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Monthly Archives:August 2019

Burgess Lunch – Wednesday 9th October

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We are pleased to announce that fellow Burgess and Funeral Director Mark Shaw will be guest speaker at our lunch in October. Mark will give a talk about his work, funerals, changes within funeral customs and also focus on other areas of interest.

The lunch will take place as usual at the RNUC, cost £14. 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/Lunch.


GHAT – Art Event

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GHAT have organised an event to which Burgesses are invited. An evening with Mary Butterworth. Link below for further information and how to book a place.

This is the link to the Mary Butterworth event   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-mary-butterworth-tickets-70885665935

Welcome to new Burgesses admitted 2 September 2019

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David Fryer, Community Entrepreneur. Proposed by Dr Fiona Jane Brown and seconded by Pauline Gerrard
Very Reverend Dr Isaac Poobalan, Provost of St Andrews Church, Aberdeen. Proposed by Cllr Martin Greig, Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild

Social Events – Remainder of 2019

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We have now finalised our social events program to end of this year details below. All events will take place at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club at Mannofield:

Sleep better and live longer. Talk by Dr Olga Runcie


Thursday 10th October – 7.00pm start

Cost of event – £10 per person, guests welcome.

Sleep remains a scientific enigma. It is the only physiological process forwhich there is a lack of scientific agreement concerning its function. Why do we need to sleep? What happens when we asleep? In this talk Dr Runcie who currently works at Albyn-BMI hospital and ROC Private clinic in Aberdeen, will discuss advances in sleep neurobiology answering questions about sleep functions and mechanisms of sleep and wake control. You will learn how to use this knowledge to improve your sleep.

Football memories ProjectAlan Johnstone

Wednesday 30th October – 6,30pm start – £15 pp guests welcome

The Football Memories project was piloted in Scotland ten years ago, with Aberdeen one of four participating centres and formally launched in 2010. The aim was to improve the quality of life of those affected by dementia by using football memorabilia to trigger personal memories and stories, enabling people to participate in group discussion and enjoy 90 minutes of fun and laughter. The project has been a great success, with over 300 groups now established, meeting at football grounds, care homes, sheltered housing, libraries and other venues. A more inclusive approach has been adopted, with those affected by other conditions such as social isolation now welcomed into groups. Scotland is recognised as being internationally-leading on this initiative and Aberdeen retains a prominent position within our national network.
Retired accountant and fellow Burgess, Alan Johnstone is the Scottish Football Memories Area Co-Ordinator for Aberdeen City and Shire and volunteers with several local organisations, including Alzheimer Scotland supporting their football memories groups. He will talk about the development of the project, his personal experiences over the past three years and look at the significant opportunities for expansion within Aberdeen. A selection of footballing memorabilia will be on display so you may wish to take your shooting boots with you!”

Annual Burgess Quiz

Tuesday 26th November – 6.30pm start – £15pp

Our annual quiz is open to teams of 4 with at least one Burgess in each team. If individuals wish to take part we can organise a team with other Burgesses. It is always a fun night. This year our Quizmaster will be fellow Burgess and previous Quiz winner Stuart Robison. Come along and take part!

Each event will include a buffet supper.

If you wish to attend any of the events please email Garry Stevens, Clerk 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/Events

Burgess Lunch – Prof George Boyne – DATE ERROR

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Apologies, the date for the lunch (details below) is not 2nd October but 13th November. Clerk will issue an email to those who have advised they wish to attend to check if they can make this date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Places are still available.

Professor George Boyne became Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen on 1 August 2018.

Professor Boyne has spent the majority of his academic career in Wales. He was Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and a member of University Executive Board at Cardiff University since 2012.

He was previously Dean of Cardiff University’s Business School, and is a world-leading expert on the performance of public sector organisations. Professor Boyne has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2010.

The lunch will take place at RNUC at the usual time of 12.14 pm. Cost is £14, 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/Lunch.

September Lunch

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We are delighted to announce that Cllr Dell Henrickson will be our guest speaker for September, please note it will take place as usual at the RNUC from 12.14 to 14.00 but date will be Wednesday 11th September not our usual first Wednesday in the month.

Dell will be covering a very brief history of Photographic Interpretation and an introduction and explanation of what photographic interpretation is, also a look at some examples of aerial photographs and a final look at some modern imagery. Dell was in the RAF as a photographic interpreter for 9 years 1983 to 1993.

If you wish to attend please email clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com Cost of the lunch is £14.

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/Lunch.

Friendship Trophy v Incorporated Trades – Golf Match – Cancelled

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Unfortunately it has proved difficult to get the required number of players to take part in our annual match versus Incorporated Trades, so the decision was taken to cancel this year and look to arrange in April or early May next year. Details to follow in due course

GHAT – Curated Tour

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As Chairman of the Friends of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT), fellow Burgess, Sam Murray, has secured an exclusive curated tour of GHAT’s extensive collection at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for us on Thursday the 5th of September at 6.00pm.The 1 hour tour will be led by a senior member of the GHAT team and will have a maximum of 10 people. If you have any questions, or to book places, please contact Sam Murray directly at sam.murray@btinternet.com. Places will be allocated on a first come basis. You will be required to make a minimum cash donation of £5 per person at the end of the tour. If these are successful, more dates will be made available to us, so spouses and partners are welcome.

University Graduations

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Yvonne Thomson and Gail Mair are Burgesses who are members of the Civic Team at Aberdeen City Council supporting our Lord Provost.
They also provide valuable assistance to the Lord Dean and Garry Stevens and last week they represented the Burgesses at a graduation ceremony at The Robert Gordon University.  Here they are with the Lord Dean whilst at lunch at HMT.

The Lord Dean also wishes to thank all Burgesses who attended both University Graduations and hope you all enjoyed the experience.

Welcome to New Burgesses

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Welcome to the following new Burgesses admitted on Monday 24th June 2019 In order from top:

Julien Brown – Chartered Engineer, Proposed by Ronnie Watt OBE and seconded by Gail Watt.

Graham Guyan – Company Director, Proposed by David MacDermid, and Seconded by Colin Johnston.

Rt Rev Bishop Hugh Gilbert – Bishop of Aberdeen.

Pamela Snape – Retired schoolteacher, Proposed by Irene Cormack and Seconded by Marjorie Bosomworth.

Kevin McCormick – Managing Director and Charity Volunteer, Proposed by John Michie and Seconded by Joe Mackie OBE.




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