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Vancouver Branch
Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will be held at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver, on Friday, September 27, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM.  Members are urged to attend the meeting at which there will be opportunities to offer feedback on past events, provide suggestions for future events and activities, and vote in the election of Executive Directors and Directors-at-large for the 2019 – 2020 season.

Retiring from the Board are Executive Directors Peter Richards (Past President) and Sally Marshall (Recording Secretary).

Returning to the Board for the second year of their two-year terms are Executive Director Vicki Downey (Vice-president), and Directors-at-large Barbara Kisilevsky (Membership), Donna Main (BC Highland Games), Sandra Anderson and Christine Cardinal (Events Coordinators), and Tereza Cabral (Equipment).

The Nominating Committee proposes that Executive Director Stewart Cunningham (Treasurer) return to the Board for another two-year term and that Executive Director Gillian Beattie (Corresponding Secretary) and Director-at-large Janet Mason (Publicity) remain on the Board for one additional year.  The Nominating Committee also proposes that Sue Biddle join the Board as Executive Director (Recording Secretary) and Fran Caruth as Director-at-large to be assigned a specific responsibility at the first Board meeting following the AGM.  Both will serve two-year terms.

According to Bylaw 4.6, “no director may be a Director for more than six consecutive years.  The Members at an Annual General Meeting may vote to waive this rule for a specific member …”  Heather Hankin has served three years as Events Coordinator, two as Vice-president, and one as President.  There is one year remaining in her two-year term as president.  The Nominating Committee proposes that the Members vote to waive Bylaw 4.6 to allow Heather to complete her term.

Any two members of the Branch may nominate a candidate for any Board position.  Nominations may be mailed to the Corresponding Secretary, care of the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6P 4N2 or presented at the AGM.  Note that written consent is required of any nominee who will not be present at the AGM.

See the Board Documents page under the About Us tab for the complete Information package, the Financial Statements for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year, and the minutes of the 2018 AGM..

Heather Hankin, President, RSCDS Vancouver Branch

Bring & Buy Sale before the AGM

We will have a Bring & Buy table(s) for all things Scottish (sporrans, kilts, shoes, CDs, book, etc.) at the AGM on September 27.  The table will open at 6 pm and close at 6:45 pm sharp.  Sellers will manage their own sales and money.  To register contact Fran Caruth at 604.922.6842 or



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