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Monthly Archives:May 2018

February Lunch Guest Announced

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We are please to confirm that the Councillor Stephen Flynn, Group Leader of the SNP at Aberdeen City Council has agreed to be guest speaker at our lunch in February. Please note that it will be held on Wednesday 13th February. 

The topic will be “A day in the life of an opposition Council Leader”

The Lunch will take place at normal venue, RNUC, Albyn Place with a 12.14 start and concluding at 14.00 prompt. Cost of the lunch is £14.00. If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at:
clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by 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 you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunches

A special message from the Lord Dean – ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL’

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You may think this is about the well-known hit by Pink Floyd, in fact it’s to do with a local initiative which I fully support and now call upon Burgesses to follow the lead and contribute to an Appeal for funds which will make a difference to many lives in our City.

Last June I joined with a number of Burgesses on a visit to the Neurological Care Centre at Dee View Court in Kincorth which cares for up to 24 people at any one time.  This was an ‘eye-opener’, I was hugely impressed by the facilities, the staff and most of all the achievements of this Sue Ryder organisation, and I’m sure that the others felt the same way.    We came away having made a modest donation to the #DEEVIEWAPPEAL which is targeting £3.9 million ‘brick by brick’ to extend Dee View Court with specially adapted rooms and apartments to provide for greater flexibility in the care of an additional 20 people.   

The Appeal deserves our support, this is an excellent centre of care in the heart of our community and I believe this is an excellent opportunity for individual Burgesses to donate just £10 each to raise £1,000 to buy a brick to help to build a bigger Dee View Court.   (Larger donations could enable us to donate 2 or perhaps even 3 bricks.)

I do hope you will donate to this special appeal and you can do this by either sending a cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen to the following address (marked ‘Dee View’):

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

or

by making an online payment to:

Sort Code 826011

50325609

Reference Dee View Donation

Burgh Records Project – Talk

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The Common Books of Aberdeen 1398-1511

Tuesday 15 January, 19.30 – 20:30, Regent Lecture Theatre, Kings College Campus

Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will give an overview of Aberdeen’s burgh records. It will focus on the importance of these books for our understanding of early Renaissance Scotland, and introduce some of the intriguing characters and interesting stories we have uncovered along the way. Talk is hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Admission is FREE
No booking required

Places still available for Burgess lunches

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We now have our lunch guest speakers agreed for the first half of 2019, details below.

23 Jan 2019, guest speaker is Atli Arnason rearranged from earlier this year when he will present on importance of Tourism & Hospitality to Aberdeen City & Shire.

February 2019 we will advise if we have a speaker agreed.

6th March 19, guest speaker Tim Smith, Vice President Communications & External Affairs, BP North Sea, will discuss the future of the North Sea oil industry.

03-Apr-19, guest speaker Len Ironside past Aberdeen City Council Leader will reflect on his time as a Councillor and professional wrestler.

29th April 19, guest speaker is Lewis MacDonald MSP who will give an insight to his role at Holyrood.

5th June 19 – Guest speaker is Cllr Lesley Dunbar who will discuss her recent trip to Australia to study the lives of Aberdeen women who were transported to Australia, this project was part funded by a Guildry Award.

Lunches will take place at normal venue, RNUC, Albyn Place with a 12.14 start and concluding at 14.00 prompt. Cost of the lunch is £14.00. If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at
clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by 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 you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunches

Grampian-Houston Association Annual Jazz Lunch 2019

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Please see link below in relation to Grampian-Houston Jazz lunch

Jazz lunch invite2019 (1)

Lunch Guests line up confirmed

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We now have our lunch guest speakers agreed for the first half of 2019, details below, we may publicise another lunch or two this side of summer in due course:

23 Jan 2019, guest speaker is Atli Arnason rearranged from earlier this year when he will present on importance of Tourism & Hospitality to Aberdeen City & Shire.

February 2019 no lunch

6th March 19, guest speaker Tim Smith, Vice President Communications & External Affairs, BP North Sea, will discuss the future of the North Sea oil industry.

03-Apr-19, guest speaker Len Ironside past Aberdeen City Council Leader will reflect on his time as a Councillor and professional wrestler.

