The Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

June 2007
Newsletter No 163

In this issue:

Ball Report
Branch Social & AGM


Annual Ball 2007

Although our numbers were a little down this year the ball was just as great an event as always. In fact it was rather special. For anyone who doesn`t already know, this year is the 35th anniversary of our branch and to celebrate it we had a magnificent cake, baked by Philip, and bubbly all round served during the raffle draw. The cake was ceremonially cut earlier by four of our current and previous Chairmen (apologies to Margaret if she minds!).

Annual Ball 2007

All of our visitors seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly and, as far as I know, there were no complaints unless anyone feels aggrieved at not getting into the picture!


This will be held on Sunday 24th June in Oakley Village Hall starting at the earlier time of 7.30pm. Nigel Pilgrim will MC the dancing and his programme is as follows:-

Hooper`s Jig J Reel of the Royal Scots R
Maxwell`s Rant R Tribute to the Borders J
The Gentleman S Silver Tassie S
Seton`s ceilidh Band J Shiftin` Bobbins R
Clutha R Pelorus Jack J
Wind on Lock Fyne S Butterscotch and Honey S
The Sailor H Irish Rover R
EXTRAS:   Highland Rambler  R,    Birks of Invermay   S,   West`s Hornpipe  H
The AGM will take place during the tea interval and will be dealt with as quickly as possible.


  1. To receive apologies
  2. To adopt the minutes of the AGM held on 25th June 2006
  3. To consider any matters arising from those minutes
  4. To receive and adopt the Chairman`s report
  5. To receive and adopt the Hon. Secretary`s report
  6. To receive and adopt the Hon Treasurers report
  7. The election of the committee: Chairman
    Hon. Secretary
    Hon. Treasurer
    Committee members
The following nominations have been received for next year`s committee:-
Chairman George Hogg Helen Rose Diane Aitken
Secretary Alex Lawton Nigel Pilgrim George Hogg
Treasurer Keith Rose Margaret Pell Joan Sawyer
Diane Aitken Margaret Pell Keith Rose
Margaret Pell Joan Sawyer Nigel Pilgrim
Helen Rose Diane Aitken Nigel Pilgrim
Joan Sawyer Nigel Pilgrim Carol Usher
Carol Usher Joan Sawyer Margaret Pell
As I mentioned in the last newsletter Nigel, our present chairman, is standing down after this AGM. At present we have one nomination for a new chairman and, as he is already a committee member, this leaves us with one fewer ordinary members. Anyone who would be willing to join us would be most welcome. The time it takes is minimal and the duties are very light!

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