An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association has been called for Wednesday, March 21.
It will be held in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise at 7.30 p.m. and a new Executive Committee will be voted into position.
The meeting follows the controversy which has arisen within the Association. A new “interim constitution” is also be voted on by members at the meeting.
Nominations are open for any member to go forward for election to the Executive.
A list of the candidates is to be made available on the ICRA website three days before the Portlaoise meeting.
Current Commodore Simon McGibney has written to members of ICRA expressing the hope that the meeting will be a “productive session that enables ICRA to take relevant steps towards renewing its commitment to cruiser racing in Ireland.”
ICRA Statement on Feb 13 2018:
The ICRA Executive held an emergency meeting on Friday 9th February, in light of the discussions that were held in Limerick (20th January) on our long term plan. In order to ensure that ICRA continues to receive the strong support of members, it was agreed to review the constitution, reinforce good governance, transparency and accountability.
1- Notice of EGM
It was agreed that an EGM would be held as quickly as possible, with all members invited to attend. In order to do this before the sailing season begins in earnest, and due to the cluttered rugby and sailing calendar during March, the date of the meeting was agreed as Wednesday the 21st March 2018 in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise at 7.30pm. Members will be as defined in the interim constitution. At the EGM the new interim constitution would be voted on by members. The interim constitution will be available on the ICRA website within two weeks.
2- New ICRA Executive
In line with the new interim constitution a new executive will be voted in by members at the EGM. Any member who wishes to stand as a member of the executive is encouraged to put forward their candidacy by completing the form on the ICRA website and submitting it no later than 1 week before the meeting (Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 7.30pm.). Any member putting their candidacy forward needs to be proposed and seconded by members. The completed form signed by proposer and seconder, plus a copy of their 2017-2018 IRC or ECHO cert need to be brought to the EGM. The current committee will endeavour to make list of candidates that have put themselves forward made available on the website 3 days before the event.
I look forward to sharing a productive session that enables ICRA to take relevant steps towards renewing its commitment to Cruiser Racing in Ireland.