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SOCIETY OF WILLIAM WALLACE NEWSLETTER


Society of William Wallace

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MINUTES OF MEETING HELD IN ELDERSLIE VILLAGE HALL, GLENPATRICK ROAD, ELDERSLIE ON TUESDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2007 AT 7.45 PM.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

PRESENT:

Gordon Aitken, Karen Owens, Elizabeth Gosnay, Richard Quinn, Jimmy Miller, Eddie MacNeil, Malcolm McNeil, Brian Young, Michael Reid, Mae Duggan, Willie Douglas, Mary McCabe,

A. MacKenzie, David R. Ross (Convenor), Duncan Fenton ( Deputy Convenor), Bob Irving (Treasurer), Irene Clarke, ( Media Officer), Lily Love (Social Convenor)

APOLOGIES:

Nan Irving, Grant Williamson, T. Lavelle, I. Lavelle, Isobel Rogerson, Heather Ross, Clare McColl, Hamish McQueen, Gaston Olivier, Ziggy Wilson, Craig Wilson, A. Millar, J. Millar

Attendance for the Annual General meeting was poor. The following office bearers were appointed:-

Convenor - David R. Ross

Vice Convenor Duncan Fenton

Treasurer Bob Irving

Media Officer Irene Clarke

Social Convenor Lily Love

Merchandise Officer Ziggy Wilson

Assistant Merchandise Officer Craig Wilson

The Secreterys position is as yet unfilled, although Liz Gosnay offered to help with taking the minutes at monthly meetings, which is much appreciated.

TREASURER (Bob Irving):

The current Balance is in deficit by 832.90. But the hall bookings for last years Wallace Day & payment in advance for next years hall let have come out of that. There was also a one-off donation towards the building of the new Falkirk Cairn. We still have some membership dues owing as well.

MEDIA OFFICER ( Irene Clarke)

Irene spoke about various news clippings she brought in about making teaching of Scottish history in schools mandatory.

CONVENOR (David R. Ross)David spoke about how much we have achieved this year & how it has gone by so quickly. He informed members of the details of the St. Andrews Day March in Edinburgh.DEPUTY CONVENOR ( Duncan Fenton):Duncan showed a news clipping sent to him by Archie Millar. It showed author Alan Steele & his newly published book on Wallace which asserts that Wallace was born in Elderslie and not in Ayrshire.

A.O.C.B

Social Convenor Lily Love was given a vote of thanks for providing an excellent buffet in the hall at Elderslie for the members Annual Wallace Dinner.

Possible venues for next year were also discussed.

Member Malcolm McNeil told members that he had two new targe designs available for sale. His website can be found at info@scottishtargemaker.co.ukThere will be no meeting in December. The next meeting will be on 15th January 2008.
The Society wishes all members a great Christmas & a Happy New Year.
Dear Patriots,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmanay.

It has been an interesting year, with Scotland shifting in stance, and Im sure the race memory of our forefathers, and all that they believed in, has helped make our people do what is best for their nation.

Im hoping that 2008 takes us further towards the goals that Wallace strived so hard in life for. And not only in life. He, and many tens of thousands of his companions, were willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for Scotland.

I hope at the bells you will raise a glass and say a few words to his, and his followers memory, and that 2008 proves to be a fruitful year in our nations destiny.

May the spirit of Wallace be with you, with all of Scotland in this coming year.

At the January meeting I intend to do a short slide show, and start teaching the newer members various aspects of the life of Wallace.

Saor Alba.

Yours for Scotland,

David R. Ross,

Convenor.


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