Annual Council Meeting and Awards Presentations 2015

16 September 2015

Annual Council Meeting & Awards Presentations 2015

The ASA East Region held its Annual Council Meeting on Saturday, September 12, including the annual awards presentation.

The Annual Council meeting gave the membership an opportunity to consider the Annual Report and Accounts and saw elections to various East Region posts, the inauguration of the new President and gave an opportunity for the outgoing President to report on her engagements over the previous year.

Kay McGuire became East Region President for 2015/16 and was presented with the chain of office by outgoing President, Gerry Metcalf.

Reporting on her year of office, Gerry Metcalf thanked all those who volunteer to support aquatics in the East Region and paid homage to the talented athletes across all aquatic disciplines, who strive for success.

Kay McGuire was commended to the meeting by Tom Baster, who gave a background to her nomination as President. Kay, who was honoured to be nominated as President, expressed a willingness to attend county and regional events across all disciplines.

There were three vacancies for Elected Members of the Management Board, two were for the full three year term of office and one was for a one year term of office. Both Andy Morton and Tom Baster, were current board members and had put themselves forward for re-election for the three year posts. Both were duly elected and will hold office until September 2018.

The Chairman reported that a casual vacancy had arisen as a result of Dean Walker's resignation from the Board, following his appointment as ASA Club Development Officer. Gerry Metcalf had put herself forward for this post and was duly elected to serve until September 2016.


The ACM was delighted to welcome the winners of the 2015 Regional Awards and their guests. Tom Baster, Chair of the Regional Awards Panel, explained that, following changes to the national awards scheme, ASA East Region had decided to run separate Regional Recognition Awards.

The following Recognition Award winners were presented with their awards by the East Region President, Gerry Metcalf.


  • Club Volunteer of the Year: Paul Bowman, Newmarket & District SC
  • Outstanding County or Regional Contribution: Warwick Thompson, Norwich Swan SC
  • Volunteer Teacher or Coach of the Year: Victoria Tidmas, Harlow Penguins SC
  • Outstanding Contribution to swimming in the community: Gillian Briars, West Suffolk SC
  • Services to Officials' Development: Stewart Murray, West Norfolk SC


The ASA East Region Silver Pin is awarded to volunteers that have made a contribution that has significantly helped to develop swimming within the ASA East Region. Silver Pins were awarded to:

  • John Bellis, South Beds Masters SC
  • Ian Mackenzie, Hoddesdon SC
  • Terry Pauley, City of Cambridge SC


The Jeff Cook Salver is awarded to a person, team or club that has made a significant contribution to the sport within the Region. The Jeff Cook Salver was awarded to:

  • Janet Warrington, Hoddesdon SC

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