'The aim of the group is to encourage and promote interest in road safety by providing help and advice to those members of the general motoring public who wish to review, adapt and update their driving / riding skills in preparation for the RoSPA Advanced Drivers' and Riders (RoADAR), Advanced Driving / Riding Tests. Tuition is provided free to group members by RoADAR registered group tutors, all of whom have passed the test at the highest grades and are registered tutors with RoADAR.
Congratulations are due to Group Tutor Shona Mathie who in the latter part of 2018 presented herself for her triennial RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle Test and once again obtained a Gold grading. Shona is the Group’s only Female Tutor and we hope that her continued success encourages others to take their test. Well done Shona.
Try and win a years free membership to RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders East Kilbride by entering our caption competition via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ekroadar/ . Closing date is 12th Jan 2019 and full Terms and Conditions are on the Facebook page.
The Group held it’s AGM on Wednesday 14th November with 22 members present ensuring we had a quorum per the Constitution. A number of existing committee members were prepared to stand for re-election. Julie Green, Craig McCulloch and Claire Quin stood down and the Chair and Committee would like to thank them for their work over the years and helping the group to get where it is today. Lesley Adam, Colin Blackley, Lachie Macdonald, Shona Mathie and Ewan Towie were nominated and elected to committee and we thank them for their support. The team is looking forward to developing the group in 2019. Thank you to all our members for their support during the year. The full committee can be viewed HERE
For the last two years John Badley has been our regional co-ordinator acting as the link between local groups in Scotland and Ireland and RoADAR HQ. John recently stepped down to focus on the south west groups he also represents. I am very pleased to report that Allan Mauchline our own Treasurer and car tutor has been appointed to the role and will represent Ireland Riders, Munster Riders, Northern Ireland Drivers and Riders, Ayrshire Riders, Ayrshire Drivers, East Renfrewshire Drivers and Riders, East Kilbride Drivers and Riders and Edinburgh and Lothian Drivers and Riders.
Allan’s remit is to represent all the groups listed above, but having one of our own at the “top table” will keep us better informed and even provide an opportunity to influence a less southerly bias to many RoSPA and RoADAR activities.
Allan formally assumes the role on 1st November and I am sure you will join me in wishing him well in the role. Allan has also confirmed that he will continue in his Group Treasurer role subject to ratification at the AGM.