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AGM MEMO

AGM  June 2019

AGM
The Committee were delighted to welcome a large attendance of Members at our 32nd Annual General Meeting held on 5th June.
All Office-bearers were re-elected to serve for another two years.
Tony Rowley was elected to serve on the Committee, onto which Neil Barlow, Lorette Duddy and Joan Robinson were re-elected.
Membership is now 837 which is the highest for twenty years. This enables a wider range of activities to be offered and Bird Watching, Guitar, Line Dancing and Yoga have been added to the Activity Timetable.
It was agreed that, for accommodation which carries a charge, that charge be raised to £1.20 from September 1st, with the exception of the Brisbane Centre which will remain at 50p.
Following the AGM, Mr Roy Paterson, President of the Clyde River Steamer Club gave an audio visual presentation entitled “Clyde Steamers in Motion.” This was not only a wonderful advert for tourism on the Clyde but also evoked memories of bygone days when steamers called at Craigendoran, Innellan, Kirn, Dunoon, and Keppel Pier to name but a few. Roy interspersed his presentation with humorous anecdotes and had a quiz where the audience was asked to guess the name of the pier.
Following Roy’s presentation refreshments were served. Jean Stuart
Chairperson
OUTINGS
Our hard-working Outings Organisers have the following to offer you.
If requiring further information, please contact only the named person.
Payment may be made at the Office, open 10 am. until noon, on weekdays only.
Members are welcome to bring along a paying guest on any of the Outings.
Royal Highland Show
Sunday 23rd June
Support for this was insufficient to make it viable.
Traquair House near Innerleithen
Tuesday 9th July
The coach will depart Bath Street in Largs at 8.30 am. and should arrive about 10.15 am.
We should be back in Largs by 6.30 pm.
Traquair House is situated near Innerleithen between Peebles and Galashiels and is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.
It is proposed to stop in Peebles for a while on the return journey.
Tickets costing £35 include coach, a guided tour and our usual lunch of Soup & Sandwiches.
Eric Niven - 01475 687035
Pittenweem Arts Festival
Tuesday 6th August
Now in its 37th year, Pittenweem Arts Festival continues to delight. There are lots of shops, galleries, houses and other locations to explore. They are all free to enter.
There are plenty of eating places. You will be at liberty to explore for about 4 hours.
We usually stop for a meal on the way back in South Queensferry but I am informed that the Queensferry Fair is on and some of the restaurants are not taking bookings. I will try to organise an alternative somewhere suitable before August.
The bus will depart Bath Street in Largs at 8.30 am.
We will have a comfort/short coffee stop en route.
Arrival in Pittenweem is expected about 11.30 am.
We will depart Pittenweem at 3.30 pm. and are due back in Largs about 8 pm.
That should allow 1½ hours for food somewhere.
Tickets are priced £20, coach only.
Eric Niven - 01475 687035
Edinburgh
Tuesday 13th August
We are running a coach to the Edinburgh Festival on Tuesday 13th August.
We will leave Largs at 10 am. getting to central Edinburgh for around 11.30 am. and we will leave Edinburgh at 8 pm. getting back in Largs for around 10 pm.
You will have the day to explore the many attractions of the Festival and enough time to have something to eat before heading back to the coach.
Tickets are priced £10, coach only.
Valerie Towrie - 07749 379920
GROUP NEWS
Wednesday Walking Group
Wednesday 24th July - Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour, a commercial tour which looks at famous figures of Glasgow, such as St. Mungo and their stories.
This Tour is about 3 miles long and takes 2½ - 3 hours but does incorporate a comfort beak.
Cost £8, includes a Group concession and is payable at the starting point in George Square.
Meet at Largs Station for 08.33 train.
Lorette Duddy, 07824 644251
Ayr Concert Series, 2019 - 2020
Join us if you would enjoy 7 evenings of Classical Music
Performed by Scotland's best orchestras.
Evenings at 7.30 pm. in the Town Hall, Ayr
Coach Pick-up Points in Skelmorlie, Largs, Fairlie and Seamill.
Bookings close on the 4th September, 2019
We have already two-thirds filled the Coach !
If you are interested and would like more information, please contact:
Jean and David Wisdish - 01475 68901 or e-mail: david@wisdish.com
Programme and Booking Forms are also in the Office.
Concert Series Programme
Wednesday 2 October 2019 Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3: Hillborg - Bach Materia (Scottish Premiere),
Bach - Partita in E major: Sibelius - Symphony No 5, Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Friday 22 November 2019 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Brahms - Haydn Variations: Britten - Serenade for Tenor Horn & Strings: Dvořák - Wind Serenade
Dvořák - Symphonic Variations, Soloist(s): Stuart Jackson, Alberto Menéndez Escribano (BBC SSO Principal Horn)
Thursday 19 December 2019 Christmas with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
A very Merry Christmas
Saturday 4 January 2020 Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Year Gala Concert
J Strauss II - Overture, Die Fledermaus: Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No 1,
Lumbye - Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop: Nielsen Overture, Maskarade,
J Strauss II - Roses from the South: Lumbye - Champagne Galop: J Strauss II - An der schönen, lauen Donau,
Harret Eyley, soprano
Friday 24 January BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Graźyna Bacewicz - Concerto for String Orchestra: Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto: Dvořák - Symphony No 7
Soloist: Kristóf Barát, violin
Friday 7 February The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
To be announced
Friday 27 March Chamber Philharmonic Europe
A. Vivaldi - Concerto in g minor: J. N. Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and orchestra in E-flat Major: J. Suk - Serenade for Strings Op. 6: J. S. Bach - Violin Concerto in E Major: S. Rachmaninoff - Vocalise: C. Nielsen - Little Suite for Strings.

 

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