Meeting Minutes: October 29th 2018

PBN Committee Meeting Minutes

October 29th 2018 at Grampian Hotel, Perth

Present: Jane Rennie, Olivia Robertson, Caroline MacKintosh

              Tricia Fox

Apologies: Georgina Coleman, Claire MacFarlane, Olivia Pardoe, Debbie Fellowes

Matters Arising:

Jane said that the Elevator Pitch event went very well. Good feedback was received. It was agreed that this event could be run again next year.


Learning Lunches:

Social Media  – John Fellows This is to be moved to January (date to be advised)

How to Enter Awards –Tricia Fox (postponed for the time being)

Setting up Your Social Media Profile   – Tricia Fox – 1st quarter 2019. Attendees to be asked to bring a laptop and a good picture of themselves. We discussed the possibility of having a photographer at the event. Tricia to contact Laura Chen


Nexus Networking – 9th November. Need a minimum of 20, only 7 have signed up so far. Tricia and Jane to remind the committee, send out a newsletter reminder, contact Dundee and Perth Chambers and BNI and boost a post on Facebook.  Jane Rennie to run this at Gloagburn

Breakfast Network –  

Olivia provided feedback from this mornings network.

Fri 23rd Nov – Venue – Blend café. Leigh Smith to be asked to do a hotspot. Olivia has messaged her.

There was a discussion around changing the venue for these events in 2019 and the decision was taken to go to the Broxden Costa from January.

2019 dates for Breakfast Networking: Monday 21st January, Friday 22nd February, Monday 25th March, Friday 26th April, Monday 20th May, Friday 21st June Claire to book space at Costa

Wine Down – 12th Dec, Jane and Georgina to facilitate

2019 dates: Thursday 7th Feb, Thursday 9th May Claire to book Graysons

Striving for Excellence

New Chief Exec of PKC – Karen Reid – postponed till 2019  Tricia to action

Other speakers to be approached:

Molke Olivia to contact for 7th March

Gin Bothy – Tricia has contacted, but no reply so far

2019 dates: Tuesday 11th June, Thursday 5th September, Tuesday 26th November


Festive Fair/Fashion Show – 5th December. Venue Craigie Hill Golf Club

Stall Holders so far:

Integro – yes, they are also running the fashion show

Stella and Dot – yes

Genna Dall, Arbonne – yes

Partylite Candles, Shona Condie – yes

Olivia Pardoe cupcakes – yes

Georgina’s Mum wreaths – yes

Wicked Chocolates – Olivia to contact

Gill Holmes, Tropic Skincare – Jane to contact

Silver Linings – Jane to contact

Charlie Taylor – Debbie to contact

Pottery seller – Caroline to contact

Fliers to promote the event – Jane to Action

PR for fashion show – Tricia to action

Raffle Prizes – Debbie  to co-ordinate this.  

Committee to bring raffle prizes also.

Envelopes for Raffle to be organized for £20 and £10 (Gold and Silver)


Perth Autism – 2 board members will be attending the Festive Fair

Archie Foundation – a big cheque to be organized and publicity when handing this over. Action – Olivia Pardoe and Tricia Fox


Olivia is in the process following up the latest new members.


ASB – all committee to remind members to complete their ASB profile. The code for this is on the PBN website.

Jane and Debbie are attending the President’s dinner and AGM this weekend.

Membership renewals – Livvy has been through the list and sorted all the dates. Jane to pass this info onto Tricia to put onto the website so that automatic reminders can be generated.

Constitution – changing the constitution to reduce the number required for a quorum from 5 to 3. Debbie has this in hand

Accounts – An email has been sent to Sandra at Finlaysons re changing to Quickbooks. No reply received so far. Jane to email again

We discussed organizing an online speed networking event using Zoom on Monday 11th February 2019, 12 till 1.30pm Jane to organise

Date of next meeting: Monday 3rd Dec 2018 @ 5.30pm

                                    Venue – TBA

                                     Friday 4th Jan 2019 @ 12.30pm

                                     Venue – TBA

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