Notes of Northowram Scarecrow Festival Committee meeting

12th November 2013

The Shoulder of Mutton

Present:

Name:

Initials:

 

Andy Garrett

Jonny Jowett

Richard Priestley

Alison (MacGrath) Priestley

Jan Burrell

Molly J Varley

Rachel & David Robinson

Ann-Marie Luther

Julie Briscoe

Shelia Hewitt

Carol Deeks

AG

JJ

RP

AMP

JB

MJV

R&DR

AML

JBr

SH

CD

Attending:

Jonathan Mitchell

Paul Slade

JM

PS

           

Agenda item no:

 

Notes:

 

Action:

1.

Apologies:-

Dave Midgley

Peter Caffrey

Sally Garrett

Steve Amos

Helen Silson

 

 

2. a)

Notes from meeting 15th October 2013 – approved.

 

 

2. b)

Matters arising:–

Item 3 – Nominations – Should read Carol Deeks as a full member of the Committee.

 

 

3.

The ChairŐs report covered:-

á      Welcome to all new members Molly Varley, Ann-Marie Luther, Julie Briscoe and Carol Deeks.  LetŐs look forward to organising another great event next year when these new members and volunteers will be valuable members of our team.

 

á      The great turn-out for the ceremony of Remembrance at the Memorial site on Armistice Day, Monday 11th November.  Committee members were joined in laying poppy wreaths by Members of the British Legion, the son of a village war veteran and were pleased to welcome 52 children from the school who joined in the laying of the wreath.  Thanks go to Andrea Warrington for arranging the procurement of a Poppy wreath.  Next year we should arrange a photograph for the Courier.

 

á      Next year we will involved in organising a Christmas Fair for the village working alongside the ladies from the Methodist Church and hopefully the whole community will get involved.

á      The memorial stone has been delivered and is ready for inscribing.  AMP to draft a letter of thanks to Marshalls for donating and delivering the stone. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All to note/AMP

4.

Plans for Scarecrow Event 2014 – we need to be organised in good time for next yearŐs event.  AMP tabled a draft letter to businesses, a schedule of events, a funding application (bidding) form and an amended suggestions form for discussion.  All agreed subject to amendments packs to be prepared for distribution to all businesses by January meeting.

Carol Deeks to take a lead on the bidding/funding applications and to work with MJV and AML towards obtaining charitable status for the Community Fund. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMP

 

 

CD/MJV/AML

All to note

 

5.

Any other business:-

 

a)    1st edition of a newsletter to be developed and circulated before Christmas and regularly throughout the year.

 

b)    It was agreed that St MathewŐs field is not suitable for the childrenŐs games (apart from the Archery which works well there).  Another venue to be agreed asap.  The school was very successful last year but only available on Saturday – check availability for next year.

 

 

 

RP/AMP

 

 

 

 

 

JBr/SP

6.

Date, Time and Venue of next meeting:

 

Tuesday 14th January 2014, 7.30pm at Northowram Club.

 

 

 

 

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