2016 Annual General Meeting Review and Photos
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:25pm
The Royal Caledonian Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting was held at Braehead Curling Rink, Glasgow on Saturday 18 June 2016.
Billy Howat gave a good account of his year as President and Bruce Crawford summarised the Annual Report. The accounts were approved, and it was agreed that the subscriptions would not be increased for season 2017-18. All of the proposed changes to the rules were approved and come into effect immediately.
A new category of membership called Scottish Curling Supporter was approved. This will enable us to engage with people earlier in their involvement with the sport, whether as spectators, participants or volunteers.
Clive Thomson (Glasgow Academicals, pictured left) was appointed as President and Jim Cullen (Earlston, pictured to the right of Clive) as Vice President. Helen Hally (Craigielands) and Graeme Adam (Reform) were appointed as directors.
Ayrshire Province was presented with the Sir Richard Waldie-Griffith Trophy. Perth Curling Club was presented with their 150 year club medal. The following members were presented with 50 year medals to celebrate 50 years continuous membership: Isobel Waddell (Hamilton & Thornyhill), Peter Cleland (Bellshill), Harold Forrester (Nairn) and Jim Stevenson (Dunfermline). The following members who were not present also received 50 year medals: Sheila Clark (Lothian Ladies), Jean Hamilton (Carrington), D. Lindsay Hood (Monifieth), James McGregor (Kilsyth), James Paton (Bridge of Allan), Arthur W Smith (Evenie Water) and Gavin Hepburn (Bruntsfield Curling Society, Raith & Abbotshall).
The Scottish Curling Awards were presented to the winners as follows: Young Curler of the Year – Bruce Mouat; Grassroots Coach of the Year – Lorraine Campbell; Ice Diamond Award – Alan Stephen (pictured right with Billy and Sue Howat); Team of the Year (pictured below) – Team Mouat: Bruce Mouat, Bobby Lammie, Gregor Cannon, Angus Dowell, Robin Brydone (alternate for the World Juniors) and Alan Hannah (coach). Absent: Bobby Lammie.
The seasons international gold medal achievements of Team Mouat (World Junior Curling Champions) and Team Lockhart (World Senior Curling Champions) were acknowledged.
A big thank you to the staff at Braehead Curling Rink, and the volunteers who helped with welcoming members and registration.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 17 June 2017. The venue is still to be confirmed.
All photos: RCCC/Tom Brydone. Click on a thumbnail below to launch the photo gallery and view larger images.