The AGM – Constitutional Edition!

Ladies & Gents – our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Monday 4th June this year, at our home venue, Lytton Hall (aka, “The Anvil”). As usual, it will be an informative and fun occasion as the Committee presents details of our club’s ongoing progress this season, and plans for the future, plus all the usual business for members to vote on. It’s the chance for all Members to have their say on how the club is run – please make every effort to attend.

We are sending a reminder out super-early this year, as we are proposing a minor change to the Constitution, and want to ensure everyone has plenty of time to consider it before the meeting. Please read on!

Items for Consideration at the AGM

The Committee is proposing a small tweak to our Club Constitution this year, and we want to give you plenty of opportunity to consider it ahead of the AGM, where it will be required to pass a vote.

Under the terms of the Constitution adopted in 2016, the Committee already has the role of appointing Team Captains – those plucky volunteers drawn from our wider membership who take on the unenviable task of organising our teams week in, week out.

As part of the ongoing decentralisation and streamlining of decision making, the Committee now wishes to delegate this authority to the Club Captain role (currently held by the esteemed Adam Cranston). As such, we are proposing to tweak the Constitution to reflect – please follow the link here to see the extra text to be added in bold under the Club Captain section.

This change has the support of the Committee, and we hope members are also able to support it at the AGM.

Secondly, all current Committee Members are intending to continue in their current roles for another year. As a reminder, they are:

  • Chairman: Bajrush Kelmendi
  • Secretary: Mike Mackenzie
  • Treasurer: Chris Moore
  • Auditor: Dave Lambert
  • Club Captain: Adam Cranston
  • PR & Events: John White
  • Webmaster: Andy Routledge
  • Members Rep: Sheikh Mabud
  • Members Rep: Marios Kouis
Formal Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Hammersmith Chess Club will take place on Monday 4th June 2018 at Lytton Hall, commencing at 7pm.

Please note, if any Club member wishes to stand for a position on the Committee, under the Club Constitution they have to be seconded by another Club Member and written notice must be given to the Secretary at least 30 days before the AGM.

Furthermore, if a Club Member wishes to propose a motion at the AGM, it must be seconded by another Club Member and submitted to the Secretary at least 30 days before the AGM.

The minutes of the 2017 AGM will be displayed on the Club Notice Board by the 20th April for your examination.

Michael Mackenzie.
Club Secretary.
Hammersmith Chess Club.

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