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Meeting in Glasgow on 3rd September
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Meeting in Glasgow on 3rd September Reply with quote

Fellow members of the forum.

Recent issues with the availability of the forum on a 24 x 7 basis, plus the little stooshie with the 'Lest Scotland Forgets' crowd, have convinced a few of us that we finally have to take the bull by the horns and form a committee to run things. We've always taken a bit of pride in our independence and the fact everything is done by volunteers and on free hosting sites. However we have reached a stage where we need to take a more mature view on how we operate.

For one thing the data we have here and on the war graves forum needs to be stored on a secure database. The only way we can see that happening is by getting some sort of funding, and a large amount of it at that. To get funding we need to be a charity, and to be a charity we need a society with a properly elected and constitutionally bound committee. We also need to raise our profile too, and being a proper society should help with that.

Since we have come to that decision we feel there is no point hanging around so a meeting a.s.a.p. to kick things off would be a good thing.

We have decided to meet at 2pm at the Camperdown Bar in Queen Street Station in Glasgow on Saturday 3rd September. We felt that was a good central location in Glasgow and should be easy to get to from a lot of places.

We'd like to invite all members along to the meeting, hopefully the first meeting of a new society.

If you'd like to come along you don't need to post anything here, but please let David or me know by PM or e-mail with your e-mail address and mobile phone number. That way we can make sure that everyone knows if there is a sudden last minute change of plan.

For those not able to attend we would still like you to be involved so please feel free to contact us with thoughts on the future of any society formed, plus any items you'd like discussed so I can add them to an agenda I am preparing for the day.

The meeting place of a bar has been chosen so that once the formalities of the day have been finished with we can have an infomal get together. It's a Wetherspoons pub so they are quite happy to serve tea and coffee during the day too for those driving. I'm hoping the actual meeting will take about 60-90 mins and then we have the rest of the afternoon to chat.

Kind regards

Adam

p.s. Wasn't quiet sure what section this one should go in so I plumped for the 'what's on' one.?
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apanderson
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add me to the list Adam.

Is this the pub we met in last time?

If so, it's changed slightly.

Keep me right - it's right inside Queen Street Station?

Anne
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not the same on Anne. It's outside Queen Street Station, underneath the Burger King.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea of a suitable place to park a car? I don't know Glasgow and will be driving. I don't mind a bit of a walk.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks David - I'd have been sitting like a plonker wondering where everybody was! Laughing

Paul - Glasgow being a bit on the busy side on a Saturday means you'd probably be lucky to get a parking space on any of the streets.

Either Buchanan Galleries, Concert Square or Sauchiehall Street Multi-Storeys would be the best bet. The entrance to the Sauchiehall Street one is on Bath Street. They are no more than a five minute walk to Queen Street Station/George Square.

Anne
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wee but too short notice for me, i need nearly a month to get shifts sorted, but I'd been keen to attend next time.

Cheers,
Derek.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry-it`s my daughter`s wedding and i would be really unpopular!
Happy to support your efforts and assist if i can.
Cheers
Hugh
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks

Sorry for the short notice but this is really just to kick things off. Other meetings will have more notice and may be in other parts of Scotland.

Thanks for the interest though.

Any excuse Hugh Wink

Cheers

Adam
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a wee reminder that this is on tomorrow.

Also an apology. I should have checked to see what football is on tomorrow. It is the Scotland vs Czech Republic Euro 2012 Qualifier at hampden at 15:00 tomorrow.

I don't know if it is being shown live at the Camperdown but even if not it will probably impact travel plans.

For anyone attending please make sure your mobile phones are switched on for any possible last minute changes of plan.

Thanks

Adam
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked the pub at lunchtime today, it doesn't seem to be showing the Scotland game.

There's also tables outside so if they are showing the game, and it's a nice day, we can sit outside and drink in the unique Glasgow ambience.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard diesel fumes described as many thing things but never 'unique ambience' Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So gang, how did it go?

Derek (not the original).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It went well. I'll not go into too much detail here, I'll leave that for our new chairperson but we covered a lot of ground. When I get a chance I'll publish the minutes too.

Watch this space...

Cheers

Adam
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a photo of those who were able to make the meeting.

Left to Right; David McNay, Adam Brown, Anne Anderson, Paul Goodwin and John Houston

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quality, not quantity Smile . I thought the original DerekR was going to make it, or is he taking the photo?
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