Thursday 8th March 2012
The thing with all constituted organisations is that at least once a year you have to have an AGM. And the thing is AGMs is that they can often be a little..., well mundane. All that approving accounts and voting for office bearers. So, this year we decided to spice things up a little.
Commuting DiscoverGlencoe style
Thanks must go to Laurence at Glencoe Activities for putting together the programme. Meeting at the Dragon's Tooth Golf Course Club House provided an opportunity to meet some of our local activity providers, and munch the odd bacon roll.
Expert tuition was on hand
The general idea was that the meeting would be held in the adjacent Ballachulish Hotel, but to get there you had to master the segways. As would be expected, this did provide much hilarity and fun, but it has to said that most of our attending members were ready for the challenge.
Karl - your guide and mentor at Glencoe Photography
There was a half hour or so in the club house car park where it looked a little chaotic, but the segways are surprisingly easy to master, and soon we had it all under control, thnaks to some expert tuition.
Keith looking like an old hand already
From there it was all aboard segways, across the golf course and to the Ballachulish Hotel, and the more formal part of the day. The management and staff at the hotel did us proud, and we're extremely grateful for their support - and their lunch.
Keith. Or maybe Mark. Either way, it's definitely Paddle Lochaber
The AGM went well, and it was good to get our members talking about pertinent issues facing tourism in the south Lochaber area, and across Scotland as a whole.
The Vertical Descents stand - the guys were out in the rain organising the segways.
It's rare that we actually get the time to meet our fellow members, though with days like today we should perhaps make an effort to catch up more in the future. On that note, please bring your wet suit/skis/climbing boots* to the next meeting. (Delete as appropriate once we chose a venue!)
A presentation by The Outdoor Capital of the UK
Put him behind the wheel of a golf buggy and he's in his own little world! Thanks, Laurence!