Vice President Gladys welcomed members and visitors to the April meeting which was held at the Panmure Arms Hotel.
Our speaker, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Alastair Macphie from Glenbervie spoke of his involvement with the work being done on the Platinum Jubilee Coastal Path which, when complete will stretch from St Cyrus Nature Reserve to Cullen in Banffshire, a distance of some 93 miles taking in 30 settlements, castles, seastacks, beaches and waterfalls. Multiple sections of the route already exist, but work is required to join them altogether. Alastair Macphie believes the path will quickly become a valuable asset for tourists and locals alike. There are plans to create an overarching organisation to manage the development and maintenance of the entire coastal path.
At the end of March the annual conference of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB & I was held in Blackpool. This is a great opportunity to meet up with members from all over the country. Some 1100 members attended the Conference, which is held annually. The AGM is held at the Conference along with inspiring speakers, good food and wine!
We will be holding our Club AGM at the beginning of May, when we will be distributing to a number of local organisations the monies raised at our annual Coffee Morning/Bazaar which was held at the Masonic Hall, Laurencekirk at the beginning of March.
We will be attending the Summer Fayre being held at the Mearns Academy on 17 June – we would be delighted to see you.