Meeting Minutes: 23rd May 2019

PBN Committee Meeting Minutes

Thursday 23rd May, Volpa Office, Perth

Present: Jane Rennie, Olivia Robertson, Georgina Coleman,Tricia Fox, Caroline Mackintosh, Rebecca Ellwood, Megan Mailer

Apologies: Claire MacFarlane, Donna Bednarek

Matters Arising:



Breakfast networking was discussed and it was agreed to alternate between Costa Broxden/Inveralmond and Blend café in the city centre. It was also agreed to change the start time to 8.30am

2019 dates for Breakfast Networking:

Friday 21st June – Blend Café – Olivia to host

Monday 15th July – Costa Inveralmond – Caroline to host

Friday 23rd August – Blend Café – Georgina to host

Monday 16th Sept – Costa Broxden – Rebecca to host

Friday 18th October – Blend Café – Olivia to host

Monday 18th November – Costa Inveralmond – Tricia to host

Striving for Excellence

Tuesday 11th June, 12.30pm – Molke – AK Bell library

Thursday 5th September 5.30pm – Catriona McInnes – AK Bell library

Tuesday 26th November 5.30pm – Karen Reid – AK Bell library


A potential fundraiser was discussed – having a garden party in the walled garden at Murray Royal Hospital. Provisional date – 29th August. Tombola and raffle to be organized, licenses for selling raffle tickets to be arranged. Georgina to action


This year’s charity is to be the PKAVS walled garden


Membership was discussed. The question was asked as to what are the benefits of being a member of PBN? What to the members want out of their membership? We still have the problem of events being arranged and no one signing up. Suggestion made to lobby employers to allow their employees to attend events on a regular basis. It was also suggested that the committee look into having affiliations with local businesses so that PBN members can benefit from 10% off goods and services.

The committee felt that the ‘Business’ part of our name was old fashioned and needs to change. There was a discussion around this.

It was agreed that further discussion was needed and also research from each committee member prior to talking further.

Jane to send round a Doodle poll for a date in July to take this idea further


Megan Mailer has been appointed. She is just about managing the admin required in the 2 hours allotted. She will be responsible for crosschecking membership renewals.

Sandra at Findlaysons has agreed to hand over the accounting. The

Fiona Fraser has been appointed as the new accountant and has been responsible for setting up the new Quickbooks system. There is also a new Paypal account.


Jane and Rebecca Ellwood who works at Thorntons are to liaise with Debbie Fellows and get this completed as soon as possible

Treasurer’s Report



Social networking – reports show that there has been little engagement with Twitter so PBN is to close this down and concentrate on Facebook.

Date of next meeting:

Thursday 11th July, 5.30pm Venue TBC

Future Committee meeting dates for the diary:

Thursday 12th September, 5.30 Venue TBC

Thursday 7th November, 5.30 Venue TBC

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