UKPA AGM 2015
11 am SAT 14th NOVEMBER 2015
The 2015 UKPA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to take place at the Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry, NN11 6JT, at 11am on Saturday 14th November. The Forum will follow on from the AGM and will run from 1pm – 2.30pm. All UKPA members are invited to attend but only full members (playing and non-playing) over the age of 16 years are eligible to vote.
There has been one resolution presented, by the UKPA Executive:
The position of UKPA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) cease to be an elected position but be appointed with the option of being paid. The appointed CEO would attend Executive Committee meetings, but would not be eligible to vote.
Further details regarding the reasoning for the above resolution will be given at the AGM.
The following posts on the Executive Committee are up for election with the received nominees:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO): No nominations (see comment below)
Treasurer: Only Nomination Quintin Cornforth (present position holder)
Executive Sport Development Officer (ESDO): Only nomination Gill James (present position holder).
Executive International Officer (EIO): Only nomination Wayne Henning
Executive Member Representative (EMR): Two nominations, Katie Gillanders and Amanda Wasdell.
For the open position of CEO calls for nominations from the floor would normally be taken in accordance with paragraph 11.3.1 of the UKPA Constitution. But, due to the resolution to be presented regarding the CEO position, such a call will only be made should the resolution not be voted in.
In accordance with paragraph 12.2 of the Constitution the nominated persons for the positions of ESDO and EIO will automatically be appointed as there are no contenders. Each nominee for the EMR position will be given 5 minutes to make their case prior to the membership voting via a secret ballot.
The UKPA Forum will take place after the AGM. The following discussion points have been raised, other points may be discussed if time permits.
1.The UKPA should do more to improve the standard of umpiring, both from better initial training and better ongoing training (such as different levels and refresher days) and support for new umpires.
2. Should the UKPA make it mandatory for all horse at tournaments to be vaccinated against equine flu?
3. Should there be a 12am cut off for music at parties at tournaments?
We look forward to seeing you there