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Society of Scottish Armigers

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING 17 OCTOBER 2020

The Chairman, The Earl of Eglinton and Winton, welcomed everyone and opened the meeting.

The President, Lord Lyon, provided a detailed overview of Lyon Court operations: petitions, grants, court legal operations, ceremonies, etc... It was great to hear directly from him.

Members present:

There were 18 members online for the virtual meeting: including the Lord Lyon.

Last AGM Minutes: The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, held in Charleston, South Carolina, 2 November 2019, was posted on the SSA website. The Secretary received no corrections.

Officers Reports:

LCDR John Glynn of Glynstewart, USN (Ret.), SSA Secretary, submitted a Secretary’s Report.

COL Charles Shaw, III, USA (Ret.), SSA Treasurer provided a Treasury update.

Officer and Board of Governor’s vacant positions:

Officers:
No vacancies.

Board of Governors whose terms expired at AGM:
COL William Boswell of Toberchurn, USAF (Ret.)
Andrew Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil,
Mark J. Harden, Baron of Cowdenknowes
Michael McAlpin, Commander, Clan McAlpine

All were nominated for a new three year terms and passed by acclimation.


Current Board of Governors (BOG) and ending term of office at AGM:
Donald Draper Campbell [2021]
MAJ Randal Massey of Dunham, USA (Ret.) [2021]
Charles McKerrell of Hillhouse [2021]
Earl of Eglington and Winton [2021]
LCDR John Glynn of Glynstewart, USN (Ret.) [2021]
COL Wayne Morgan, USA (Ret.) [2021]
COL Wilkins F. Urquhart of Urquhart, USAF (Ret.) [2022]
Kevin Conquest [2022]
COL William Boswell of Toberchurn, USAF (Ret.) [2023]
Andrew Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil [2023]
Mark J. Harden, Baron of Cowdenknowes [2023]
Michael McAlpin, Commander, Clan McAlpine [2023]

Brown McCallum, Emeritus Member

Current Officers and ending term of office at AGM:
President: Rev. Dr. Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms
Chairman: Earl of Eglington and Winton [2021]
Vice-Chairman: Viscount Dunrossil [2021]
Secretary: Lieutenant Commander John Glynn of Glynstewart, USN (Ret.) [2022]
Treasurer: Colonel Charles Shaw, III, USA (Ret.) [2022]

AGMs:

The locations of future AGM’s were discussed. Lord Eglinton suggested that the Society adopt virtual Board of Governors and AGMs meetings based on the attendance online for this AGM; greatly reducing member travel, time, and cost.

It was reported by BOG Member Mark Harden that Lord Lyon and George Way of Plean, confirmed by Lord Lyon, will be attending the 2021 Greenville, SC games. The Chairman requested that those who can attend should make every effort do so. The 2021 AGM will be virtual. If someone can host a SSA tent: notify the Secretary so the membership can be notified, and shipping arrangements made to supply a SSA name banner and flag.

Society Business:

The following was discussed:

Request members supply the names, etc. of the heirs in line to inherit their arms. This will be discussed at the virtual BOG meeting to be scheduled in November.

It was recommended by the Treasurer that the BOG discuss actions that need to be taken for members delinquent dues and electing an Assistant Treasurer.

Society Fellow election to be held at the virtual BOG meeting to be scheduled in November 2020.

Secretary reminded members to check the SSA website for updated arms, information, etc.
Bill Boswell of Toberchurn and Glen Cook of Kingerly will review the proposal for members to leave a portion of their estate to SSA. To report the results to the BOG.

The BOG will discuss the option of assuming the SSA website payments from Randal Massey of Dunham. Randal is currently paying the annual website invoice in place of paying dues for himself and son.

Membership Dues:

The Treasurer will send out Dues reminders in Dec 2020 for CY2021, with dues to be paid 1/2021. Reminders will be sent to delinquent members the first quarter of 2021.


AGM CLOSE:

14:15 (EST) Being no other business to discuss, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed. Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted:

Lieutenant Commander John Glynn of Glynstewart, CSt.J, FSA Scot, USN (Ret.), Secretary

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