Municipality of the County of Inverness

Margie Beaton

Congratulations, Margie Beaton!

Mabou & District Community Development Association are pleased to recognize Margie Beaton for her community volunteer efforts.

Margie Beaton has been a resident of Mabou for over forty years; she and her husband Stanley have raised a family of four girls and are now proudly devoted to their six grandchildren. As a retired teacher, Margie has undoubtedly influenced many former students to become community minded citizens.

Gaelic language and culture have always been Margie’s priorities and she has been a volunteer with the Mabou Gaelic & Historical Society ever since its founding in 1974, as well as being involved in all aspects of An Drochaid Museum, whether in history or language or in the many events which the Museum continues to host. As Vice Chair of Colaisde na Gàidhlig, she promotes the language in the wider sphere while also continuing to support and offer guidance to Taigh Sgoile na Drochaide, the all Gaelic school which opened in Mabou two years ago. She is a member of St. Mary’s Church choir while Còisir an Eilein is yet another area where her linguistic and musical expertise is in demand to help prepare for concert performances.

Margie has devoted twenty years of service to the Veterans’ Poppy Campaign and is currently researching for the Cenotaph Committee of the Local Legion. She has devoted over twenty years of her time as a past member of the West Mabou Beach Committee and continues to make sure the local Fitness Centre remains open and is well organized for the health and benefit of the community.

To quote a fellow volunteer, “Margie brings so much positive energy and enthusiasm to every project which is infectiously transferred to others.  She is an excellent leader, leads by example, tackling whatever comes her way with respect, compassion and dignity”.

Margie’s volunteer record exemplifies volunteerism, and we are eternally grateful to her and her work.

Congratulations, Margie!

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