June 16, 2007

Former WCF President Roy Sinclair honoured at Royal Club AGM

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club AGM was held at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, today (June 16). Amongst all the business, a very special honour was bestowed upon Roy Sinclair, a former RCCC President and until recently the President of the World Curling Federation. Roy was asked to become an Honorary Member of the Royal Club. There are only two other such Members - His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, and Alan Johnston, the former RCCC President from Aberdeen.

In accepting, Roy spoke about his involvement with our sport and recalled how he became involved in its politics! He was visibly moved by being honoured in this way by the Royal Club, and when he finished speaking he received a standing ovation from the members present.

Other highlights of the meeting saw the announcement of the results of the Board elections. Irene Hird was re-elected to serve for a further three years. Lockhart Steele was elected for the first time.

Tommy Hinnigan is now Royal Club President, and Matt Murdoch became Vice-president.

I'll post more details from what was an interesting and enjoyable day (actually it really was not bad as far as AGMs go!) in the week ahead, as I get my thoughts together.

Photos (from top): Roy at the podium; Irene and Lockhart; Tommy receiving his badge of office from retiring President Alistair McCabe.

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