Announcement on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Harmeny AC
None of us could have envisaged what an impact the Pandemic would have on all our lives and the inevitable disruption this has meant for our organised club activities and social events. Thankfully we have built up a strong group of coaches and volunteers who have worked hard to remain connected with the membership. From remote coaching to organising virtual events, quizzes and local cross-country events over the winter for our young athletes. All this against a continually changing backdrop of Covid related restrictions and guidance.
Emerging from lockdown has also created a variety of challenges for our coaches. New regulations, procedures, heavily restrictive and difficult to interpret at times have meant quickly adapting to new ways of delivering organised sessions and events. The board would like to extend their gratitude to all our members who have contributed to this in whatever capacity and also to Melissa Stoddart our volunteer Covid Officer whom we are sure didn’t expect to remain in this challenging role for close to a year.
In particular, the board would like to recognise the contribution of one individual who has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, interpreting the guidance, planning and organising sessions, advising coaches as well as liaising with our neighbouring clubs and governing body. Add to that the ongoing role of Club Secretary and a full schedule of junior coaching commitments and you start to appreciate what a huge commitment this has been.
The board feel on this occasion that a simple thankyou however heartfelt is not enough and have unanimously agreed the only appropriate accolade is to award Craig Stewart Honorary lifetime membership of Harmeny AC. Craig will now join a very small number of members who have been awarded lifetime membership for making a significant contribution to the development of the club.