MORAY PROVINCE Minute of Annual General Meeting
Held on Wednesday 7th of May 2008 at 7.30pm in The Lion Hotel, Auldearn.
In attendance: (As per list at entrance) Samantha Lambert, Robert Bremner, Jane Innes, Frances Duncan, Alister Asher, Ian Rae, Jim Thomson, Robert Cope, Hugh Robertson, Alister Mackay, Steve McGingle, Stuart Mackenzie, Lynn Scott, David Torrance, Alan Stanfield, Colin Macgregor, Graham Grant, Ross Cope, Dean Clark, Wilma Kerr, Bill Nicol, George Macarthur, William Cameron, Barbara King, Marlyn Mckenzie, Alastair Maltman, Rhona Cameron, Linda Hardie, Sandra Maciver, Ian Macphail, David Kilgour, Bill Fraser, Ross Fraser, Blair Fraser, Mark Fraser, Susan Mackenzie, Barbara Grant, John Grant, Cherry Howie, Douglas Howie, Andrew Allardyce, Douglas Macarthur, Gavin Nicol + 2.
Fay Coutts, Bill Jaffrey, Jonathon Orr, Alan Durno, Neil Mustard, Irene Macarthur, Ewan Macarthur, Janet Burns, Ryan Asher, Lyn Fraser, Robert Craigie, Norman Fraser.
2. Minutes of 2007 A.G.M
Proposed By: Colin Macgregor Seconded By: Mark Fraser.
3. Matters Arising
There were no matters arising from the minute of the 2007 A.G.M
4. Bereavements Recorded
The following bereavements were recorded: Eric Brown (Nairn) George Christie (Fochabers) Rory Edwards (Aberlour) Gordon Henderson (Aberlour) Ruth King (Nairn Ladies) Duncan Macpherson (Dalcross)
5. Presidents Report Gavin Nicol
The President submitted the following report:
Overall the Province business has gone according to plan this past season with only day to day routine items requiring our attention. In saying that I would want to record my thanks to the executive who carried out there duties in an efficient manner. Thank you Douglas for your secretarial work, your first year in the job, you kept the season running smoothly and more importantly kept me on the straight and narrow. Thanks to our match Secretaries Graham and Colin who kept the East and West leagues and competitions flowing. It’s not easy at times boys but you always seem to cope. Alistair thank you for keeping track of the pounds and the pennies which makes sure we are in control of our income and expenditure. Our expenditure will go up next year with the incoming Canadian tour but I am sure you will keep a tight rein on us Following on to my thanks I will highlight some items not covered by my office bearer’s reports later in the evening.
Moray Leisure Centre. We started the season with good consistent curling ice but unfortunately this was short lived due to an accident with the Zamboni and the unfortunate shambles of getting the damage rectified. Leisure centre management eventually turned to a local engineer to sort out the problems of the machine and also imported some ice making expertise to assist our local ice lads and give them back some confidence they had lost over this major upset. From mid January to the end of the season the curling ice did improve and hopefully lessons were learned at management level that will ensure this type of thing does not happen again. Discussions with the Leisure Centre regarding consistent curling ice is on going as well as other items including the availability and use of the bar area.
Moray Province Curling Development Group A report has been circulated and more on that under item 10 however I would want to take this opportunity to congratulate those who have established this Group in Elgin. It is great to see so many new curlers coming onto the ice well done to all those involved for giving their time and effort into this development. For those in the West you are already being looked after by Highland and Moray Development Group with Lynne Fraser as the RCCC Development Officer. Lynne does a fantastic job for curling in the North and listening to her report at The Area 10 AGM seems to be working day and night at her alleged PART TIME JOB
Other Competitions We had a bit of a disappointment that there were no Play Downs in Elgin for the RCCC Rink Championships this Season, but in getting clarification of the rules they state you must have at least four entries from an ice rink to allow play downs to take place otherwise entrants will be allocated an other ice rink where the entrants can participate in the competition. Therefore only one answer is more teams must support the RCCC National Competitions. While reporting on RCCC competitions we got our fingers burnt with regards to the Province Championships 2007.To start we were only allocated one rink but six days prior to the event we were given the offer of a second rink, unfortunately we did not manage to produce a rink. This was even more annoying as previous Province committees have fought for a second team entry. The solution I suggest is we assume a second rink will be invited and be prepared. Colin / Graham can I ask you to look into who will be going this year and ensure they can go or that we have cover for two rinks. Thanks Lads.
