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Our membership for 2018 is now open. This year there will be two types of membership available: through BOF or through SOA. The club strongly encourages you to select the BOF option. To understand why, please read the full article here.
Here is a preliminary schedule and rules for the Jon Duncan Junior Deeside Cup 2018. Whilst we are only showing 6 events in this preliminary schedule, MAROC are planning a further 6 eligible events this year so we do expect to run the full schedule of 10 events this year.
Next JD2C event is the GRAMP event at Bennachie on 4th February. Once we have confirmation with landowners we will publish the full schedule.
With the AGM coming up, please cast your eye over this (or get parents to do it for you!) and let us know if you think we've missed anything for you - we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on a badge that they are entitled to - you can use to let us know.
It has now been agreed that the MAROC event on 1st October will be included in the JD2C, so we're back up to 9 events. The remaining events counting for the JD2C are therefore Cambus o' May on 1st October, Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November. Scoring will now be best 5 out of 9 events.
Those of you who have trophies, please return them to John Mason at one of the upcoming events so that they can be engraved and awarded to this year's winners at the MAROC and/or GRAMP AGMs.
MAROC is now 40 years old! To honour this milestone, we are holding a 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Raemoir Hotel on Friday 3rd November 2017, with all current and past members welcome.
We have had to reduce the number of qualifying races for the JD2C: the best 4 of 8 races will now count towards the final results, with the revised schedule here. This has been caused by the reduced number of level C events this year, and in particular with Scolty having been postponed from17th September to the 5th November (therefore no Bennachie event).
The remaining 2 events counting for the JD2C are therefore Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November.
Just to highlight to everyone, as this is still showing up in the events list from Grampian, that the 17th September event at Scolty has been cancelled.
MAROC are now offering club training at Dess for all MAROC club members on that date.
GRAMP are now planning to run the Scolty event on the 5th November in place of the Bennachie event currently in the schedule.
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions aimed at family participation with full coaching provided. After-school clubs will also be starting up again in Aboyne and Banchory after the summer holidays.