Committee minutes for May 2017

Please note: The Minutes of the Committee are published one month in arrears to enable adoption of the minutes prior to publication
Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 11th May 2017
at 6.30 pm in the Education Centre

Present: Mark McGilchrist (Chair), Alison Gordon (Secretary), John Gordon (Treasurer), Tricia Paton, Colin Robertson (Membership Secretary).

Apologies: Jodi-anne George (JOOT representative & co-opted member of the committee), Donald Hay (Vice-Chair), Alasdair Hood (Curator), Susanta Sarkar, Wendy Saywood (Minute Secretary)

Minutes and Actions of the Meeting of 19th April 2017
The minutes were sent prior to the meeting and were adopted by the committee. 
Curator’s Report
None submitted.
Treasurer’s Report
The current status of our funds is healthy.
The handover to the new treasurer is almost complete
Work on preparing for the Summer Gathering on 12th August is on-going with musicians and catering having been agreed. A booking form will be sent to members along with subscription renewal letters during May.
Preparations for a Mad Hatters tea party (30th July) are on-going. 
Other events organised for the summer are included in the Spring Newsletter and on the Friends Website.
Work on the Garden Anthology project is progressing and the first focus group will be on 13th May.
Preparations for a children’s gardening group are continuing.  Members will be contacted about this project which it is hoped will start in June.
A revised flyer advertising the Friends is being produced and should be available by the middle of May.
Scottish Association of Friends: Initial discussions have taken place between four Friends’ groups to look at how we might assist each other.

There being no further business the meeting closed.

The next Committee meeting will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 15th June 2017 in the Education Centre.