Last night saw new younger members and prospective members come together in the beautiful surroundings of the Willingdon Drawing Room for an evening of drinks and discussion, plus a chance to meet the Younger Members Committee and find out about all that the club has to offer.
With the wine and conversation flowing, Younger Members Committee Chair Samantha Pickett welcomed the new and familiar faces, before introducing Secretary Malcolm Ellison, who announced the new committee member. Voted for by fellow members, Robert Gray takes up the post of Ordinary Member on the Committee, congratulations!
Next, Director of Arts Geoff Parkin introduced the crowd to the work ROSL does in promoting young musicians at the start of their careers, through the Annual Music Competition and scholarship scheme, which sees talent spotted and nurtured all over the Commonwealth.
He also highlight some of the events that members can look forward to next year, such as the Commuter Concerts series, which will be launching in April and offer one-hour of the finest music making for members to enjoy on their way home. Taking place on Tuesday evenings straight after D-G's drink, watch this space for more information on the line-up in the New Year.
Then followed Visual Arts Curator Eilidh McCormick, who invited the Younger Members to join in the Incognito exhibition, which will be adorning the walls next month. There are also a number of other new arts events being planned in 2019, such as life drawing classes and a photography competition. Keep an eye on ROSL News for information about these in 2019.
Following the speeches, the crowd continued to enjoy the drinks with some heading down to the Duke of York Bar to make the most of their visit to the club. We hope to see you at the next Younger Members event, First Tuesday Drinks on Tuesday 4 December. Check out the Event section of the website to see what else is coming up.