Following a recommendation by Dunboyne BC at the Leinster EGM Info Meeting, it is proposed to establish a forum to discuss the matters on which clubs will vote at the EGM on August 26th.
This forum will publish a collected opinion before the close of EGM registration, midday August 23rd.
Owing to annual leave, the nomination process operated by the Central Council’s Officer Board, has been extended to 5pm on Tuesday, August 15th. The Central Council’s Officer Board may wish to nominate one person from each provincial unit from within its own membership, or it may wish to invite the provincial units to nominate a delegate to the forum.
As a result of the slight extension to the nomination window, the first proposed meeting of the forum will now take place, via Zoom, at 7pm on Thursday, August 17th.
The composition of the forum is proposed as:
6 delegates in total – One from each provincial unit.
The revised proposed meeting schedule is:
Thursday, August 17th – by Zoom at 7pm.
Monay, August 21st – by Zoom, at 7pm.
- The duration of both meetings is up to the forum delegates
- Minutes will issue to forum members after each meeting, and the final document, a collected opinion on the matters before clubs at the EGM on August 26th, will issue to all forum members for sign-off before publication on iaba.ie and issue to all clubs and units by email.
Meetings will be facilitated by IABA staff.
Registration has 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