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Latest update 20 Jan! BPA Skydive the Expo 2017 programme
Adrian Bond, BPA Communications Chair
BPA Annual Report 2015 adopted at AGM 2016
The BPA AGM 2017 will be followed by the annual skydiving Awards and Presentations Ceremony. A range of seminars and meetings will be offered - you'll be spoiled for choice!
It's free-of-charge to attend.
The Expo opens at 09:30 with an exhibition of kit and services for the safe and sustained enjoyment of skydiving.
Exhibition space is available for hire, subject to availability. For more information, please see the Expo website.
Gala Dinner, entertainment & disco
Tickets for the BPA Gala Dinner at EMCC Nottingham on Saturday 28 January 2017 - the day of the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2017 - are on sale now. They're selling fast and we expect them to sell out soon. See the Expo website for how to get your hands on rickets for dinner... if there are any left!
Submission of member resolutions for BPA AGM 2017
Member resolutions, which must be from full (voting) members, need to be submitted in writing to the BPA Secretary-General by 1 November 2016 preceding the January AGM, in order that they may be considered at the last ordinary Council meeting before the AGM, which normally takes place early in December.
Receipt will be acknowledged, in the absence of which it is the responsibility of the member submitting the resolution to check to confirm that it has been received. The resolution may include up to 500 words of explanatory text for inclusion in the notice with the resolution.
Council will negotiate with the member submitting the resolution on its purpose and clarity of wording, and that of any explanatory text. Council may decline to publish a resolution that deals with the same issues as another resolution which is to be considered at the same AGM; and may also decline to publish a resolution (or explanatory text) if they believe it may be defamatory, or that it might be otherwise unlawful, or that to publish the material might bring the sport or the Association into disrepute.
It may or may not be that Council can negotiate an agreement with the member/s proposing the resolution/s such that the proposer/s decides there is no longer a need to progress their resolution/s to the AGM. If the resolution goes forward to the AGM, Council may issue its own commentary not exceeding 500 words.
Members putting duly notified resolutions to the AGM will be invited to propose them orally at the AGM, and will normally be advised by Council of a set time allowance to do this because of the need for timely despatch of business at the meeting. Council may make an oral response. In the event of a ballot on a member resolution, the proposing member or his/her nominee will be invited to observe the count.
Any two members can request a ballot before or on the declaration of the result of a show of hands (Article 9.7).
Updated 22 January 2017