Acklington Community Team Meeting 16th
Sylvia McClure, Margaret Hammond, George Walton,
Bill Rowntree, Chris Sayers, Mary Guy, Alison
Sharpe, Violet Currie, Tessa Sayers, Lorna
Minutes of last meeting and matters arising:
Violet confirmed that grant had been received in
respect of the big gig weekend. Tessa confirmed
that the Kevi Jazz band had been paid their fee.
Alison said that it was Graham Henderson who had
organised music for New party and not George as
in previous minutes.
Bill has spoken to the school about toddlers
group and ACT helping to pay some rent for
sessions in January and February. They would be
grateful for this assistance.
Treasurers Report: see AGM minutes.
Violet has spoken to Barclays Bank Manager .
Whether we change to Barclays Bank or stay with
Santander we will need to fill in forms and take
proof identity in respect of three signatories.
These were suggested as Violet Tessa and Lorna.
It was agreed to stay with Santander. Tessa
passed on thanks to Sharon for mandate form.
New Years Eve:
This event was attended by approximately 60
people, a mixture of children and adults. Black
bags were well used by everybody and as a result
there was a lot less clearing up to do next day.
We need to think of some new ideas if event is
held again next year.
This was enjoyed immensely by all those who
attended, a lot of favourable comments. Sylvia
suggested a collectables event. Expand to
hobbies and vary event. Look at repeating in
Tickets are selling well. Posters have been
printed and are on display. Advertised on
George has ceilidh music and Scottish flags .
Chris suggested having one big table arrangement
down the middle of the Hall to make it more
sociable. It was agreed to try and do this.
Food will be laid out on long tables at the
front of the Hall.
All speaking parts have been taken, Alison
agreed to say the Selkirk grace.
Tessa agreed to lead singing.
Garry Budge will pipe in Haggis.
Catering as shown below:
Haggis Mince, Whisky, Raspberries,
Whipping Cream, Potatoes, Swede
Soup (and swede to cook)
Cheese Biscuits and grapes
8pts milk, 1lb butter, salt, pepper
Paper plates for cranachan
White soup plates
||We have approx 30
just need a few more.
Sylvia and Mary have hostess
trolleys we can use to keep food warm Tessa has
a chaffing dish.
Remind all those attending to bring own drinks.
Meet at Hall at 12pm on Saturday to set up.
May Day Sale:
Saturday 24th May 2014. Details to be discussed
at next meeting.
Saturday 5th April 2014
Sunday 13th July.
Any Other Business
(1) Chris suggested holding an event to
advertise the fact that Acklington will be
receiving super fast broadband in the near
future. Chris will find out more details and let
us know at next meeting.
(2) Alison suggested holding an event to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of the
beginning of world one.
No date was fixed for this , however we will
discuss at next meeting.
(3) Margret told the meeting that the Church
will be holding Scarecrow event on 2nd August.
(4) Sylvia mentioned that she has visited RAF
Boulmer on an organized group visit. She said
that everyone had an informative and enjoyable
day, and wondered whether ACT thought it would
be a good idea to arrange a trip from
Acklington. Committee thought so, and as Sylvia
has contact details she will explore idea
further and also price coaches.
Date of Next Meeting:
27th February 2014 at 7pm.