16/10/2021 (updated 22/10/2021)
ECF AGM 16th October, 2021
Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, Londo
and virtually via Zoom
I attended this meeting via Zoom, as YCA Delegate (3 votes), Doncaster Congress Delegate (1 vote) and as Proxy for the Leeds league (3 votes).
For the YCA, I voted in accordance with the majority of votes collected from YCA member club secretaries and team captains, and YCA officials. As ever, response was minimal, with only nine people expressing any views, though not all had views on all subjects; indeed one expressed a view on only one topic!
Doncaster Congress’s votes coincided with the YCA majority. Leeds gave no specific guidance on how to vote, so a cast their votes in the same way as YCA’s, so I cast all seven votes at my command in the same way.
Agenda item 9, “Elections”, was of course the main one regarding which there were differences of opinion. Most YCA correspondents had expressed views on the contested elections, but for the most part they had given blanket support to those standing unopposed. Some YCA supporter switched their vote to “None of These” when Malcolm Pein withdrew, following an agreement with Mike Truran; before that, MP had led by 5 votes to 3.
Unfortunately, the complications resulting from the circumstances, with on-line, physical voting cards and e-mailed proxies to the chairman, coupled with the need to verify non-duplication and number of votes cast by delegates, RESULTS WERE NOT KNOWN BEFORE THE MEETING CLOSED at 18.20 p.m. Due to a holiday involving leaving for Scotland, early on 17th October, the voting at the meeting could only be added on 22/10/2021 – as below.
The following chart has now been completed.
Three “Ordinary Resolutions” had been put on the agenda. One YCA correspondent voted in favour of all three; one voted specifically for the third, with no view on the first two. Most correspondents declined to offer views on these. In the event, due to agreement reached between Malcolm Pein and Mike Truran, the first two were withdrawn.
So, on the strength of two for and none against, I cast 7 votes in favour of the proposal that the Board should “engage with government to secure recognition of the game as well as funding” (not the full wording). The possibility of getting money from the government seems as improbable of getting a favourable response as a letter to Father Christmas!
That was just about all that anybody is likely to be interested in.