The National AGM took place on Saturday 22nd January 2022 via Zoom. Group delegates had submitted voting forms in advance so the results could be reported at the meeting. All members had received the agenda, motions, annual report and accounts with their December edition of The Veteran.
Delegates and members were welcomed by the President, Tony Farrell. The Chairman then gave a summary of the Annual Report, highlighting areas of progress in the last year, particularly the institution of the National Forum and the implementation of the Standards Automation project. The National Treasurer gave a short report on the accounts. Delegates had voted unanimously to accept the report, accounts, subscriptions increase and the programme of national championships for 2022.
The Chairman presented the result of the voting on the motions. Of the eleven motions, nine had been passed by decisive majorities on the voting forms. Two motions, however, had received a significant number of requests for discussion at the AGM before a final vote was taken. The nine motions approved covered:
The two motions that required discussion were:
The Chairman then reported on voting for the NEC. All the current members were re-elected unanimously.
There followed a brief explanation and discussion on how the Standards Awards system would operate under the new automated system.
One item of Any Other Business requested clarification on the limitation on entries for Open Events run by Groups which was answered by East Anglian.
The Constitution with the Rules & Regulations has been updated following the AGM and is available on the website here.