Notice of Meeting
This letter constitutes the formal Notice of Meeting for the Annual General Meeting of the IOM ICA.
Due to other activities taking up a substantial part of the Executives time recently the AGM for 2013 is slightly delayed. For the AGM to follow the guidelines of the Constitution and Regulations the following dates will be used to define the mileposts that are required.
October 6, 2013
4.6. Resolutions for an ordinary or annual meeting of the World Council shall be specified to the IOM ICA Secretary in writing at least 10 weeks before the meeting at which they are to be proposed.
October 20, 2013
4.7. At least 8 weeks’ notice in writing shall be given of any ordinary or annual World Council meeting by the IOM ICA Secretary to the members of the World Council, together with a copy of the agenda for the meeting and of any resolutions which are to be proposed at the meeting.
November 17, 2013
4.9. Four (4) weeks before any meeting of the World Council, Member NCAs and NCSs shall declare in writing to the IOM ICA Secretary, by boat number and owner’s name, the Registered Owners, Registered Boats, Certificated Owners, and Certificated Boats that the Member NCA or NCS represents.
December 14, 2013
Not in the Regulations but voting results from each NCA need to be in my hands before the meeting is called to order in order to be able to represent that a quorum is represented by NCAs that are actually submitting votes.
December 15, 2013
The AGM is conducted.
This is an election year. Usually nominations for any and all positions need to be in hand by the “resolution deadline” date, October 6, 2013. Because of the delay in sending this notice we will extend the deadline for nominations to October 13, 2013.
For this election cycle, most of the existing Executive have indicated that they are willing to let their names stand for another 2 year term. However, the position of Chairman is one where the incumbent is not standing for another term.
If you have any questions please contact the Secretary and/or Chairman directly.
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of discussion around the recent political events in the neighbouring countries and areas around the location of this year’s Worlds. The Israel Yachting Association (IYA) and the IOM ICA have had numerous discussions about possible actions regarding this event.
During those discussions it was decided, and announced, that no decision would be taken until a couple of weeks had passed.
Very recent events now indicate that there has been a substantial moderation in the situation and as a result the decision has been taken to move ahead exactly as previously planned and conduct this event at the location and time originally agreed to and approved.
IYA and the organizers have informed us that “all preparations are going well. All sailors are safe and welcome to come. Fantastic sailing conditions are expected as well as great atmosphere and a lot of fun”
It should be noted that the safety and security of participants attending this event has been a major focus of the application for and approval of this event. The Israel Yachting Association and the people directly involved in organizing this event have gone out of their way at every step of the planning of this event to assure that these factors have been in the forefront of any decisions. They should be commended for that focus.
A note has been sent to all entrants and NCAs to welcome them to the event and outlines some interesting plans for a day trip to Jerusalem on the scheduled lay day. (Download here).
IOM ICA wishes the best to the organizers and all competitors for great weather, good winds and a terrific event. We look forward to continuing updates leading up to and during the event.
Barry Fox – IOMICA Chairman / Olivier Cohen – IOMICA VC Events
IOM WC 2013 organisers have been advised by Israel Yachting Association that no decision about cancellation should be taken by either sailors or the organising club for the next 14 days.
IOMICA will publish here any new informations received.
IOMICA Events SC has agreed with Vela Club Campione del Garda about schedule and final dates for 2014 IOM European Championship, from September 27th to October 3rd.
We had also the pleasure to receive IRSA’s approval for that event.
We are sure that our Italian friends will prepare a great championship.