Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday West End meetings

A busy day with activity across the West End included :

+ A meeting of the Pennycook and Sinderins Courts Residents' Association, at which we discussed a number of matters including issues around the new recycling and bins arrangements and problems needing resolved.

+ A meeting of the Jericho House Support Group, at which we discussed the continuing success of the house's "Drink the Musical!" (soon to be performed in Blairgowrie, with over 160 tickets already sold) and also outreach work and Jericho House's participation in Dundee Open Doors 2015 this September.

+ The Annual General Meeting of Friends of Magdalen Green.   Taking place at Dundee West Church, the guest speaker was Eddie Small, author of 'Forgotten Visionary of Dundee' - the excellent book about the life and work of Mary Lily Walker.    Eddie is a superb speaker - informative and entertaining.    

It was an excellent AGM coming at the end of a very successful year for the Friends.   A couple of photos from the AGM tonight :
Catherine Fairweather, Chair of the Friends, addresses the AGM
Eddie Small giving his talk about Mary Lily Walker
The Friends' Vice Chair Angela Mehlert asked everyone to pause to remember West End resident Ed Thompson, who sadly passed away earlier today.   Ed, a greatly talented writer, whose wife Christine is former Treasurer of the Friends, will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with Christine and family at this very sad time.