Prior to recording Moray Province curlers 2007/2008 achievements away from home we must Congratulate Sarah Macintyre (Belmaduthy) as a member of Eve Muirhead’s rink in winning the Junior Women World Championships 2008 This marked the first back-to-back global junior women’s victories for Scotland since Gillian Barr and Kirsty Hay did the business in 1992 and 1993, respectively. Well done Sarah. Overall there is an increasing number of Moray Province curlers heading south to play in the Scottish Championships etc which is great to see. Also some Moray curlers are travelling to challenge countries far and wide in events at National and International level
Tom Pendreigh Junior was in the runners up rink in the Scottish Junior Finals playing for Greg Drummond from Forfar against Glen Muirhead Another rink to get through to the Scottish Junior Playoffs was Ally Fraser Skip, Blair Fraser, and Grant Fraser.
In The fifth and last of the season’s Under 17 events for the Stevenson Trophy Blair Fraser and his team of Thomas Sloan, Scott Fraser and Thomas Muirhead beat Hamilton McMillan, of Stranraer in the final. Dean Clark, Ally Fraser, Robert Craigie Jnr, and Mathew MacKay won the Scottish Young Farmers Championships.
Individual success came to Neil Macarthur and Mark Fraser playing for and winning the Inverness Skins with skip Alan Smith. They also had success with Alan winning the prestigious Edinburgh International and were quarter finalists in three “World Curling Tour Europe” competitions.
Congratulations to the rink from Cawdor who were the runners up in The National Province Championships loosing by 3 shots to two in the final to Stirlingshire. The team was skipped by Hugh Robertson, with Robbie Craigie, Alistair MacKay and Norman Fraser
Jumping up the age group now we go to the Seniors in the Province Graham Govan, Alan Stanfield and Bill Jaffrey who missed out on the quarter finals going out on a tie break game 3 2 to Iain Baxter in the Scottish Senior Championships
The Moray Wheelchair Curlers also had a very successful inaugural season Mike and Jackie are now members of the GB Squad The club entered two teams in the Scottish Wheelchair Championships, Members have been in championships in Finland and Canada Members are delighted they did not come last in Division 7 and they have 8 players lined up for next year Congratulations to all. If I have missed anything please let me know.
Out with playing congratulations to Alan Durno being elected as Junior Representative for Area 10 to The Royal Caledonian Curling Club and Congratulations also go to Province Vice President Ally Asher being elected Vice Captain on the next Royal Club Tour to Switzerland.
6. Secretaries Report Douglas Macarthur
The secretary in formed the meeting that he had very little to report and that he had enjoyed his first year in office. He thanked Ian Macphail for his excellent handover. No doubt things may be a bit more hectic with the incoming Canadian Tour in 2009. He also complimented both Match Secretaries for the power of work that they had done through out the season.
7. Treasurers Report Alistair Maltman
Alastair Maltman submitted the following report :
Treasurer’s Report 2007/8
1. Area 10 Levy £118.20 received and £116.4 paid. Final £1.80 was received after cheque sent to Area 10. Next years payment will be adjusted accordingly. 2. Prizes – 2007 account was paid early i.e. within the 2006/7 year, due to the retrial of the supplier. The 2007 total of £1165 therefore included £520, which would normally have been paid in the current year. The cost of the 2008 prizes, approx £650, will appear in next years accounts. 3. Development Group – Cheques issued after the year end total £72. The surplus (£359) will be used for further training and equipment. 4. Boards – I await the invoice for the 2007/8 season, which will include updates for the previous year and an additional board. The estimate is £200. 5. In view of the above the ‘real’ year-end Province balance (excluding the Development Group funds) is £2324. 6. Competition entry fees have remained unchanged for some time and I propose to review this point and if necessary request an increase at the 2009 AGM.
The adoption of the accounts was proposed by Bill Nicol and seconded by Ian Macphail.
8. Match Secretaries Report Graham Grant & Colin Macgregor
Graham Grant Submitted the following report:
Another season with no major problems as far as I am aware although odd issues with the Elgin ice.
Province Leagues. A total of 62 teams took part in the leagues up 1 on last season. 20 teams in the West Section and 42 teams in the East Section.
