AGM Minutes 2015

Carse Association for Continuing Education

AGM held on 22 May 2015 at 7.00pm in West Carse Public Hall, Glencarse



Hugh Barker welcomed all present.  The AGM was held in the context of  20th birthday celebrations for CACE.  These celebrations included a performance by Carse Voices led by Christine Kydd, a review of the history of CACE by Liz Farquhar, Eileen Gilchrist and Muriel Anderson, a performance by Stan Ginter, all followed by a buffet supper.



Mac Roberts, Gordon Walker, Michael and Margaret McManamon, Morag Simpson, Eddie Danks, Marjorie Armstrong, Lucy Riley, Fiona Hughes


Minutes from 2014 AGM

Members were provided with the minutes of last year’s AGM.   MA asked that last year’s minutes be adopted.

Proposed – Rosemary Sutcliffe,   Seconded – Glenda Davidson


Matters arising

There were no matters arising from these minutes.


Combined Chairman’s and Treasurers Report

Members were provided with a copy of the Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2015.

MA reported that CACE classes continue to be well supported and there was again a surplus, this year of £1967.

Under receipts, a grant of £1500 was received from Perth & Kinross council and their continuing support is much appreciated.

Carse Voices have had a very busy year with regular income from class fees of £2390 being passed over to Horsecross Arts.  The enrolment fee for this class covers the cost of hall rent.  In addition a donation of £500 was received this year for Music Therapy and this was used to subsidise a successful Carse Voices Singing Day with an open invitation to other choirs to attend.

Following the healthy position last year the Committee decided to again increase the hourly rate paid to tutors in appreciation for their hard work and this was applied to the Autumn Term.  The effect of the full year increase implemented last financial year and this part year cost was an additional expenditure of approximately £1200 incurred in 2014/5.

The cost of the theatre outing to Pitlochry in 2014 is covered by sums included in the summer enrolment figures.

In summary, CACE started the year with funds of £14,556.31 and with the surplus reported for the year to 31 March 2015 ended with a balance of £16,523.85


Next year there will be extra expenditure for the 20th Anniversary celebrations held in conjunction with the 2015 AGM.  HB gave a brief report of the recent problems with the CACE website and indicated that there is likely to be a need for external support amounting to several thousand pounds.



The Chairman then gave thanks for those who helped with the 20th Birthday celebrations including

Cairn O’Mohr Winery and the Glencarse Hotel for the wine and food, to Elizabeth Lindsay for baking the cake and Susan Cameron for icing it, to Joan Scholfield for the beautiful flower arrangement and to those who provided raffle prizes.

The committee decided not to have the usual book or plant stalls this year because of the 20th Anniversary celebration but we expect them to reappear in future.


Questions or comments on report



Adoption of the reports

Proposed – Eileen Gilchrist, Seconded – Liz Farquhar


Election of Committee for next year.

MA reported that all of the existing Committee members agreed to continue.  These are

Hugh Barker – Chairperson, Eddie Danks – co-depute chairperson, Morag Simpson – co-depute chairperson, Marjorie Armstrong – Secretary, Rosemary Sutcliffe – Enrolment Secretary, Muriel Anderson – Treasurer, Jane Boyden, Portia File, Margaret McManamon, Bill Munro, Lucy Riley, Michael Sutcliffe.


MA asked if there were any other nominations or opposition to those listed continuing.  There were no further nominations and no opposition and the above were duly re-elected by a show of hands.



MA thanked the members for attending, the tutors for the work they had done throughout the year.


Vote of Thanks

Trevor Woodford gave a vote of thanks to all who contributed


The meeting was closed.