Will take place from 1800 hours at Club Nàutic Arenal, C/ Roses, s/n Llucmajor, 07600 Mallorca, SPAIN. Click on the document links below for the Agenda, Attendance Form and supporting papers:
- Notice, Invitation and Agenda
- Attendance Form
- Proposed Class Rule Changes
- DRAFT EGAM Minutes from 6 April 2016
GAM Attendance and Proxy Form
All National Class Associations and Individual Members are entitled to attend the General Assembly meeting, in accordance with Article 7 of our Constitution:
“7.5 Each National Class Association may appoint a maximum number of 3 (three) delegates to represent it at the General Assembly meeting in accordance with its own constitution and under the responsibility of its president, only one being entitled to vote as designated by the National Class Association. A person appointed as delegate to represent a National Class Association cannot be appointed as a delegate of another National Class Association, even if he is a member of both National Class Association, and regardless of being entitled to vote or not.
7.6 A member of the Management Committee may be a delegate for her/his own National Class Association.
7.7 If a National Class Association is prevented from sending a delegation to the General Assembly meeting, it may give a proxy to another National Class Association only, save in any case the provision of the Article 7.6. The proxy shall be declared in writing to the Secretary General and to the delegate at least 3 (three) days before the General Assembly meeting with the signature and under the responsibility of the president of the represented National Class Association, in accordance with its own regulations. Save the provision of the Article 7.8, a National Class Association may hold the proxy vote of a maximum of 2 (two) other National Class Associations.
7.8 If an Individual Member is prevented from attending the General Assembly meeting, she/he may give a proxy to a National Class Association, save in any case the provision of the Article 7.6, or to another Individual Member. The proxy shall be declared in writing to the Secretary General and to the delegate at least 3 (three) days before the General Assembly meeting. A National Class Association or an Individual Member may hold the proxy vote of a maximum of 3 (three) Individual Members.”
Affiliated National 470 Class Associations and Individual Members are requested to complete and return the attached Attendance Form, by email to the Secretary General via e-mail (email@example.com) before 1200 hours UTC on Sunday 3 April 2016.
Rights to Vote
Representatives are entitled to vote at the General Assembly Meeting in accordance with the relevant parts of Article 7 of our Constitution, as detailed below:
7.14 At the General Assembly meetings, the votes are allocated as follows to the Active Members:
- each National Class Association has 20 (twenty) votes, which are increased by 1 (one) vote per 25 (twenty-five) members registered by the said National Class Association and duly declared to the 470 Internationale for the previous year according to the provisions of the By-Laws;
- each Individual Member has 4 (four) votes.
7.15 Save any other provision of this Article 7, the honorary members, the members of the Management Committee, the Auditors, the members of the Technical Committee, André Cornu’s heirs, the ISAF delegate(s) and any other person invited by the Management Committee to participate to a General Assembly meeting have the right to speak but not to vote.
The “Active Members” are the National Class Associations and Individual Members who have paid their annual fees to the 470 Internationale.