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What happened at our April business meeting

Wed 4th April saw well over half our members gather at our regular haunt The Atholl Hotel for a very full and interesting meeting, with Sue Kinsey chairing her last meeting before handing over the reins to Hilda Smith at our forthcoming AGM.

We were delighted to induct new member Louise McIntosh a retired teacher into our fold. As always when a new member is welcomed we each introduced ourselves, giving Louise a short insight into any specific role we have within the club.

Our Program convenor Marjory Smart introduced our speaker for the evening Susan Hogg a member of the Trefoil Guild who gave us a fascinating presentation on her trip to Russia as part of TOPAZ (Trefoil Overseas Participation Adventure with Zest). Susan had been selected along with seven other adult Trefoil Guides from the UK to spend a week with their Russian counter parts and to share guiding ideas and knowledge with them. Susan is one of our many Gay Hawkesworth recipients. Below are a couple of pictures.

After an enjoyable cup of tea and some lovely chocolate cup cakes from a member who had celebrated a birthday earlier in the week we settled down to catch up with the regular business. Joint secretaries Pat & Audrey caught us up with correspondence, some SIGBI up dates and plans for the Conference in Liverpool later in the year. Kay our treasurer up dated us on the monies we have raised for The Meru Garden Project, Mental Health Aberdeen and Grampian Child Bereavement Network. She also reminded us that annual fees are now due. Fund Raising convenor Marion White informed us that ticket sales for this Saturdays musical evening were going well. Program convenor Dorothy McKay gave a brief talk on the work their group had done on ” growing the brand”.

The meeting closed in the usual fashion with a vote of thanks to the chair.