FRIENDS OF BLAIRS
1/ PRESENT J Adams, C McLaughlin, D McCann, P Creron, J O’Donnell
J Cassidy and Mgr McIntyre.
2/ APOLOGIES J.Brown, B McGuire, J.Reid and P Gorman.
3/ Mins of 18th January Mtg were read R&A. Proposed by D McCann, seconded
by J.O Donnell.
4/ The Chair addressed the Mtg. Gave out general news and said he would update
on other issues at the appropriate point in the Agenda.
5/ Treasurer reported a healthy balance of £684-13 in the bank. He went on to
comment on the poor response to the annual payment of fees. He suggested
the way forward to be of asking our members all to pay by Direct Debit and
said he would raise this at our AGM in June 2004.
6/ Secretary updated the Mtg on the plans for the AGM. A Function Suite has been reserved in the Waterwheel Inn on the 5th June at 20.00hrs.Dinner consisting of
two courses and a glass of wine plus coffee has been booked at a cost of
£17 pp. This cost also takes into account the use of the Suite. So far the Sec
has the names of 30 persons. A message will be put on the Site and in the
N/letter asking for those who wish to attends to get in touch with Sec.
Bishop P Moran will celebrate Mass at our AGM. A buffet will also be
Provided at a cost of £2.50 pp after the Mass for those who are unable to join
The Friends for dinner. The buffet will be held in the Museum.
7/ Arrangements for the Requiem Mass are progressing under the guidance
of the Chair.
8’ Dave reported that the History group is encountering problems attempting
to fix times for Meetings. The group will also seek more members thru the
N/letter. Dave went on to tell us of the tremendous welcome he and Brian
Received on their visit to the Archives. Dave said this gave the group hope
That they would achieve all they had set out to do. He is having not much
Success in obtaining a reply from
9/ The focus group had nothing to report.
10/ Our Editor reports that the N/letter should be out soon. He had his Grandson
unwell and has spent a lot of time in
this young man is well on the road to recovery. For this Edition a better
quality paper will be used in an attempt to raise the profile. The Committee
10 cont/ the Committee were happy to approve the increased cost.
11/ Charlie passed on his thanks to the Friends for their support he and his Family
received at the sad loss of his mother.
12/ A request was received from our Editor re the use of articles on the site. It
was suggested that the Site be used as a Signpost to the N/letter by only
highlighting the Headlines and pointing out that more info can be had in the
N/letter. Peter will be asked to arrange this with the Webmaster. It was
agreed to give Peter more support in sending him articles. The Committee
again praised Peter for his skill in producing this N/letter from the wilds of
the Welsh hills so far away.
13/ John Reid reported that he has now compiled a list of all Clergy who
passed thru Blairs and will contact them re the Requiem Mass.
14/ The Committee again thanked Mgr McIntyre for his kind hospitality.
15/ Next Mtg will be on the 16 th MAY at 19.30 hrs in St Brigids