2015 IOM ICA AGM: Voting Results

Please find here the results of voting from this year’s Annual General Meeting.
All Executive positions were decided by acclamation with only one candidate nominated for each position.

Resolution 6.1, ratifying the emergency Class Rule change, is passed
Resolution 7.1, proposing a change to scoring system used for International Championships, is defeated
Resolution 7.2, affecting judging at International Championships is passed

Note that Special Resolutions (defined as Class Rule and Constitution changes) require a 2/3 majority. All other resolutions are simple majority decisions.

Barry Fox
IOM ICA Secretary (Ret)


2015 IOM ICA AGM – Voting Strength

Based on the reported owner counts from most countries, attached is the list showing the counts and the resulting voting strength for the upcoming AGM voting. You will note two countries shown in yellow. Those countries reported late and will not participate in the voting.

Remember that as described in the Constitution and Regulations, the in country voting that you report carries as a simple majority and that subsequently all of your voting strength count for your country goes for that simple majority winner. Then the votes for the Class Rule Change requires a 2/3 majority to carry. Other resolutions are simple majority.

Your in country voting should be concluded in time to insure that you have your results to me no later than when I get going the morning of November 22, 2015. I don’t start too early so there is a little wiggle room. But you ought to get them in the mail by maybe the 21st.

Another reminder is that you cannot submit a tie. You as the class representative in your country are allowed to break ties by casting an additional vote. If no other owners in your country vote then I still expect that you will cast a vote on behalf of your organization, you are fully allowed to do that.

I have about a half dozen vote counts already submitted but I haven’t looked at them to see the results, so don’t ask!!

Barry Fox
IOM ICA Secretary

2015 IOM ICA AGM : Nomination for Secretary.

IOM ICA has received a nomination for the position of Secretary following the deadline for nominations. Because there were no nominations for that position (the current Secretary is not standing for re-election) a proposal to accept this nomination was sent to all World Council members. There was no opposition to doing that received by the Secretary and so we will amend the published Agenda to include:


  1. Election of Officers

5.2   Secretary
Nominations for Gary Boell (USA) for the position of Secretary have been received by USA, Olivier Cohen (World Council Member) and Lawrie Neish (World Council Member)


Barry Fox

IOM ICA Secretary

IOM ICA 2015 AGM Notice of Meeting

September 6, 2015:
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 proposedSooner is better.

September 20, 2015:
At least 8 weeks’ notice in writing shall be given of any ordinary or annual World Councilmeeting by the IOM ICA Secretary to the members of the World Council, together with acopy of the agenda for the meeting and of any resolutions which are to be proposed at themeeting

October 18, 2015:
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, theRegistered Owners, Registered Boats, Certificated Owners, and Certificated Boats that theMember NCA or NCS represents

November 22. 2015:
Meeting Day. The meeting is virtually all about totaling any votes submitted and reporting the outcome.

Note that this is also an election year and any and all positions are available for nominations to be submitted. Those nominations must be submitted by the closing date for resolutions so that the names can be published in the Agenda that will follow 2 weeks later. Also note that all current incumbent position holders may stand for re-election but there will be a vacancy at the Secretary position.

Barry Fox
Secretary IOM ICA