The club’s Annual General Meeting was held on 18 October 2018 in Perth. Allan takes over as Chair, Davie continues as Secretary, Angela as Treasurer, all ably assisted by a committee comprising Alastair, Bill, Mike, Fiona and Moira.
New data protection regulations
TAY has always aimed to respect and protect the personal data of all our members, noting that the vast majority of your orienteering relevant data is collected by British Orienteering or Scottish Orienteering and shared with appropriate and approved TAY members.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes rules and safeguards on those who hold and process personal data, i.e. data relating to living identifiable individuals. In the interests of being open and fair, the club wishes to inform members of the data held and how it is used.
Permanent Orienteering Courses
Come and try orienteering in your own time on our new Permanent Orienteering Courses at Kinnoull Hill. Maps can be downloaded from the British Orienteering Website Our old "Woodland Challenge" permanent courses at the Hermitage (Dunkeld), the Knock (Crieff) and St Magadalene's Hil (Perth) are currently out of action due to storm damage and forestry operations and we do not recommend their use.
Volunteer Event Co-ordinator
We're keen to hear from club members who are interested in taking on the role of Event Co-ordinator.
Club Development Officer contract ends
It's time to say goodbye to Mel Nicoll, Club Development Officer - but club development remains a priority.
Safeguarding in sport
The SOA is working closely with Children First who, among other things, support all sports in safeguarding children. Their message is a simple one and is summed up in a new video. Watch it here
Help raise funds for the club
Hello, I'm Dug, the Tayside Orienteers' club mascot. I'm helping to raise funds for the club this year. All you have to do is guess my birthday - 50p a go! Look out for me and the diary where you can pick a date at club events this year. You can enter as many times as you like and the lucky winner will be announced at our Christmas event in December. Good luck!
Inc. Gift Aid declaration form
The Scottish Orienteering Association is a charity, and one of the advantages of this is that the SOA can claim gift aid tax-relief on donations people make to the SOA. This includes the SOA part of your annual orienteering subs. The SOA has agreed to return this money to clubs for a minimum of three years, and potentially longer. Find out how to fill in a Gift Aid declaration on your annual membership fee.
Club membership renewal notices have been going out over the past weeks via British Orienteering, who administer this on behalf of clubs. Read on for a reminder of the benefits to find out why you should renew.