GKC accepted for charitable status

Glasgow Kayak Club has been incorporated as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization (SCIO) for the purpose of promoting the sport of kayaking.   This gives the club a legal status and opens new opportunities for fundraising.  There should be very little change in the normal operation of the club, but as we are now a legal entity members now have a legal responsibility to  act in the interests of the club…


Cancelling and paying for event bookings

We have added a new feature to allow you to cancel an event booking by clicking a link in the booking confirmation email.  Please note that refunds are not automatic and are not guaranteed, though we usually do our best. You can also pay for unpaid bookings from a link in the confirmation email, in case payment failed for any reason. And you can still either cancel or pay from…


Pinkston Organisation for 2017 – Volunteers Required

Pinkston 2017 Organisation – Volunteers Required The position of “Pinkston Organiser” needs to be filled for the club and will be put forwards at the club AGM on Tuesday The posting is to make a request for club members to volunteer for the following: 1.       Pinkston Organiser One person required to take on the role of organising the club Tuesday activities at Pinkston.  Some details are given below. 2.       White…


New Constitution

We are proposing a major change to the club constitution at this year’s AGM.  This will allow us to apply for registration as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) which has several advantages for the club, including access to funding sources currently closed to us.   Members are invited to  check out the proposed new constitution and contact us with any comments or suggestions before the AGM.   Glasgow Kayak…


Changes to bookings system

A few people have reported problems booking recently – mainly due to the high demand for places at Pinkston – so I have made some changes.  You will see a few wee differences when you book, but the main one is unpaid bookings will no longer appear on the list. If you pay successfully and your booking still does not appear, wait a bit and look again.  We rely on getting…


GKC Polo News

Having won division 4 last year (we drew a game, but didn’t lose any), and because the new SCA Polo Committee have re-arranged the divisional structure to introduce a series of development tournaments instead of the old divsion 4, GKC have been invited to enter the Scottish League in Division 2 this year. Changes include a massive increase in the number of tournaments from 2 last year to 5 this…