Scoraig Community Association
Annual General Meeting 8.9.13
Present: Laurence Glass, Chris Latham, Ewan Bush, Martha Kerr, Bill Burstall, Cathy Dagg, Aggie Brudenell, Estha Cutler, Andy Cox, Nigel Rushforth, Wojcieck Paszczyk, Jessie Millard, Jill Beavitt, Malcolm Alston, Bev Beavitt
Apologies: Andrew Rivett
1.Chair’s Report: Laurence read out the chair’s report
2. Treasurer’s Report: This was circulated
3. Resignation and election of directors:
The following were elected as directors:
Estha Cutler proposed L Glass seconded C. Dagg
Laurence Glass proposed C. Dagg, seconded B Beavitt
Malcolm Alston proposed J Beavitt seconded E. Cutler
Aggie Brudenell proposed L Glass seconded E Cutler
Nigel Rushforth proposed L Glass seconded M Alston
Wojcieck Paszczyk proposed L Glass seconded A Brudenell
Cathy Dagg proposed A Brudenell seconded B Beavitt
Jessie Millard proposed C Dagg seconded J Beavitt
Office bearers were agreed by the directors to be: Laurence Glass as Chair, Cathy Dagg as secretary, Estha Cutler as treasurer.
4. Closure of Dundonnell Post Office
It has been arranged that shopping and papers will be delivered from Laide post office, but they don’t do gas. Frank Nichol have offered to erect a cage at the pier and do free delivery for orders of 6 or more, and Bill could co-ordinate releasing cylinders once paid for. We need to find out which gas people use and whether they are willing to change to Calor.
Bev proposed a scrap collection. Andy Cox can now collect on the peninsula, but isn’t licensed to transport on public roads. Jill suggested voluntary tidy ups and scrap collection are fun community activities and would prefer these to continue. Agreed there would be a scrap collection date set for a weekend during October break.
It was agreed Martha and Athini should carry on as before doing repairs, and Ewan would co-ordinate a volunteer day of improvements along the bottom of Lotts, using Chris’ chippings and completing a section to a fairly high standard. Bill, in his continuing role as co-ordinator, feels winkle sacks of pebbles are still the best option for repairs. It was felt by some that the plastic sacks are unsightly, but they are only visible due to not enough subsoil covering them. Ewan suggested run-offs could be excavated with a digger.
Agreed there should be a road sub-committee of Bill, Martha, Estha, Chris, Ewan, Andy C.
Agreed that a budget breaking down how the money would be spent should be presented to SCA for approval.
Ewan will organise a Volunteers Day on 28th September
7. Pier Extension Proposals
It was felt by the steering group that since the results of the questionnaire were support for this, we were obliged to pursue it. Ewan is resigning from the group, but Andy C is happy to get involved
Agreed that Bonfire Night and Burns supper were best events for fundraising. An auction was suggested, with the possibility of one of the items being the old mooring boat engine, but there is support for the engine being kept as a spare. Estha offered to organise the auction, with Bill as auctioneer. A fundraising event at Easter was suggested, possibly a sports day/vintage tractor rally. Laurence offered to develop the idea.
9. Mooring Boat
Bev raised a vote of thanks to Aggie for keeping the system going. There is £2011 in the high interest account and £139 in the current account. Income has been £2069 and outgoings £898 excluding the new engine. We haven’t had the bill for harbour dues yet.
10. Next Meeting: 29th September