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Social Events for 2018

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We are pleased to announce our Social Events program for the first half of 2018. Unless otherwise stated, guests are welcome at every  event.

If you wish to attend any of the events, 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.

Monday 22 January

Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council, will present to the Burgesses on the topic of Urban Governance, this  will take place in the Council Chamber, Town House, Broad Street at 6.00pm on Monday 22nd January. Tea and Coffee will be served. No cost to attend. The Lord Dean is keen that the Burgesses are well represented to give feedback and views to Angela. Full details of the evening are already on the website.

Tuesday 27th February

Dinner : ‘This Is Our City’.   The event is a platform to celebrate what is good in Aberdeen. Its focus will be on the people of Aberdeen, what it means to belong to the city and why individuals are proud to live & work here.

Burgesses and their guests are invited to support this event with the aim of representing the entire community of Aberdeen.    The dress code is lounge suit.  Ticket price is £55.00 per person.  Full details already on the website.

Wednesday 14th March

We are delighted to accept an invite from Dr Colette Backwell, Chief Executive of CLAN Cancer Care to visit their premises at 120, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2QA. The event will be at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, there will be a  finger buffet food accompanied by tea and coffee.

Cost of the event will be £10 and guests are most welcome.  There is car parking on the premises.

April

We are planning an evening of education and explanation, ‘Understand Social Media”.

Details will follow soon, check the website.

Tuesday 8th May  

AGM at noon, Town & County Hall, Broad Street, Aberdeen.   Agenda and papers to follow.

Tuesday 22nd May

Fellow Burgess Paul O’Connor MBE, has invited the Burgesses to visit Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Aberdeen AB10 7DR. The visit will commence at 7.00pm and will include a tour of the centre, a presentation on what the centre is and its future plans, and will include a finger buffet. There is parking at the centre.    Cost of the event will be £10

Thursday 14th June

We have arranged a visit to the Sue Ryder Care facility at Dee View Court, Caisdykes Road, Aberdeen, AB12 5JY where a number of health and social care professionals deliver incredible 24-hour care and support to people living with complex needs and neurological conditions.

The evening will commence at 6.00pm arrival for a 6.30pm start, there will be a presentation/ overview of the centre’s work and then a tour of the facilities, followed by a finger buffet. Cost of the event will be £10 but will be restricted to 25 attendees in total so, at present restricted to  Burgesses only.

July

We are planning to visit to Alford Transport Museum, hopefully by vintage bus, details to follow.

Thursday 4th October

The second part of ‘Giacamo & Glover’, a play written by Burgess Mike Gibb, will be performed at the Town and County Hall, Broad Street, Aberdeen  commencing at 7.00 pm with a finger buffet included.   Cost will be £10.

Welcome to New Burgesses

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Welcome to new Burgesses admitted on Monday 11th December 2017:

C Kennedy Pic D Northcroft Pic P McInnes Pic Prof D Ogston Pic

From top:

Clive Kennedy, Chartered Engineer, Proposed by Gordon Casely and Seconded by Alexander Kennedy.

Phionna McInnes, Charity Magazine Owner, Proposed by Dr Fiona-Jane Brown and Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild.

Dr David Northcroft, Vice Principal Northern College (Retired), Proposed by Professor Peter Stollery and Seconded by Jennifer Shirreffs.

Professor Derek Ogston CBE, Senior Vice Principal Aberdeen University (Retired), Proposed by Professor Paul Mealor and Seconded by Alistair MacDonald

Burgess of Guild Quiz

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The Annual Burgess of Guild quiz was held on Monday 27th November at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club. It was an entertaining evening, 11 teams of 4, quality of answers overall was very high, even lowest scoring team scored 42% of possible total.

Thanks go to Past Dean Fred Dalgarno for being quizmaster, and the staff at the Cricket Club for putting on the event and the buffet supper.

Winning Team comprised all of Burgesses and retaining the trophy from last year were, Andrew Lawtie, Stuart Robison, Alistair Blues, and Gordon Edwards.

Quiz Winners 2017

Denis Law – Freedom of the City

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Aberdeen’s favourite footballing son Denis Law was granted Freedom of the City on 25th November, thus he became a Free Burgess and we are delighted to welcome him to our ranks.   Aberdeen City Council hosted a splendid event for the conferral with dinner to follow at the Beach Ballroom, on the following day the Lord Dean presented Denis with his Burgess tie and a lapel badge which we hope he will wear with pride.

