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Update from the President January 2019

Monifieth Local History Society / House of Memories Management Group. Meeting 23rd January 2019 at 10.30am Monifieth House of Memories 81 High Street, Monifieth DD5 4AA

President’s Report

Since our last meeting on 23rd January 2019 there have been so many happenings it is difficult to know where to start. Our work and plans are creating interest. This was highlight by the request from STV News on 15th January to be interviewed and filmed for the six o’clock news. The story seemed to go down well, but I am still puzzled at who the old woman was who accompanied Marianna, our shining star. Can I also add that we have interest from others.

Preparations for the Public meeting on 16th January were going well until mid Monday 13th January I was notified that we could not have the use of the Community Cabin resulting from a booking problem. All other local venues for meetings were already booked. Eventually we were, at very short notice, able to get the use of the Lesser Gerard Hall. My grateful thanks, to all who made this possible for the meeting to go on. Twenty two members of the Public attended, with several signing Volunteer forms, with one person signing Membership and Volunteer forms. Two of those present were representatives of McDonalds, Ethiebeaton, who offered their support, and the desire of their staff to ‘sign up’ as volunteers. A pupil from Monifieth High School wished to volunteer as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award project. All very positive. There were among those present who agreed undertaking various roles in the Management of the House of Memories, and becoming part of the management Group.

We do need a Secretary and I am sorry to report that due to ill health our Treasurer will not be standing again for Office. The Chairperson of Monifieth Community Council suggested that I remain in Office as President of MLHS until the relocation and improvements plan were completed. I did not say “No”. The AGM for the Society is scheduled for 6th February 2019, at 7pm in the Lesser Gerard Hall. We must now face the task of moving forward with those who support our ideas, and towards a date of entry to legalise the lease agreement in early May 2019, with a proposed official opening day 1st June 2019, when Membership fees are due for renewal. Finance with community fund raising for £10000 being ‘top priority’ between now and 28th Apri1.2019. We can then say: ” We Together the Monifieth Community did it!………….. we made history”.

Thank you all.

Margaret Copland.

Change of Venue for Public Meeting

Due to circumstances outwith our control we have found it necessary to change the venue of the Public Meeting to the Gerard Hall, Church Street, Monifieth at the same time of 7pm, Wednesday 16th January 2019.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this problem.

Please tell anybody that may not check this website
Margaret Copland.

The Courier – News in Brief

Monifieth Local History Society are ready and willing to move forward  with the establishment  of  Monifieth Communiit Heritage Centre assisted by some of  the hundreds who `signed up` declaring their support .
Their support is needed now to move on to the next stage of the ambitious project.
Monifieth Local History Society and representatives will be there.                      Will you or yours?
At the  public meeting for discussion and recruitment of members and volunteers  at 7pm Wednesday 16th January 2019

in the Monifieth  Community Cabin.  South Union Street.

Margaret Copland.
President.MLHS

Heritage Centre Public Meeting January 16th 2019

As President of Monifieth Local History Society on their behalf, I wish to thank all those who over the past fourteen and a half years supported our community project Monifieth House of Memories.

Volunteer members of our organisation managed and financed the project, with support from the community and Angus Council, and were custodians of property for public display within Monifieth at their request.

The project over the years flourished, and other varied services were provided by the volunteers free of charge, in particular our website, which encouraged people locally, nationally and internationally to visit.

Varied circumstances caused the closure of the House of Memories to the public in late summer,  however we were successful with our application for an Angus Council Community Asset Transfer Lease of the former Angus Council Access  / Police Office, 83 High Street, Monifieth.

The property has disabled facilities, parking and  spacious accommodation to enhance the services our organisation provide.

A planned Monifieth Community Heritage Centre could become a reality, we have the key, and have been offered the lease of a most suitable  and appropriate building.

Hundreds signed up offers of support, and now need those individuals to make a commitment to assist in managing and financing the ambitious project.

In order that those who are interested in `something new for Monifieth`, we will hold a public meeting at 7pm on Wednesday , 16th January, 2019, for questions , answers, discussion and recruitment of members and supporters.

Public Meeting Poster

Make it your New Year resolution to be there and have your say.

Together we can do it.

 

Margaret Copland.

President Monifieth Local History, Society

83 High Street,

Monifieth DD5 4AA

 

Our New Premises

83 High Street, Monifieth, DD5 4AA

will be the new address.

However, from now until February we will just be transferring our collection.

The main moving date is Thursday 6th December so if you are free come along at 9am and give a hand.

This time will be used negotiating the lease etc..

Hope you can see what we have in the sketch below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donate and/or Volunteer

The crunch has come!!!!

We have to move from 55 High Street to 83 High street    ( the Old Access office, opposite the library) by the 12th December. It is not far, but some of our exibits and display cases are heavy.

We may have to get a removals firm to do the heavy lifting which will cost so now is the time to donate or volunteer.

You can donate by cheque to The Monifieth Local History Society and post either through the letter box or Royal Mail

MONIFIETH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

55 High Street, Monifieth   DD5 4AA

OR by bank transfer

Account name:    MONIFIETH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Sort Code:       82-61-13

Account No.:   50442286

In case you did not fill in a volunteer form before here it is again.

This will help us in our move so that we can call on you for a specific task.

VOLUNTEER FORM

Please return your form to us at 55 High Street or by email as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance

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