25 Years Ago : (1989)
Mr Battison was in the Chair. He opened the meeting by offering on behalf of those attending, a 'Thank You' to the ladies of Glenrothes ASC for the refreshments provided.
This meeting was also attended by Mr Murdo Wallace, SASA Fundraising Consultant who outlined his plans for improving the finances of the Association. This included sponsorship from TSB, the Scottish Milk Marketing Board, British Airways & Mecca Leisure.
FINA banned for 2 years the Water Polo players who played in South Africa. Also ruled it was not permitted to attempt records of Butterfly, Backstroke & Breaststroke in Freestyle events.
The General Secretary reported the Scottish Sports Council were prepared to offer the Association a grant of £25,000 for a computer event management system but the Executive had agreed NOT to pursue this due to a) technical reasons, and b) maintenance costs. The Treasurer also reported the first "Apricot" computer had been received in the office and a second was to follow shortly.
S & N Breweries will be a major sponsor for the 1990 C.G.'s team donating £50,000, plus matching other donations up of £100,000. to a maximum
Outstanding affiliation fees were reported. This time for 3 Clubs.. Kelso, Kirkcaldy & Hawick. It was agreed they be written to and given until the end of the month to pay their A/F., otherwise their membership of SASA would be terminated
75 Years Ago : (1939)
Mr Barnie (President), presided over a "Good" attendance. A list of Clubs was read whose Affiliation Fee was unpaid and who were automatically suspended until such times as the fee was paid.
Much of the meeting was taken up with approving applications to hold Galas from Clubs such as Gillespie's School & Roseberry ASC. A Gala had been held by Boroughmuir. Suspensions were in place for Dunbar & N.Berwick. On the finance side of things, the District had a balance of £44.17.10
125 Years Ago : (1889)
The 1st Annual General Meeting of Eastern Counties of SASA was held in the Buchanan Hotel, Edinburgh on Saturday 13th April 1889. Mr Thomson occupied the Chair
Delegates attended from the following Swimming Clubs :-
"Lorne", "Roseberry", "Hibs", "Hearts", "Forth", "Thistle", "Gardeners", "Brandon", "Postal", "Musselburgh" & "Burntisland"
Clubs not represented included :- "Edinburgh University", "East of Scotland", "Leith", "Kirkcaldy", "Dysart" & "Carnegie".
Under 'Correspondence', a letter had been submitted confirm "The Villagers" Club ceased to exist.
When it came to the election of 'Office Bearers', Mr Thomson indicated he had to step down due to the fact he was not a delegate anymore. He did intimate he would be joining another Club.
Mr Walls was elected President on a vote against Mr Hughes, however, the said Mr Hughes was then unanimously elected Vice President. The positions of Secretary & Vice Secretary were held over until the next meeting owing to various delegates declining the positions.