The following changes have been proposed by the ABU Council. A vote will be held at the forthcoming AGM, for which a two-thirds majority is required for approval.
In simple terms, we are removing the requirement for National and Local Match secretaries to be specified at an AGM as this is restrictive on who can combine duties and in any case neither posts are office bearers. They are no different from eg. master point secretary or league secretary.
The change from no longer automatically giving all our assets to the SBU in the event of our dissolution is pretty much self explanatory.
Section 6, Paragraph 1b
At present reads:
Match Secretary (National), Match Secretary (Local) and additional members of Council not exceeding nine in number.
Additional members of Council not exceeding ten in number.
Also, the paragraph below at present reads:
The offices of District Secretary and Treasurer may be conjoined as also may be conjoined the functions of Match Secretary (National) and Match Secretary (Local).
The offices of District Secretary and Treasurer may be conjoined.
Paragraph 12 at present reads:
DISSOLUTION In the event of the Ayrshire District being wound up, funds remaining after all debts have been paid shall be transferred to the SBU for the benefit of bridge in Scotland.
In the event of the Ayrshire District being wound up, funds and assets
remaining after all debts have been paid shall be transferred to third parties
provided that such bodies are charitable or directly associated with Scottish
bridge and non-profit making. No assets (including cash) can be transferred to
any ABU member (including members of Council) or any third party profit making
The president and vice-president shall have responsibility for managing the
process. The decision on which bodies will receive the transferred assets
shall be determined by the ABU members, at a General Meeting.