IABA is sharing the responses to all questions posed about EGM related matters through email@example.com and directly to members of staff. IABA will also share, and publish, the response to questions posed through social media. Given the number of comments on all matters on all IABA social media posts, clubs are asked to contact any member of staff or the above email address to ensure their query is addressed.
Thank you to Darren McGavin of Moyle Park BC for publishing this question on IABA’s Facebook page, and sharing by email:
IABA did intend to propose one motion capturing both questions. The Board of Directors listened to feedback from all four EGM Info Meetings, and felt it would give clubs greater choice and control in decision-making to separate that question in to two separate votes. As outlined in the Notice of Special Resolution, the Notice of Motion and the EGM Agenda, shared with all clubs and published iaba.ie, the vote on the special resolution on amending the constitution will take place before the vote on the motion, so, clubs will decide if they wish to amend the constitution first. As shared in the EGM Frequent Asked Questions document and at the EGM Info Meetings, 38 federations have formally expressed interest in joining World Boxing. In addition, as outlined at the EGM Info Meetings, the FAQ and the text of the motion, IABA is not asking clubs to leave IBA. The vote won’t be spoiled if a club choose to cast their ballot on one of the two questions, only. Clubs attending the EGMs in July and August of 2022 and the AGM of October 2022 voted using permanent ink in the form of a pen. This will not change for the August 2023 EGM.
Thank you to Johnny Joyce of Olympic BC, Westmeath, for publishing this question on IABA’s Facebook page:
The Chair outlined in all four EGM Info Meetings the reason for holding a vote on joining World Boxing at this time, which includes the opportunity for IABA club members to sit on key World Boxing commissions and committees and so, contribute to shaping World Boxing as an international federation . This was also outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions document shared with all clubs and published on iaba.ie. In addition to the countries you mentioned, GB Boxing is an associate member of World Boxing. England Boxing is a member of World Boxing. The Dutch Federation is a member of World Boxing. In the World Boxing calendar shared with all clubs and published on iaba.ie, competition at U23, U19, U17 and U15 is included.
Thank you, also, to Darren, for his query posted in reply to Johnny’s question on IABA’s Facebook page:
IABA did intend to propose one motion capturing both questions. The Board of Directors listened to feedback from all four EGM Info Meetings, and felt it would give clubs greater choice and control in decision-making to separate that question in to two separate votes. The holding of an EGM on this matter facilitates a democratic vote. Information including the IOC Comprehensive Report, the IOC Comprehensive Report Summary, Frequently Asked Questions, The Notice of Special Resolution, the Notice of Motion, World Boxing information including calendar has been shared with all clubs and published on iaba.ie. In addition to holding 4 EGM Info Meetings attended by 111 clubs to share information, an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, was set up on July 12th to respond to any and all questions.
Registration has now opened for IABA’s Extraordinary General Meeting on Saturday, August 26th. The purpose of this EGM is to consider two matters. A special resolution and separately a motion.
- A special resolution to amend the current constitution of the company so that we have more control over our operations without Constitutional restrictions.
- A motion to decide if we should also Affiliate with World Boxing.
- SPECIAL RESOLUTION
That, subject to consent of the Revenue Commissioners, the Constitution of the Company in the redline tracked form attached and marked with the letters “C” be adopted as the revised agreed Constitution of the Company.
RATIONALE FOR THIS SPECIAL RESOLUTION
On 22nd June the IOC withdrew recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA), in accordance with Rule 3.7 of the Olympic Charter and demonstrates the need for IABA to have the ability to affiliate with other international federations which is precluded by our current Constitution as adopted.
The Board recognises and appreciates the concerns expressed by a number of Members and wishes to reassure Members that the provision would only be utilised in circumstances where the IABA Board felt it was in the best interests of the organization, following a ballot of Members. The proposed special resolution is to amend the Constitution of the Company to allow it to place the promotion of boxing in Ireland uncoupled with obligations that are inconsistent and distinct with those objects which relate to any third-party body.
The logic is to ensure that we are not restricted in our affiliations and that the members have more autonomy over this decision which currently has no flexibility in the Constitution as adopted.
Does your club wish IABA to remain a member of the International Boxing Association (IBA) AND affiliate to World Boxing?
Should delegates at the EGM vote in favour of the resolution, the IABA will not resign from the IBA. Members are being asked if they wish the IABA to also join World Boxing. If delegates do not vote in favour of the resolution, IABA will not be able to join World Boxing because of restraints in the Constitution, regardless of the outcome of the vote on this motion.
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Location: The National Stadium, Dublin
Registration – Is available here and will close on August 23rd at 12pm.
Eligibility – All clubs who have submitted affiliations for the 2023/2024 season
Attendees: Eligible clubs may nominate any two adult members to attend as delegates – one to be a voting delegate, one to be a non-voting delegate. Delegates nominated by clubs must verified members – this means they must be included in the club’s affiliation application, through Blocworx, for the 2023/2024 season as members and be over the age of 18. *Please note, delegates will be required to present photographic identification (passport, drivers’ licence, etc) on the day of the EGM.
Any questions which your club might wish to raise at the EGM the resolution and the motion or any other matter, should be submitted in advance of the EGM, either by post care of The Company Secretary to The National Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, or by email to email@example.com no later than Friday, August 18th at 5:00pm. This will facilitate us in providing the fullest response to any queries at the EGM.
Notice of the Special Resolution for Extraordinary General Meeting
Tracked Draft Amended Constitution August 2023 which is “C” for the purposes of the Special Resolution.
November 2019 Filed Constitution
Notice of Motion for Extraordinary General Meeting
Agenda for EGM