Minute of General Meeting of MOF’s held on Thursday 20 July 2023 in St Oswald’s Church Hall, Cargill Road, Maybole at 1pm

Mrs Senga Mason chaired this meeting today.

May outing – members were asked their comments on the recent trip in May to Helensburgh and Loch Lomond Shores

  • Not enough time in Helensburgh
  • Too long at Loch Lomond, not much to do, shops expensive, unfortunately cruise ship was not running from this point on that day.
  • High Tea was enjoyable at The Rowantree

September Outing – this was discussed, and members were given four options.

  1. Dunoon.  2. Edinburgh & Livingston.  3. Dumfries & Devil’s Porridge/J. M. Barry Museum. 4. Kelpies & Falkirk Wheel.

On a show of hands, it was down to Edinburgh or Dumfries.  Costs will be done and come back to members for their preference.

Tattoo 2024 - this was discussed once again, had enquired with Dodds of Troon, to get idea of costs, but they are not running any trips this year.  Will look further into this and if this goes ahead, members were told that a savings club could be run for this outing.


Outing abroad 2024 – Senga had a look at prices, and compared to what it was costing, the prices have become quite expensive.  Namely, in the current financial times.

Christmas Markets – Last year there was a trip of 4 days to Newcastle in November. Suggestions for another was made – York, Liverpool and also Dublin (fly not ferry) – costs will be looked into, and information circulated.

Craft Fair – Saturday 29 July 2023 to be held in the Carrick Centre 10am to 2pm.  Donations of Tombola are required please, stall holders all donate on the day.  Please hand in to either Jackie or Sharon, before or on the day.

Community Choir - this is a new venture in the Carrick Centre (please note this is not MOFs run) it is held on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at 2pm.  Everyone welcome to join in

Or if interested in singing or listening to music come along to the Ukelele Group on Wednesday at 2pm, sing along or come for the blether.

Charity Shop – hopefully dates will be similar to this year.

“Charity Shop“ in the High Street – have your say in what you would like to have in this by competing a survey form online on The Town Regeneration page.

“Warm Spaces” – it was suggested that MOFs try this for a month during winter, perhaps an afternoon a week to judge if this would be viable.  Will be discussed further

Knitting and Sewing Group – which is held on Monday and Thursday mornings, is not only for Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing, different crafts are also catered for

Pantomime – List was there for Snow White at King’s. Glasgow (6 December).  Also, will be a list for Gaiety, Ayr (no date yet)

Out & Abouters – they had a lovely trip to Largs last week, they meet on the 2nd Friday of the month at the Greenside usually about 9.30am.  Looking at Glasgow or Edinburgh soon.

K Gaffney announced that there is a Ladies Book starting on 1st Thursday in August, this will be held in Crosshill.  Note -this is not a MOFs group.

Next General meeting will be early September

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