As per an official request signed by 12 members of the league, we are required to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting with the sole purpose of amending Rule 3 of the constitution to ensure that anyone bowling in the East of Scotland League will be a member of MISC for the entire duration of a season.
The constitution currently states
“3. Membership and Eligibility
Teams – The membership of this league shall consist of any number of teams duly elected as provided for by section 12b of this constitution.
Individual – Each team member must pay the current league entry fee and at the time of registration be a member of M.I.S.C or on the waiting list or a member of staff to qualify for the complete league program. ”
The proposed amendment would look like this.
"Teams - The membership of this league will consist of any number of teams duly elected as provided for by section 12B of this constitution.
Individuals - All team members must be members of Murrayfield Indoor Sports Club. For existing members, renewal of membership is effective from 1st February each year, and members must renew their membership no later than the 28th February. If a member has not, for whatever reason, renewed his/her membership by 28th February then he/she is not eligible to play in any league/competition until such time as he/she has been re-admitted to membership of Murrayfield Indoor Sports Club by the club committee at which time he/she will be eligible to play in future League and Competition events.
If any league member who has not renewed his/her membership by 28th February, played in an East of Scotland League or Competition during the month of February then any score recorded will not count for League or Competition purposes. If it is found that a player was not eligible to play, no score will be recorded and any points adjusted accordingly.”
This amendment would also remove the current mention of people on the waiting list being eligible to play, as this is in direct contradiction with the M.I.S.C constitution.
This amendment will require a two thirds majority of all people present and voting at the EGM. Unlike the AGM it is not compulsory for all teams to attend, however as always to ensure your voice is heard please come along and share your opinion if you wish.
I will be getting in touch with all team captains and league reps to ensure everyone is aware of the meeting.
I hope this will be a swift meeting to amend this glaring hole in our current constitution.
If anyone has anything they think is relevant to the above amendment or any questions about this or any other league business, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
East of Scotland League Secretary/Treasurer