Motions for the 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 14 October 2017 in London (venue and starting time to be confirmed).  In addition to the prescribed business (including the election of Directors, the Chairman of the Council, the FIDE Delegate and members of Standing Committees which is the subject of a separate post), motions to appear on the agenda must either be proposed on or behalf of the Board or be proposed by “the requisitionists”. The deadline for motions by requisitionists to be received by the ECF Office if these are to be included on the AGM agenda is 1.30 pm on Thursday 7 September, the same deadline as for nominations of candidates for the elections.

“The requisitionists” comprise any of the following “full” members (as defined by Article 1.1) –
(i) any Director;
(ii) the Chairman of the Council;
(iii) the FIDE Delegate;
(iv) the Chairman of a Standing Committee;
(v) any two Trustees (of the Permanent Invested Fund);
(vi) any Representative Member of a Constituent Unit;
(vii) any two Representative Members of Counties;
(viii) any two Direct Members’ Representatives;
(ix) any two of a Trustee, a Representative Member of a County and a Direct Members’ Representative; or
(x) any five Individual* Members or Representative** Members.

* For the purposes of (x), “Individual Members” includes, in addition to those referred to earlier in Article 1.1, Patrons, the Past President, the Past Chief Executive, the Past Non-Executive Chairman and the Past Chairman of the Council.  It does NOT include individual direct members of the ECF.

** For the purposes of (x) “Representative Members” includes, in addition to those referred to earlier in Article 1.1, the Representative Members of Leagues, Congresses and Other Organisations.

Please contact the Council Chairman Mike Gunn Email: council.chair@englishchess.org.uk if any assistance is required with the drafting and presentation of a motion.

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