Venue: Corran Halls, Oban
Contact: Danielle Finlay, Area Governance Assistant - 01631 567945
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST (IF ANY)
The note of the inquorate meeting held on 16 January 2013 was noted, subject to the following exclusions on page 1 at item 2 (vii) and page 2 at item 5, and the amendment on page 2 at item 3, should read Quaich or Plaque.
The Group agreed to recommend the following in relation to the Recognition of Local Achievements’ to the Area Committee:-
1. The proposed Lorn medals are not required given the existing mechanisms to recognise achievement or voluntary service.
2. Quaichs should be issued to deserving individuals and that the following process is noted
i. Proposals intimated to the Council be held pending a Chatham house discussion in September each year to consider nominations;
ii. That discussion will consider if an alternate route should be looked at i.e. BEM submission;
iii. A recipient will not normally be eligible for doing the ‘day job’;
iv. If there is public speculation around an award for an individual that may be a factor that will mitigate against an award being made;
v. No Member should engage in discussion or express support for any proposal publically until the award has been presented;
vi. Members should have regard to previous award justification in ensuring the Quaich remains highly valued by a recipient;
vii. The award would be made on the basis of either;
-actions that have promoted Oban Lorn and the Isles beyond the authority area; and
-voluntary service to the community and that service are drawing to an end.
3. Clubs and organisations who have achieved significant national or international success or where they have achieved a landmark in their chosen area of participation will be eligible for a Quaich or plaque and the same process and timeline will be followed as for individual awards unless there are exceptional circumstances.
4. The Area Committee will seek to agree such awards by consensus as worthy recipients should engender a wide degree of support .The Area Committee will consider whether the scoring mechanism used by third sector grants assessment process might be helpful.