Volunteer Week 2022

Mark Kassyk and Janet Clark

It’s an ESOC double whammy today with appreciation for volunteers Mark and Janet who continue to give sterling service to the club to ensure the smooth running of events.

Mark is always one of the first to volunteer to help out of our events usually involved in setting up events AND clearing up or control collection. He is 100% reliable.
Janet, now in her senior years, is a tireless worker for the sport and Club Equipment Officer. Always keen to help and always a great motivator and always with a smile.

Volunteer Week 2022

Robert Findlay

Robert is the Computing Co-ordinator for ESOC and has been for well over twenty years. This is long enough that he was instrumental in the introduction of the SportIdent system to Scottish events, like the JK, at Loch Rannoch in 2000. Robert maintains all our computers and SI equipment and brings them to every event, which invariably means arriving early and leaving late. Computing is central to the modern sport, and Robert has all the skills to remain calm and cheerful when solving the many problems it can throw up. Here he is doing what he does best – with a smile!

Volunteer Week 2022

David Esson

David has been the lynch pin of the GRAMP particularly over the last two years. On top of his regular Chairman duties, he works tirelessly as our main club coach, first aider, Facebook coordinator, entries and results coordinator (including for the Scottish Champs 2022, SHI relays 2021, Balmedie SOL 2021) and Covid Officer.

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Volunteer Week 2022

Steve Smirthwaite

O Mapper and organiser extrordinaire, Steve is a MTBO Champion developing a strong local scene in the North as well as mapping and organising the British Champs two years running; all this after major heart surgery.

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Celebrating volunteers – a festive start

We were off to a festive start as we celebrate Volunteer Week (1st -7th June 2022).

Thanks to the Volunteer team behind the scenes we have had a great Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival. Planner Roger Scrutton(ESOC) put on courses that made the most of a constrained area. Lorna Young (TINTO) efficiently handled the entries and kept things moving forward whilst Blair Young(TINTO) controlled the event and kept everything on track.

Volunteers make this event happen!
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Volunteer Week 2022

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the terrific contribution to the sport of our wonderful volunteers.  Without all your contributions large and small the sport would not function. So, here’s a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who volunteered over the course of the year.  We want to acknowledge in particular at this time all those who stepped in to act as Covid Officers keeping our sport safe and whilst on the subject of keeping members safe, our Club Welfare and Protection Officers, who often go unsung.  The volunteers featured over the course of the week are those that have been nominated but we hope it goes without saying that every volunteer is appreciated.

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Tulloch Homes Young Orienteer of the Year – Shortlist

We have had a great response to our request for nominations for Tulloch Homes Young Orienteer of the Year for 2021, someone that has shown outstanding commitment to the sport, and are delighted to announce a shortlist of 3 whose contributions stood out from the many for us.

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Take Action on Mental Health

What an inspiring morning spent at the launch of ‘Take Action’, the next phase of Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity & Sport. Proud that Scottish Orienteering is a signatory to the charter.

Abby Cook from Forth Valley Disability Sports and Professor Nanette Mutrie chat about the benefits of physical activity for mental health
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