Clonakilty Favour Exchange Coordinating Group Meeting, 3rd July 2012
Present: Bev, Patrick, Julia, Ger, Idriz, Louise, Deirdre, Beth, Nehat, Sara
Apologies: Olive, Miriam, Jo, Justin
Membership – CFE now at 100 members. New ‘meet members asks’ section on asks page designed to introduce new people and to involve them in exchanges asap. Look at page and see if you can meet an ask. Action members to check out Asks page
Lifts Julia has set up the new lifts page and it is working. Still a number of questionnaires yet to be returned to make the database of lift offers complete and more workable. Action members offering lifts to complete questionnaire and return to Julia
Book, CD and DVD libraries. Sara (DVD) Ronan (CD) and Danny (books) will be custodians of the new swap/share scheme. All 3 will operate in the same way. To join, just donate two (more if you like but quality rather than quantity is the aim) good books/CDs/DVDs to the scheme with a one sentence recommendation /description for each and give them to R/S or D. The list will then appear on the website so you can see what is available to borrow. To borrow, contact R/S or D directly or via the dedicated email email@example.com to arrange to collect the one you want to borrow. In exchange, give one to them as a donation, with a one sentence recommendation /description. That’s it. No need to return the item, but you can if you want to. Sara is planning to be at the market on Friday morning with the DVD’s so a good chance to join and fix up your weekend film. The next book club meeting July 12th might be a good chance to get the book library going.
Film Club offer. It was agreed to post a request for an exchange by Clon film club. IN exchange for help setting up a website and cheering up their facebook page they are offering 6 tickets to films in the autumn season.
CFE is working with the Chamber of Commerce, Town Council, GAA and others to coordinate a fundraising and flood damage repair group of volunteers. See www.clonflood.com
The meeting agreed to make the flood a giving project not related to favour exchanges, and to ask members to sign up to help with the flood effort via the new website.
Group agreed that CFE members could be asked to coordinate help squads which will also involve volunteers from the general public.
Voluntary help squads will need materials to renovate buildings – paint, carpets, wood etc. Funds are to be raised via website and credit union donations, But CFE will also organise fundraisers to help with this effort.
Bernie Smyth’s Ceidhlí Nun show to be used as fundraiser on 20th July at De Barras. Raffle also being organised for that night.
Justin is organising a music concert fundraiser –
Deirdre, Beth and Sara have offered to organise a coffee morning.
Volunteers are needed to organise a pub quiz.
Beth and Karin (yet ot be asked) offering a sand circle event.
Patrick suggested, and will organise, a street party for August in the centre of town as a thank you to people who have volunteered, and as a way of bringing town together, celebrating the relief efforts and building community spirit. Bring food and meet people.
Members suggested a coordinated meeting to discuss the flood and issues related to it in an open forum. Bev to suggest to coordinating group of committees/council etc.
Next Meeting Tuesday 7th August at the Clonakilty Lodge 7.30pm
Directions to the Lodge for next meeting