The East For the first time as far as I am aware this season we had 7 Divisions of 6 teams? As usual some very closely fought leagues. Div. 1 won for the second season in a row by Gavin Nicol (Darnaway) by 4 shots from Alistair Campbell (Buckie). Div.2 won by Douglas Howie(Elgin) by 1 point and Div.3 by Stuart McKenzie(Ballindalloch) who continues progress having won in each of the past 4 years Div.6 to Div.2.Can he make it to Div.1 like Kenny Oswald(Elgin) last season who unfortunately fell at the last hurdle and falls back to Div. 2 next season. Div.4 won by Bill Jaffray (Fochabers) by 5 points Div.5 Andrew Allardyce (Elgin) by 1 point Div.6 Brian Yeats (Ballindalloch) by 2 points and the new Div.7 by Lyn Scott (Ballindalloch) by a clear margin of 6 points.
The top two teams in the leagues were therefore as per last season Gavin Nicol (Darnaway) in the East and Hugh Robertson (Cawdor) in the West with Hugh Robertson winning the play off in Inverness to win the Nicol Quaich. Cawdor will now go on to represent Moray Province in the Scottish Province Championships and there is every chance that Darnaway will also be invited to play.
Open Knock Out. A total of 29 teams took part in the open knock out same number as last season. This year the final was held in Inverness Mark Fraser (Dalcross) versus Kenny Oswald (Elgin) with Mark Fraser winning the Dalcross Salver.
Ladies KO 7 teams entered the competition this season one up on last season. The Ladies final was between Barbara Grant (Elgin) and Francis Duncan (Fochabers) Barbara winning the Ladies Rosebowl but not actually playing a game until the final due to withdrawals. Hoping for more entries next season??
Mixed KO 15 teams entered 1 up on last season with Allan Durno winning the Gammack Bell.
Mixed Pairs This competition had an entry of 24 pairs 6 up on last season. Again the usual last minute call offs but certainly not as bad as last season. The competition was won by Gordon Kennedy and Lyn Scott for the third season in a row.
Points Played on Elgin Ice the winner with 39 points, same as the last three seasons, was Ryan Asher the youngest player ever to win this competition.
Tamnavoulin Trophy This year Fochabers represented the province against the RCCC at Inverness. Next season Forres shall be representing Moray Province.
Waldie Griffiths Did not take place for the second season in a row??
Grant Cup This now annual competition took place in Inverness with the usual mixed Moray/Grampian teams. An enjoyable evening was had by all who took part. Thanks to the Aberlour club for organising the players this season.
Area 10 KO Play Off The Christie of Fochabers, K.O. Play Off was won by
Other Matters President Gavin referred to a number of other successes in his address.
Next Season Entries I am still awaiting a number of returns but would assume that we will have similar numbers of teams in the various competitions as last season. The format for the allocation of ice will be as far as possible similar to last season with the October school holiday period left clear.
Colin Macgregor submitted the following report:
Deja view in Div 1 this season with the Cawdor Rink of Hugh Robertson Robbie Craigie Alister MacKay and Norman Fraser & Matthew MacKay winning the Nicol Quaich against Gavin Nicol’s rink This is after successfully winning the west title for 15th time in the last 25 years. Alister Asher’s Nairn rink were once again Runners up. It is worthy of note that three rinks were able to win the league dependant on the final resting place of the final stone of the season.
Division 2 showed no surprises with Colin Forsyth Cawdor securing top spot and Harold Forrester Nairn runners up
Division 3 was dominated by Dean Clarks Nairn rink with an unbeaten season. Douglas MacArthur making the other promotion spot in second place
Dalcross repeated last years success in the Open KO with Mark Fraser, sons Blair and Ross and father Bill
Ryan Asher Nairn became the youngest winner of the Province points 39 points
At this point it would be remiss if I did not mention, that next season we will be losing Colin Forsyth and his rink from Division 1, after some 20 + years of doing battle with the best of them he has decided to withdraw due to work commitments
This years Province Championship was so close to finally offering up a north Champion. Hugh Robertson’s Rink lost out to John Davie’s Stirlingshire rink 3-2 after an extra end
The Rinks Championships had another first with two Nairn rinks representing the province but although some very good results neither managed to make it to the silverware stages.
