The IABA’s Annual General Meeting, scheduled for 11am on Saturday, November 18th, could not proceed as a quorum was not achieved.
As per the IABA constitution, attendance of 40 clubs is required to achieve a quorum at an AGM – and, while 80 clubs out of 361 registered, 36 clubs attended, therefore, the meeting did not go ahead.
The AGM has been adjourned and re-fixed for 11am on Saturday, November 11th in the National Stadium, Dublin. As per the IABA constitution, after 30 minutes has elapsed, the number of member clubs present is the quorum.
The AGM will include a ballot on an Ordinary Resolution for increase of Directors to appoint gender representative Board. This arises as: it is a government target to have 40% female representation in the board membership of national governing bodies of sport. The increase in the number of independent Directors from 2 (two) to 4 (four) is intended to assist in the meeting of these incentives.
39 sporting governing bodies, including the GAA, LGFA, Gymnastics Ireland, Swim Ireland and Hockey Ireland, have achieved this 40% target. Government requires sporting governing bodies to do so by the end of 2023. At present, IABA’s Board of Directors has 17% female representation.
The IABA constitution allows the increase of Directors by Ordinary Resolution by virtue of Object 46 but this amendment to the Constitution is intended to permanently incorporate the increased number of Directors by way of constitutional amendment. Should the Ordinary Resolution be passed by Voting Delegates, and EGM will take place directly after the AGM to vote on enshrining the Ordinary Resolution in the IABA constitution.
Today’s Strategy Forum, as part of development of the association’s 2024-2028 strategy, which will set out the pathway for growth and progression in all areas of our sport, will go ahead.
It is taking place at the National Stadium, Dublin, at 1.30pm on Saturday, November 11th. Registration is now required.
All documents pertaining to the AGM are available here and have been issued to all clubs.