EGM December 2014

NOTICE is hereby given (at short notice, by approval of the Members at the Extraordinary General Meeting of British Rowing Ltd held on 29th November 2014) that an Extraordinary General Meeting of British Rowing Ltd will be held at 10.00am on Saturday 20th December 2014, at British Rowing, 6 Lower Mall, London W6 9DJ, in the Di Ellis Room.

The meeting is called for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following resolutions which will be proposed as Special Resolutions, that –

1) Subject to the approval of updated Rules by Council on 20th December 2014, the Memorandum and Articles of Association of British Rowing Limited be amended in accordance with the revised schedule  with effect from 31st December 2014.

The revised schedule is available below (pdf) and notice has also been emailed to all Members (as defined by the Memorandum and Articles of Association).

2) Subject to the passing of the above Resolution

(a) Article 14 (b) (vi) be amended (as highlighted in bold) to ‘two Council members (elected for a 3 year term by Council) who shall, immediately following their election to the Board, stand down from their positions on Council but who shall, in any event, be eligible for re-election to the Board at the end of their first 3 year term;’; and

(b) Article 15(i) be amended (as highlighted in bold) to ‘At least one-third of the Regional Chairmen and Regional Representatives shall be elected annually in the manner provided in Article 16.  Each Council Member shall retire at the end of his third year in office, but shall be eligible to stand for re-election subject to Article 18.  On the retirement of a Council Member at the end of his period of office or following his election to the Board in accordance with Article14(b)(vi) his successor shall be duly elected by the Affiliated Members in the Region which the retiring Council Member represented.  For the purposes of these elections a year shall be deemed to run from 1st January to 31st December.’ 

Any Member entitled to attend and vote at the EGM is entitled to appoint a proxy.  Such proxy need not be a Member of British Rowing.  All proxy votes must be notified, using the proxy vote form, to Mrs Pippa Randolph (E: [email protected]) by 10.00am on 19th December 2014.

By Order of the Board
December 2014

Hazel Mosienko 
Company Secretary