Was a comment made by a visitor to the House of Memories this month.
The President told the Management Committee before giving her monthly report.
Last month I said “Life was all Ups and Downs”, and that certainly describes what our group have faced during the month of June. The visitors to the House of Memories are steady, with more holiday makers in Monifieth, and local people showing interest in our work.
The Medieval Fair highlighted Sunday opening being popular for those who work during the week. We have had some interest from people who are considering becoming volunteers. This is encouraging , and as one lady said “The House of Memories is so special to Monifieth, it would be dreadful if it was lost to the Community for the lack of support by a few giving some of their time”. She is considering giving us some of hers.
My disappointment being advised that over the years we have held the fund raising “Tea in the Garden” event, through storm and tempest and occasional sunshine, we have not considered our responsibility of Public Liability. The cost of insurance to cover accidents involving members of the public would not be feasible, and with the awareness of legal litigation for accidental injuries, we had no option other than cancel the event. We do have the necessary insurance cover for the House of Memories.
Future fund raising , ” Back to the drawing board” as the saying goes. I’m certain that your reports will cover that we are still able to provide some very good services, free of charge to not only the people locally, but nationally and internationally.
Thank you all for giving your time and talents to the Monifieth Local History Society.
Management Meeting Friday 7thJuly 2017