The Annual General Meeting of the British Flyball Association will be held on Saturday, 21 April 2018 at
Lode Heath School, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2HW
to commence at 10:00 AM
Note: The meeting will be limited to business on published agenda.
NOMINATIONS to the COMMITTEE and PROPOSALS for AGENDA ITEMS
The Committee is pleased to announce that it will be taking Nominations for the Committee and Proposals for Agenda Items from Saturday 10th March.
Those wishing to be nominated are reminded that they must be current members with at least 3 years’ experience of the Association and must have attended at least one AGM. They need to be nominated by a current member, and the nomination seconded by another current member. There will be 5 vacancies, and if an election is necessary, then all voting members will be balloted. The result of the ballot and the successful new committee members will be announced at the AGM. The first meeting of the new committee will be on Sunday 22nd April, if you are unable to make this meeting it does not mean you cannot be nominated for a position.
The closing date for Nominations is 22 March 2018.
Those wishing to submit a Proposal for an Agenda Items are reminded that in accordance with rules 2.1(b) and (d), Proposals will no longer be published in advance of the Agenda. This is to give time for the Regional Representatives to check wording and consistency and suggest any appropriate changes to the proposers.
The closing date for Agenda Items is 22 March 2018.
The Agenda will be published as soon as is possible after that date.
Once the Agenda is published the Committee would like to encourage open discussion regarding proposed rule changes – through the BFA Forum on the web site, through the BFA Members Only 2018 page on Facebook and through the Facebook pages set up by the Regional Reps.
At the AGM, those members attending will be given the opportunity to debate the proposals, and to listen to the discussions both for and against each proposed rule change. Following the debate each rule will be taken to a vote of the voting members present at the meeting. Following the AGM, the remainder of the voting membership will be invited to read a summary of the debate held at the meeting and cast a vote on each item. This ballot will be open for 10 days, during which time there will be further opportunity for open discussion.
After the ballot has closed and the votes tallied, results of each vote shall be announced to the membership, and any rule-changes will then be made at the earliest practical time.
When writing proposals, members are encouraged to liaise with their Regional Rep, with Head Judges and other experienced members. Members are reminded that when making proposals and discussing and debating them they must always consider the Association and Sport as a whole, rather than just an individual team, member or dog.