Dear Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club members,
Following previous notification of the Special General Meeting called by the SGHC Committee using its powers under the Club Constitution, I write to advise that the meeting has been postponed.
Having had no response to the call made in the recent Club newsletter and in the SGM notification for members to express interest in joining the Committee, and with only four full voting Committee members, we are postponing the SGM to enable a full nomination process to take place.
Under ‘Rule 8(b) A Special General Meeting shall be convened on the requisition of the Committee or of not less than 15 members specifying the business to be transacted. The Meeting shall be held as soon as reasonably possible and in any event within 3 months after the same shall have been requisitioned. No business other than that specified in the requisition shall be transacted at a Special General Meeting.’
In line with the ruling detailed above and in order to give as many members as possible the opportunity to take part in the SGM, it will be held via Zoom, with the option for members to call in via telephone if they cannot join online. Full joining, an agenda and the amended 2022 accounts will be shared with members two weeks prior to the new meeting date, which is Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 7pm.
Should nominations for vacant committee positions not be received, the future of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will be the first item for discussion on the SGM agenda.
Elections of Officers and Committee Members
President – the President, Michael Williams, was elected in 2022 for four years and so continues in office.
Vice-president – the Vice-president, Tricia Ulyatt, was elected on an interim basis in 2022 and seeks election. Nominated by Michael Williams and seconded by Jeannette Glaister.
Treasurer – vacant position.
Secretary – the Secretary, Michelle Ulyatt, was elected on an interim basis in 2022 and seeks election. Nominated by Jeannette Glaister and seconded by Michael Williams.
Committee members – there are nine places for elected committee members who hold office for one year.
Jeannette Glaister offers herself for election. Nominated by Michelle Ulyatt and seconded by Linda Aldous.
Linda Aldous was co-opted onto the Committee following the AGM in April and offers herself for election. Nominated by Jeannette Glaister and seconded by Michelle Ulyatt.
John Davies was co-opted onto the Committee following the AGM in April and offers himself for election. Nominated by Michael Williams and seconded by Tricia Ulyatt.
John Walton Haddon was co-opted onto the Committee following the AGM in April and offers himself for election. Nominated by John Davies and seconded by Tricia Ulyatt.
Nominations are required for the remaining five committee member positions.
Magazine editor – the current magazine editorial team is standing down and nominations are required to fill the position of editor for 2024.
Please remember that nominations must be backed by a proposer, seconder, and the nominee. Nominees must have been members of the Club for the three years prior to the year of nomination.
Please complete the nomination form (Nominations for committee- Word format ) Nominations for committee PDF and return it to the Acting Secretary at the above address or by email at email@example.com by 16 September.