The first talk of the season: Monifieth’s Disappearing Heritage, to take place in the Community cabin on Weds 16 August 2017 at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea.
The talk will be given by Margaret Copland and Marianna Buultjens.
The second talk on 20th Sept., same time, same place will be: An account of Sunnyside Hospital to be given by Ian.M. Bell.
The rest programme for Oct., and Nov., is currently being arranged.
Monifieth Local History Society, SCO34053
Registered charity from 05 December 2002
Address: House of Memories
55, High Street
Postcode: DD5 4AA
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Updated: 16 May 2017
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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
Monifieth Local History Society/ House of Memories Management Meeting.
Friday 10 am 9th June 2017.
Thank you all for being here. Sometimes when we wish so hard for things, the wish is granted and then backfires causing even bigger problems. This was brought home to me with the idea my garden was so dry and it needed rain to make the flowers flourish. Now I wish the “Rain rain would go to Spain”
Monifieth Local History Society is something we all care about by voluntarily giving of our time, varied skills and talents. Over the years from our combined efforts it has flourished. In the past five weeks this has become quite apparent through the number of requests for information, visitors to the House of Memories and invitations to take part in local events. We are providing a much appreciated service to the Community at large. Local residents and businesses have shown interest in supporting our objectives of ‘preserving the past for the future’.
What we now need is the Community at large to respond to our needs.
So far we have been fortunate enough to raise financial funding from varied sources to maintain and manage our Community project, without going ‘begging for cash’, and my wish would be that long may that continue. What we do need however is more volunteers from the Community, by the giving of their time, to assist in keeping the House of Memories open daily free of charge to all those wishing to view our on show displays, and reference information sources.
Since our last management meeting we have been successful in recruiting volunteers purely on a trial basis. A positive step forward in the right direction. Perhaps with our involvement in the future Community events we might encourage others.
I will make one wish that I sincerely hope will be granted.
That Saturday 22nd July will find the Rain on Holiday in Spain.
Yes to ‘ Tea in the Garden.’
No to ‘ Tea in the Monsoon.’
Took place in the Monifieth Community Cabin as usual.
Here are some pictures taken by our roving reporter.
Preparing for the event
Does Santa want Leonore’s
A happy group with Santa
and the winner is Linda –
with Marianna looking on
Notification of the AGM on Friday 4th November at 10am in the House of Memories
MONIFIETH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
55 High Street, Monifieth DD5 4AA
An Annual General Meeting shall be held once a year, when the President`s report and Treasurer`s statement and Accounts shall be presented for approval. At this meeting an election of the President, Secretary, Vice President and Treasurer will take place.
The AGM in November will return to the original format of the date nearest to the start of the financial year, which at the auditors request was changed from November to the 31st October as stated in the current Constitution. Previously it was 1st January to 31st December.