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AUTUMN 2019

From the Editor

Welcome to our programme of activities for autumn / winter 2019/2020.

Following discussions at the AGM, the Committee made enquiries about possible alternative venues for our meetings. We have decided that the next series of lectures will be held at Renfield Church Centre, 260 Bath Street.

The Garnethill Room, which has been allocated to us, is on the second floor, but there is a lift. The Centre is situated on the north side of Bath Street, close to Elmbank Street, and has a cafe which would be open before our meetings. We hope that members will find this a convenient and comfortable venue.

Summer Outings

By the time you receive the printed copy of this newsletter, the first four will have taken place, but there is still the outing on Tuesday 1 October to Arniston House. If you have not booked, but would be interested, please telephone the Treasurer, Miss Jean Currie, to check availability.

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Christmas Lunch

This will take place at La Bonne Augerge, 161 West Nile Street, Glasgow (adjascent to Buchanan Street Bus Station ) on Tuesday 26th Novenber 2019, at 12:45 for 1:00pm.

We have arranged a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, followed by tea or coffee - price £30.

If you wish to attend, please complete the form enclose with the September mailing, indicating your choices from the menu, and send it, with your cheque, to Miss Currie at the address given.
Please remember to advise if you are a vegetarian or follow a special diet.

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Summer 2020

We had a number of requests to return to Aberdeenshire for next year's weekend holiday, and have now booked for the period 11th to 15th September at the Aberdeen Hilton Doubletree Treetops Hotel.

This is the same hotel which we enjoyed several years ago. We hope to arrange a programme of new places and old favourites, so if there is anything in the area which you would particulalry like to visit, please advise a Committee member.

Sheila Christie.

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Committee

Members may be aware that some Members' Centres have had to wind down, due to lack of people willing to serve on their Committees. We are not yet in that position, but we do need fresh blood! In Particular we are still operating without a secretary. This has now become urgent, so if you know of anyone who could fill this vacancy, please speak to any Committee member as soon as possible.

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Lecture Series : October 2019 - April 2020

All meetings are to be held on Wednesdays at 2 pm at The Renfield Church Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow.
After the lectures coffee / tea will be available for which there will be a charge of £1.
Non-members are welcome to attend lectures but we ask for a donation of £2.

Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 14:00
Niall Murphy, "The architect Henry Edward Clifford".
Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 14:00
Fergus Sutherland, "Chapels at the Western and Gartnavel Hospitals".
Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 14:00
A.G.M. followed by a talk by Kaisi Ritchie "Fashion and the Cinema".
Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 14:00
Crissie White, "Development of Vernacular Furniture".

Please note that there will be no meeting in January 2020. We hope to arrange a short outing in April 2020, and details of this and our summer excursionswill be given in our next newsletter.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 43rd Annual General Meeting of the Glasgow Members' Centre will be held in the Renfield Church Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 12th February 2020.

The agenda is as undernoted :

  1. Apologies.
  2. Minutes of the 42nd A.G.M.
  3. Matters arising.
  4. Chairman's Report
  5. Statement of Accounts.
  6. The Election of an Independent Examiner of Accounts.
  7. The Election of Office Bearers.
  8. The Election of Committee Members.
  9. A.O.C.B.

Nominations are invited for the Centre Committee, and can be made at the A.G.M.

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Renewal of Membership

Subscriptions for the forthcoming season are due on 1st October 2019 and are valid until 30 September 2020. The Basic Subscription is £15.00. However, members are reminded that the Family Subscription is available to £20.00. This category applies to two adults and all children under 18 living at one address. Remittances should be sent, together with a stamped addressed envelope, and the form included in the Autumn mailing, to the Membership Secretary, Mrs. G. Smith.

If you joined the Centre after the end of April 2019 the subscription you paid on joining is valid for the year 2019/20. You will have received a membership card in the Autumn mailing but no application form.

National Trust for Scotland Glasgow Members' Centre is a registered Scottish charity number SC024399.