Friday 7th April at 7pm.
This year’s National Conference will be a hybrid meeting with participants able to attend in person or via Zoom. For those attending in person, the venue will be the Fylde Rugby Club, Blackpool Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4EL. All current members should have received a copy of Boots & Spurs Extra by email on 24 February 2023 from National Secretary Edward Gilder regarding registration for attendance. If you have not received this and you wish to attend, either in person or via Zoom, please contact email@example.com
To help facilitate debate within Sections about the submitted motions, and to aid transparency, the motions are shown below, together with the National Secretary’s report and the draft financial statement for 2022. We have also added a link to the draft minutes of last year’s conference below for ease of reference.
Download as a PDF:
Download all of the motions submitted to Conference as a PDF by clicking the link.
Motions submitted by the National Committee
That for clarity additional wording be added to paragraph 6.4 of the constitution to clarify the meaning of the words “full members” as used in that paragraph.
The following wording is proposed:
“Full members are those members meeting the membership criteria set out at sections i, iii, iv and v of section 4.2 of the constitution.”
That the posts of Compliance Officer and Safeguarding Officer be added to the list of officers at section 5.1 of the constitution.
That the words “two auditors” be deleted from section 6.3 of the Constitution and replaced with the words “an examiner”.
The committee concludes that a professional audit is not required.
Motion submitted by Dronfield Section
We would like there to be a review of whether Easter is the right time to hold the National Clarion Annual Meet. Our members haven’t signed up because Easter is often a busy time. Our members did not realise how significant the Easter Meet was when they joined. We understand that this could be controversial but think that a review and listening to feedback would not hurt.
Motions submitted by Saddleworth Section
That the wording in the constitution deleted by the Tuxford motion to Conference in June 2021 and referring to “the promotion of socialism” be reinstated.
In addition, Saddleworth Clarion propose that the National Clarion should donate 10% of its annual income to charity. The recipient Charity to be agreed annually at conference by a vote of members.
Seconded by London Clarion.
Motions submitted by Tuxford Section
To amend National Constitution rule 5.1 as follows:
The officers of The Clarion will be:
(insert after Treasurer) “Standing Orders Secretary”
Note for conference: The Standing Orders Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring the validity of the standing orders and that the agenda for National conference is in accord with these.
To amend the National Constitution rule 6. To read:
6. CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEET (see standing orders – NCCC Standing Orders Vers 2)
Note for conference: These were the last ratified standing orders, as agreed at the Southend conference in 2018.
Motion submitted by North Cheshire Section
We propose that National Clarion makes a regular contribution of £500 to The Last Clarion House, to help with the ongoing maintenance costs of this historic building, which is linked with the history of the Clarion cycling clubs and used by many Northwest sections.
National Secretary’s Report for 2022/23
Download the National Secretary’s Report for 2022/23 as a PDF by clicking the link.
Draft Financial Statement for 2022
Download the Draft Financial Statement to December 31, 2022 as a PDF by clicking the link.
Minutes from Conference 2022
Download the minutes from last year’s conference as a PDF by clicking the link.
- Opening and welcome by Chair
- Adoption of Standing Orders
- Minutes of Conference 2022
- Matters arising – these may only be to correct any inaccuracies of the record
- Secretary’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Questions on the above
- Motions previously submitted by the National Committee, Tuxford, Saddleworth, Dronfield & North Cheshire and previously notified to Sections
- Elections of officers*
- Any Other Business
*The following nominations have been received so far:
- President – Neil Shand, North Cheshire
- Chairman – Edward Ireland, Clitheroe
- Secretary – Vacant
- Minutes Secretary – Charles Harvey, Broadland
- Treasurer – Jonathan Leigh, Dronfield
- Racing Secretary – Steve Clarke, Fenland
- IT Manager – Michael Stainer, Dronfield
- Membership Secretary – Paul Whitehead, Blackpool
- Boots and Spurs Editor – Edward Gilder, Broadland
- Section Liaison Officer – Vacant
- Compliance Officer
- Safeguarding Officer
Additional nominations can be made from the “floor” of the meeting and would be particularly welcomed for the post of National Secretary, Compliance Officer and Safeguarding Officer.
The standing orders cover events before, during and after conference and can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking the link.