Important: Annual General Meeting 2022

Josh Muir

Dear Members,

Your club needs your help, or we may soon not have a club!

The Menzieshill Whitehall Swimming & Water Polo club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Monday 14 March 2022, from 7–9 pm on Microsoft Teams.

The AGM is a meeting of all members and parents/carers to discuss the club's affairs, agree on committee members for the year ahead, and change the constitution. It is when committee members step down and new members take up their posts.

 

 

Your club needs you.

We need new volunteers to take up positions on the club management committee. If we do not get new volunteers, the club cannot continue to function.

 

We have an unsustainable number of vacancies – six out of seventeen positions. This is impacting the day-to-day running of the club and means that a diminished number of volunteers must take on more than their share of work. This is not reasonable, and we cannot continue to operate in this way.

If we can fill all committee positions, each holder can perform a single role – and have a much smaller workload.

Getting more volunteers will put our club in the best possible position for the future. It will put us in the best stead to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. It will allow us to get more local kids into the water to enjoy Swimming and Water Polo.

 

No qualifications are required to join the club committee. New holders will receive extensive support and guidance from existing members and previous post holders. Committee roles are flexible and can be adjusted to fit your existing commitments – they can also be taken up as a job share.

 

The committee oversees the running of the club and consists of a group of volunteer parents and supporters. The committee's duties are broad; finances, membership, pool hire, arranging competitions, discipline, social activities, coaching matters and matters involving liaising with the Scottish Swimming. These are just a few. Every year we teach children to swim, coach to improve and compete in swimming and children/youths/adults are coached and taught to play and compete at Water Polo. This cannot continue without the commitment of parents in the running of the club.

 

How can I get involved?

  • Stand for the committee. 

  • Attend the meeting, vote and make your voice heard.

  • Propose a change to the bylaws.

  • Propose a change to the constitution.

Documents

 

 

 

Other information

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved in the club, please get in touch!

Committee positions become vacant at the meeting. As a member, you are requested to submit your nominations for each vacancy in writing, signed by two Adult Members and the nominee, to the Secretary no later than 14 days before the meeting.

 

A proposal to change the Constitution or Bye-Laws must be submitted in writing to the Secretary, signed by two members eligible to vote at a General Meeting 14 days before the AGM. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will meet no later than 14 days before the AGM to review finances to propose fees at the AGM.

 

Having received all nominations and proposed alterations, the Secretary shall arrange for this information to be displayed on the Club website at least 7(seven) days before the meeting.

 

 

The table below sets out the current committee post holders. They may put themselves forward again for election or choose not to do so. All committee positions are up for election at AGM – and voting will take place by secret ballot. I will send out a complete summary of nominations in due course.

You can find information about each role here.

Current Office holders

Position

Current office holder

President

Bob Muir

Vice President

Andrea Baker

Secretary

Vacant

Minute Secretary

Jake Muir & Callum McDonald

Membership Secretary

Kirsty Shaw

Meet Secretary

Vacant

Treasurer

Vacant

Assistant to the treasurer

Susan Mathewson

Head Swimming coach

Jack Robertson

Swimming Convenor

George Burke

Head Water Polo Coach

Sam Muir

Water Polo Convenor

Jillian Livie

Press Officer

Josh Muir (Standing down)

Volunteer coordinator

Vacant

Fundraising Convenor

Vacant

Wellbeing and Protection officers

Louise Hunter and Susan Mathewson

Learn to Swim Coordinator

Rachel Thomson-Grieve

Rookies Coordindator (Learn to swim advanced)

Vacant


 

Once some nominations and agenda points have been received I will circulate an updated agenda and list of positions without any proposed holder. These will be finalised and disrupted after the 14-day deadline.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved in the club, please get in touch!

We would be happy to speak to you and help you to secure the necessary signatures for a nomination – or provide more information!

I look forward to seeing you on the 14th March.

Thanks,

Josh Muir.

Press & Publicity Officer

Menzieshill Whitehall Swimming & Water Polo club

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