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Facebook Page and Forres -Twinning Web Page

Our Facebook page, managed by Shaun Moat, is up and running and available to the whole world. For those of you, like me, who don’t quite understand Facebook and why hundreds of people you don’t know suddenly appear there with photos of babies and beaches & BBQ’s and tell you lots of things you’d rather…
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Forres Area Soccer 7s

Forres Soccer 7s, having enjoyed a trip to Vienenburg last summer, following on from the visit from Vienenburg’s young footballers in 2015, were hoping to entertain the German boys next year but currently there is a hitch because the boys are a bit younger than those who came two years ago and some of the…
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Moray Brass

Next summer, Moray Concert Brass – more than 60 strong and including some youngsters from Forres – will be staying in Wernigerode for a week and have enlisted our help in setting up some concerts for them. Vienenburg and Goslar are in the process of being arranged.  Wernigerode is a bit more difficult as, although…
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Goslar Visit

Two members of the committee visited Goslar in August. This was as a result of an invitation from the Goslar Oberburgermeister. Goslar had arranged a week-end get-together with representatives of all its six twin-towns – one in each of France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, England and Scotland. One morning was spent inspecting four of…
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Vienenburg Pupils’ Visit

In early June – a group of school pupils arrived from Vienenburg. They stayed at the hostel in Findhorn. They spent a couple of mornings in Forres Academy where they shadowed some local pupils and observed how things were done here.  Their school is much smaller than ours with only about 350 pupils. While here,…
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Changes to the Constitution

At the AGM in May, we succeeded in making a few changes to the constitution which brought it up to date. We have now been freed from the need to inform people of our AGM via the local press (which saves us £30 for a postage-stamp-sized advert that most of you would never see anyway). …
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School Twinning

June sees the arrival of two teachers and eight pupils from the Vicco-von-Bülow Oberschule in Vienenburg. The visit will last from Monday, 11th to Saturday, 16th This is the first real teacher-led pupil exchange for many years. On this occasion, the group will be staying in the hostel in Findhorn, but it is highly likely that future visits from…
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Annual General Meeting – Proposals

Apart from the conventional business that an AGM involves, there will have to be a few alterations to the constitution which we’re sure you will be happy to accept – nothing controversial, more a process of bringing it up-to-date. Just to remind you, the changes being proposed are: 1. That our name should be changed to: The Royal Burgh of Forres &…
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Twinning on the Internet

A recently-recruited member of the association is Shaun Moat who was the Chairman of Forres Soccer 7s. Shaun stepped aside from that role to be able to spend more time with his family. He brings to the association two particularly important assets – youth and a mastery of the intricacies of Facebook. He has already redesigned our Facebook header and…
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Night to Remember

We held a dinner in the Ramnee Hotel on Friday, 23rd February to celebrate a ‘Third of a Century of Twinning’ with Vienenburg. The Association was set up in 1984 and, at first, it was not clear whether Forres would acquire a twin town in Germany or France but, after more than a year of…
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