BASOC 2019 AGM2019 AGM agenda and Chair's report

Posted: Wed 23 Oct 2019

The 2019 BASOC Club Champs and AGM will take place at Carrbridge Community Hall on 2nd November 2019.

The AGM will start at approximately 1:30pm.


  1. Opening remarks
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
    Matters arising
    Acceptance of minutes
  4. Amendments to the constitution
  5. Chair's Report
  6. Treasurer's Report and 2021 membership fees
  7. Future Events:
    - Tuesday = O
    - NNC 2019/20
    - Local events next year 8th March & 28th June
    - Club Weekend away - 14/15th March including CSC heat (Perthshire)
    - Lochaber Weekend - 27/28th June
    - WOLF weekend with INVOC - 26/27th September
    - Scottish Night Champs 15th February - Findhorn
    - British Champs 21/22nd March - SE England
    - JK 10-16 April - NE England
    - Scottish Champs 22/23rdAugust - Tentsmuir
  8. Election of Office Bearers:
    - Chair- Secretary
    - Treasurer
    - Between two and nine committee members, including a junior rep
  9. AOCB
  10. Closing remarks

BASOC Chair Report 2019

2019 has been a year of learning for me, trying to get my head around what the role of chair involves, how the background to orienteering works and how to keep the club running effectively. Hopefully I’ve got most of the basics now, but I apologise if I’ve missed anything important.

It’s been a busy year for BASOC, both near and far. We have put on a number of events, including the fourth year of the Northern Night Cup, Community O and the Jamie Stevenson Trophy.

BASOC members have travelled around the country and further afield to take part in events. We’ve had members attending the JK, which was as far away as Aldershot, the British Championships in Yorkshire, the CompassSport Cup heat near Greenock and the Scottish Championships in Dumfries and Galloway. For a bit of a travelling rest, the 6 days in Perthshire was right on our doorstep!

Several of our members have travelled abroad to orienteer this year, including some of our juniors who were selected for training camps around Europe. We’ve had some fantastic results at various events this year, three of our juniors have been selected for ScotJOS 2019-20, and we’ve had many of our members asked to represent Scotland.

Every Tuesday we see BASOC members (and others) training in one of our areas - even on Christmas and New Years Days this year! This regular training is making a huge difference to our members’ performances, as shown by our results and selections. As well as being able to train, this is an opportunity for members to have a go at planning and putting sessions on without the pressure of it being an “event”. If you’d like to have a go, please contact Hilary.

There have been other things happening behind the scenes this year. We moved into our new equipment store at the beginning of December. Shortly afterwards, we were awarded Silver Accreditation by the SOA. More recently, we have new summer kit on the way, so we can spread the BASOC spirit into hotter climates too.

This year, we sadly lost Bill McCarthy, one of our founding members. Many thanks to Marion, Norma and Mike for their tribute to him, which can be found on our website. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Bill, I would like to join Marion in sending our condolences to Caroline and her family and thank them for the part they have played in BASOC’s history.

Plans for 2020

* December and January will see the fifth series of the Northern Night Cup. BASOC will be running the first and last events in this series, so we’re hosting the prize-giving and Burns Supper. As in previous years, we won’t be running traditional training on the Tuesday before each event; we will use the time to improve other skills instead.

* In June, we will be having a club weekend based in Fort William in preparation for Lochaber 2021.

* We are co-hosting a WOLF weekend with INVOC in September. It will be based in the Grantown area. We are running the Middle Distance and Sprint, with INVOC running the SOL.

* Over the next year, we are planning to have a social event once a month. This may or may not be orienteering related. If you have any ideas, let Gemma or Hilary know. We’ll keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in eNews and on the website.

Many thanks to everyone who has helped out this year. We’re a small club but don’t let that stop us from being one of the more active ones in Scotland. In particular I would like to thank the committee for their help with all the work behind the scenes that keeps the club running, in particular for their patience and help while I get the hang of things.

Finally, many thanks to all BASOC members (and families) who help to put on and run training and events, whether or not they are a “named official”. We couldn’t do it without you.