The Club dines after sessional research events and other selected actuarial events held in Scotland. The usual venue is the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. Its elegant rooms give a fine night-lit view of Princes Street and the Castle. The evening's emphasis is on enjoying good food and company with a minimum of formality.
Toast to the (decimal) Point
The meal is followed by the loyal toast and the club toast to the (decimal) Point, the latter given every year since 1936. There is then a short break for members to re-charge their batteries. On re-assembly the Chair introduces the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) guests, usually the authors of papers presented at the sessional events, on a light-hearted 'this is your life' basis, and invites the club to toast their health. One guest is invited to reply.
New members attending their first dinner are next introduced, invited to give a short response (to provide members with a flavour of their background), and duly toasted. Once a year a member is given the honour of proposing the formal Club toast to the Point. There is much wit and ingenuity displayed in varying the theme of the address.
Dinners are drawn to a formal close in time for the Glasgow members to catch the last train to the city that claims it's miles better, while granting that Edinburgh is a capital city! Guests of members are welcome.
In addition to the dinners, there is an annual golf outing and an autumn weekend away with partners which includes a choice of a visit to a stately home and gardens, playing golf or hillwalking and of course dining and possibly being pampered in a 5 star luxury hotel.
Members have reciprocal dining rights with the IFoA's Gallio Club, the Faculty (England) Club and the Actuaries' Club (England).
The annual membership fee remains a modest £15. Dining fees are currently £67.50 which includes pre-dinner drinks, the meal and drinks with and after the meal.
To encourage new members to join and attend, the Club wishes to offer a reduced dining fee for members in their first year of membership which is currently £32.50. A reduction will still apply in the second year of membership with the dining fee currently being £47.50.
Meeting dates for 2019 are:
- 21 January 2019
- 25 February 2019
- 25 March 2019
- 24 June 2019
Officers of the Scottish Actuaries’ Club
Chairman: Gordon Wood
Honorary Secretary: Roger Austin
Honorary Treasurer: Bob Gibson
Other Committee Members: Eleanor Jeffrey, Iain McLellan, Kerr Luscombe, John Gill, Amanda Switzer, Chris Young, Claire Yule
Honorary Auditor: Finlay Marshall
Administrator: Clare Anderson. For further information, please contact Clare.