Minutes 26 August 2021

Present: Eleanor Candy (chair), Gillian McGarthland (treasurer), Siebette Wester (secretary), Anne Jan Zandstra
Apologies: William (Bob) MacDonald, Michelle van den Hout, Richard Gallicker, Theresa Campbell

In the directors meeting of 26 August 2021 the following items were discussed:

1. The minutes of the previous meeting on 22 July were approved by all present. 
2. Five new members have been approved by the board bringing total membership to 57 members – 44 ordinary members and 13 associate members.
3. AGM 30/9: We need a quorum of 20 ordinary members present. An invitation has gone out to all members last week with the request to indicate if they will attend. So far only a few responses. Siebette will send a reminder.
4. Farmers market 2n edition: Stallholders again very pleased with turnout and turnover, although not as much footfall as previous 
market. Visitors enthusiastic but keen to have more produce stalls. We keep trying to find more. The decision is taken to extend the 
market with one hour, as most stallholders feel it could improve turnover. The MMH group will do tea/coffee/bacon rolls and soup from the kitchen and back hall every month to help them fundraise. We will continue to offer a free stall each time to other local groups to fundraise – either outside or from back hall with optional use of kitchen (shared with MMH group). Speyside Youth will have a free stall in November. In November and December we will incorporate a Christmas theme into the markets.
5. The theatre production group Frozen Charlotte will perform in Dufftown in the first weekend of September. They have a few requests for support, we’ll refer them to the local primary schools and halls. When we receive marketing material from them, we will distribute it.
6. The next directors meeting will be 23 September 2021.