Sep 25, 2017
Fireaway Club - September Newsletter
Please receive the September edition of the Fireaway Club Newsletter.
The next meeting takes place this Thursday, 28th September, at the Guildford Arms bar, West Register Street (from 7:30pm). Socials are very relaxed, informal and held in the open bar area of the pub.
If you've not been before, or missed the last few meetings, the September social is an ideal opportunity to drop by for a pint and catch up.
Members Survey Results & Comments:
The survey results, including all the comments received, are now available to view via the main menu on the Fireaway website homepage. Alternatively you can access them directly at:- https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-5DQR68R6/#
We'll circulate an email to all members this week with the changes we propose to make following the survey and comments received. The changes will be implemented during October and effect a number of areas of the Club, including Social Meetings start times and the various Sections.
As mentioned above in the Members Survey we intend to revamp the Sections based on the responses and comments received. The changes will be circulated later this week to all members.
2) Retirement Functions:
i) Rab Reid
Rab would like to invite all colleagues, past and present, to join him for a farewell drink on Friday, 29th September 2017 (from 6pm) at the Refinery Bar, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
ii) Gary Laing
Gary would like to invite all colleagues, past and present, to join him for a farewell drink on Friday, 6th October 2017 (from 7pm) at Chanters Bar, Bread St, Edinburgh.
Fireaway Facebook Group:
A reminder that Davy Martin has created, and is the administrator, of a Fireaway Facebook Group page. The group currently has around 100 members and the page has numerous pictures uploaded to view along with active discussions.
The Facebook group, to which all Fireaway members and ex-LBFRS employees are welcome to join, can be accessed at:
(Note you need to be a Facebook member and logged in to view the page)
Sad news with the announcement of the death of retired colleague Willie Dickson. Willie started in 1963 at London Road, followed by Lauriston white white before he left the service in 1975.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: Mortonhall Crematorium, 11:30hrs, Monday 2nd October, to which all friends and former work colleagues are welcomed.
Two new members have joined in the past few weeks bringing the current membership to 208. See the Latest News page on the website for the names of recently joined members.
Circulated Thursday, 23rd November 2017.