On Saturday the Scottish
Studies Foundation and the Scottish Studies Society held their AGM at the
Bow & Arrow Pub in Toronto where new Directors were appointed to the
Scottish Studies Foundation Board and Nola Crewe was appointed as the new
President of the Scottish Studies Society. David Hunter too on the
Presidency of the Scottish Studies Foundation for a further year.
This meeting also saw the
retirement of Alan MacKenzie who has been on the board for many years and
has done much sterling work for both the Foundation and Society. He has
however agreed to keep in touch and will continue to do what he can for
the Scottish Studies.
Here are a few pictures
from the event...
At the AGM David Hunter
revealed that of the two pledges the Foundation had made (1) A $750,000
pledge toward raising a permanent chair of Scottish Studies at the
University of Guelph and (2) A further pledge of $250,000 toward the chair
which have us the right to call it the Scottish Studies Foundation Chair.
The first pledge has now been paid in full and the first $50,000 has been
paid towards the second $250,000. We have another 8 years to raise
the balance of $200,000.
In addition, the Foundation
have raised further sums to help purchase rare books and manuscripts for
the McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph as well as donating
further funds to provide a PC to the Scottish Studies office and also to
help provide staffing of the office. Other donations were made to help
produce a Scottish music CD, bring back the Burns Club of Toronto
and to the Ed Stewart Foundation at the University of Guelph. Other
information on the Foundation and Society activity can be viewed on the
Foundation web site.
The hard working Directors
were treated to a pub lunch after the AGM which was appreciated by
all in attendance.