I am sorry to have to make this announcement. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID conditions, the board has made the decision to hold our AGM on September 17 via Zoom as we did in 2020. A zoom link will be sent out to all members on September 16. If you have not yet renewed your membership please do so prior to that date to be included. The meeting will begin at 7:00 and will be followed with break out groups to let us connect with others.
Take care and stay safe.
Vicki Downey, President, RSCDS Vancouver
See below notice for AGM details.
RSCDS Vancouver Branch AGM
7p.m. on September 17, 2021
The Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will be held online via Zoom on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM. 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 2021/2022 season.
Returning to the Board for the second year of their two-year terms are President Vicki Downey, Fran Hillier as Executive Director (Vice President), Arden Williams as Executive Director (Corresponding Secretary) and Directors-at-large Barbara Kisilevsky (Membership), Cathrine Conings (Publicity), Sandra Anderson (BC Highland Games Representative), Christine Cardinal (Event Coordinator), and Tereza Cabral (Equipment).
The Nominating Committee proposes that Executive Directors Stewart Cunningham (Treasurer), Sue Biddle (Recording Secretary) and Director-at-large Frances Caruth (Dancing Coordinator) return to the Board for another two-year term. The nominating committee also proposes that John Robertson be elected for a one-year term as a Director-at-Large.
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.
Vancouver Branch Members can access the 2021 AGM Notice & Information Package, 2021 AGM Signed Financial Statements, and the 2020 Draft AGM Minutes by clicking HERE.
President, RSCDS Vancouver Branch
A link has been placed on the Branch website to a new resource on the dances of Mary Isdale MacNab. She was one of the most significant figures of twentieth-century Scottish dance, and her adult life was spent in Vancouver. Her two demonstration groups, the BC Highland Lassies and the Braemar Dancers (of whom our own Isobel Hyde was one) performed dances which Mrs MacNab had collected and choreographed. These dances, many previously published and others not, have now been brought together with accompanying videos by Stephen Webb of the London Branch. This wonderful archive has now been made available to dancers everywhere.
50 years of dancing in Vancouver (1964-2014)