Notice of Special General Meeting
Garioch Sports and Community Centre Holdings SCIO (Organisation).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Special General Members Meeting of the Organisation will be held at Garioch Sports Centre, Strathburn Park, Burghmuir, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4GY on Monday 30th September 2019 at 6pm for the following purposes.
The business of the meeting will be to consider and if thought fit approve the undernoted resolutions to amend the terms of the Organisation’s Constitution, which resolutions will be submitted to members.
- That the words ‘Membership will not be refused without good cause or explanation, and may not be refused on the basis of gender, age (except where minimum age applies, e.g. 16), ethnic background, disability, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, religious belief, or marital status’ where they appear at Clause 13 are to be replaced with ‘Not used’;
- That the words ‘Subject to clause 13, the board may, at its discretion, refuse to admit any person membership’ where they appear at Clause 15 are to be replaced with ‘Not used’;
- That Clause 109 is to be amended by adding ‘by a similar organisation to the organisation and’ after the word ‘used’ where it appears on the second line of Clause 109.
The Organisation has been in negotiations with Aberdeenshire Council with regard to the potential community asset transfer (CAT) of the land and buildings at Strathburn Park presently leased by the Organisation. Upon completion of the CAT, the Organisation would have outright ownership of the land and buildings for the benefit of the community, which would offer it greater flexibility moving forward.
In order to fund the CAT, the Organisation has made an application to the Scottish Land Fund, which has passed the initial eligibility test subject to the above changes being made to the Organisation’s constitution. Therefore, the Trustees wish to call a Special General Meeting in order to consider and if thought fit approve the above noted resolutions.