Message from Immediate Past President, Ian McIntyre

The dust has settled after another hugely busy and very enjoyable and successful conference at Irvine. I would like to thank Bill Nolan, Jane Brown, Irvine Burns Club, Irvine Lasses and of course Margaretann, Bev and the conference committee for running the event on very professional lines.

The many hundreds of people Moira and I have met during my Presidential year have made the whole experience very special and I thank particularly the friends in Canada and USA who were so generous with their welcome and hospitality. This has been true of clubs and organisations at home and the experience has been memorable to say the least. Robert Burns has opened many doors for me.

I will support Bill Nolan to the absolute best of my ability. The RBWF is in strong leadership hands with a man who is well connected, erudite and dynamic and I look forward to our first Board meeting.