Information category: Admin/Board
Saturday 21st May 2016
The 2016 SOA AGM was held at Crathies Kirk Hall following on from the highly successful Scottish Orienteering Championships. The meeting was well attended (26), and over 20 proxy votes were received. Minutes and Summary of the meeting below.
Although this has been reported on in the recent AGM Booklet, in our magazine, SCORE, and at the Volunteers’ Activities Weekend, it is important that everyone knows about significant staff changes taking place within the SOA.
Awarded Foundation Level for a further three years
The Scottish Orienteering Association has been re-assessed for the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard for Sport, first achieved in March 2013. Once again we have met the necessary criteria, and our award is valid for a further three years (April 2019). We have been praised by sportscotland for our real commitment to equality and taking this agenda forward in orienteering.
The next deadline for applications to the SOA Club Development Fund is 1st October 2016. Applications should be submitted to Colin Matheson during September 2016.
and an Administrative Assistant
We are very pleased to welcome Stefanie Lauer to the post of Chief Operating Officer, based at the National Orienteering Centre at Glenmore Lodge. Stefanie lives in Aviemore and has extensive experience of project management and operations in the customer service and outdoors industries.
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.