You can help shape the future
For some time the CA Council has accepted it is too large which can lead to a lack of focus and is proposing far reaching changes to make a significant difference to the way Croquet is managed in England. Consequently, the Croquet Association will be holding a Special General Meeting in London on 30th March in order to amend the Constitution. In essence, the proposed changes are:
- A smaller Council (15 instead of 32!) to focus on strategy and direction with an Executive Board and committee structure running the day to day business.
- Twelve elected representatives from across the country grouped by Federations or Constituencies – the NW currently has one rep and this is unchanged in the new arrangements – elections to be held in the Summer so the new Council can commence in the Autumn.
To implement these changes, the Meeting needs at least 60% of those voting to vote in favour provided there is a quorum of 25. Every individual member is entitled to a postal/email vote and these will be available from mid February – more details will be published in the next edition of the Gazette and also on the CA website.
John Dawson (Chester) is the north west Representative on CA Council and has been involved in these developments and kept the Federation informed – your Federation Committee are generally in favour of these changes and recommend all north west members to exercise their right to a postal/email vote and vote in favour of the change.