Minutes 24 January 2022

Public report directors meeting Dufftown & Mortlach Development Trust
Present: Eleanor Candy (chair), Norma Hunter, Gillian McGarthland (treasurer), Siebette Wester (secretary), Anne Jan Zandstra

In the directors meeting of 24 January 2022 the following items were discussed:

  1. The minutes of the previous meeting on 13 December were approved by all present.
  2. We have received 1 membership application bringing total membership at 66 members – 52 ordinary members and 14 associate members.
  3. The contract with Ritsons to deliver account services for the DMDT was approved.
  4. We acknowledged the importance of the volunteers that have helped us throughout the past year with our projects, especially the monthly markets. Now Covid restrictions have been lifted we will organise a little get together with food and drinks to show our appreciation.
  5. We developed some ideas for the DMDT to organise events during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in April this year. Next step is to look into feasibility and get preparations started.
  6. The Council has released 6 Draft Improvement Plans for villages in Moray; Dufftown being one of them. We will request a meeting with a council officer to learn more about the plans.
  7. We discussed the operational details for the next Market on 12 February at the Royal British Legion.
  8. We have received a lottery draw permit from the council. In our next meeting we will decide on how to use it.
  9. Date and time of next meeting: Monday 28 February, 7PM.