The second General Committee Meeting of 2021 took place on Saturday 6th March, no meeting having been held in February due to the Annual District Meetings taking place.
A moments silence was held before the meeting began, in memory of those members that we have lost since January.
We discussed the ADMs which had recently taken place via Zoom, all of which were well attended and enjoyed the use of online voting. Following on from the success of the ADMs the AGM will be held via Zoom on Saturday 8th May at 10:00.
Reports from Officers of the Association were received and approved for inclusion in the SCACR Annual Report. Sue Gadd presented the Draft Accounts for 2020 to the General Committee, which confirm that the Association is in good financial health despite COVID. There is concern as to how the pandemic is going to affect membership renewals for 2021 although early signs are promising.
With the Master’s term of office expiring in 2022, and the position of BRF Secretary due to become vacant, succession planning was discussed; the difficulty in filling roles within the Association was noted.
Work on the production of the SCACR Annual Report is now underway with Hamish providing an update on work undertaken so far. The Annual Report will once again be available either electronically or as a printed copy.
Looking ahead to life beyond COVID and lockdown, Survival and Recovery was discussed, each District having agreed slightly different ways in which to tackle this at the ADMs. A Quarter Peal week is planned to start on 11th September, a training course for the autumn may be organised dependant on which restrictions remain in force.