Our long-time sponsors and supporters, UK Sport, have once again generously provided us with the venue for this event, at their headquarters at 40 Bernard St, London WC1N 1ST (opposite Russell Square Tube station).
Due to security requirements, members attending the annual meeting need to register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with their name and membership number, writing “2011 AGM” in the subject field.
Entry to the meeting room will not begin until 12.30pm on the day.
The annual meeting is open to all fully paid-up members of the SJA. All members will have received a letter in the past couple weeks informing them of their subscription status.
This year’s agenda includes no proposals for the change of rules or constitution, and the business of the meeting will be to receive the committee’s annual report, the Treasurer’s annual report, and to elect the officers and committee for 2011-2012.
The officers standing for re-election are:
Chairman: Barry Newcombe
Vice-chairman: David Walker
Secretary: Steven Downes
Treasurer: Randall Northam
Membership secretary: Bill Colwill
Standing for election to the committee (eight places) are:
These are important times for the Association, not least financially, following the loss of our long-term sponsors UK Sport.
With the London Olympics next year, it promises to be an exciting, if sometimes bumpy, ride for the committee, which has as new candidates Howard Wheatcroft, the sports editor of the Daily Star, Mark Pain, the sports photographer at the Mail on Sunday, Midlands football freelancer Janine Self, and former Sun editor now PR guru Stuart Higgins.
The officers hope as many members who are able to will attend the annual meeting, where drinks and a buffet lunch will be provided afterwards.
UPCOMING SJA DATES
Tue Apr 5: SJA Olympic Question Time. Click here to find out more
Wed Apr 13: SJA 2011 Annual Meeting, at offices of UK Sport, Russell Square. Strictly SJA members only.
Wed Dec 7: SJA 2011 British Sports Awards – note the date in your diary now.
All details subject to alteration. Keep checking sportsjournalists.co.uk for updates