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From the Chairman

Welcome to our programme of activities for autumn / winter 2021/2022.

After eighteen months of lockdown and restrictions, your Committee hopes that we can get back to some form of normality. We have decided that the first three lectures of the 2021/2022 season will be on Zoom and thereafter we will return to meeting in person.

The new venue for our lectures will be the Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU. This is a more attractive venue than The Renfield Church Centre and as it on the ground floor we do not need to use a lift.

Afternoon Tea

To introduce you to the Glasgow Art Club, an afternoon tea has been organised for Wednesday 22 September 2021 starting at 1.00pm. The price will be £20.00 each and an application form was enclosed with the autumn mailing to members.

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Renewal of Membership

Subscriptions are once again due for the forthcoming season and are due on 1 October 2021. The Basic Subscription remains at £15.00. However, members are reminded that Family Membership is available for £20.00. This category applies to two adults and all children under 18 living at one address.

Remittances should be sent, together with a stamped addressed envelope, using the form enclosed, to the Membership Secretary, Mrs G. Smith. (If you joined the Centre after the end of April 2021 the subscription you paid on joining is valid for the year 2021/2022). You will be sent a membership card in due course.

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Festive Lunch

Our Festive Lunch this year will also be at the Glasgow Art Club on Thursday 25 November 2021 starting at 12.30pm. We will have a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, followed by tea or coffee - price £40.00. The Committee hopes you will join them to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with this lunch which had to be cancelled last year.

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The Committee is pleased to confirm that Miss Margaret Houston has agreed to become the Secretary.

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Lecture Series : October 2021 - March 2022

All meetings are on Wednesdays and start at 2.00pm and are either by "ZOOM" or at The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU..

Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 14:00 ( By ZOOM )
John Rattenbury, "Burrell Renaissance".
Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 14:00 ( By ZOOM )
Film by Tony Burton, "A Symphony in Stone".
Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 14:00 ( By ZOOM )
The Ronald McIvor Lecture
Chris Waddell. "Robert Burns' connections with Glasgow".
Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 14:00 ( At Glasgow Art Club )
AGM followed by Philip Long,National Trust for Scotland in 2022".
Wednesday 9th March 2022 at 14:00 ( At Glasgow Art Club )
Crissie White, "Scottich Vernacular Chairs".

Non-members are welcome to attend lectures, but we ask for a donation of £5.

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Summer 2022

The Committee hopes that it will be possible to organise several outings during next summer and a weekend holiday in September. As the situation becomes clearer, we will discover what is possible.
Details will be in our next newsletter.

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A Visit to Reflections: The Life & Art of John Henry Lorimer at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh

For the first time there will be an exhibition of the paintings of John Henry Lorimer, the elder brother of the architect, Sir Robert Lorimer at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh just across from Waverley station, from November until March. Well known from his work exhibited at Kellie Castle, this show brings works together work from across the world.

The Members' Centre plans a visit in early December, led by Robert Ferguson, Chairman of the Lorimer Society, which has organised the exhibition, along with the Art Centre.

In the current environment, the Art Centre has not yet confirmed how it will handle groups at the exhibition. If you are interested in joining the visit please confirm your interest with Jean Currie. We will meet at the Art Centre allowing you to make your own way to Edinburgh.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 45th Annual General Meeting of the Glasgow Members' Centre will be held will be held in the Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow at 2.00pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

The agenda is as undernoted :

  1. Apologies.
  2. Minutes of the 44th A.G.M.
  3. Matters arising.
  4. Chair's Report
  5. Statement of Accounts.
  6. The Election of an Independent Examiner of Accounts.
  7. The Election of Office Bearers.
  8. The Election of Committee Members.
  9. Any other competent business.

Nominations are invited for the Centre Committee, and can be made at the A.G.M.

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