We all love bankers, don’t we. They are forever making life that bit easier……..
To make things as painless as possible we have prepared Amend a Standing Order form that the Bank assures me is accepted by all banks (this is for £10 per month, so should be changed if you are paying a different amount at the moment). I have completed sections 2 and 3 that apply to your Standing Order. You should complete section 1 and sign and date section 4 and then deliver the form to your bank. The change to a Standing Order can also be done online for members who use this facility.
Both accounts will remain open until the changeover is complete and monthly draws will continue as normal.
The new bank address is Royal Bank of Scotland, 288 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, DUNDEE, DD5 2AP
We hope that you get your changes made and this encourages club members not involved to try it out.
So if you fancy an extra hundie in your hippie why not give it a shot.
This article relates to a possible discussion point at the AGM, at item 10. Draft new articles 16 May
The committee are investigating the possibility of becoming a limited liability company so wish to discuss it on Tuesday 30th May 2017.
International Tickets Season 2017-2018 – Season Passes Available
Season Passes to see all of Scotland’s Autumn Tests at BT Murrayfield and the Six Nations Home Matches against England and France are now available through the club.
The match details are
Scotland v Samoa Saturday 11 November 2017 KO TBC
Scotland v New Zealand Saturday 18 November 2017 KO TBC
Scotland v Australia Saturday 25 November 2017 KO TBC
Scotland v England Date and KO to be confirmed
Scotland v France Date and KO to be confirmed
Season Passes are priced as follows:
Gold Sections Adult £310 Under 18 N/A
Silver Sections Adult £222 Under 18 £137
Bronze Sections Adult £155 Under 18 £110
Any member wishing to purchase season passes through the club should contact the Ticket Secretary, Harvie Findlay (email@example.com) no later than 22 May 2017 when payment will also be due. The club receives commission for all season passes sold.
Forms for individual Autumn Tests and for individual Six Nations matches will be issued to members in due course, probably in August 2017.
That’s right, we’ve changed venues more times than Lady GaGa changes costumes at an awards ceremony but this time the decision is final!
Both 1st XV and Titans will be the guests of Morgan Rugby Club and will play their fixtures against GHA 1st & 2nd XV @ Morgan Rugby Club, Alloway Pl, Dundee, DD4 8UA
Kick Off is 2.30pm, see you there!
Our Sincere thanks go to Morgan Rugby Club for their generous hospitality in allowing us to fulfil this fixture.
That’s right folks, a special meeting is to be held on Thursday 21st July 2016 @ 8.15pm. Mayfield Clubhouse.
The focus of the meeting will not be on bel haven best, but on the more important subject of amendments to our constitution.
The end game for this is to make minor changes to our constitution to enable us to qualify for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund and also generally to bring our non-discrimination and child welfare provisions into line with the current requirements of grant-giving bodies.
Let’s make it as good a turn out as the recent AGM!
Look below for the agenda and some moderate bedtime reading. For a copy of the current club constitution, please contact club secretary and equally as exciting Rob Lunn.
for Special General Meeting
to be held on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 8.15 pm at Mayfield
2. New constitution for Dundee High School FP RFC; proposed changes are as outlined below.
3. Other Competent Business
1 Replace existing Clause IV.3) with:
“3) Membership is open to all and no application for membership will be refused on other than reasonable grounds. There will be no discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, having or not having dependents, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, political or other opinion. If an application is refused by the Membership Secretary, the applicant will have the right to submit an appeal for consideration by the Management Committee and to be informed of the decision of that committee within 30 days.”
2Insert new Clause IV.6) as follows:
“6) The Club operates an Equal Opportunities Policy where no one is denied the right to equal access on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, having or not having dependents, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, political or other opinion. There is equality of opportunity in terms of the playing rights and the rights of members to attend general meetings, vote and hold office.”
