It is with regret that we announce that Adam Graham has stepped down from his role as the Honorary Secretary of the Royal West, effective immediately. Adam had intended to take this action at the AGM scheduled for March, but this did not happen due to the impossibility of holding an AGM in these COVID times. He has worked tirelessly for the best interests of the Club and has been down at the Club practically every day since lockdown started.
Adam first joined the Committee in 1995 as Captain of Boats. Since then he has held many roles including Vice President and for the last 10 years, he has been the Honorary Secretary. He was instrumental in helping to set up the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association and introducing St. Ayles Skiffs to the Royal West.
Adam will be sorely missed given his long experience and competence. Joe Heffernan has agreed to take on the duties of Honorary Secretary and hopes that the Membership will approve of this change when we are finally able to have an AGM.
A full listing of all the things that Adam has done for the Royal West would fill a book, but the Committee fully understands and supports his decision. The Committee is immensely grateful for his past contributions. We will formally recognise his years of service when the AGM takes place so that the membership can formally recognise his role in the continuing success of the Royal West.
We wish him and Karen joy and contentment as life carries them forward.