News 2012

Title: MI AGM - Nomination and Motions Reminder
Date: 30/01/2012
MI AGM - Nomination and Motions Reminder

30 January 2012

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mountaineering Ireland (MI) will be held during the Spring Gathering at 5.00pm, on Saturday, 10 March 2012, in Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The AGM is a key opportunity for members to engage with MI and to be involved in the organisation's duty, as a company limited by guarantee, to report on the previous years activities and financial position.

MI calls on all members and member clubs to consider nomination for the Board of Directors. Any nomination or motion for discussion at the AGM must be received by the Honorary Secretary on or before 5.00pm, 10 February 2012.

Nominations and motions may be submitted by any three full members and should be sent to Ross Millar, Honorary Secretary, Mountaineering Ireland, Sport HQ, 13 Joyce Way, Park West Business Park, Dublin 12 or emailed to

The agenda for the AGM and all other associated documents will be published on by Friday, 17 February 2012. Members without internet access can request a printed copy from the MI office, on 00 353 (0) 1 6251115.

A Members' Forum will be held on saturday, 10 March 2012, at 6.30pm at the same venue. The Forum, like the AGM, is for all members. It provides members with an opportunity to discuss matters including current MI policy, strategy and any other items of business. All members are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions.

4.30pm Meeting of Honorary and Individual Members, if required
5.00pm Registration for AGM
5.30pm Annual General Meeting
6.30pm End of AGM

AGM Agenda
1. Adoption of Standing Orders
2. Adoption of minutes of last AGM
3. President's address
4. Honorary Secretary's Report
5. Presentation & approval of financial statements
6. Appointment of Auditor for 2012
7. Election of Board of Directors
8. Election to membership of Clubs and Associated Organisations
9. Nomination of representatives to other organisations
10. Motions

AGM Standing Orders
1. The proposer of a motion or an ammendment to it may speak for 5 minutes but not more than 5 minutes.
2. A delegate speaking on a motion or an ammendment to it may not speak for more than 2 minutes.
3. The proposer of a motion or an ammendment to it may speak a second time for 2 minutes immediately before a vote is taken, but other delegates may not speak a second time to the same motion.
4. When the Chair considers the matter has been sufficiently discussed, the proposer may be called upon for a reply and when this has been done a vote must be taken.
5. A delegate with the consent of the Chair may move "That the motion now be put." Then, when the proposer has spoken, a vote must be taken.