AGM Reminder


 

 

 

A quick reminder to all voting members about this weeks Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13th. Please take the time to attend, as it is vital we have a quorum of voting members in attendance in order for the meeting to occur. Without the meeting, we will be faced with a Board of only three people and budgets / membership fee levels not being agreed for the coming season.

As we have indicated before, we will be taking those in attendance through options available regarding membership fees and the required levels to sustain our current bar operation. The Board are very keen for Social Members to have their opinion heard on these options. A voting and a non voting member have brought to The Boards attention we have a problem with non-voting members attending our AGM’s, as per Rule 4.3 – note, this is all non-voting members, not just Social. This rule exists because when we incorporated, we adopted the English Rugby template for a Limited Company, layering in our old constitution and rules. The current Rule is not in keeping with the spirit of our club and The Board have indicated they will review and update, as we do all the time for Rules and Articles, and did in the past for The Constitution. However, that cannot happen till our next AGM, so we have taken advice on how to have Social Members views heard. The approach we can follow is have the Chair of the AGM call an adjournment and invite non-voting Members into the room to go over the situation and the options available to members. This is what we will do, but we will have to ask non-voting Members to wait till the AGM is opened, in order that the Chair can then immediately call an adjournment, in order that non-voting members can be invited into the room. After this adjournment, when non-voting members leave the meeting, the issued agenda will recommence.

Sorry this such a long explanation, but hopefully all can see we are doing all we can to hear the views of Social members on this matter, while still remaining within the Rules and Articles of our club, in order that nobody can dispute the AGM as flawed in it’s execution.

Finally, the status of nominations for Board positions –

Commodore – No nominations received and the Board are empowered to handle in the coming year as per Article 28.3 for such vacancies

V Commodore – No nominations received and the Board are empowered to handle in the coming year as per Article 28.3 for such vacancies

RC Sail – Richard Haydock, currently in post, has offered himself for re-election and has been dually nominated. No other nominations received.

RC Training – Neil Fuller is resigning. A single nomination for a new RC Training has been received

RC Social – Lee Stewart, currently in post, has offered herself for re-election and has been dually nominated. No other nominations received.

RC Shore – Ruary Williamson, currently in post, has offered himself for re-election and has been dually nominated. No other nominations received.

Marketing & Communications – No nominations received and the Board are empowered to handle in the coming year as per Article 28.3 for such vacancies

 

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