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Board Meeting Minutes

Rumster Outdoor Centre Management Committee

Minutes of Meeting on Mon 16th Oct 2023 at the Guide Hall Thurso at 19.00 hrs

Sederunt: Willie Marshall (chairman), Roger Saxon, Leslie Grant (treasurer), Elspeth Husband (secretary)

Apologies: Catriona Andrews

Declarations: None

Minutes of previous meetings: Approved WM, Seconded RS

Matters arising: Clarification that the £500 received from “Local Giving” (16 8 23) was the award from Magic Little Grants towards the kitchen.

Chairman’s report: Nothing much to report this month but suggested that a statement on camping could be added to the website.

Treasurer’s report: No transactions this month

Correspondence: A request had been sent to Rotunda to increase the size of the building and a revised quote.

Several emails had been received from Tina Irving regarding Moray Coastal Trail and North Highland Way re letting of cabins.

Ongoing conversations with Forestry and Land Scotland and with Lisa McDonald

Strategic Plan: All directors approved the Strategic plan as updated by WM

Business Development: No report

Site Update: Site requires ongoing weeding and grass cutting as a minimum. Possible kitchen garden/foraging area?

Hedge needs trimming and fire pit needs some refurbishing. 

No update from George Gunn re wall

Events: Ongoing events with Lisa McDonald

25th October – Meditation 6.30pm

22nd November – Meditation 6.30pm

13th December – Meditation 11am

14th April – Adult Painting 2-4pm

12th May – Meditation (6 hour session)

Fundraising: Ongoing. No reply received from Bad a Cheo. EH has spoken with Dounreay and will prepare a funding request to NDA

AOCB: Date for AGM set Monday 27th November in the Pentland Hotel Thurso

Date of Next Meeting: 20th November 23, 15th January 24