FRIENDS OF BLAIRS
OF MEETING OF
1. Present were; John Adams, Charles McLaughlin, James Cassidy, John Brown, David McCann, Peter Creron, Paul Docherty, John O’Donnell, Brian McGuire and Mgr McIntyre.
2. Apologies received from John Reid and Peter Gorman.
3. Minutes from AGM 2004 were read and approved.
4. Office Bearers were elected as follows;
Chair ---- John Adams
Secretary ----- J.Cassidy
Membership Secretary ----- J.O’Donnell
Proposed by D.McCann
Seconded by P.Creron
An update was given by the Chair on the progress on
arrangements for our Requiem Mass in November. Cathedral will provide
Tea/Coffee/Biscuits after the
6/ The History Group is struggling to enlist support. John Brown stepped forward to offer help Dave with his project on a video on Blairs. John O’Donnell also offered help to Dave and has joined the History Group. The Chair acknowledged Dave’s efforts to get this Group off the ground.
7/ Education Group will be in a position to propose an action plan after John Brown meets with Mr M. McGrath.
8/The Committee decided to
donate £150 to the
Treasurer reports £480.00 in our Account. Again he wishes to remind members that the Dues for 04/05 will be due in November and the most convenient method of payment is by Direct Debit. He asks members to consider this method.
9/ The role of the Membership Secretary was agreed by the Committee and he will be issuing his Job Description to all shortly. In the meantime all dues will continue to be sent to our Treasurer. The role of M/Ship Sec will decree that all dues will be sent to himself. He will also take on the task of sending out our N/letters ably assisted by our youngest Member, Paul Doc. It was agreed that Peter Creron with his vast know-how will, in conjunction with John O’ and Paul D, set up a group to devise ways to increase our M/Ship and report back. John O’ will also take over the control of our Database, so ably established by Chas Mc. The Chair acknowledged the superb work done by Chas on the Base info.
10/ Mgr McIntyre would like os to assist in setting up a link between the Scalan Society, Friends of Blairs and the Museum. This will be discussed at the first opportunity.
11/ Chair thanked all for attending and Mgr McIntyre for again allowing us the use of the House.
12/ Mtg closed with Prayer.
13/ Next Meeting will be on Saturday 6th November after the Requiem Mass.