The Annual General Meeting of the Croquet Association will take place at the Hurlingham Club on Saturday 22nd October 2016 commencing at 11.00 a.m.
The minutes are on the website at https://www.croquet.org.uk/?d=1264 and will be sent to Home Members on request to the CA Office.
The Chairman of Council, Tim King, will present Council's annual report. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
The changes agreed at the March 2015 SGM, which are to come into force on a date agreed by Council no later than January 2020, would not make members of school or university clubs Individual Members of the Association, as those clubs do not pay a per-capita subscription. While considering this, it was noticed that there is no minimum age limit.
To remedy this, Council proposes the following amendments to the constitution:
A1. that a new clause 2(c) shall be inserted as follows:
"Individual Members under the age of 16 years shall not be entitled to vote, hold office, or be members of the Council."
A2. that the new clause 11(a)(iii) which is to be inserted, with consequent renumbering, as follows:
"Membership of a Member Club shall entitle that member to be an IndividualMember of the Association in the class determined by the Council under Clause 2(b). The entitlement is conditional upon the Member Club paying a per-capita subscription in respect of its members and supplying the information about them required by the Association."
shall be extended by appending:
"The entitlement also applies to individual members of a School or University Member Club, subject to a maximum of 30 per club at any time."
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 12th October. A 6 to 4 majority of those voting in both constituencies is required.
Dr. I. G. Vincent offers himself for re-election and is the only nomination.
Mr. P. J. Death offers himself for re-election and is the only nomination.
Marian Hemsted is willing to serve and is the only nomination.
The following members of Council retire by rotation and seek re-election under clause 18 (a)(i): Martin French, Strat Liddiard and Ian Lines, who were elected in 2013, and Brian Fisk and Lionel Tibble, who were co-opted after the 2015 AGM. In addition, Dave Trimmer, Beatrice McGlen and Brian Shorney have been nominated, so there are 8 candidates for 8 vacancies so there will not be a contested election.
The names of benefactors will be read.
Apps Memorial Bowl: Jonathan Powe (Kingston Maurward, Charlton and East Dorset); Steel Memorial Bowl: Alison Girdlestone (Nailsea and Cheltenham); Spiers Trophy: Peter Dowd (Northampton).
The Coach of the Year award is to be presented to Ian Burridge (Colchester and Nottingham). A lifetime coaching award is to be presented to Keith Aiton (Nottingham).
The Council Medal is to be awarded to Robert Fulford.