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Following the annual meeting of the Nomination Committee, the candidate chosen as Vice Captain Elect for 2016-17 is Mervin Allinson. 

For those of you who don’t know him, a brief biography by way of introduction.

I grew up and went to school in Croydon.  I’ve had a varied career, starting at a shipping agency, then stock broking, followed by 47 years in the insurance industry both underwriting and broking.  My role involved worldwide travel and when I retired in 2010 I had been MD of American International Insurance Brokers Marsh & MacLennan for 10 years.

I’ve been married to Barbara for 39 years and we enjoy gardening, theatre, walking, reading, music – and of course, golf!  I have played for 37 years, and in that time have been a member of Holtye, Dale Hill and Singing Hills before joining the Dyke in January 2013.  I have been delighted at the welcome I have received, I was asked to join the Vets Committee in March 2015.  I’m pleased to say that Barbara joined last year as a Flexi member.

The Board wishes Mervin every success together with his Lady Captain, Clare Smith, who has been chosen by the Ladies Section.