Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hello this is Ella, I am going to try and take over from Sine who has done a great job on our blogspot so please bear with me!
Just want to remind you about our Christmas party this coming Wednesday. We usually have a fun night and there are tasty treats for supper to put us in the mood for the festive season.
Would you also remember to bring along your entries for the Federation show as I will be collecting them, it doesn't have to be a long list, 2 or 3 will do. Thanks.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

So long, Farewell,

Apologies for the long silence on this blog,

Age and fast living have finally caught up with your web editor, so as I log off , I wish good luck to my successor!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Matter of Opinion

President Patsy Paton welcomed a very interesting and varied panel of local speakers and a good turnout from neighbouring Rural institutes amongst the audience.

Chairman and local historian, David Orr introduced the panel, comprising Kirriemuir solicitor, teacher and gallery owner, Susie Clark, Forfar farmer's wife and Angus SWRI Federation Chair, Carol Steel, classicist, sailor and chicken keeper, Rev Bob Harley and Kirkinch based journalist and bon viveur, Brian Townsend. 

Margaret Jack thanked the panel for an entertaining evening which took in a comprehensive cross section of life and experience. 

A defibrillator has been purchased and the Community Council is to meet the cost of a box for it. Training in the use of the defibrillator is to be arranged. A silent auction is to be held to raise funds for a defibrillator for Clova. 

Competitions
Place Mat - 1, Ella McKay 2, Pat Harrow 3, Helen Atkinson
Garden Poem - 1, Susan McLaren 2, Aileen Pearson 3, Sandra Boath
Flower of the Month - 1, Nora Bruce 2, Gloria Mitchell 3, Sandra Boath

Next meeting will be held on 2nd April; film evening will be held on 11th April and members are asked to bring a plate of food for supper. 

Before closing the meeting, Patsy thanked tea hostesses, Susan, Mary, Greta and Sheina Smith.

Corners’ Night

February's meeting was a home made entertainment. A number of members demonstrated a variety of skills. 

Ella showed how to create flowers and cute animals from icing and marzipan, Margaret Jack showed off beadwork and silk ribbon embroidery, Gloria made up fascinators and wedding corsages, Susan and Margaret Mackie had samples and recipes for biscuits and oatcakes. At Valerie’s table a variety of pencils, paints and bird ornaments were available for members to paint a small picture of a bird. Patsy demonstrated a number of floral art arrangements. 

This was a most entertaining, informative and humorous evening.

Tea hostesses were Valerie McAlister and Sine Robertson.

Caroline Lang proposed the vote of thanks.

Competitions
Valentine Card  1. Susan McLaren 2. Sandra Boath 3. Ella McKay
2 Almond Biscuits 1. Ella McKay2.  Sandra Boath 3. Susan McLaren
Flower of the Month 1. Marion Webster 2. Margaret Mackie 3. Sandra Boath

New Year, New Meeting

Our January meeting got the year off to an exotic start.

Francis Martin gave an interesting talk with photographs on her trekking holiday to Nepal with her
daughter. 

They flew to Kathmandu and trekked around the Pokhara region where roads were nonexistent  and paths often stone steps wound up and down valleys on Nepali flat, that is starting and ending one’s day at same altitude but climbing a great deal in between! The snow-capped ‘fishtail’ pinnacle mountain was often in their sights. It is one of the most renowned in the Nepal Himalayan range; climbing on it has been restricted as it is considered sacred. Accommodation was often basic, but food tasty. 

The highlight of the tour was a flight in a small aeroplane over the Himalayas so that they could view Mount Everest first hand.

Moira Ronan proposed the vote of thanks.

Competitions
Best Use of 100g Wool 1. Margaret Mackie 2. Ella McKay 3= Etta Grewar 3=Sandra Boath
Mixed Fruit chutney 1. Valerie McAllister 2. Sandra Boath 3. Margaret Mackie
Flower of the Month 1. Patsy Paton 2. Susan McLaren 3. Ella McKay

Before closing the meeting, the president thanked tea hostesses, Margaret Mackie and Aileen Pearson.

Party Time!

President Patsy Paton welcomed everyone to a members’ night in December. We enjoyed an evening of fun and games; Gloria Mitchell demonstrated Christmas floral arrangements and organised a game of pass the parcel. Sandra presented a quiz.  All members contributed to a supper which was enjoyed by all.

Competitions
Floral arrangement 1. Sandra Boath 2. Gloria Mitchell 3. Aileen Pearson  
Jar of Mincemeat 1. Margaret Mackie 2. Ella McKay 3.Sandra Boath
Flower of the Month 1. Marion Webster 2. Aileen Pearson 3. Margaret Mackie

Before closing the meeting, Patsy thanked everyone for contributing food for the supper and wished everyone all the best for Christmas.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Flying High

President  Patsy Paton welcomed Michael Smith of Kirriemuir who gave an account of the aerial photography he and his father carry out  for their firm, Flying Scotscam. 

They survey roofs of buildings to investigate works needing done and build up brick by brick drawings of monuments, for example. He brought along his remote control helicopter with camera and demonstrated how it flew with the aid of a mini version. 

Michael displayed a number of beautiful cards with local scenes, judged members' photography and Marion McDonald proposed the vote of thanks.

Before closing the meeting, Patsy thanked tea hostesses, Elizabeth Duncan and Sandra Boath.

Competitions
Pot Plant 1. Patsy Paton 2. Sandra Boath 3. Caroline Lang
Photo of Angus Monument 1. Susan McLaren  2.  Aileen Pearson  3. Sandra Boath
Flower of the Month 1. Marion Webster 2. Margaret Mackie 3. Patsy Paton
                                           
Next meeting will be held on 4 December. Members are reminded to bring finger food.