Our Organisation

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The National Executive Officers

JACKIE  Chairman: Jackie Westerman tonyflisch   Vice Chair: Tony Flisch
Treasurer: Mo Rae   Vice Chair Lesley Syme
Mornapref  Secretary: Morna Barron

The executive consists of the National Executive Officers together with one representative from each of the four Divisions.The executive makes the main financial decisions.


National Committee

The National Committee consist of the executive, plus a further two representatives from each of the four Divisions, and makes all other decisions.

The Executive and National Committee steer the sub-committees. All sub-committees must get financial approval from the Executive for all projects.  These committees can make recommendations to the National Committee for approval.  The sub-committee Conveners must be members of The National Committee.


National Office

National Drama Adviser

National Drama Adviser – Carole Williams
01786 440077

Carole is employed to assist the organisation with the following:-

  • Providing support and input at a local level to clubs through tailored workshops and rehearsal visits
  • Keeping members informed of any changes in legislation relating to Health and Safety or The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) and ensuring that up to date information is available on our website
  • Creating adaptable resources and best practice information on subjects such as child protection
  • Providing a timely advisory service by responding to members’ concerns or queries in connection with artistic, legislative or health & safety matters
  • Networking with the wider theatre and arts sector, and negotiating partnerships with other bodies to support the long term development of the Association
  • Raising the profile of the SCDA nationally and contributing to funding initiatives
  • Recommending theatre specialists who can provide specialist skills or masterclasses where these cannot be delivered by herself

National Office Administrator

Brenda Jane Williams
01786 440077

Office hours: Tuesday—Thursday 08.00-15.30 (flexible)

Our National Office in Stirling is ably run by Brenda Williams. No two days are the same, but they include: –

  • dealing with the many daily enquiries that come into National Office from clubs, members and the public;
  • day to day finances;
  • supporting the Chair, SCDA office bearers and Committee Convenors with administration;
  • script ordering service; membership renewals; promotion of the One-Act Festivals, Play on Words and the National Geoffrey Whitworth Playwriting competition

….and many other duties that fall on her desk!

The NOA runs the office on her own, so please be aware that during holidays there is no stand-in cover, although during these periods, if a query if urgent, members should contact the National Chair