The AGM last Wednesday, February 23, saw the meeting welcome Douglas Orr as the Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Captain for the season 2011-2012.
The Orr family has been associated with the Club for three generations and Douglas expressed his pride in being asked to take on the office of Captain seeing this as the pinnacle of his membership, which spans more then 50 years.
After thanking David for all his efforts, the new Captain highlighted the fact that this was very much a transitional year for the Club and there were many challenges ahead. He commented on the success of the communications 'revolution' and the hope to get more Members involved with the Club, highlighting a survey document which was distributed with the subscription notices. Douglas also mentioned the need to restructure the Club and would be setting up a Working Group that would look into such issues as voting rights and the preferred area.
Douglas introduced the three new Committee members, Brian Wallace, Ewan Preston and Graeme Hope and followed that with naming Alan Hill as his Vice-Captain.
Everyone concerned, I'm sure will support the new regime in their dedication and efforts to progress the Club.