Proposals for agenda items can be made from Thursday 20th February 2020. The closing date for agenda items is Thursday 5th March 2020.
Those wishing to submit a proposal for an agenda item are reminded that proposals will not be published in advance of the agenda. This is to give time for the wording to be checked and to ensure consistency throughout the rules, as well as suggesting any appropriate changes to the proposer(s).
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.
The google form for submission of agenda items will be active from 9am on Thursday 20th February 2020 and close to submissions at 10pm on Thursday 5th March 2020.
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.
The vote for AGM rule proposals will be from 14th April to 24th April 2020 (subject to confirmation from ERS)