3Replace existing sub-Clause VII.1) (c) with:
“(c) In addition, the following appointments shall be made by election at the Annual General Meeting, namely Captains of all senior teams (“post-holders”). For the avoidance of doubt, post-holders are not members of the Management Committee unless separately appointed as such under the above provisions.”
4Insert new sub-Clause VII.10):
“10) The Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.”
Coach Colin Sangster has declared himself pleased with the start to pre-season and had this message to anyone who is stilling sitting on the fence or undecided if they want to try rugby at our level:
‘Pre-season is well under way, with decent numbers and really good commitment from the players. We are still looking for any new players who fancy coming along and challenging themselves at National 1 level. A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits at Mayfield.
If you are interested please contact Head Coach Colin Sangster on 07778 805626 or e mail – firstname.lastname@example.org’
Training takes place at Mayfield every Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm and also Saturday mornings @ 10am.
This Saturday’s session was a big hit with the players, with new Titan’s forwards coach Clint “The Mummy” Davie taking a high octane training. It hasn’t been confirmed if T-bone had to sit this one out again or not, but it wasn’t looking good for the veteran on Thursday.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the recent passing of Grant Stout.
Grant attended the High School of Dundee, where he excelled at most sporting activities, particularly athletics and rugby. He went on to become a valued member of the FP Rugby Club, playing mainly at scrum-half but with the ability to slot in to most positions in the back line – even occasionally in the back row of the scrum! Off the field, he served as Rugby Club Treasurer for a spell, and he was also a founder member of the ‘Shankers’ golfing society.
Although small in stature, Grant had the heart of lion and played rugby with the attitude and confidence of someone twice his size. Never one to shirk a tackle, his bravery on the field was matched, in recent years, by the way he faced up to the illness which cruelly overcame him.
Grant’s sister, Gail, has also been a great supporter of the Club over the years and our sincere condolences go out to her, and of course to all of Grant’s family and friends.
This years AGM was memorable for mayny reasons, firstly this report is being posted at 10pm, which means the discussions/arguments are not still ongoing.
Finished off in record time, it was a very positive general meeting which showed the club in rude health in all fronts, especially financially.
Great credit was given to the club committee,in particular, out going club president Fraser Clarkson.
To say the finances of the club have been turned around is an understatement, and accounts are available to all club members from Club Secretary Robin Lunn.
This was due to a number of very successful fund raising events, where the organisers in chief have been given recognition.
Head Coach Colin Sangster outlined his report of the season and noted positives and his plans to improve for the next season. Paramount to this was improving the Titans and becoming a two team club. It appears the money is also where his mouth is, with recruitment already underway and the back room staff for the titans in place with a team manager, forwards and backs coaches selected.
The main event of the night was the appointment of office bearers for season 16/17. So out with the old and in with the new, sort of……
Gerry Tosh, Back to the future for the club stalwart, big boots to fill, following on from Clarkson
The man that puts the Sec in Secretary
Teasurer – after an emphatic year Matt Scott keeps the reins.
With more terms than Sep Blatter, Ken Andrew continues as Rugby convenor.
Eagles convenor – Iain Landsburgh
Retiring President Fraser Clarkson
Del Boy, the fox back in the hen house to stir things up?
Gavin ” Wee Al’s Apprentice” Robertson
Minutes of the rest of the Meeting will be published, but the overall feeling of this year was positive, and if the new committee do half as well as the old it’sgoing to be one hell of a year.
On the playing Side, two new appointments for the comming season
1st XV Captain
2nd XV Captain
Following on from a successful Club AGM was the ever entertaining AU AGM.
After some accounts, the vote was on to replace the outgoing Marc Trusswell as AU president. No replacment has been found, but a thanks to Marc for his efforts throughout the year! The search goes on for his replacement.
AU President and Sec for next year will be Derek Lawson & Gav Garden.
A special mention has to go to Harry Nicol’s comment of the night ” I don’t like Belhaven Best”, thanks for that Harry.
Unfortunately the Beez for Pres movement fell short, there is always next year Beez! #BFP