MULL & IONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Minutes of the meeting held on the 8th April 2002 in theGLENFORSA HOTEL
|PRESENT : Sandy
Brunton, Tom Bettley, Alan Mc Connochie, Michael Ackerley, Alan Parker,
Georgia Oí Neil.
APOLOGIES : David Gracie, Olive Brown, Jo Reade, Derek Crook, Stephen Ashworth
MINUTES : Minutes of the meeting on 4th March 2002 proposed by Sandy and seconded by Michael.
BOARD ELECTIONS - Sandy, Tom and Alan Mc were re-elected as President, Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Michael accepted the post of vice president. Thanks to Anne and Stephen for all their efforts.
MATTERS ARISING : WEBSITE - Database updates ongoing. This monthís news item will be regarding the AGM. Details to be sent to Round & About and the Muileach re the Website.<GEORGIA>. Circular E-Mail will be regarding the Stalls available at the Clan MacLean gathering. <SANDY> will advise Georgia. Sandy requested JO and MICHAEL write an article on the Ferry Committee for the Website.
FERRY COMMITTEE - Michael attended the committee meeting. A positive point was the benefit new vessels will have on the service.
NETWORK - Sandy has received the Declaration from the La Palma meeting. He will extract relevant points to send to MPs, etc.<SANDY>
PRESIDENT : Sandy commented on correspondence received in the month. The 2 main matters were - 1 - the Digital communities roadshows which are imminent and - 2 - Sandyís report on a problem Jo had when it was discovered the Co-op were intending to sell fresh baked bread. Jo contacted Sandy for his support in approaching the Co-op regarding the matter and they successfully persuaded the Co to delay this new venture which obviously would have had a devastating effect on Joís business. All present felt Jo and Sandy had acted with commendable haste with the exception of Alan P who felt more consultation with Board members should have taken place.
Other items included - Annual dinner press coverage and further contact with Jim Hunter, Consignia, Post Office petition, Local Economic Forum, Community Web Site conference and Membership renewal.
COMM. TRUST UPDATE -No update in Patís absence. Alan Mc presented a paper on Patís behalf regarding the Social Economy.
TREASURER - Tom reported a balance of £2128.14.
SECRETARY - Alan reported on the correspondence received in the month.
AOCB - None
DATE OF NEXT MEETING - 6th May 2002 at the GLENFORSA HOTEL.