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Monthly Archives:March 2016

Burgess Annual Quiz

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We are pleased to announce that our Annual Quiz will take place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club on Monday 26th November with a 6.30pm start. Once again Past Dean, Fred Dalgarno will be Quizmaster.

Teams of 4 maximum, cost will be £13 per person which includes buffet supper.

If you wish to take part please email Garry Stevens at – clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to:

Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ

Or

Via online payment to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname/Quiz

Burgess Golf Competition

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Message from Lord Dean:

The annual Burgess golf competition took place on Wednesday 25th July at Kings Links Golf course. Participant numbers were down on previous years with 9 Burgesses taking part. Conditions were windy but sunny.

Winner was our Clerk Garry Stevens, runner up was Gordon Gray, with John Craig in third place. Special mention to our lady Burgess competitor Lindsey Esson who played well and enjoyed the day as did all those taking part.

The group enjoyed a meal at the Hilton Treetops after the conclusion of the golf.

   

Friendship Trophy Golf match v Incorporated Trades

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Once again we are looking for players to represent the Aberdeen Burgesses of Guild versus the Incorporated Trades. This will be the 4th match we have played against them at present it is 3-0 to the Burgesses. Once again the match for the Friendship Trophy will take place at Deeside Golf Club with  tee times booked from 13:00 to 14:00 on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Can players wishing to take part confirm names and handicaps to Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com  prior to 24th August in order that we finalise what arrangements are required.

Visit to Alford – Thursday 19th July – Summary of Visit by Lord Dean

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Last Thursday 25 Burgesses with their guests had an enjoyable and nostalgic evening at Alford, we had a guided tour of the Bus Museum and a walkabout in the Transport Museum where we had a nice buffet supper.    I said in my words of thanks to both organisations and the enthusiasts who run these museums that they have created legacies both for the area and the respective industries, for our benefit and for many others in years to come – well done !

 Personally, the highlight for me was the opportunity to drive a bus, in fact we were able to drive two buses.   First I drove a double-decker with auto transmission and power steering then I experienced the single-decker with semi-auto and NO power steering.   Wonderful fun !

Many thanks to Joe Mackie for arranging the dual visit, and thanks to the others including Gordon Mills of the Bus Museum and Mike Ward of Grampian Transport Museum

 Many of us heard for the first time about Robert Davidson from Aberdeen who apparently first invented a version of the electric car.  The Grampian Transport Museum is championing this man, rightly so I think, and their exhibition features his work including working models.  The following piece prepared by the GTM will interest many Burgesses, click on the link below. There is also some excellent information on him on Wikipedia.

Its Electric Blog Doc

 

 

 

Burgess Golf Competition

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We still have places available for our Annual Golf competition.

This years Burgess of Guild golf competition will be held at the Kings Links Golf Course on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th July with  first tee off at 1.31pm

The cost will be £25 per adult / £15 per adult for Sport Aberdeen golf members.  This includes a £10 per person allowance towards a meal afterwards at the Atrium Bar Restaurant at the Hilton Double Tree hotel.  The balance of the meal charges will be split evenly and collected on the day.

If you wish to play please email clerk Garry Stevens, with your handicap to:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen, and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ or via online banking to: Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname

 

 

Welcome to New Burgesses admitted on Monday 2 July 2018

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From top:

Jonathan Anderson, Accountant.

Harry Diack, Quantity Surveyor (Retired).

Michael Dreelan, Engineering Director (Retired).

Ian Haw, Banker (Retired).

Allan Henderson, Managing Director.

Neil McLennan, Snr Lecturer in Education.

Jill Meldrum, Accountant.

Alistair Prockter, Chief Executive.

Ray Riddoch, Managing Director.

Dennis Scott, Firefighter (Retired).

Helena Wright, Registered Nurse.

 

 

Sue Ryder Care Visit

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Thank you for all taking the time to visit us and finding out more about our appeal. I was really overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the Burgess members following the presentation and tour. So many people came up to talk about how they can help, from taking collection cans in their stores to discussing organising events for us. I’m really very grateful to everyone and will be following up with all those who I spoke to.
And of course, a big thank you for the Burgess’ own donation of £260 (boosted by the Lord Dean and other guests’ donations) to our Dee View Appeal and your pledge of support to donate or pledge to raise a £1,000 for a brick for our extension. I’m absolutely delighted and hugely grateful for your support. It really does make a difference.
As promised, please find attached a copy of my and Valerie Maxwell’s presentation from the night. Likewise, please see attached a poster for our available charity places for the Great Aberdeen Run. We have spaces for the 10K and the half-marathon. If there are any budding or seasoned runners in the Burgess then we would be delighted for them to take part.
Thank you again for your support, and I look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the appeal and indeed the building works.
Best wishes,
Emma

Emma Leiper Finlayson
Capital Appeal Manager
Sue Ryder – Dee View Court
Caiesdykes Road
Aberdeen

Burgess of Guild Golf Competition

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This years Burgess of Guild golf competition will be held at the Kings Links Golf Course on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th July with  first tee off at 1.31pm

The cost will be £25 per adult / £15 per adult for Sport Aberdeen golf members.  This includes a £10 per person allowance towards a meal afterwards at the Atrium Bar Restaurant at the Hilton Double Tree hotel.  The balance of the meal charges will be split evenly and collected on the day.

If you wish to play please email clerk Garry Stevens, with your handicap to:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen, and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ or via online banking to: Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname

Garry is currently on holiday. Please accept your email confirmation as entry.

 

Honorary Graduation – Stanley Jack

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Congratulations to Stanley Jack the recently retired Sacrist of the University of Aberdeen who was yesterday made an Honorary Graduand as Master of the University.   Here he is photographed with fellow Burgesses (Immediate Past Dean of Guild) Fred Dalgarno, (University Pro-Chancellor) Sir Iain Torrance and (Lord Dean of Guild) Colin Taylor.

Change of Lunch speakers

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Please note that lunch speakers for August and November have swapped. Therefore Ross Thomson, MP, will now be guest speaker in August, and Cllr Lumsden guest speaker in November.

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Guest speaker will be Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Douglas Lumsden  who, being a relatively new Councillor, will give an insight to how he is adapting to his role as Co-Leader and his plans for the future.

Wednesday 5th September 

We take our annual away day lunch to the Beach Ballroom where Ballroom Manager and fellow Burgess  John Johnstone will give a guided tour of the Ballroom and discuss its history.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Atli Arnason, MD at FirmaMentum in Aberdeen has over 20 years experience in working with and supporting businesses within High Tech industries based on Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality, Marine, Manufacturing, Finance, Energy, Oil and Gas and IT. He is an Honorary Alumni  from Robert Gordon University and his talk will be centred on the importance of Tourism & Hospitality to Aberdeen City & Shire.

Wednesday 7th November 2018 (TBC)

MP for Aberdeen South, Ross Thomson will give an insight to his role as a Member of the Westminster Parliament with some information on his current and planned future activities.

December – no lunch planned

As usual, unless listed the lunches will commence at 12.14pm (date our Charter was granted) at the RNUC, Albyn Place, Aberdeen, and end promptly at 2.00pm. Cost of the lunch is £14 per person.  Unless otherwise stated, guests are welcome to attend.

If you wish to attend any of the lunches, please email clerk Garry Stevens at:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made via cheque to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen, and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ or via online banking to: Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname

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