Get May 19 in your diaries - the GCMA Annual General Meeting will once again be held virtually The 2021 GCMA Annual General Meeting will be held at 11am on May 19. The ongoing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic means the meeting will be held virtually - via Zoom - and a link to attend the meeting will be sent to all members one week before the date. Amy Yeates and Stuart Leech will both be stepping down as directors of the board but both are eligible to stand for re-election for a further term of four years and they have indicated their intention to do so. Any member who is willing to act or propose a member duly qualified to act as a Director, and is eligible in accordance with article (16) of the GCMA Rules, and is permitted by law, wish to be considered for election as a Director, must submit a notice in writing signed by a member duly qualified to attend and vote at that meeting stating the member’s intention to propose such person for election as director. There must also be submitted a notice in writing signed by the proposed Director stating his/her willingness to be elected. These should be submitted in writing, via email, to the Chief Executive Tom Brooke, [email protected] no later than 21st April 2021. In the event of there being more candidates or nominations than there are vacancies (2) on the Board, subject to the maximum number of 8 Directors as set out in the Articles, the election shall be by ballot at the Annual General Meeting. If there should be an equality of votes, the Chairman shall decide by lot which of the candidates receiving an equal number of votes shall be elected. The AGM will also comprise of such other business as may be regarded as ordinary business properly to be conducted at an annual general meeting In accordance with Article 7.2, the Board of Directors, in consultation with the National Committee, have agreed to a change to Rule 12a) of the Rules of the Association. In accordance with this rule change, any member may now bring forward any motion or motions relating to the management or welfare of the Association of which he or she shall have given at least twenty eight days previous notice in writing to the Chief Executive, who shall transmit a copy of such proposed motion or motions to every member with notice of the meeting. Previously, this rule stated that a minimum of forty two days notice was required. The Agenda, annual accounts and voting form for the resolutions and election of Directors will be available on the website no later than 5th May 2021. Do you subscribe to the GCMA's weekly E-newsletter? Make sure you're not missing out on the latest in the world of golf club management. Click here to join in.
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