29th April 19, guest speaker is Lewis MacDonald MSP who will give an insight to his role at Holyrood.

5th June 19 – Guest speaker is Cllr Lesley Dunbar who will discuss her recent trip to Australia to study the lives of Aberdeen women who were transported to Australia, this project was part funded by a Guildry Award.

Lunches will take place at normal venue, RNUC, Albyn Place with a 12.14 start and concluding at 14.00 prompt. Cost of the lunch is £14.00. If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by 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 you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunches

Annual Burgess Xmas Quiz

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Our Annual Xmas Quiz took place at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club last night. As always excellent hospitality and buffet provided by Marie Durno and her staff. Nine teams of 4 battled through 9 rounds of questions and picture boards with the eventual team winners being headed up by Alan Towns, well done! Past Dean of Guild Fred Dalgarno was quizmaster setting some challenging but fair questions covering a multitude of topics. At the end of the quiz Fred advised that after many years this is his last one as quizmaster he wants to take part next year! So we are on the lookout for a replacement. Lord Dean gave his thanks to Fred and also all the staff at the cricket club for their hard work in making the quiz a success.

 

Vacancy: Independent Chair – Aberdeen City Child and Adult Protection Committees

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Angela Scott has asked me to contact you to promote a non-executive position that we are currently recruiting to.

Please see attached information about a role that the Executive Leadership Group for Public Protection for Aberdeen City are currently advertising.  It has been publicised using a media campaign, however as we are trying to promote this as widely as possible, I would be grateful if you could circulate this.

I attach a detailed candidate pack which contains information about the role and how to apply. Unfortunately our time-frame is rather tight – closing date is this Sunday 18 November 2018 midnight.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Link to candidate pack:

Final Candidate Pack 05.11.18 (1)

Kind Regards

Lesley Strachan

Talent Acquisition Lead

Aberdeen City Council | Talent Acquisition | People and Organisation | Resources

Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

Direct Dial: 01224 523893

Mobile: 07824 335529

Gomel Trust

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Please see email below from Kare Lines, Clerk to the Gomel Trust:

Dear Lord Dean

At the recent meeting of the Gomel Trust, as Clerk to the Trust I was asked to contact you to see if any of the Burgesses would be interested in becoming Trustees.

The Trust meets 6 times per year, usually from 3.30pm to approx. 5.30pm in the Town House and has been in operation helping the people of Belarus following the Chernobyl disaster through a variety of projects, mainly medical, educational and construction.

Should any Burgesses be interested in the work of the Trust I’d be grateful if you would put them in contact with Martyn Orchard or Cllr Yvonne Allan, Chairperson to the Trust as I’ll be leaving the Council 31 October.

Martyn’s details – morchard@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Cllr Allan’s details – yallan@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Kind regards.

Kate

Homestart Aberdeen – Request for Trustees

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HomeStart Aberdeen have some vacancies coming up on their board of trustees and it may be  some of our Burgesses might be interested in joining them, either as a trustee or a business advisor. These are voluntary roles.

HomeStart Aberdeen has been supporting families who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation for the past three decades.  Their trained volunteers provide these families with regular emotional and practical support in their own homes, helping them to avoid crisis and breakdown.  Additional group and specialist services are offered on each family’s specific needs. You can find more information about them in their latest annual report : http://www.homestartaberdeen.org.uk/download_file/view/284/213

As you can imagine, all charities are struggling in the current economic climate and so sustainable funding is their number one priority.  So trustees who are well connected in the city are invaluable  particularly for fundraising initiatives, trustees who are their ambassadors and willing to make that initial introduction or connection with an organisation, or trustees who know a man/woman who might be able to help.

There are specific skills they would like to bring to the board , for example, legal including a knowledge of procurement and health and safety.  They are also seeking a new treasurer.

The board meets 6 times a year.  In addition, they have a number of sub-committees which each meet on a quarterly basis.  Trustees would generally be involved in one sub-committee.

If any burgesses might be able to help, Anne MacDonald, Chair would be happy to have a chat. She can be contacted on the following email address:

Chair@homestartaberdeen.org.uk

 

 

 

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