AGM

Annual General Meeting 2021

The 2021 AGM will be held on Sunday 19 September via zoom. 

The Scottish Gymnastics board of directors gives notice that the 2021 annual general meeting will take place on Sunday 19 September at 1pm. This will be held “virtually” using Zoom’s video conference platform.

We look forward to seeing you virtually on 19 September.

If you have any questions or have not registered to attend, but would like to, please email Lara Gregson on lara.gregson@scottishgymnastics.org before 12pm on Sunday 19 September. 


Resolutions

The resolutions include one that relates to some amendments to the Articles of Association, specifically article 15, the board.

The key changes are:

> Technical director (non-Olympic) changes to a non-executive director.
> Current technical director (Olympic) would change to technicaldirector for technical matters across all disciplines. 
> The terms of office for all bard members changes to a 3-year term plus the option for a second 3-year term (it currently varies across different directors).

Deletion of article 15.2.7 and amendment of article 15.2.6 (new article 15.2.5). The technical committees are working more closely than before with the staff team, in addition the creation of the joint technical committee as a board subcommittee bringing the chair of each technical committee together with senior staff and board directors means the technical committee structure is now more connected than ever before. The joint technical committee will be chaired by the Technical Director for technical matters. It is the intention of the board to continue to engage with the technical committees through both the technical director as well as other directors on the board ensuring this vital link is maintained and strengthened.

Deletion of articles 15.2.3 and 15.2.9 and the amendment of article 15.2.8 (new article 15.2.6). The addition of a new non-executive director role allows the board the flexibility, where necessary, to recruit from both within and out with the membership for key skills to support the work of the board and. For example, it is the intention of the board to seek further expertise in the areas of wellbeing and protection and the addition of a new non-executive director role will enable that board level resource to be introduced without compromising on other important areas of expertise that the board needs to maintain.

Remaining changes to Article 15. The provisions in the current Articles relating to the appointment of directors and the tenure of the different categories were originally introduced to ensure that wholesale changes to the board, caused by the retirement of large numbers of directors in any given year, could be avoided. The board believe that those particular Articles have now served their purpose and that it is time to simplify the Articles around this area. Currently there are multiple different tenure periods across the board membership ranging from six years to eight. A change to a maximum of two three-year terms make this more straight forward whilst maintaining the natural staggering of board appointments for consistency. The draft Articles also provide for the current directors to transition to this new maximum tenure period.


Director Recruitment

Following our recent recruitment process for a finance director, the board is nominating David Johnson. As a qualified accountant David comes with almost 40 years of accounting and finance experience, as well as a great understanding of sporting governing bodies having worked at Scottish Rugby and more recently retired from Cricket Scotland where he was financial controller.

We also received a nomination from the gymnastics community for the general director role.

Kerri McHale will be a familiar face to those who attend women’s competitions as Kerri is often seen judging there. Kerri is also a qualified lawyer for the last 27 years and was an enthusiastic (but not very talented) gymnast in the 70s. Her love of the sport was inherited by her two daughters, who were competitive women’s artistic gymnasts before transitioning to acrobatic gymnastics. As a previous chair of a local network of gymnastics clubs for MAG, WAG, display, acrobatic and recreational gymnasts for several years, Kerri understands the types of challenges faced by clubs at the grass roots of the sport.

Unfortunately, Wendy Lucas has decided to step down from her board role. We thank her for her contribution over the year and look forward to continuing to work with Wendy as we progress the gymnastics participation agenda.

Therefore, our nomination for this vacancy is Ruth Wilson. Ruth is currently chair of the rhythmic technical committee and has over 25 years’ experience within the gymnastics community. Ruth also has over 10 years’ representative board experience with focus on member communications and can see a real cross over between sport and business.

Claire Bath has been part of the board for the last year and has made a great contribution, in particular around communications. Ian Chambers’ next term of office is also included for approval. Ian has enjoyed his last three years on the board, including his role as interim chair and would like to continue supporting the sport.


Key Documents


Previous AGM Meetings and Minutes

MEETING DATE VENUE MINUTES

2020 AGM

2019 AGM

2018 AGM

2017 AGM

2017 EGM

2016 AGM

2015 AGM

2014 AGM

 

20 September

22 September

9 September

23 September

22 March

28 August

29 August

31 August

 

Online

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Management Centre

 

Minutes pending approval

Minutes

Minutes

Non Quorate Notes

Minutes

Non Quorate Notes

Non Quorate Notes

Annual Report

Glasgow 2014 Supplement

BG SG Proposal Presentation

Minutes

2014 EGM 15th June Stirling Management Centre Non Quorate Notes
2014 EGM 5th April Stirling Management Centre Minutes
2013 AGM 30th November Stirling Management Centre Non Quorate Notes
2012 AGM 25th November Stirling Management Centre Minutes