Harold Forrester’s Nairn rink won the Inverness Ice Rink seniors league at the first time of asking. Dean Clark Nairn with Ally Fraser (Ardclach), Robert Craigie and Matthew MacKay (Cawdor) with Andrew Craigie (Cawdor) won the National Young Farmers Championship Other notable performances were Tom Pendreigh Jnr reaching Junior Final Fraser seemed to be a good surname at junior level with Blair winning an U17 event and Ali and …. Going well in the Scottish Juniors What is impressive is that the west juniors have had some excellent success this season and would expect to see some great things from them individually and collectively in the coming years
It is also fantastic that Sarah McIntyre claimed her second World Junior Championship. Nationally, Kelly Woods Scottish Ladies Silver at the Europeans David Murdoch’s Gold at Euro Champions and world silver shows Scottish curling in excellent shape.
9. Area 10 Report
The Chairman submitted the following report on behalf of Area 10:
Area 10 only held one meeting between the 2007 AGM and the 2008 AGM so I am not sure if that is a good or bad sign. I attended the AGM and recorded the following points
Area 10 Bonspiels were mixed this year with some well attended and others not so. The Chair appealed to clubs to support these bonspiels and if any one had a format that they thought would attract teams please contact the match Secretary. Bonspiel Diary Dates (All in Inverness) Area 10 League play Offs 27th September Johnston Carmichael 1st November (New date) Dennis 5th December Bookless 10th January Macgregor Kettle 21st February Area KO (Christies Fochabers) 21st March Canadian Tour Visit 14th & 15th January
The Chair indicated the RCCC subs would be increased by £1 at the AGM.Area 10 Treasurer proposed an increase of 10p on the per curler levy. (Carried).The finances within Area 10 are healthy at £7871 which sounds good but with the tour coming in this will knock a hole in the balance. Although the Area will suffer the brunt of the tour costs the Provinces will be asked to contribute to the overall costs, so we will have to get into gear finding sponsors where we can to avoid depleting the Province bank balance. Area Ten Executive Senior representative to the RCCC Alex Barnett (From Innes Rankin) Junior representative to the RCCC Alan Durno (From Alex Barnett) Secretary Ormond Smith re elected Match Secretary Kate Adamson re elected Treasurer Bill young re elected. Finally as part of the Area Ten report I will ask father to up date you on a subject being promoted by the RCCC “A Virtual Club”
10. Report on Progress of Coaching and Development at Elgin Ice Centre Bill Nicol
Bill Nicol submitted the following report:
Sister and Brother Curlers As I am sure as you are already aware the M.P.C.D.G. was formed after discussions at the Moray Province A.G.M in May 2007, following discussion the remit given to the Province Executive was to agree terms of association between the Province and the Group. This was done and the Group were formed under Section 20 Sub Committees of the Province Constitution. Following the AGM the M.P.C.D.G was formed by 22 like minded curlers willing to coach or assist in coaching and development within the Moray Province. We started with a Come and Try session on Saturday 27th October which proved to be a great success on the day however we were disappointed by the lack of assistance coming from the East of Moray Clubs despite emails sent direct to the clubs and general publicity regarding the event in the Northern Scott, requesting assistance from curlers on the day or to join the group. Following the come and try three separate coaching groups were set up.
1/ Curling’s Cool targeted at Primary Schools P6 & P7 set up on Wednesdays with Barbara King as Coordinator the season has been very successful. 6 Primary schools took part with each school having a 4 week programme. 96 children in total. Over and above Aberlour House had 6 x1 hr sessions and Elgin Academy 3rd/4th year 4 x 1 hr sessions. 8 Schools sports coordinators also had a 2 hour session.
2/ Curling’s Cool club on a Wednesday @ 6.45 to 7pm with Alan Campbell as Coordinator. All in All a very pleasing and rewarding year for the coaching team behind this Group. The club is targeting children from 8 to 15 but to date the age range has been 9 to 12 year olds. There has been a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 coming along to the weekly sessions but the big plus this year was our retention numbers were high with very few dropping. The club ventured out into the big wide world of Scottish Curling with an outing to an under twelve’s bonspiel in Stirling and an interclub’s game in Inverness.
3/ Adult beginners coaching on a Monday Night 5pm to 7pm with Les Morgan as Coordinator. Originally the adults were taken on for coaching over 4 x 2 hr sessions with an average of 23 adults taking part, they were given coaching and two ends of a supervised game. At the end of November coaches felt it would be difficult to integrate them into clubs and spurred on by the beginners enthusiasm the training programme was continued until the 17th December. Come January we continued coaching 16 every second week but with alternate weeks we formed teams and created a league. The end of February saw a closing bonspiel and certificate awards.
