Revised Articles of Association and Bye-Laws attached
The SOA are holding an EGM on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 at 7-7.30pm to coincide with the Highland WOLF weekend at Lagganlia Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore.
The SOA is proposing a change in their Articles of Association and Bye-Laws as per attached documents. Members wishing to bring forward amendments to the amendments should do so by contacting the Company Secretary, Stef Lauer, by Saturday, August 26, 2017.
No other business has been brought forward by members.
In summary, we are proposing three areas of change.
The principal changes are to comply with a number of governance developments in recent years, especially around company Board structure and operations. This, in
turn, has cascaded down from concerns in sport in general, and other
areas, of illegal practices, transparency over decision-making and so on.
The appointment of an Independent Director and Chair of the Board, for
example, are a response to this.
A second area concerned is about the relationship of the SOA
to British Orienteering, especially with regard to the way the membership
process operates. Changes to the Articles in the area of membership are
mainly to clarify the relationship of our members to British Orienteering.
Thirdly, we are taking this opportunity to propose an update to our
Objects (= Charitable Purposes, Articles Section 4), because they still
relate to the days before we became a Charity and are no longer acceptable
to the Charity Regulator.