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The Committee is elected every year by our members at the Annual General Meeting in October.
The positions of Chairman, Diving Officer, Treasurer, and two Ordinary Committee Members are statutory with the remaining positions co-opted.
The 2017-18 Committee is as follows:
Kevin Briggs or 'Briggs' as he is commonly known, is a proud club and committee member and has been with LUEC for nearly 18 years. With a 'you-get-what-you-see' attitude, he is a well-rounded old fella in a dry-suit.
Alison started diving in 1991 and gradually worked her way through her BSAC training to Advanced Diver level and Open Water Instructor. She is still a keen diver and is particularly interested in the work carried out by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Seasearch diving.
She is also interested in the history of our seas and has been involved with Historic Scotland and the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS). And still, after 26 years, Alison enjoys the odd dive in Stoney Cove!
Rowan began diving as a teenager when his father taught scuba-diving in South Africa. Having not achieved any formal diving qualifications, he joined BSAC in the UK in 2011 and completed his Ocean Diver the following year. Sports Diver and Dive Leader came shortly thereafter and he has recently qualified as a BSAC Open Water Instructor. A sidemount diver, he has also completed his IANTD Introductory Cave Diver course. A professionally qualified engineer, Rowan enjoys all things technical and can often be found tinkering with a variety of gadgets and gizmos.
Good ol' Jurek. He collects the money and we try to spend it as fast as we can! He should be made Chancellor of the Exchequer as, somehow, he always manages to get our subs out of us and still leave us smiling. Jurek has been a member since 1783 and is an unquestionably-safe pair of hands.
Boat Officer - Tony Farrant
Tony is an Advanced Diver and Open Water Instructor. He controls the logistics of our trips and keeps our RIB “Vixen” in tip-top condition. Tony has many years of diving and sea-going experience (a Navy Submariner no less) and can be relied on for sound advice. His diving trips are legendary and are often oversubscribed.
Snorkelling Officer - John Richardson
We are in the very privileged position of having four snorkel instructors, of which John is one, handing our diving instructors quality trainees that can both fin and control their breathing properly. We have a very strong snorkelling group that has absolutely no desire at all to mess about with all that “Scuba nonsense!”
Welfare Officer - Katherine Burns
Katherine has been a member of our Club for over 20 years. She is an Advanced Diver, an Open Water Instructor, and is a very active supporter of the Marine Conservation Society, faithfully recording dive site information for the Seasearch database. Katherine is always on hand to give guidance and instruction and to pass on her formidable amount of knowledge to all our divers both new and old.
Ordinary Committee Member - Rebecca Phillips
We look forward to representing your interests over the next year.
A memoriam to Robert (Bob) Atkinson, LUEC's longest serving Diving Officer of over 30 years, can be read here.