Will everyone please note a change in the normal 2nd Thursday date for August’s business meeting:
August’s meeting will be on Thursday August 3rd, (not 10th Aug)
The agenda is as follows:
- Minutes of previous meeting
- Membership Questionnaire
- Reconstitute Premises Team
- Milton of Crathes
- Fund raising
- The Royal Regiment of Scotland at Crathes event
This is an important meeting and will discuss some key questions raised over the last couple of weeks around the premises issue and how we go forward. We would encourage everyone to attend.
Hello to all from a dreich Sunday morning. It seems only yesterday we were having great Spring weather and yet next weekend it will be August. We’ve not had a bad year for summer weather overall though, with some lovely days and some Proper Rain betweentimes to keep the growing things growing.
Anyway, just to keep you up to date with a couple of things:
The Banchory Men’s Shed Contacts Directory is now in existence and has been e-mailed out. If you have not received a copy it is because, for privacy purposes, it is only being circulated to those BMS Members already on the directory. If you want to be added please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which out of your landline, mobile and e-mail details you are willing to share.
Whilst you may be familiar with and a regular user of Facebook, and follow the Banchory Men’s Shed goings-on there, we know many people do not use Facebook. Whilst we don’t cover all the everyday goings-on here, we do try to keep you reasonably up-to-date on this blog page. However – if you would like to hear from us by e-mail whenever we update this blog, you can easily do this. Look on the right hand side of our home page, and you will see a section “FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY E-MAIL“. Pop in your e-mail address there and these posts will auto-magically appear in your inbox soon after release. You can unsubscribe at any time and we absolutely don’t and won’t use these e-mail addresses to send anything else, or pass them on.
And by the way, if you’re not on Facebook but want to see the Shed postings anyway, you can do this easily from here – at the bottom of the page is a wee Facebook logo, under the heading “SOCIAL MEDIA”. Click that and off you’ll go to our Facebook page, which is open and public and does not need a Facebook account.
Over there just now is an explanation for this picture…
Look forward to seeing you at Tuesday’s social (10:30 at the Legion). With a critical stage being reached on one option, there’s a fair bit of constructive energy buzzing around the premises issue at present, which can only be good to help things move forward. See you there.
Hi everyone. Just to let you know our regular monthly “Business” meeting is on this coming Thursday 13th July at the Legion at 2 p.m. All welcome.
To update you briefly from the 2nd May blog post below, things are progressing again with the favoured option for a permanent Banchory Men’s Shed site and premises. Advice from those more familiar than we are with the planning process has confirmed our own feelings that Aberdeenshire Planning’s likely objections are themselves “unsustainable”. We are therefore in communication with the Planning department and hope to hear more by the date of the meeting; please come along and find out. We have also therefore put the alternative back on the back burner.
“In other news” and as some will know, the Lions in Banchory have closed (see here) but our friends at the Banchory Legion Scotland have taken over the well-known and much-loved monthly Book Sale. The Legion’s book sale will be held as usual on the first Saturday of each month, at the Legion’s own premises in Ramsay Road rather than at the Town Hall.
For the first such sale last Saturday (1st July), the Banchory (and District!) Men’s Shed took the opportunity to hold a tool sale at the same time, which raised some useful funds as well as recycling some tools, old and completely new, back into the community.
Tool sale at the Legion