2013 Surfing GB AGM announced

Surfing GB 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

2013 AGM

Venue: The Aztec Hotel & Spa, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4TS. (Just off Junction 20 of the M4 & Junction 16 of the M5). www.aztechotelbristol.com/

Date: 17/11/2013

Time: 2-5pm

The Surfing GB Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 17th November at 2pm in the Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol. Get Involved!

Agenda items include:

  • Elections of  Directors to include new roles for Federations and associated Surfing Bodies
  • Constitutional amendments to provide for Representation of Federations and Associated Surfing Bodies at Board Level
  • Reports of 2012-2013 activities and accounts.
  • Confirmation of Volunteer Committees
  • Report on NGB recognition

Surfing GB is pleased to announce the date of our 3rd AGM and extend a warm invitation to all. We continue to build our organisation and are proud of our growing volunteer-led member base. Surfing GB is a not- for -profit organisation seeking National Governing Body recognition, and aims to increase participation and opportunity in Surfing, raise standards of performance, and providing a service to members and the public.

At our AGM we take the opportunity to deliver our annual report of operations, accounts, and plans; and thank our volunteers and staff for their efforts. We are always looking for new energy and new ideas. Whether you possess a particularly useful set of skills or are simply a member who wants to put something back, Surfing GB wants to hear from you. If you love Surfing, and want to help shape the future for Surfing in Great Britain, this is an opportunity for you to answer the call. For more information on getting involved as a volunteer please read on!

Surfing GB is a democratic membership organisation- if you are a surfer it is there for YOU.  We vote annually for Director positions. After more than two years of hard work, open meetings, accounting and reviews of policies we have reached the landmark date that allows us to re-apply for recognition as a National Governing Body.

This year the SGB Board and committees will be extended to offer board positions to representatives from all the Home Nations Federations and ensure representation from all major surfing partners (BLU, BSUPA & BBC)  Please see below for election rules and information.

If you want to get involved as a volunteer but don’t want to stand as an elected director, our management committee is the place to start! This committee  is made up of experienced, knowledgeable and passionate volunteers and works with our professional staff on projects and proposals that will benefit surfers and surfing across the UK.  Our current committee includes experts on Inclusion, Performance, Women’s surfing, Coaching, Surf Schools, Clubs, Communications, Education, Events, Environment, Fundraising, Judging & Media. If you feel you can help with any of these areas of operation  please volunteer!

To get involved with the SGB management committee please fill in a >>COMMITTEE APPLICATION FORM<<

To stand as an elected Director for the board of SGB please fill in a >>DIRECTOR APPLICATION FORM<<  >>Click to see Director roles and responsibilities<<

Surfing GB 2013 AGM: Timeline and process for Director Elections & Management Committee Invitation


17th October – Information and electoral positions on the Surfing GB Board announced and application forms made available. Invite to all to join the management committee expressed and application forms made available. Information about roles and responsibilities for directors become available to download.

17th –5th November– Applications for elected director positions and volunteer committees open

5th November– Applications for elected director positions closes.

6th November – Candidates for elected director positions publicised and email voting available to members is opened.

15th November– Email voting closes.

17th November – The 2013 Surfing GB AGM. Voting in person and by proxy accepted.

19th November – Results of the AGM and elections and volunteer committee composition are posted onto the website and members are notified.

More information about the process will be posted on the Surfing GB website www.surfinggb.com

After an amazing 2013 all those involved in Surfing GB are excited about the prospects for a bright future for British Surfing. This AGM is an opportunity to add to the current committees of a representative organisation, serving the interests of all surfers, from all corners of Great Britain. The way to get involved is simple, become a member, volunteer, vote in the elections and your voice will be heard.

Directions for how to get to The Aztec Hotel & Spa can be found here: http://www.aztechotelbristol.com/home/welcome-to-the-aztec-hotel-and-spa-bristol/how-to-find-us/

How long will it take me to get there?

Barnstaple: 1hr 40min / Newquay: 2hr 30min / Central London: 1hr 50min / Swansea: 1hr 10min /

Scarborough: 4hrs / Bournemouth: 2hrs / Exeter: 1hr 20min / Wrexham: 2hr 30min / Edinburgh: 5hr 50min

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