The Guild AGM was held on 10th March 2010 in the Murray Hall and included a presentation by the Princess Royal Trust for Young Carers. It was a very thought provoking talk on the work with young people aged between 7 and 18 years of age who have taken on the roll of carers to family members. The Trust works with them on a one to one basis helping them to voice their feelings and frustrations. They also help them to access support from other services.
The AGM saw the resignation of the main Officers after their 3 year terms of office. They were Trish Dawson, Ellice Hendry and Pat Hunter. They were thanked for all their hard work.
New Officers were elected as follows: Freda McCubbin (Leader), Carole Ashton (Secretary) and Mary Gordon (Treasurer). Agnes McWilliam was also elected to the Committee.
LATEST REPORT FROM FREDA McCUBBIN (GUILD LEADER) 28th January 2011
The December meeting was well attended but affected by the weather although guest speaker Kathy Hutchinson struggled through the snow from Crossmichael to give a wonderful demonstration on Christmas Floral Decoration.
The Christmas Carol Service, planned in conjucntion with Head Primary Teacher Norma Maxwell and held on 12th December was enjoyed by all and there was great singing by the school pupils.Their posters decorating the church wall were greatly admired.The service ended with Ewan McTaggart on the highland pipes together with Peter Gladstone on the church organ playing Highland Cathedral. All then adjouned to the Murray Hall for refreshments. The offering of £200.30 was donated to the Dumfries and Galloway RAP Appeal.
On 17th January 2011 we started the year with a meal at The Old Smuglers Inn. The January meeting was a talk by Jif Hyde about the 'Food Train' project - a great boon to those uable to carry their own heavy grocery bags home. They are a voluntary organisation and always looking for new members to help.