RSPBA may shut down additional outside involvement in World’s Development Group
The RSPBA in January reached out to the world’s pipers and drummers, asking them to offer up their suggestions as to how to improve the World Pipe Band Championships, the organization’s biggest annual event. But, after three months, the association says it may shut down the request for outsiders’ involvement due to a lack of response.
In January the RSPBA announced on its website that it was seeking “the views of as many stakeholders as possible,” so that the organization could build a database of those interested in helping with creative concepts.
The call for participation in the “World’s Development Group” stated, “We need to be able to identify who people are, and what your experiences, opinions are of the format of the present World Pipe Band Championships. Also what are your opinions of the way the World Pipe Band Championship should be developed over the next few years?”
At the association’s March 13th annual general meeting it was revealed that not many people had responded, and therefore the ability for those not already involved with the group to join may be shut down, according to a branch executive member present at the meeting, “in a few weeks.”
Those interested must first submit information online, including name, e-mail address, age-range and phone number, with a promise to be contacted thereafter., including name, e-mail address, age-range and phone number, with a promise to be contacted thereafter.
It is not clear how much of a time commitment involvement in the group would require, but the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The RSPBA are looking for ideas from the public as to how they can improve the World’s, and the ideas will be listened to. It does not require a large commitment of time. The RSPBA sees the [World’s] as a fantastic addition to the Scottish events calendar and are committed to making it stronger and better each year.”
Also at the organization’s AGM, a motion to convert the association to “a private company limited by guarantee” was passed. The status is used primarily for nonprofit organizations that require a legal personality, with members who act as guarantors who agree to contribute a nominal amount in the event that the company is dissolved. A private company limited by guarantee is a common status for clubs, membership organizations, and residential property management companies and sports associations.