The full updated constitution with the proposed changes shown in red text can be found HERE
A summary of the changes is show below.
Proposed Constitution Changes
New Items Added
Associate Membership - A new class of membership for those who use the facilities of the club but who do NOT get a vote at the AGM
AGM Voting Rights – New clause stating that only those registered for a minimum of six months can vote at the AGM
Membership Refusal – New clause allowing the club to refuse membership even if payment is taken first, as set a 14-day window in which members can be refused.
Exclusion date for registering – Removed clause preventing those from changing after 30th of April up to AGM, as there is now a new clause to cover voting entitlements at the AGM which makes this redundant.
Membership Admission Approval Process – Removed clause about people who want membership having to be proposed by existing members.
AGM Election Limit – Existing clause says AGM must elect 7 members but not more than 9, removed the not more than 9 part of this clause.
Club Name – Constitution updated to reflect the correct name as Birr Town Association FC, removing the word Amateur
AGM Nomination – Any person proposed, is now not just proposed for the committee but for a specific role within the committee using a nomination form. Also changed notice period for nominations from 7 days ahead of AGM to 14 days.
AGM Notice – Extended clause to say notice should go in social media channels as well as in the local paper