|Members of the Burns Howff Club who have been Presidents of the Robert Burns World Federation
Matthew McKerrow 1937 – 1943 Club Past President 1933 -34
|Jane Brown Honorary – Club Member
Howff Club member are delighted about the recent election of Honorary club member and landlady of the Globe Inn, Jane Brown to the President of the Robert Burns World Federation for 2013 to 2014. Jane has a busy year planned and will be attending events at home and abroad during her term in office
David Baird Robert Burn World Federation President 2011 to 2012
The club was delighted with the election of Hon. Treasurer David Baird, as president of the Robert Burns World Federation at the annual conference in Aberdeen in September 2010. David is a past president of the club (2005 -6) and is currently president of the Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association
Address by David Baird,
Braes Station on the 25th Jan, really did focus my mind on what wee bits o’ Burns’ stuff I knew, as I literally sang for my supper that night! I owe thanks to many people who have help me on the road to attaining the Presidency of The Robert Burns World Federation, not least of whom is the redoubtable David Smith, who has been my mentor through my Presidency of the Burns Howff Club, Dumfries and my current Presidency of the Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association. His sage wisdom has been a great support, and as a distinguished Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, his advice and counsel has been invaluable. I am privileged to count him as a friend.
Behind every successful man, there is an even more successful woman!, and Ruth’s unerring judgement, support and ‘lengthened sage advices’, have been generously given.
“Then let us pray, that come it may,
B. David Baird,
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