Summer period and season 2008/2009. We have been and are preparing for next season. 1/We will be involved with senior and junior schools visiting them and spreading the curling word. 2/Involved with a Mass Sport Participation weekend from Friday 6th till Sunday 8th June 3/Sports Club Network at the Moray College Thursday 29th May 4/ Come and try is booked for 25/08 and we will have Improver sessions for club curlers. 5 We will have as many meetings as required to be ready and organised before 01/09/08 We have had tremendous support from our coaches and volunteers, The Moray Leisure Centre, The H.&.M.D.G, The Moray Council, The R.C.C.C. but most of all we require support from the east of moray clubs and curlers, please contact us ASAP with any help you could provide. you don’t need to coach
11. Website Report Alan Stanfield
Alan Stanfield Submitted the following report:
The main areas to report on in the past twelve months are as follows:-
Development of web site: National After two years with iSport as the RCCC web host we have now completed our fifth season with Sportfocus. On the whole the functionality of the site is better although, in order to include all of what is on the site, it has been necessary to be creative over the years with the use of some “sub-pages” to develop an easy to use hierarchical page structure with the minimum of ‘clicks’ to reach any one page. This was designed to get around the limitations of lack of drop down menus etc.
In the 2006-07 season the RCCC engaged Sportfocus to upgrade its main pages with ‘a more modern look’ with the intention of rolling it out to all Area, Province and Club sites this season. This duly happened on 19th September 2007 but for us this was a retrograde step. Effectively we have been penalized for having the largest and most active Province web site in the RCCC. (See below) This has occurred because as an “improvement” all sub-pages were now accessible directly from the left hand menu rather than just the main sections. For most sites this is absolutely fine (because they are not/little used!) but we have over 200 sub-pages which for those visiting made the site looks awful. (I was grateful for the negative feedback (support!) at the time which I passed on to the RCCC). The only practical solution was to have those links from the Home Page manually removed by Sportfocus. This was done with Committee approval and the cost of this was borne equally between the RCCC, who acknowledged it was beyond our control and significantly affected the appearance of the site, and the Province. However, one fly in the ointment is I have discovered any new “sub-pages” added since will automatically appear again on the Links menu highlighted in red(!): this issue will require to be addressed with the RCCC at some point in the future if further new sub-pages are added, affecting the overall “look” of our site.
Development of web site: local Due to discovering earlier this season “spare” links were available I have been able to re-locate the “Archives”, introduced “Off the Ice” where minutes of Province Committee meetings and the AGM can be made available to a wider audience (proving the Province does not just run without work behind the scenes!) and thirdly to report on successes of Moray Province members in competitions “Out of Province” whether in teams or as an individual member of “national rinks”.
Use of the web site I mentioned earlier that we were ‘the largest and most active Province web site in the RCCC’. Lindsay Scotland gave me access to the web stats package the RCCC get from Sportfocus (again cost prevents supplying to all Provinces/Clubs etc.) and it was extremely satisfying to see that Moray Province was by a long way the most visited site of all 37 Provinces, as well as being more active than all ten Area sites too. Additionally of the literally hundreds of main pages within the RCCC site last year we were consistently in the top 10, only being surpassed by the main RCCC Competition, Information, News pages. At one level, that gives me great satisfaction knowing we have such a high profile in Moray Province but at another level saddens me to see the missed opportunity from so many other Provinces, Areas and Clubs.
In number terms we currently have our own hit counter on our Home Page which is registering over 15,000 visits to the Home Page since September 2003, an average of ~3,000 per year peaking at 500+ during the main months of the season. Very gratifying and makes me feel the time and effort worthwhile.
The future! I advised the Committee at the beginning of this season, with my increased involvement in umpiring, I wished to step down after this season from the role of ‘webmaster’ as I had been finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to maintain the standards I have set myself for keeping the site current and especially ensure, even with the tremendous support of Graham Grant, to have all the week’s results on the site by Friday of each week (daily stats show Friday/Saturday to be the most active days so showing the importance of putting on results promptly and regularly at the same time of the week, not a week or two after games have been played).
Whilst I do not know what competitions I will in the future be asked to officiate at, the new RCCC Umpiring levels (a very positive development for the sport) mean that to maintain my current grade my commitment will be at least the same as it has been over the past couple of years and that does not include any ECF/WCF events I may be invited to work.
