This move reflects the Royal Club's intentions to interact more with club curlers. More communication has been the cry by many in recent years.
The whole issue of how Scotland's curlers should be represented on the sport's governing body is currently under discussion. At present each club has a vote, regardless of whether that club has ten members or a hundred. Is it time to move to 'one curler, one vote'? I wonder. It will be interesting to see how many individual curlers are interested enough in how the sport is governed to attend the AGM next month.
Two seminars are planned for the morning of AGM day. The first of these sees the launch of a Club Development Manual. At the second seminar details of new coaching qualifications and courses will be revealed.
Talking of voting, the elections for the two vacancies for Elected Directors on the Board have been ongoing for the past couple of months. Clubs have until May 31 (Thursday) to vote.
The three candidates are Irene Hird (Dollar Ladies), Lockhart Steele (Lesmahagow), William Nicoll (Bank of Scotland - Fife)