Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild, Ltd.

P.O. Box 182, Saline Michigan  48176

 

    SBFG News    September 2008 Brecon Visit Photos
Brecon Night 2012   Board of Directors
 The Mission of SBFG  Past Pub Nights
   Sustaining Membership Events    Saline-Brecon Guild Leads 2006 Celtic Festival Parade
  Anniversary Reception Honors 2006 Celtic Festival Parade Grand Marshall Ian Hill and wife Denise

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The only dues are a sense of friendship and fun!


  SBFG News

Board Meetings

The Guild Board meets at Brecon Village in the Primrose Room at 7 p.m. The meetings usually last about one hour. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Board Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2012 January 13, 2013 Annual Meeting January 20, 2013
March 27, 2013 April 24, 2013 May 22, 2013
August 28, 2013 October 23, 2013 November 20, 2013
Financial Report Jan-Oct, 2013  January 12, 2014 Annual Meeting January 12, 2014 Board
January 22, 2014 February 26, 2014 April 16, 2014
July 16, 2014 October 15, 2014  

 


The Mission

The Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild Ltd. was established in April of 1989, with two primary goals. First, to promote our sister city relationship to as large a base in the greater Saline community as possible. Second, to provide a focus for the necessary fund-raising activities which will provide the financial resources necessary for continuing and expanding our 25-year association and friendship with Brecon, Wales. By the end of 1989 the Guild had established itself formally with the adoption of a constitution and by-laws, election of officers and an official logo. In May of 1990, official tax-exempt status was granted by the federal and state governments. Meanwhile, the Guild had provided ambitious and successful fund-raising programs for the 25th and 30th anniversary celebrations in Saline with our guests from Brecon. These have included the highly successful "pub nights", sales of insignia items, and raffles. Additionally, the "Y Ddraig Goch" Society was formed for those friends of Brecon who wish to contribute in a more direct way. Most importantly, our mailing list now includes nearly 500 interested Salinians, a number which continues to grow almost daily. It is through the "Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild" that perpetuation of the wonderful bonds of friendship and affection will be assured.


 Board of Directors

President Dottie Barnes 429-9724 Vice President Paul Bunten
Secretary

Lucy Crossey

Treasurer

Rolf Amsler

Member David Blough Member Pam Ceo
Member Jim Roth  Member Betsy Hubbard
Member Dick Cunkle Member Jim Lowe
Member Bruce Westlake Member Pat Lilley

Brecon Night (formerly Pub Night)

Each year, the Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild presents "Pub Night" - an evening of music, food, fun and fundraising to support the Guild's activities. Pub Night is the Friday nearest March 1st, which is St. David's Day. St. David is the patron Saint of Wales. Click below for scenes and information from past Pub Nights:

1998 Pub Night featured a surprise visit by Councillor and Mrs. Arthur and Dilys Bowley from Brecon.

2000 Pub Night 2001 Pub Night 2002 Pub Night
2003 Pub Night 2004 Pub Night 2005 Pub Night
2006 Pub Night 2007 Pub Night 2009 Brecon Night
Brecon Night 2010 Brecon Night 2012 Brecon Night 2013

 Sustaining Membership Events

2005 Spring Fling Sustaining Member Dinner 2005 Sustaining Member Fall Fling
 2006 Sustaining Member Spring Fling   2008 Sustaining Member Fall Fling
 2013 Summer Picnic 2013 Sustaining Member Fall Fling

Last UPDATED December 28, 2014

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