Monday, November 3, 2014

Dalkeith Historical Society update

November Activities with the Dalkeith Historical Society

Greetings one and all
please feel free to circulate this to anyone you think might want to know what DHS is doing

Saturday November 8 11:00 A.M.
Remembrance day activity-indoor
Dalkeith Library-1835 Dalkeith Road
Guest speaker: Robin Flocton on WW1
"Sorry, Christmas Leave cancelled"
everyone invited

Sat. Nov. 15 10:30
Dalkeith Library
1835 Dalkeith Road
ww1 2015 commemoration planning committee meeting
DHS is planning a 4 day event in 2015
to commemorate ww1
the public is invited to join the committee

Thursday November 27
Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony
7-8 P.M. christmas cheer & camaraderie  at the library
8-$100 raffle draw then outside to light and sing
all welcome

November is Membership month for DHS
for more info
1.613.874.2514(Frances)  or 1.613.874.9994(Maggie)

Hello Everyone-*FYI-
*thank you for everything you do to make DHS the success it is .

*here is what is happening*let be know your thoughts/ideas/anything missing/ etc/

1.The *Kitchen Ceilidh *was a huge success-many many compliments on the decorations and the whole evening. Thank you for coming to  Scotiabank to say thanks
DHS treasurer Andre Charest was on hand to receive the cheque

2..The *Apples and Art Tour* had a very respectable turnout of some 60 people over the two days. Many of the visitors were new to the building and were impressed not only with the art but with the atmosphere. well done  Maggie & Wendy

3 DHS will have a table at the North Glengarry Gala honouring various members of the public..

4.DHS received a NG township grant in April 2014 to construct a*WW1 Heritage Garden*
Now that we have time(take a deep breath and say yes) we are going to work on this project
Anyone interested in helping construct a WW1 Heritage Garden on the Robertson-Clark grounds should come to a*meeting*
Friday Oct.4 at 10:00 A.M. rain or shine. You are invited to come look over the grounds ahead of time  and come on friday with specific ideas in mind

5. Please let me know ASAP---(those of you who are members only ) -if you can attend a general Dalkeith Historical Society Meeting Saturday October 18 at 10:30 A.M(tentative date). at the Dalkeith Library. Once I hear from you I will then circulate an agenda

6 DHS will receive  a Canadian Heritage Grant to Commemorate WW1. This is confirmed.  The Grant and the events are scheduled for 2015. If you are interested in being on this planning committee please come to a short meeting *Saturday October 18  in the Dalkeith Library at 12:15

7. DHS will be participating in *50 Plus Attitude Sunday October 19 10-5 at VCI in Vankleek Hill. If you would like to help at the DHS table please let me know. If you would like a free ticket to the event I have some. First come First serve

8. Maggie Dean is organizing an*Autumn Food and Craft Fair *to be held in the Robertson-Clark Building*Sat. Oct.25 and Sunday Oct. 26. contact Maggie for details

9.Reminder to one and all that November is Membership month. The membership is $20 per person. there is no family membership (however DHS encourages  the participation of spouses-they just cannot vote.)  one membership equals one vote. The membership fee covers the Dalkeith Historical Society Cultural and Educational Bursary that is presented annually(so far) at the Robbie Burns Brunch.
you will receive a tax receipt in the amount of your donation.(for membership)
10.Remembrance Day activity will be Saturday November 8 at the Dalkeith Public Library.*11:00A.M*.  Robin Flockton President of the Glengarry Historical Society will be our guest speaker. The title of his talk will be "sorry, Christmas Leave cancelled"(WW1)

11.DHS Christmas Lighting activity *is scheduled for *Thursday November 27 at 8:00 P.M*.-the raffle draw  for a $100 bill will take place that night. Tickets are .99 cents each

Thank You
please get back to me on any of the above
stay healthy

posted by Alex W Fraser, Courtenay, BC

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