Coordinator's Comments

2014/06/19

The new LCV year begins with a new committee line-up with Louisa Martin standing down after five fruitful years as Co-ordinator to move into the role of Membership Secretary, Sarah McConachie retiring after serving for many years in a number of roles, and Rachael Taggart vacating the post of Social Secretary - if you'd be interested in replacing her do get in touch - we also welcome back Mark Herron as Tools Officer. Thanks to everyone for their sterling work over the last twelve months.

We've had an eventful year work-wise with a mixture of old and new sites and a successful week's resi at Taynish. In total we carried out 60 tasks which was fractionally down on the year before due to there being fewer Saturday tasks in the schedule. The average number of volunteers per task was a steady 9.8 and both recruitment and retention of new volunteers was healthy. Our finances also remain buoyant with — fingers crossed — no major expenditure on the horizon.

The LCV social programme has been vibrant too, a highlight being a special event for members, former members and friends of LCV to share ideas on how best we can use the legacy left to us by Colin McLean. The day resulted in a fruitful and interesting discussion, rounded off with some stellar skittles action at the Sheep Heid Inn.

Thankfully the tramworks have had no effect on us using St Andrew Square as a pick up point, and now that the trams are operational they might even prove helpful to volunteers on task days.