COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SCIO

Port William Community Association SCIO is primarily involved with providing and organising recreational activities for the benefit of the inhabitants of Port William and the surrounding areas.  Advancement of citizenship and community development by promotion of civic responsibility by volunteering.

The main event is Carnival Week which usually takes place the first week of August, but the Association is involved in many other aspects of the community.

The Association meets once a month (except August and December) usually the last Thursday of the month in the Maxwell Hall at 7.30pm.  Everybody is welcome.

 THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING ARE AS FOLLOWS:
PORT WILLIAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SCIO
Minutes of meeting of 25th May 2017
Venue- Maxwell Hall
Present –A Adam ,S Dodds,D Kiltie,R Kinnear,J Kevan ,C Kelly,M Adams,A Murray,J McMaster
Apologies –A Murphie,A McLaughlin ,E Penrose,J Gray
Minutes of Meeting of 27th April 2017 –proposed –C Kelly Seconded –M Adams
Matters Arising from above minutes –D Kiltie brought up the subject of the roundabout,so far the council have provided flowers for the roundabout but due to finances this will probably be the last year ,she suggested that we have a permanent fixture in the roundabout something in keeping with the village ,perhaps relating to the sea or to agriculture.Obviously this has to be comply with rules and regulations set by the council but this only requires that we send a letter and a plan of what we would like to do and take it from there ,the committee said that this was a good idea and this will be looked into after Carnival Week.The War memorial needs some work done on it ,both the memorial itself and the wall behind it ,it was suggested that we ask Colin Kelly for a quote ,also to check with The Earl Haig fund for any grants available.A date for a village tidy up has been set ,this will take place on the 4th & 5th July at 10am to meet in the square.Another village has asked for a loan of some of our tables ,D kiltie suggested that it would be nice if we receive a donation from them as when the Community Association borrow anything from another village we always give a donation as a thank you gesture- the committee had mixed feelings about this.
Financial Report –A Adam read out the financial statement and explained everything in detail,firstly going through the main committee accounts and followed on by The Kings Green Caravan Park accounts.A Adam provided The KGCP Business Plan 2016/2017 and the average Occupancy from 17 th March till 22nd May .A Adam asked if the committee would agree to him using internet banking for the main account –this was agreed on .
Correspondence –A letter has been received from Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway to say that we have been shortlisted for an award in the Category Community Resilience as part of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway VOSCARS(D&G) 2017 Award Ceremony.The ceremony will be held on June 8th in Dumfries.
A.O.B -At a previous meeting D Kiltie had asked if The Community Association would be interested in doing the teas at the craft fair in December however it was turned down , this was brought to the floor again and volunteers have come forward to do this as a fundraiser.C Kelly ,M Adams,A Murpie and D Kiltie are willing to do this.If any other members feel that they are able to assist in any way at all be it making soup ,scones or help to wait on tables their help will be gratefully received .
Next Meeting -29th June at 7.30pm
Meeting closed – 8.45pm


HELP KEEP
PORT WILLIAM TIDY
MEET IN THE SQUARE
4th & 5th JULY
10am
Bring your gardening tools and do a spot of weeding ,lifting litter and general tidy up.
MAKE OUR VILLAGE ONE TO BE PROUD OF.
EVERYONE WELCOME