Clidive is delighted to have been awarded the BSAC Heinke Trophy. The Trophy is “the club’s premier award“. BSAC said:
“The Heinke Adjudicators were very impressed by Clidive’s entry, in particular it explained that the branch had:
- Very clear branch goals and structure to achieve them
- Comprehensive virtual communications: web, e-mails, news flash etc
- Thorough diving & training programme – including expeditions, well documented, varied sites and for differing levels
- Wide range of kit, including two boats – all used well
Clidive clearly demonstrated the goal of the Heinke Trophy: the branch judged to have done the most to further the interests of its members and of BSAC.”
This is the second time Clidive has been awarded the trophy. We last won in 1999. This is a fantastic end to our 40th Anniversary Year, coming hot on the heels of the BSAC Peter Small award for “the most worthwhile and ambitious BSAC Project, conducted in British waters” for our expedition and underwater survey of Unst in the North of the Shetland Isles and the Jonathan Crusher award for Rory Budds, BSAC’s volunteer of the year.
Congratulations also to Mansfield BSAC and Dublin University BSAC, who received Certificates of Commendation.
Congratulations Clidive, I know you’ve all put in a lot of work and you deserve to be recognised.
I’d like to express a special thanks to Mary for putting together a truly outstanding entry for the Heinke Award. It looked extremely professional and obviously required a great deal of effort to produce. The dedication that Mary displayed in preparing the entry is, I think, very typical of the time, effort, skill and enthusiasm that the committee and other established members put into making Clidive such a great club. As a comparatively new member, I feel very lucky to be part of Clidive and to benefit from the friendship and support of its excellent membership.