It really is fascinating to read the minutes again, some many years after the event! It’s especially intriguing to read the looking-forward entries, and then to compare those with minutes ex post facto, when the proposed events have, or haven’t, actually happened.
It seems, for example, that the Mystery Trip, aka Grab-a-Granny, did in fact venture around Rothbury, Seahouses and Morpeth. In the absent minutes of November, 2011 (which I can’t find), we must have decided to purchase the cherry-picker, which proved very beneficial indeed to consolidate the lights on eight trees. Indeed, the ancient machine was actually reported to be working well!
The book stall at the November Mini-Market had elicited more funds, as had the various trips around the houses with Santa’s sleigh, which was newly reported at this meeting to have been £475. Apparently, after the Mini-Market, Trevor and Prue had offered space in their garage for the book storage, which was noted with grateful thanks from the Village Hall Committee.
Looking ahead, plans for the Burns Night near enough to the 25th January were well consolidated already. As I recall, it was thought that if these plans were not in place before New Year’s Eve, it would be a challenging job to arrange everything thereafter from scratch.
Not only the Burns Night, but Margaret Stonehouse had already organised the first Fair meeting for 2012 in mid-November!
As the time came for Any Other Business, on behalf of all the club, Margaret congratulated Stephanie Atkinson for her recent honour in the Queen’s Birthday List, the MBE, for services rendered to Higher Education.