Nicholas Train appointed new registrar

RegiNicholas Train has been appointed the new registrar for Pipe Bands Australia with the transition to officially begin from 1 December.

Nick is pipe major of Castle Hill RSL Pipe Band and has held the position for 12 years. A holder of the Australian Pipe Band College elementary piping certificate, he will shortly undertake the college course for rules and administration.

He organised this year’s Combined Scottish Society’s solo piping and drumming competitions and has been involved in the pipe band movement since 1988.

Nick brings to the role considerable experience in use of computer software and platforms and in administration, currently being deputy principal at a Sydney high school.

National management committee made the appointment after receiving high-calibre expressions of interest from several members. Assisting Nick during the transition period will be Phil Weber who has provided registration report support to Pipe Bands Australia for a number of years.

Pipe Bands Australia again acknowledges the service of Raylee Riley who has retired after 11 years as registrar.

The assistance and co-operation of branches, bands and members is requested while the registrar transitions into the role and again ahead of testing and implementation of the new online platform anticipated in 2018. Bands are also advised that processing of registrations, clearances and transfers received this week will take place after 1 December without detriment to lodgement date.

Bands will be provided with update registration reports in January for prompt verification of membership data.

The new email address for the registrar is pbaregistrar@pipebands.asn.au



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