QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 82 - Page 28

GRADUATES’ A S S O C I AT I O N NEWSLETTER By Maureen Paterson, Graduates’ Association President The QMUGA is open to all members at QMU and associated educational establishments. A one-off payment gives life membership which allows you to attend informal lunches, which usually take place on the last Saturday of each month from September to November and January to April, and the AGM in June, giving you the opportunity to meet old and new friends. It also provides the opportunity to enjoy the comfortable ambience of the seaside house, Madras Lodge at Gullane, which is open all year round including Christmas and New Year. Membership is open to graduates and staff and costs £35 at graduation or £45 for staff and alumni members. PRESIDENT’S REPORT On 28 September 2015 following Lunch at ‘Vittoria’ several members enjoyed a visit to a Victorian school room at Leith Primary School where we had an enjoyable and interesting afternoon. After getting dressed for the occasion, we then went into a classroom where we were given lessons from Victorian times - these included timetables and mental arithmetic - we all passed!. The second part was in the museum where there are exhibits of domestic equipment used at that time. The two members of staff who conducted the afternoon are to be congratulated on their role play and enthusiasm. Elaine Acaster and myself represented QMUGA at Edinburgh University’s Remembrance Day Service held at Old College, Edinburgh. Several members of the committee accepted an invitation from Professor Petra Wend to attend the Scholarships and Award Reception in Dovecot Studios on November 2015. Elaine Acaster and myself met with Heather Edie, the new Development and Alumni Manager. Heather joined us for lunch on the 28 September, giving her the opportunity to meet other members. Everyone wishes her well in her new position and is looking forward to liaising with her. Best wishes for 2016. Gullane Beach, only a few minutes walk from Madras Lodge A relaxing break at Madras Lodge, Gullane Take a relaxing break in 2016 at Madras Lodge, The Graduates’ Association’s holiday home in the beautiful village of G ulla ne, Ea st Lothian. Those who have stayed at Madras Lodge know what a very special retreat it is. Many enjoy the house or loft for a regular get-away weekend treat with friends or as a perfect family re-union home from home. Up to nine people can enjoy a holiday together. East Lothian has an increasing range of attractions but best-loved pursuits are still walking, bird-watching and golf or eating out in one of the many local pubs and restaurants. Book now for a short break in the spring or enjoy a full week’s summer holiday. Contact the Bookings Secretary to check availability and prices for the house (max 5 people) or loft (max 4 people). Prices are modest as it is exclusively reserved for members of QMUGA, friends and family to enjoy relaxation and recuperation. They start from just £105 (2 nights in the loft) to £370 (prime time week in the house). You can check whether or not you are a QMUGA member with Membership Secretary, Sylvia Northcott. ❒ Treasurer Anne Scagell 11 Titanian Pavillion Gardens Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 2UJ T: 01259-214668 E: annescagell49@gmail.com Committee and General Communication Maureen Paterson 2 Fettes Court, 5 Craigleith Road Edinburgh, EH4 2DL T: 0131 332 0097 E: maureenlpaterson@gmail. com QMUGA DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2016 Saturday 11 June 2016 Event: AGM Location: Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, 7 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE. Time: 10.30am for 11am start Booking: Silvia Northcott. E: Sylvia@thenorthcotts.net Q.M.U.G.A. CONTACTS Social Secretary Dorothy Finlayson 1 Brunstane Road North Edinburgh EH15 2DJ E: dottyfin@outlook.com 30 Membership Secretary Sylvia Northcott 22 Waulkmill Drive, Penicuik Midlothian, EH26 8LA T: 01968-674161 E: sylvia@thenorthcotts.net QMYOU / Graduates’ Association and Reunions