Brief Update from the SCRA AGM

Full minutes will follow in normal course,  but those who were not present will want to know the outcomes. Firstly thank you to all the clubs who had travelled from far and wide to take part in the meeting, and thank you for feedback before, during and after.

The new SCRA committee were elected by affirmation and are as follows:

Robbie Wightman (North Berwick) Convenor
Topher Dawson (Ullapool) Treasurer
Andrew Rendle (St Andrews) Secretary
Ali Grant (RowPorty)
Wendy Clements (Portsoy)
Stuart Mack (Boatie Blest)
Richard Wemyss (St Ayles Anstruther)
Cameron Hughes (FOCCR)
Sue Fenton (Isle of Seil)
Fergus Forsyth (Carrick)
Following the meeting, the committee have co-opted Elsie Johnstone of St Ayles, Anstruther to work as part of the committee.
The SCRA membership dues for the year ahead were set at £60, but with a rebate available for small clubs of less than 20 members to bring their dues down to £40.  Many clubs paid on the night.  Membership fees are due now, and can be sent to the treasurer.
The motion with regard to exploring the idea of moving towards standardising oars and oarlock systems was carried by a 75% vote in favour.  The full text of the motion carried was:
“ St.Ayles skiffs have a great variety of oars and oarlock systems and feedback to the committee on balance shows a desire to move toward a more tightly specified design so that all rowers are competing with the same effective equipment. We propose that an international group be set up, to consult widely and propose a common design for oars and oarlock, to be trialled over the 2017 season with a view to reporting on any recommendations (including any recommendations for any transitional arrangements) to National Associations by October 2017.”
The committee of the association will now move towards setting up such a group.


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