D Law Freedom Cert D Law with LP and LD D Law Cap

 

This is Our City Dinner

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BOG COA                                                                                                Our City Logo

We’ve been delighted with the response so far to our ‘This is our City’ dinner at the Beach Ballroom on Tuesday 27th February 2018.

If, in the busyness of the run up to Christmas, you haven’t yet made your booking, please do so now as we don’t want any Burgesses to miss out on this significant occasion.

The event is a platform to celebrate what is good in Aberdeen. Its focus will be on the people of Aberdeen, what it means to belong to the city and why individuals are proud to live & work here.

Burgesses and their guests are invited to support this event with the aim of representing the entire community of Aberdeen.

Dress code is lounge suits. Tables of 10 cost £550 or individual seats can be bought for £55.00.

To book your place at this significant event for our city, contact Garry Stevens by emailing 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/This is our City.

Your support for this event is appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

LD Signature

Colin G. Taylor

Lord Dean of Guild

Self Defence Classes

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Burgesses Families

R WATT SCOTTISH SAMURAI COURSE LEVEL 1 Learn effective Simple Self defence At the Chester Hotel 11th December open to Families and friends

Scottish Samurai

SELF DEFENCE

COURSE LEVEL 1

Learn effective Simple Self “defence”

Open to Adults children and families

Step by step instruction taken

by Ronnie Watt 9th Dan Hanshi and Squad of Senior Instructors

11st Dec 6.30 for-8.00pm Chester Hotel Queens Road

Level 1 Accreditation Certificates will be issued to all taking part

Course Fee £10

Please book ASP with Gail Watt at the Club – rwattobe@gmail.com

or on the night.

Welcome to New Burgesses Admitted 11th October 2017

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Welcome to new Burgesses admitted on Wednesday 11th October 2017. From top:

Professor Ferdinand Von Prondzynski, University Principal and Vice Chancellor, RGU University. Proposed by John Harper and Seconded by Lord Dean of Guild.

Angela Taylor, Active Workforce Development Coordinator, Proposed by Lord Dean of Guild, and Seconded by Lord Provost Barney Crockett.

Wilma Taylor, Social Care professional and Board Member, Proposed by Dr Vijay Jandial, and Seconded by Dr Ronald Strachan

This is Our City – Important Announcement

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Complementing the Burgesses 800th year anniversary dinner in 2014, This is our City’ is an inclusive dinner taking place at the Beach Ballroom on Tuesday 27th February 2018.

The event is a platform to celebrate what is good in Aberdeen. Its focus will be on the people of Aberdeen, what it means to belong to the city and why individuals are proud to live & work here.

To lead this renewed drive to celebrate what is good in Aberdeen, the event will feature a series of talks from individuals and organisation across the city on what the city means to them.

Burgesses and their guests are invited to support this event with the aim of representing the entire community of Aberdeen.

Dress code is lounge suits.  Tables of 10 cost £550 or individual seats can be bought for £55.00.  To book your place at this significant event for our city, contact Garry Stevens by emailing 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/This is our City.

Giacomo & Glover Play

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On Thursday 28th September, 82 Burgesses and guests attended a special showing of a new play written by fellow Burgess Mike Gibb “Giacomo & Glover”. It is a fictional story about a meeting between composer Puccini, and Thomas Blake Glover at Puccini’s villa in Tuscany, two days after the disastrous opening (and closing) of the first production of Madame Butterfly at La Scalla, Milan 1904. All who attended commented on how much they enjoyed the performance.

Thanks to all Burgesses and guests who attended, playwright Mike Gibb, Special Guests Lord and Lady Provost, Lord Lyon King of Arms Dr Joe Morrow and Honorary Italian Consul, Robert Foietta. We would also like to thank Aberdeen City Council for allowing us to use the Town and County Hall for the performance, and the excellent catering provided. We plan a performance of Act 2 (a story in itself) in early 2018. Details will be posted to the website as soon as a date is agreed.

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Mike Gibb, Lord Provost with the Actors
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Mike Gibb, Lord and Lady Provost and Lord Dean of Guild
G&G 3
Lord Dean of Guild welcomes Burgesses and guests to the performance

Friendship Trophy Golf Match

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Played in very difficult conditions at Deeside Golf Club on Tuesday 26th September, a team of 6 Burgesses and Clerk retained the Friendship Trophy with a narrow victory over the Incorporated Trades. Mike Wilson was top scorer on the day with an impressive 37 points.

We look forward to the event next year.

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