Scoraig Teaching Group Committee Meeting Minutes Monday 27 April 2015
Present: Jill, Aggie, Estha, Mairead, Chisha and Zoë
Apologies: Lisa, Anthea, Jessie
- Meetings Procedure
Zoë to take minutes. Jill to chair. Next meeting Tuesday 2 June at 11am.
- Admin Update
End of Year Accounts – New excel format, new petty cash policy 1 cashier, standing float, Bunkhouse income BACS or cheque.
VAT – STG eligible for reduced rate VAT as charity – form to return to HMRC with most recent accounts to receive certificate.
Office Computer – Thanks to Lee, looking into transfer of files from office computer to external hard drive to facilitate access.
Signatories – Finally completed after much delay/frustration – complaint registered, compensation awarded to STG of £620.40.
Fuel – It was decided any future long-term tenants will be liable to provide their own fuel eg coal and gas.
Summer Bookings – 2 bookings taken already. Further promotion necessary for summer period between Monday 6 July – Friday 14 August. Update website to reflect this, post on Scoraig small ads, contact tourist office, post ad on gumtree. Zoë to do.
Alternative Accommodation Options – As there is currently a long-term tenant and there may again be, it would be good to add more info to the website about alternative options for accommodation. Zoë will co-ordinate.
New Bunkhouse – There was also the suggestion that funding streams could be explored to finance a new purpose built bunkhouse and this should be discussed with SCA, to see if there is interest, and if so, to establish a feasibility group.
Annual Maintenance Schedule – Water crisis at the weekend – filter needs to be changed on a regular basis so Aggie will do so in future. Rayburn needs to be looked after too. Suggested that an annual maintenance schedule is devised and followed. Zoë will prepare a draft for consideration at the next meeting.
- Secondary School
Stools ready for use – awaiting feedback from school. (Thanks to Ewan Bush for collection and delivery).
Lighting – Thanks to Hugh for the test spots in kitchen. Consensus please swap out cool white for warm. After discussion, Zoë to explore uplighters too for a more diffuse light option.
Chairs – very comfy and met with general approval – felt feet needed for chairs – Zoë to source in Inverness.
Nursery Toilet Floor – thanks to W for doing it, looks good, still requires some finishing mastic.
Blinds – Kitchen ok for projectors for the time being – we will continue to explore more permanent alternatives for both spaces.
STG Volunteer Day – Old well needs to be filled in. Suggested could combine with other jobs for an STG volunteer day. Bench varnishing to be included. Sunday 5 July is suggested date.
Windmill Workshop – went well – dinners hosted in the school – very positive feedback – £100 earned for STG.
Recurring Water Leak – either roof or water tank – Aggie to contact Aaron to come and give the roof a once over.
- Primary School
Teacher on Committee – In response to offer STG would be delighted to have a primary school teacher join the committee.
Jorgen Talk – projection worked well – described as very inspiring.
AGM – Wednesday 24 June – afternoon tea from 3pm meeting at 4pm.
Polish Food Night – Chisha proposes to host Polish Food night to fundraise for her education.
Children’s Party – Ellie and Don have expressed interest to book school for birthday party at the end of September.