Minutes of the Committee Meeting 14th November 2017 at Llanelli Town Hall
Present; Gareth Morris (chair), Philip Thomas, Alison Jenkins, David Bannister, David Darkin, Rob James, Suzanne Thomas, Fred Hughes, John Jenkins, Margaret Gimblett, Liz Purcell, Helena Dunne.
Chair welcomed Helena to the meeting.
1 Apologies from Philip Warlow, Pamela Edmunds, Anastasia Griffiths and John Harvey
2 Minutes of the previous meeting held on 10th October were accepted
3 Matters arising from these minutes:
A draft copy of our new constitution was circulated. Our thanks to Philip and to Margaret who have worked hard on getting this fit for purpose. Agreed to convene an EGM after our open meeting on 2nd December to raise one point only, which is to reduce the requirement to have 4 open meetings a year. Wording to be along the lines of - an Open Meeting to follow the AGM, and further Open Meetings to be convened as and when necessary. This amendment has to be voted on.
4 Reports from officers:
Treasurer’s report was circulated and accepted. A separate account has been opened with an amount ringfenced specifically towards the restoration of the bandstand.
The Halloween Story telling on 28th October went really well. We had far more children than we thought would turn up considering the short notice. Rob’s wife, Sophie read stories and stayed to the end. Many thanks to her for helping.
5 Gardening Volunteers:
David has had an offer of some help from Dyfed Drug Aid, not clear what they are able to do, but all help gratefully accepted. David will liaise with them.
Stephen Owen, who generously donated trees and funding, has agreed to an article in the Llanelli Star, provisional date of 24th November for photos in the parc. We need to publicise what we are doing and putting back into the Parc, and how generous the public and Councillors have been.
Boer War Monument: we have been advised that the cost would be prohibitive to restore, but it will benefit from a good clean which may well bring out the lettering. Awaiting an estimate on this from Phillips Memorials.
6 Future Events.
Music Evening. The Stradey Park venue has been confirmed, Suzanne has several groups lined up plus thoughts on a compere. A target of selling 200 – 250 tickets. The price to be decided, the hotel will provide a drink for £2 per head and nibbles for £5. We will need to have a group to help Suzanne with this, meetings to be arranged.
The Summer Family Day needs to include more ‘family’ events to get the children and their parents active. Possibility of races, tug of war or Knockout type games ?
7 We have received an e-mail from Morrigan Mason, alerting us to an Events Co-ordinators presentation. Philip and Alison to attend and feed back.
8 Christmas Dinner to be organized in the Stradey Arms for all members and partners
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