Presidents Report June 2018

Monifieth Local History Society

House of Memories Management Meeting 1st June

The month of May has been an exciting and busy one for our group, although it must be said the due to the lack of committed volunteers, we have been unable to keep the doors of 55 High Street open free of charge to visitors, as we would like. Certainly the change in the weather has brought many visitors, to view our items on display. One morning in particular I was trying to cope with about ten visitors, including some from overseas.

The local people who were accustomed to just ‘popping in’ are finding it difficult to navigate the crossings, necessary to by-pass the area of pavement closed off due to the building work in progress, on the site of the former South Church Halls. We must look forward to the holiday visitors, particularly those regulars from the Caravan sites, who support our work. Today the 1st June is as you know when annual membership fees are due to be paid. Hopefully with the publicity given to our plans for the future, to work with others to establish a Monifieth Community Heritage Centre, for the benefit of all. will swell our dwindling membership numbers, mainly caused by the unstoppable ageing process. It is astonishing the numbers who have offered their support and help to our group, with many making generous cash donations, There are already website followers grateful for the services and information we provide, enquiring about becoming on line members, in order to show their gratitude. We appreciate this gesture, as relocation of all the items, of which we volunteers of MLHS, are custodians, becomes a reality, then committed manpower and finance will be essential to make the move towards the future information source of Monifieth’s Past.

In September it will be eighteen years since, with the assistance given by Angus Council Community Education Department, the Monifieth Local History Society was formed. We have come a long way since then and developed talents through necessity, friendships, and a reputation for providing many varied services, locally, nationally, and internationally. It would be rewarding to hear, as an acknowledgement and recognition of our work, the President’s report at the management meeting for September, read in the Monifieth Community Heritage Centre. Monifieth resident’s have always had wishes for the future; let us hope that this one will come true. Thank you all as volunteers for your commitment to our objectives, through giving so much of your time, and varied talents, over the years to successfully bring us this far.

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