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Edinburgh Caithness Association

1934 on

At a meeting of members of the Association held on 15th November 1934 it was unanimously decided to hold a bazaar in 1935 with a view to raising money for the Fund. Accordingly a Bazaar committee was formed under the Convenership of Lady Thomson, “Ormlie”, Murrayfield, with Miss E S Mackay as Treasurer and Mrs I W Budge as Secretary. The Bazaar was held on Friday and Saturday 6th and 7th December 1935 in St Cuthbert’s Halls, King’s Stables Road, and was an unqualified success. So much so, that the ladies of the committee received an “Honourable Mention” in the Minutes of the Association. Several other functions including Whist Drives, Social Evenings, Cake and Candy Sales and a Caithness Supper in the form off “Cabbage and Ham” were held, and donations were receivedfrom the Edinburgh John O’Groat Literary Society and others, with the result that at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on 6th April 1936 - five years from the date of the inception of The Acquisition of Premised Fund - Miss MacKay announced that the sum of £1,047 16s 6d was standing to the credit of the Fund. With a view to further augmenting the Fund a meeting of the lady members of the Association resident in Edinburgh was held in 22 Forth Street on 23rd June 1937 - why male members were not present is a moot point. At that meeting a committee was appointed with Mrs John Munro as convenor, Mrs D Shankie, Vice Convenor, Mrs I W Budge Secretary, Miss E S MacKay Treasurer and Miss Cathie Douglas Assistant Treasurer. Six months later however, the Association learned with regret of the resignation through illness of Mrs Budge and Mrs Rogers was appointed Secretary.

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