Information category: Admin/Board
The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Orienteering Association will be held at 6.00 pm on Saturday 21st May 2016 at Crathie Kirk Hall (near Balmoral), Ballater AB35 5UL (GR NO265949). Directors Reports and Proposals along with the Proxy Voting Form are contained within the AGM Booklet.
The next deadline for applications to the SOA Club Development Fund is 1st October 2016. Applications should be submitted during September 2016. The application process is undergoing review; the form is unlikely to change significantly, but detail of who to send it to will change!
The SOA Board is seeking to appoint an Operations Director to succeed Terry O'Brien (STAG), who has reached his maximum term of office. This is a volunteer position supporting clubs and the SOA in all aspects of events and activities.
The Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) believes in 'clean orienteering' and works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and International Federation to ensure that the integrity of orienteering is protected.
We are seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer to work at our national office at Glenmore Lodge to provide operational leadership and strategic support to the Board of the SOA (who are also Trustees of the charity) across the areas of governance, planning and human resources.
Closing date was Friday, March 18th 2016 (5pm)
Thanks very much to everyone who took part in the Scottish Orienteering Communications Survey that we sent out at the end of 2015. We had an excellent response, with 301 individual respondents, 230 organised types completing the survey less than two days after we sent it out.
Inc. Gift Aid declaration form
The Scottish Orienteering Association is a charity, and one of the advantages of this is that the SOA can claim gift aid tax-relief on donations people make to the SOA. This includes the SOA part of your annual orienteering subs. The SOA has agreed to return this money to clubs for a minimum of three years, and potentially longer.