Fiona Rogers (Ranfurly Castle) was appointed Captain of the West Vets taking over from Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
When appointed to office -- Fiona then gave her speech:
They say the older you get, the faster times goes by. For a long time I always thought that was such a daft thing to say. I now believe it is absolutely true. I stand here as your new captain of the west division of the slvga, my two years as vice captain having passed in the blink of an eye, following in the footsteps of many excellent captains and hope that I can maintain their high standards.
It is also nice to know that over the last few years I have got to know many of the vets in the other divisions in scotland, and I am so glad that Emma Wilson, Midlands captain and Noreen Fenton, East captain - both areas we have our matches against - I would like to think of as ‘chums’. It brings the divisions closer and we can compare notes and feed off each other.
Helen, you have completed your 2 years of captaincy and have put a lot of time and effort into making sure that our vet’s west division has run smoothly and efficiently, and on behalf of us all, thank you for always doing this with a smile on your face. A job well done.
I have enjoyed working with you and have been treated to lunches and coffees while we have attended to ‘affairs of state.’ you have always been in control of situations even on the very few times that problems may have arisen. I am delighted that you are remaining on committee for the incoming year and I will welcome your help and advice at any time.
I would lastly like to say how well Helen has represented the west division as part of many seniors and vets teams over a number of years. winning the west vet’s championship on several occasions, going on to Blairgowrie to battle for Scottish Vet’s Champion unfortunately eluding her so far. Helen has played in several scottish vet’s teams at the annual jamboree and for the scottish team against Ireland for the Mary Mckenna trophy. A very impressive vets golfer’s cv. May I wish her success in her new role as Vice Captain of the Scottish Vet’s Team currently captained by Pam Williamson.
Election of office bearers for the coming season
I have great pleasure in proposing, as my Vice-Captain - Anna Telfer
With our current life styles it is never easy to persuade people to take on extra commitments, and I was so pleased when I asked Anna some months ago to be my vice captain, that she accepted. I telephoned her earlier this week to up date her on one or two things, and when she heard my voice, she asked me if I was just phoning to make sure that she was still happy to take up her position!!!
I know in Anna, a past club captain at Milngavie and a D & A County Captain, I have a wealth of knowledge backing me up. Not only that but Anna is always to the fore on the golf course, setting herself high standards and achieving them. I am in fact sandwitched between exceptionally good golfers - Helen and Anna - we have spent many fun times away playing in seniors events both home and abroad.
Anna doesn’t have to many free hours in her days, with golf, bridge, grandchildren and many other interests but I know that she will be a great asset to the west division of the SVLGA and I look forward to working with her over the next 2 years.
To the rest of the committee:
Helen: as Past Captain remains on committee for one more year.
I would like to propose that Ruth Henderson ( Williamwood) and Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch), as secretary and treasurer, having both agreed, continue in their positions.
Maureen Mitchell took Sheila’s position on committee when Sheila became treasurer, and as Helen has said, she now stands down after 2 years on committee. Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and Moira Camerson (Whitecraigs) also stand down after 2 years. We feel, as a committee, that we do not require to have more than 6 members of committe and hope you will support our decision not to replace those standing down. It may not prove successful, in which case we would reconsider our decision next year, but the following people will be your committee for 2011:
Myself as Captain
Vice-Captain: Anna (Milngavie)
Past Captain: Helen (Douglas Park) for 1 year
Secretary: Ruth Henderson (Williamwood)
Treasuruer: Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch)
and Committee Member: Jinty Halley (Dougls Park)
I hope you continue to enjoy your time on Committee and I look forward to working alongside you all.
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May Hughes (Lanark) the West Vets Champion gave the vote of thanks at the the end of the AGM
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