Information category: Admin/Board
We are seeking to appoint an Independent Director who will bring fresh and challenging thinking to our Board of Directors. SOA has not had such a position before, but requirements to demonstrate good governance and meet relevant standards in sport have increased and it is essential that we appoint an independent voice.
It has been some years since SOA levies were increased and there was no proposal to change this at the SOA AGM on 21st May 2016. Subsequent to this on 29th October 2016 a motion to substantially increase the BOF levies was passed at a BOF EGM. In response to this and to ease the burden on clubs in the face of rising costs the SOA has decided to raise the SOA levy threshold from £8 to £10. (This does not require approval by the SOA AGM). There is no change to the SOA levy rate.
A change was proposed to increase membership rates at the AGM on 21st May 2016. The senior rate is now £8, and there are no charges for juniors or clubs.
The AGM will be held following the Scottish Individual Championships on Saturday 20th May, 5.30-6.30pm at The Golf Inn, Gullane, East Lothian
Help shape the SOA - positions of Board Secretary, Development Director and Finance Director will be elected at the AGM in May
The SOA Club Development Fund is being redistributed and there may be only one round of applications in 2017. Clubs (or others who have valid projects) are advised that the next deadline for applications for the SOA Club Development Fund is 15th May 2017. Applications to be submitted to Colin Matheson by this date.
Please note the successful awards from 2016 and copy of the Development Fund Application Form and Information for Applicants
SOA is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the SOA trophies that are awarded to the various classes at Scottish Championships in different disciplines and the Scottish Orienteering League.