Warm greetings from The Guild. There is not a lot to report since the Summer newsletter.
We held our A.G.M. in May and disbursed the funds that we had as follows:-
Mearns Kirk: £400
Highland Dancers: £100
As you see, we decided to concentrate this year on the young ones. The Highland Dancers, who so delighted us earlier in the year, were going off to compete in various competitions and we felt they needed a little help to raise funds. Sadly, we had not raised as much money as usual ourselves, so our donations reflected this.
We had our Annual Outing to Largs on 7th June, when we were blessed again with a glorious day of warmth and sunshine. Sadly, Evelyn was not well enough to be with us, so we missed her on her birthday. We were very sad to say good- bye to Evelyn. She has been a Guild member for most of her married life and we will miss her greatly. The entire Guild attended her funeral.
We send our love and condolences to Irene McKerral at the loss of her husband Jim - a well-kent figure at the Guild.
Our new session begins on Wednesday, 6th September at 2p.m. with a general get-together and catch up. At the moment, our syllabus is on-going but we will be having another indoor (outdoor) Car Boot Sale in the Spring. Speakers for our meetings are not yet finalised. Our meeting on 20th September will be our annual Bring and Buy.
I hope Summer is being kind to everyone and look forward to seeing old and new members in September.