Amenity Association meeting 23/08/18
FURNACE AMENITY ASSOCIATION
Furnace Amenity Association Meeting 23/08/2018
Present – Mike Masters (chair) Sharon MacInnes,Val Whale,Gill Telfer (secretary) Richard
Also Present – Phil Whale,Kenneth McKellar,Louise McKellar,Ann Beaton,Duncan
Beaton,Sergeant Martin Wilson,Ruth Tott,Lynda Syed,Margaret MacIntyre.
Minutes of last meeting – Approved
Matters arising – Nothing to report.
Treasurer’s Report – Opening Bank Balance – £14,575.18 – Opening Cash Balance –
£179.89 – A/A Balance – £12,787.62. – S.C.I.O Bank Balance £1,000.00 – Club Bank Balance
– £4087.12 – Club Cash Balance – £1,530.1.Cost of installing walk waymarker posts awaiting
quote – estimate £500.00 minimum.Cost of hall deeds transfer – estimated at
£1,500.00.Estimated free funds after above £13,500.00 maximum.
An Suidhe Windfarm Fund – The total of funds still to be used stands at £3894.00.Mooted
suggestions were the erection of a shed beside the hall,a new gate and fence to replace the
existing metal sheets and the painting of the outside of the hall.The deadline for applications
is October 2018.
Social Committee – Furnace held a very successful Gala weekend beginning on Friday the
17th August with Sharon and Elaine’s Family Bingo which was very well supported.This was
followed on Saturday with a fun packed day and evening.Congratulations and many thanks
to all involved and to everyone who came along and supported it.The famous Duck Derby
along with a Treasure Hunt and barbecue will now be held on Sunday 26th August at 3pm
due to inclement weather last weekend.
Ruth suggested a film show to be held in the bar,this was well received.
The first quiz of the year will be held in the hall on Friday 14th September at 7.30 pm and the
Carpet Bowls will begin on Monday the 17th September.
Sharon suggested hiring a band for Halloween which would include fancy dress.Hamish and
Sharon will look into it.
AOCB – It was agreed by the committee that a gift of £50.00 will be given to Margaret
Moncur in thanks for her work as auditor.
S.C.I.O will require figures for companies house and OSCR.An Accountant will therefore be
employed at a cost of £500.00 annually to produce these.Lynda suggested a couple of
people that she will approach to carry this out.The accounts for S.C.I.O are due to be
produced by the end of March 2019.The club accounts also need to be audited.
Mike informed the committee that Furnace Stores will be closing on the 22nd December
2018 due to he and Syb’s long awaited retirement.It was hoped by them that it could be sold
as a going concern but after 3 years of being on the market this unfortunately was unable to
It was suggested that we explore the possibility of a community buyout scheme.This would
be looked at by the S.C.I.O.Mike would therefore need to resign as chairman and treasurer
as there would then be a conflict of interest.Renting out the premises as a group was also
suggested however this would need the support of the community.Mike will contact the
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Board to try and arrange a meeting with committee
members to discuss this and to discover if they could help.
Support would be needed from the Community Council to assist in any conclusions.
200 Club Draw.
1st – Ronnie Dodd.
2nd – Alma Smillie.
3rd – Christine Crawford.
Next Meeting 25/10/2018.