Secretary's Announcements

AGM 2024

AGM announcement
The Annual General Meeting of the British Flyball Association will be held on Saturday, 20th April 2024.
Attendance for the 2024 AGM will be via Zoom only, registration for attendance will be made available from Friday, 1st March 2024 on both the BFA Forum and BFA Members only 2023 facebook page. This will close 4 weeks later at 23:59 on Sunday 31st March 24. All members who wish to attend will be required to complete the online registration form within the allotted time frame.
Starting at 9:30am, ending no later than 16:00pm
Committee nominations will be open from 21:00 on Friday, 1st March 2024. Any member wishing to stand for committee are asked to ensure they meet the criteria set out in rule 5.1.
If an election is necessary, then all nominated members will be balloted.
The closing date for committee nominations is Sunday, 17th March. Should a vote be required, voting will be opened on Monday, 18th March & closed on Sunday 31st March with the result of any vote being announced at the AGM.
The first committee meeting will be on Sunday, 21st April 2024. This will be held via Zoom time to be confirmed by the new committee.
Proposals for agenda items, including rule change proposals, can be made from Friday, 1st March.
In conjunction with this, we are pleased to announce the committee has re-introduced a working party of 5 individuals who will work alongside the committee to review any rule change proposals that come forward this year. The working party will be in place to suggest any potential word amendments to the proposer, to ensure that rules can be added quickly and efficiently at the time of introduction should they be successful.
The closing date for agenda items is Sunday, 17th March 2024. Any agenda items raised after this point will not be accepted as per rule 8.3.
The agenda will be published as soon as is possible after this date and not less than 10 days prior to the AGM, as per rule 8.4. For clarity, this means the Agenda will be published no later than Wednesday, 10th April 2024.
No later than Monday, 25th March 2024 the committee will begin to release to the membership a summary of each, individual rule change proposal. This will be staggered until and including Sunday, 31st March. Any proposer will be actively encouraged to discuss the rational and answer any questions the wider membership may have in respect to your proposal.
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. The proposer of any rule change will be asked to once again give a summary of their proposed rule change. Following the debate each rule will be taken to a vote of the voting members present at the meeting.
The committee has formed highly skilled working party to re write constitution, therefore we are unable to accept any constitutional proposals this year.
Voting will be made available to all attendees, more details surrounding this will be made available closer to the time
Voting for members not in attendance online will be available after the minutes are made available.
This will be facilitated via a summary of any discussion regarding rule changes being made available post AGM.
The committee at this time aspire to have this summary available for the membership’s attention by Monday, 29th April. This will also constitute as the minutes of the meeting.
Voting will be available to the wider membership who were not in attendance at the AGM on Saturday, 20th April from Wednesday, 1st May until Sunday, 5th May 2024.
After the voting 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. Please note each valid member will only be able to receive one vote, and any duplicated votes will not be accepted.
We hope the above is clear and informative for all members, but should anyone have any further questions at this time please do not hesitate to contact
BFA Committee