Therefore, I am pleased to say that Bill Nicol was approached by the Committee and has agreed to take on the role. Having looked after the Area 10 site for the past few years, he is already familiar with the Sportfocus layout and in fact has already slipped into the post by covering for me during the last month of the season when I was at the World Mixed Doubles Championships. I am sure Bill will be given the same level of support from everyone in the Province that I have received.
Finally, in concluding this report I would like to thank all Province curlers for their positive feedback and constructive comments over the years, which has only increased the enjoyment I have derived from running the web site.
12. Election of Office Bearers and Auditor
It was proposed that the Bearers were re elected “on block”
President: Gavin Nicol. Vice President: Alister Asher. Secretary: Douglas Macarthur. Treasurer: Alastair Maltman. Match Secretary East: Graham Grant. Match Secretary West : Colin Macgregor.
Proposed by Stewart Mackenzie Seconded by Cherry Howie
Auditor: Bill Young
Proposed By: Alistair Maltman Seconded By: Colin Macgregor
13. Nomination of Club Representatives
The following club representatives were nominated for season 2008/09
Aberlour Mr. Willie Cameron
Ardclach Mr Ken Greenwood
Ballindalloch Mr. Stuart Mackenzie
Bank of Scotland Mr. Alastair Maltman
Buckie Mr Alan Campbell
Cawdor Mr Hugh Robertson
Dalcross Mr. Ian McPhail
Darnaway Mr. Niall Mustard
Elgin Mr Douglas Howie
Elgin Rotary Mr Brian Cantlay
Elgin Tennis and Curling Mr. David McPherson
Fochabers Mr. Mike Watt
Forres Mrs. Sandra MacIver
Grampian Police Mr. Alistair Robertson
Highland and Moray Juniors Mrs. Irene Macarthur
Moray Firth Ladies Mrs. Fay Coutts
Moray Wheelchair Curling Mr. Gregor Ewan
Nairn Mr. David Torrance
Nairn Ladies Mrs. Janet Burns
Sunninghill Mr. Donald Ross
14. Annual Subscription and Entry Fees.
Prior to the treasurer giving his recommendation for the 2008/9 entry fees and levies the Chairman drew to the attention of the members present the following extract from the Province Constitution.
6. Annual Subscription The annual per capita subscription from each member club of the Province shall be fixed annually at the Annual Meeting. 7. Payment of Subscriptions Subscriptions shall be paid by the 3lst August at the rate fixed at the previous Annual Meeting according to the number of club members as notified to the Royal Club in their list of current members as at 3lst August. Honorary members of the Province shall be exempt from the Annual Province Subscription, but clubs should include the number of such members in their returns. 8. Entry Fees The entry fees, where applicable, for all competitions organised and run by the Province shall be fixed annually at the Annual Meeting. 9. Payment of Entry Fees The entry fees shall be paid by the 3lst August at the rate fixed at the previous Annual Meeting by each club according to the number of entries made by that club.
10. Penalties Any member club failing to pay the annual subscription or entry fee in terms of clauses 7 and 9 shall forfeit the right to play in both Province and Royal Club competitions.
Alastair Maltman proposed no change to the entry fees and levies for the coming season this was seconded by Robbie Cope.
15. Incoming Canadian Tour , Jan 2009
The Chairman informed the meeting that he had received confirmation from Area 10 that Moray Province would be expected to host the Canadian touring party at Moray Leisure Centre on Wednesday the 14th of January 2009. At this stage there was little else he could inform the membership but was hopeful of finding out more information by the next Province Committee meeting at which time he would report back a definitive itinerary.
The Secretary informed the meeting that the only correspondence he had was the entry for the Province Rink Championship that would dealt with this week. It was hoped that Moray Province would be given the opportunity to enter a second rink for this year’s competition which would be Gavin Nicol’s Darnaway rink that won the East Division One who would hopefully join Hugh Robertson’s West Division One champions who had won this years Nicol Quaich.
Alan Stanfield expressed his concern at the lack of ladies teams competing in the Province and asked for more support where possible from the ladies teams in Province competitions. David Kilgour enquired why there had been Waldie Griffith’s entry this year, to which Graham Grant replied it had never been organised.
The meeting closed at 8.40 with a vote of thanks to the chairman proposed by Alister Asher.
The meeting was followed by the prize giving and the award of an Honary Membership to Alan Stanfield by Chairman Gavin Nicol for his many years of dedicated service to Moray Province.