis from Leeds were also sponsors as were Optimus from Aberdeen. Pistes were sponsored by a number of local firms, Mark Paterson Builders, Kemnay Pharmacy, The Grant Arms Hotel, JPM Design from Aberdeen, CHC, Canso Subsea, LFH Engineering from Ellon and A & B Buchan from Alford.
|Neil McArthur who runs the event said:
"I would just like to thank our sponsors and the large number of residents who all contributed in so many different ways to make the day such a success. As always we are grateful to Sir Archie and Lady Grant for the use of the Square, and to the Square residents who put up with us for 11 hours without a single complaint. Everyone who took part or helped should take a bow! Questions are already being asked about the date for 2015!"
Photographs taken by Colin Johnston and Alan Sibbald.
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.
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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