Scottish Branch: Call for Volunteers
The IMA is currently about to lose the Scottish Branch unless a new committee can be formed. This branch was one of the more active branches until two years ago when no new committee members could be found to replace those that had served their time in office. Thus the momentum was lost and attractive events could not be organised.
It would be a pity for members in Scotland to lose this facility for meeting other mathematicians and attending social and lecture events. It also means that there will be no future Presidential Addresses to members in this region. The Institute sees the Scottish Branch as of great importance as in the past it has carried out valuable work in raising the profile of mathematics amongst the young.
We are urgently calling for members to form a committee to continue the good work that this branch has achieved in the past. There is no need for previous experience with the Branch; we are simply looking for people with enthusiasm and ideas. If you would like to join the campaign to save this branch, please contact Susan Bolton, email@example.com, who will be happy to answer any questions or supply further information. She will also support the Committee and could, for example convene a meeting in Scotland with officers from other Branches to share ideas.
NIGEL STEELE CMath FIMA