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Dear Member,

Welcome to season 2018/2019 and can I also take this early opportunity, on behalf of myself and the Management Committee, to thank you for your continued support and patience during the last couple of seasons: it has been a time of significant change, in many respects, within the Association, firstly with the significant constitutional changes which were followed by the reorganisation of the council to become the current Management Committee.

Throughout this I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by a Management Committee who have worked extremely hard, behind the scenes, to ensure the transition during these challenges has been as smooth as possible; personally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them – some of whom went above and beyond to do so.

One of the major changes brought about by the new constitution was the reduction of the number of members’ meetings, I would therefore encourage you to attend as many of these as possible; the dates of which are enclosed in this book.  If you are newer member and nervous about attending your first meeting or training session then I assure you a warm welcome awaits and you will be made to feel very much part of the association; if you are experienced member who has not attended either of these for some time it would be nice to see you return to share your experiences with our newer referees and. of course, keep up to date with all the latest changes and modifications within the Laws of the Game.  As I mentioned earlier it has been a time of exciting change since I became President and will continue into this, my final season in the role.

In conclusion, I would encourage you to participate fully in your association and if we can do anything or be of assistance in anyway then do not hesitate to contact either myself of any member of the Management committee, who will happily assist you.

I look forward to seeing you at some point in the season.

William Insch
President
Renfrewshire Referees Association


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