Three Director Vacancies
As our President Chris Hyde, has come to the end of his cycle on the Board, he is standing down and we wish to elect a new President. Chris had led the organisation very successfully across his two terms, rebrandiing it, building the staffing and funding of the organisation, staging successful Commonwealth Championships and constantly improving the quality of the Scottish Open.
The main roles of the President are:
Scottish Fencing AGM – 9th March 2016
A number of changes have been made to the draft minutes. There are two sets below, one showing the mark up of the changes and the second draft is the one that the meeting will consider.
Election of Directors
The following new Articles of Association were approved at the Annual General Meeting held in Edinburgh on 7th February 2014
The AGM of Scottish Fencing will be held at Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ at 1400 on 7thFebruary 2015. An agenda and appropriate papers have been sent to members and clubs by email. If you believe you are eligible to attend and vote at the AGM and you have not received the papers, please contact Liz Anderson at the SF office as soon as possible.
The Board has drafted new Articles of Association for Scottish Fencing Ltd. This is, first, because the old Memorandum and Articles do not comply with the Companies Act as it has been revised since the Company was incorporated; second, the previous Articles were unnecessarily cumbersome as they included detail which is best dealt with by By-Laws – for example, changes to the membership system previously required consent of a General Meeting; however, this is not really practical as the Home Countries are working together on several changes to be implemented over the coming month
Cost of Membership (1971/72 Fencing Season)
The annual subscription for full individual membership of British Fencing (then known as the Amateur Fencing Association of Great Britain) was increased to £3.00 per year.
The first edition of the 'History' section of our website is now available - and here it is! (See attachment.) It highlights some - but by no means all - of the achievements in Scottish fencing since the inception of the modern Olympics in 1896. This is only a start. It's your turn now, and we are eager to receive your contributions.
Scottish Fencing welcome comments or suggestions from SF members.
Please email Mike O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.