Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2022 of the International Melges 24 Class Association
August 1, 2022 - Hereby the International Melges 24 Class Association announces the date of the World Council's Annual General Meeting 2022.
Dear World Council members of the International Melges 24 Class Association,
The 2022 International Melges 24 Class World Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place virtually on Zoom on Saturday, November 19. This is an important meeting to discuss the status and future of the class as well as to discuss any proposals for changing the rules and regulations that govern the class. All NCAs will be invited to give a short (1-2 minute) update on their year during the meeting. A detailed agenda will be issued by October 8th.
Time: 6 am PT, 9 am ET, 2 pm UK, 3 pm CET, 4 pm EET, 1 am (Nov 20) Sydney, AUS
Duration: Maximum of 5 hours, hopefully shorter
All information, agenda and relevant paperwork will be published at https://www.melges24.com/agm2022
The important dates to note approaching to the AGM:
|Tuesday – 23 August||The date of the AGM will be notified by announcement on the IM24CA website not less than 85 days before the date of the meeting.|
|Saturday – 1 October||Motions and nominations to be proposed at the AGM shall be submitted to the International Secretary/Administrator not less than 8 weeks (56 days) before the date of the said AGM|
|Saturday - 8 October||The Secretary/Administrator shall distribute an Agenda of all motions nominations and relevant paperwork for the AGM not later than 6 weeks before the date of the said AGM.|
|Saturday – 22 October||Amendments to the above motions shall be submitted no later than 4 weeks before the date of the said AGM.|
|Saturday - 29 October||The Secretary/Administrator shall distribute an attachment to the Agenda of any such amendments not later than 3 weeks before the date of the said AGM.|
|Saturday – 5 November||The Secretary/Administrator must publish the voting totals by country subject to timely receipt of payment|
|Saturday – 12 November||FINAL deadline for dues payments|
|Saturday – 19 November||AGM 2022 – Zoom online|
The Technical Committee will meet between the original submission deadline and the revised submission deadline to determine if revisions are needed to technical submissions. There may be a second meeting after the amendment submission deadline and before the AGM for further discussion. The goal of these steps is to have discussion regarding the proposals and to make drafting changes as needed in advance of the AGM.
The first deadline for the National Classes is October 1st - Motions and nominations to be proposed at the AGM shall be submitted to the Class Administrator Piret Salmistu at email@example.com not less than 8 weeks (56 days) before the date of the said AGM.
Who can submit the motions, amendments and nominations:
Motions, amendments and nominations for the AGM shall be proposed only by the Executive Committee, National Class Associations, the Technical Committee and World Sailing. If you have a proposal you wish to be considered by the AGM, you should urgently make contact with your National Class Association Officers and ask them to review your proposal and submit it on your behalf by the closing date.
Submissions can be made about:
Constitution, Future Events, Class Rules, Technical issues, Regatta Regulations, General policies, Nomination of the officers.
The posts open for election:
- Chairman – Laura Grondin USA, was elected in 2019, 3 year term - up for the second term or for election
- Vice-Chairman Americas - Duncan Stamper CAN, was elected in 2016, 3 year term and re-elected in 2019, 3 year term - up for election
- Vice-Chairman Asia/Pacific – Kevin Nixon AUS, was elected in 2020 EGM, 3 year term (2020-2022) - up for the second term or for election
- Member North America - Paul Krak Arntson USA, was elected in 2016, 3 year term and re-elected in 2019, 3 year term - up for election
- Member Europe - Michael Tarabochia GER, was elected in 2019, 3 year term - up for the second term or for election
See the list of Executive Committee.
Download here the Submission Form
Bids open for the future events:
World Championships – from 2025 on (2025 is Europe, 2026 is North America and so on)
European Championships – 2024 and 2026
North American Championships – 2025 and 2027
For these NCA’s interested to bid, the bid package will be sent, but the Event Regulations are available at the IM24CA website.