Alan Dyer

Apr 272020

A proposal to adopt a new (completely revised) Constitution for the ACTTBA will be presented at the SGM planned for 23 May 2020.

I think that it is important that all ACTTBA members have their opportunity to review and, if necessary, comment on the draft before changes are adopted. The notice for the SGM (linked above) describes how comments and suggested edits can be forwarded prior to the SGM.

The following explainer provides the key points about why a re-draft is necessary.

Importantly, the transition from the old Constitution to the new Constitution has been considered. This plan is part of the proposal that will be presented at the SGM.

I know that reading Constitutions can be a viable treatment for insomnia. But it is important that ACTTBA members know that their association is run under a set of acceptable (and legal) rules for their benefit. All members are allowed to have a say in how their association is run, and the Constitution describes how that can happen in an orderly fashion. The old Constitution is already available on this website.

Apr 272020

The ACTTBA 2020 AGM and SGM previously advertised will now occur on 23rd May 2020. The slip in date is primarily due to gaining an understanding the COVID-19 situation.

Based on current COVID-19 restrictions, these meetings will be held purely in the digital realm without any face-to-face contact.

The SGM has been called to adopt a new Constitution for the ACTTBA – an important step in strengthening the foundations of the ACTTBA to enable the regular work to continue with fewer distractions.

In the AGM we are seeking some fresh faces on the Board. A functioning Board is essential to achieving the bowling outcomes we all want – we would like to see some competition for the positions from those who would like to progress bowling in the ACT into the future. Previous Board experience is not necessary, although some experience in a Treasurer position is preferred (but not mandatory) for those nominating for the Treasurer’s position.

Details of the meeting on-line ‘locations’ will be sent to registered attendees about a week prior.