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AGM Agenda and Voting

[<<] [>>] by Dr Ian Vincent at Hurlingham
4th September 2014 (CA Official News)

The Annual General Meeting of the Croquet Association will take place at the Hurlingham Club on Saturday 18th October 2014 commencing at 11.00 a.m.


  1. Apologies for Absence

  2. Minutes of the previous meeting held on Saturday 19th October 2013

The minutes are on the website at http://www.croquet.org.uk/?d=927 and will be sent to Home Members on request to the CA Office.

  1. Report of Council

The Chairman of Council, Jeff Dawson, will present Council's annual report. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about issues other than those covered by later items on the agenda.

  1. Accounts for the Year to December 2013 and Hon. Treasurer's Report

The accounts are on the website at http://www.croquet.org.uk/?d=1000, with a commentary at /?d=1001. They will be sent to Home Members on request to the office and copies will be available at the meeting.

  1. Possible Changes to Federation and Membership Structure

The Chairman of Council, Jeff Dawson, will outline its current thinking on changes to the constitutional position of Federations and widening of individual membership of the Association to cover all club members, in the light of the consultation on the findings of last year's Federation Working Party report.

  1. Motions to Amend the Constitution

Council has proposed amendments to the Constitution, which will be voted on in two groups as follows:

A: To enable Federations to become Members of the Association

B: Miscellaneous amendments, including one to rename Individual Associates as Individual Members.

The full text of the amendments is available on the CA website at http://www.croquet.org.uk/?d=1002 and will be sent to Home Members on request to the CA Office. Individual Associates may vote electronically on the website, by post, or at the meeting; Clubs may vote by post or, with a letter authorising their representative, at the meeting. Votes in advance of the meeting must be received by 8th October. A 6 to 4 majority of those voting in both constituencies is required.

  1. Election of Hon. Secretary

Dr. I. G. Vincent offers himself for re-election and is the only nomination.

  1. Election of Hon. Treasurer

Following a selection process, Council proposes that Mr. P. J. Death be elected to replace the retiring Hon. Treasurer, Dr R. W. Bray. There is no other nomination.

  1. Election of Reporting Accountant

Marian Hemsted is willing to serve and is the only nomination.

  1. Election of Council Members

The following members of Council retire by rotation and seek re-election under clause 18 (a)(i): Bill Arliss, David Maugham and Roger Staples. There are 3 candidates for 6 vacancies and so an election is not required.

  1. Election of Dr R. W. Bray as a Vice-President

Council has proposed that the retiring Hon. Treasurer, Roger Bray, should be elected as a Vice-President of the Association. Voting arrangements for this motion are as for item 6 on the agenda, except that only a simple majority is required.

  1. Benefactors' Book

The names of benefactors will be read.

  1. Presentation of Trophies for the Most Improved Players

Steel Memorial Bowl: Caroline Denny (Bear of Rodborough); Apps Memorial Bowl: Harry Fisher (Oxford University); .Spiers Trophy: Harry Dodge (Budleigh Salterton).

  1. Presentation of Lifetime Coaching Award

A lifetime coaching award is to be presented to Daphne Gaitley (Sussex County).

  1. Presentation of Croquet Association Diplomas

  2. Any Other Business

  3. President's Closing Remarks


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