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AGM - deadline for Board nominations

FC United of Manchester’s 2013 Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 17th November 2013 at The Manchester College, Openshaw Campus, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2WH.

All members will receive full formal notification of the meeting no later than 21 days before the meeting.

At the 2013 FC United AGM, three current board members (Chris Hammond, Steve Pagnam and Phil Sheeran) are standing down as required having served their maximum two year tenure on the board. Three board members who were elected at the 2013 General Meeting (John Nicholson, Kate Ramsey and Tom Stott) are also standing down having served their six month tenure on the board. There will therefore be six places available on the Board in the election

Current board member Chris Hammond has confirmed that due to time commitments he will not be re-standing for election to the Board.

Members who wish to stand for election to the Board should note the following from FC United’s Election Policy (the election policy in full can be found HERE)


Nominations can be made at any time up until close of nominations at noon 35 days before the scheduled date of the AGM.

As part of the advanced notification of an AGM the club will inform members how many vacancies have arisen.

Any member wishing to stand as a candidate should submit a written nomination to the club secretary who will confirm receipt.

The nomination should:

a. be endorsed by not fewer than 5 other members who, in granting their endorsement, state that to the best of their knowledge the member seeking election to the Club Board fulfils the criteria set out in these rules.

b. clearly state that the member wishes to stand for election to the club board at the forthcoming AGM

c. declare eligibility to be a member of the Club Board

d. be written in clear English and be clear to read.

e. clearly state the name and membership number of the prospective candidate

f. be received no later than noon 35 days before the scheduled date of the AGM.

All Candidates may also submit a statement in support of their candidacy of no more than 400 words and a passport style photograph.

Statements and photographs not supplied at least 35 days before the scheduled AGM date may not be distributed with the AGM papers. If possible supply the statement to the club secretary in a common digital text format (e.g. “.doc”, “.odt”, “.rtf”, “.txt”).

Any members intending to stand for election to the Board are urged to read Rules 61 to 71 of the Club’s Constitution.

If you wish to submit a resolution for consideration at the AGM, Rule 29 of the Club’s Constitution provides that notice of that resolution must be given in writing to the Club no later than noon 35 days before the date of the meeting, therefore by no later than noon on the 13th October 2013.

Rule 29 also provides that the member giving notice of the proposed resolution must also give the Club his or her justification for that proposed resolution, as well as its form and content, and that the notice of the resolution must be signed by the proposer as well as five other members.

The Board also asks that the members signing the proposed resolution give their full names and membership numbers, so that their memberships may be verified, and that the proposer give his or her full name, membership number and telephone number.

Any members intending to submit proposed resolutions are strongly urged to read Rule 29 of the Club’s Constitution.

Proposed resolutions, containing the information requested above, should be posted to the Club’s Registered Office:

FC United of Manchester
Hope Mills
113 Pollard Street
M4 7JA

or sent by e-mail to: office@fc-utd.co.uk

to arrive no later than noon on the 13th October 2013.

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First Posted ~ 13:09 Mon 7 Oct 2013
News ID ~ 5127
Last Updated ~ 12:35 Mon 14 Oct 2013