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The Society's office-bearers and current office staff are listed below. To get in touch with an office-bearer, please email info@rscds.org and we will be happy to provide you with contact information. Current office staff, with areas of responsibility and email addresses, are provided below.

Lorna Ogilvie

Chairman

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As Chairman I bring experience and commitment to lead the Society towards its Centenary in 2023. Reinvigorating dancers to share fun and friendship, on the return to the dance floor, is a priority.

William Williamson

Chairman-elect

Jean Martin

President

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Jean has been a committed member of the Society for over 40 years. Her contribution to the Society has been significant and far-reaching; at branch, national, and international levels. She has taught at Summer and Winter Schools as well as day and weekend schools around the world.

Bill Cant

Treasurer

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Bill Cant is the Treasurer of the RSCDS and an active member of the Dundee Branch. Bill heads up FGAP and is responsible for looking after the finances of the Society.

Peter Knapman

Convenor of MS Committee

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I have been a member of both Glasgow and London Branch committees. I am a certified RSCDS teacher and have been teaching for over 30 years. I also have an extensive knowledge of Scottish music and have played for classes.

Anne Taylor

Convenor of E&T Committee

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I am committed to the RSCDS and in particular to the E&T aspects. I would like to help to bring good communication and relationships with organisations to promote further training in music and dance.

Joana Stausberg

Convenor of YS Committee

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I want to collect ideas and connect dancers to promote SCD to young dancers, and keep it alive and kicking. I’m especially interested in supporting family activities and encouraging young dancers to travel.

Roy Bain

Member

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I would like to assist the Society in continuing its efforts to promote Scotland’s culture of Dance and Music across all age ranges.

Gary Coull

Member

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I believe that my passion for, and knowledge of, Scottish country dancing, my professional skills and experience, understanding of Scottish legislative affairs and my desire to ensure ordinary members are listened to, would be of benefit to the RSCDS and Scottish country dancing in general.

Neil Copland

Member

Trevor Clarke

Member

Fiona Grant

Member

David Macdonald

Member

Jane Meikle

Member

Joan Nesbitt

Member

Katherine Butler

Graphic Design & Media Officer

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As the office Creative, I work closely with all members of the team (as well as Branches and Groups) to create engaging artwork that promotes Scottish Country Dance worldwide. I’m passionate about evolving and modernising our brand through digital, print and product development.

Cécile Hascoët

Retail & Membership Officer

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I started my working career as a bookseller and then as a publishing assistant. I now enjoy my role here in retail and membership services. I manage the RSCDS shop, but also assist the Membership Services Committee and the Editorial team in their various projects. I also process Branch awards and membership renewals.

Clare MacGregor

Office Manager

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As the Office Manager, my role is to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the RSCDS Office. Reporting to the Chairman and Board, I aim to lead staff in providing high quality service to RSCDS members and Branches, and in representing the Society to the public.

Sandra Parish

Finance Manager

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I am an ACCA affiliate, currently working towards becoming a Certified Accountant. As part of my diverse role I look after the day-to-day finances at the RSCDS, from dealing directly with suppliers, to the preparation and analysis of budgets and quarterly Management Accounts. I also administer funding applications for JMMF and the Development Fund.

Moira Thomson

Events Manager

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Summer School; Winter School; AGM; Spring Fling; training events; projects relating to Youth Services Committee.

Alan Macpherson

Honorary Archivist

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Alan Macpherson is the Honorary Archivist for the RSCDS and is in the office on Tuesday and Thursday.

Education & Training Committee

Anne Taylor

Convenor & Schools Director

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I am committed to the RSCDS and in particular to the E&T aspects. I would like to help to bring good communication and relationships with organisations to promote further training in music and dance.

Sue Porter

Member

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I will bring my teaching, people management and administration skills to help build a welcoming, forward looking and dynamic society for all to enjoy.

Deb Lees

Member

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I have previously been a member of the Education and Training Committee and I would like to build on that experience and play a part in the continuing development of the Society.

Muriel Bone

Member

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I wish to contribute to the Society by working to ensure we have teachers with relevant skills for enthusing both competitive and social dancers.

Deirdre MacCuish Bark

Member

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I have been a member of the RSCDS Toronto Branch for 40 years and an RSCDS teacher for over 20 of these. I am interested in all aspects of Education and Training to keep Scottish Country Dance alive, well and fun for future generations of dancers.

Mervyn Short

Member

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I have been dancing for over 40 years and am a member of BHS Border Branch where I teach weekly classes. I also teach at Day and Weekend Schools all over the world, and deliver training for the Teaching Certificate. I'm passionate about promoting Scottish country dancing and the RSCDS.

Anne Robertson

Member

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I hope that my experience in education and in other areas of adult training can be useful to our E&T development as we train and support those involved in the widest range of teaching situations.

Oluf Olufsen

Member

Rachel Shankland

Member

Membership Services Committee

Peter Knapman

Convenor

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I have been a member of both Glasgow and London Branch committees. I am a certified RSCDS teacher and have been teaching for over 30 years. I also have an extensive knowledge of Scottish music and have played for classes.

Luke Brady

Music Director

Angela Young

Member

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Since becoming a member of the RSCDS I strive to use my knowledge and skills to fulfill Society objectives. My extensive SCD experience alongside my professional knowledge would make a valuable contribution to the work of the Committee.

Alan Ross

Member

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A member of the RSCDS for over 20 years and a musician/bandleader with over 40 years' experience of playing all over the world for Scottish Country Dancing, including Summer School.

Keith Rose

Member

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I started dancing in the 1970s and for very many years I have served on the local committee in Bedford where I also run a weekly class. I have retired from computer programming and now spend much of my time drawing dance diagrams.

Ainslie Dunnett

Member

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I have been a member of the RSCDS for 12 years, 6 as a qualified teacher, teaching classes and workshops in Cumbria. I have experience on Branch committees in Dumfries and North West Craven. I would like dancers everywhere to be able to have as much fun dancing as I do!

Youth Services Committee

Joana Stausberg

Convenor

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I want to collect ideas and connect dancers to promote SCD to young dancers, and keep it alive and kicking. I’m especially interested in supporting family activities and encouraging young dancers to travel.

Moira Korus

Member

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I am currently a member of the Toronto Branch and a qualified teacher. I feel that I will bring to this committee, good organization and planning skills and attention to detail as well as a passion for and commitment to young people dancing.

Aymeric Fromherz

Member

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I started dancing in Lyon when I was 15. As I quickly became involved in dancing events, both as a dancer and as a pianist, I appreciated meeting other young enthusiastic dancers, and would like to now help attract new people to the RSCDS.

Malin Altenmüller

Member

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I'm currently dancing in Glasgow but also enjoy travelling to SCD events abroad. The young dancers community is very welcoming and full of energy; I would like to encourage and support young dancers to join us!

Philippa McKee

Member

Abigail Brown

Member

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