21st May 2013
OUTCOME OF GENERAL MEETING, May 18th 2013
Let me report briefly, on behalf of the Board, on the decisions made by members at last Saturday’s General Meeting at the BOA offices in London.
Both Special Resolutions were passed and take effect immediately. Therefore, the British Fencing Nominations Committee (a sub committee of the Board, with responsibilities to advise the Board on all appointments) will consider both the right specification for the two Independent Directors now to be recruited and the process the Board should follow. Final decisions will be made by the Board and announced to members first.
The Nominations Committee will also urgently take forward the process for the selection of the President, in accordance with the second Resolution. In a short debate on this at the General Meeting the Board agreed to look at some amendments suggested by members and bring detailed changes back to members at the autumn General Meeting (probably in October). Such changes will not hold up the selection process.
After this formal business was concluded successfully, the GM featured a Forum session. There were two key presentations, updating members on the latest news on the Grow and Gold programmes. We are arranging to put these presentations on the website for all members to see.
Chair, British Fencing