Notice is hereby given of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the
National Association of Sporting Rifle and Pistol Clubs.
To be held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath at 3pm, Sunday January 29th.
Business to be Transacted
To vote on the following resolution:
“THAT the Constitution contained in the attached document entitled
‘Constitution and Rules of the
National Association of Sporting Rifle and Pistol Clubs’
and whose internal version is marked
be approved and adopted as the
Constitution of the National Association of Sporting Rifle and Pistol Clubs
to the exclusion of any existing
Constitution of the National Association of Sporting Rifle and Pistol Clubs or
Code of Discipline of the National Association of Sporting Rifle and Pistol Clubs”
This resolution is proposed by the Committee of the NASRPC.
As per the current constitution:
One third (⅓) of the members of the Association are required to attend, for the meeting to be declared quorate.
A two thirds (⅔) majority, of the votes cast, is required to carry an alteration to the constitution.
On the motion duly submitted, each Member Club shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote.
Voting shall be by a show of voting cards, one of which will be issued to each attending association member, at registration.
In the event of a tie – the Association Chairperson shall have the casting vote.
As you will all have been aware there was a lot of turmoil within the NASRPC in 2015.
NASRPC received a lot of comment regarding the validity of its constitution as a result of that including:
- Process for calling an EGM
- Voting procedures at EGM and AGM.
- Definition of a member ‘in good standing’
- Clarity of affiliation and affiliation fee due dates.
- Disaffiliation process for members of the association.
to name but a few.
NASRPC sought legal advice as to what changes were required and it was determined that the existing constitution was not fit for purpose, as there were so many errors, omissions and contradictions within it, and that a new constitution was required.
The NASRPC Committee formed a sub-committee to rewrite the constitution, taking into account best practices among other National Governing Bodies and sports bodies.
We also enshrined the concept of “the Governing Body” within the constitution.
Once this was drafted, we again sought legal advice, correcting any problems that were highlighted.
This is the document before you.
We feel that this is a far clearer document, which solves all of the problems highlighted with the previous one. It has far less room for interpretation and will therefore provide clarity in any instance where it is required.
We respectfully request that you adopt this as your constitution.
Any alterations that may be required, shall be dealt with, by normal procedure, at the coming Annual General Meeting.
Please click here to view the proposed constitution