Annual General Meeting 2015Saturday 12th December
Kincraig Community Hall.
The AGM starts at 2pm but there will also be an orienteering event at 11am and then lunch (bring a dish) at 12:30pm.
- Chairman’s Opening Remarks
- Apologies for Absence
- Amendments to the Constitution: these should be received, in writing, by the secretary before 28th November 2015
- Chairman’s Report (see below); updates and questions
- Treasurer’s Report
- Election of Office Bearers
- Between two and nine committee members
- The following committee members are resigning at the 2015 AGM: Secretary, Communications. The rest of the committee are prepared to stand for re-election.
- Future events:
- Highland WOLF 2016: planners are in place, any volunteers to co-ordinate and organise please?
- Highland WOLF 2017: outline
- Northern Night Cup
- Northern Spring Cup?
- Tuesday=O and club socials
- Tuesday=O improver Spring 2016
- Schools league
- Mountain Challange
- CompassSport Cup round and club training day (12th & 13th March, Stirling area)
- Formation of a satellite of BASOC in Fort William
- Chair’s Closing Remarks
First of all, a big ‘Thank you’ to all the volunteers who have done things for BASOC during 2015. It is important to have volunteers giving time; without this the club would not function.
This has been a ‘Big Year’ for BASOC
- Membership has grown; the challenge is to try to retain all members, as well as recruit new members. It is up to the membership to let the committee know what they want from the club, please speak to us!
- Tuesday=O has continued throughout the year with (usually) a good attendance. Coaching happened during the spring, introducing more people to the sport; the autumn coaching was designed to enable people to make progress; recently people have been introduced to DarkO through a series of sessions and hopefully they are now confident in the woods with a headtorch.
- James Tullie, Jess Tullie & Ewan McCarthy all competed for places in the Great Britain orienteering team for the World Champs in August. Jess was selected and competed in distance race and the relay, both held at Darnaway.
- BASOC members cheered Jess at WOC 2015 and then competed on their own courses in Highland 2015, as well as helping to stage a day and plan courses. Other members were involved in WOC 2015 in roles from planning to IT to volunteer co-ordination.
- Highland WOLF 2015 was a large event, the entries just kept coming in; competitors even flew up from Surrey to attend the weekend. BASOC members volunteered for tasks over the weekend and we even got the weather right on the Sunday. Competitors seemed to be happy with their courses and were very much challenged by Loch Vaa North. The school at Deshar made for an excellent event centre. For the race organisers, this was their first opportunity to use their organisational skills at a large race.
BASOC also made links with Petal Power through having some common members. Petal Power helped out with car parking at Loch Vaa North; some BASOC members reciprocated by helping to marshal at ‘Ride Like a Grrl’. Links like these are healthy in a small community.
Johannes Petersen is the Regional Development Officer for BASOC & INVOC (part time). Johannes has taken on board the remit of helping to develop BASOC to the next level; he has initiated a variety of things, all of which the club should be able to sustain when his contract concludes in Autumn 2016.
The committee have met 6 times in the past year; much of the business is conducted via email. The meetings give the committee an opportunity to discuss matters face to face. Recently the meetings have been held in the Committee Room in the Aviemore Sports Hub (the room is free to Aviemore SH clubs). At the 2015 A. G. M. the secretary (Gavin) really really wants to stand down; please offer to replace him! Jenny also wishes to stand down from the committee; as a committee member jenny undertook the joint roles of communications and membership. Paul is prepared to take on the latter (if he is re-elected). Who would like to come onto the committee – and maybe be the ‘communications’ person (although this is negotiable). The rest of the committee are prepared to continue for another year. BASOC will remain a healthy club if people will volunteer to run it – so please let Lynne know if you are prepared to be a committee member.
2016 is a year to think about the following in relation to BASOC:
- Retaining membership and, if possible, growing the membership.
- Consolidating and helping club members to improve their orienteering skills (technical, physical and mental). At the moment there is a plan to run a series of improver sessions in the spring (once we have daylight back!).
- Junior section – Jess is working on this and keen to have a junior section involved in improving their skills and confidence. See the ‘Junior section’ on the website for further details.
- Encouraging more people to events outwith BASOC areas. There are plans and these will be detailed more at the A. G. M.
- Highland WOLF 2016; put the weekend of 10th and 11th September in your diary NOW! The planners for the events are all in place; would you like to organiser or co-ordinate (you will be supported in this by experienced people).
- At the moment the committee are in discussion with UHI Fort William regarding BASOC becoming more active in that area. One of the lecturers, Ed Niland, is a keen orienteer and would like to develop the sport in the Fort William area.
The next Scottish 6 Days of Orienteering will take place on Royal Deeside 30th July to 6th August 2017, with the event centre at Ballater. Could there be a large BASOC presence there?
17th November 2015