2019 International Melges 24 World Council Annual General Meeting

International Melges 24 Class Association 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 

Saturday, 9 November 2019
Fiskeridirektoratet - Strandgaten 229, Bergen, Norway



AGENDA

1. Arrival - coffee / tea from 9.30 – 10.00 am 

10:00 - 11:30
2. Open Welcome, Introduction of new NCA representatives, Chairman’s report by Jens Wathne
3. Round Table Class Reports & Updates

IM24CA AGM 2019 votes per country

4. Minutes of the last meeting
5. Financial Report and Budgets   
6. Marketing & Communications Report  

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11:30 – 11:45 Break – 15 min
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11:45 – 13:15
7. Technical Report
8. Builder's Report  

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13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
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14:15 - 15:45
9. Elections of Executive Committee

The posts open for the elections are:

  • Chairman - Jens Wathne NOR, was elected in 2014, 2 year term and re-elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election
    - Richard Thompson (GBR) - nominated by the IM24CA Executive Committee 
    - Laura Grondin (USA) - nominated by USA 
  • Vice-Chairman Americas - Duncan Stamper CAN, was elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election.
    - Duncan Stamper (CAN) - nominated by CAN, USA
  • Member North America - Paul Krak Arntson USA, was elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election
    - Paul Krak Arntson (USA) - nominated by CAN 
    - Duane Yoslov (USA) - nominated by USA
  • Member Europe - Michael Good SUI, was elected in 2014, 2 year term and re-elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election
    - Michael Tarabochia (GER) - nominated by the IM24CA Executive Committee
    - Gianluca Perego (ITA) - nominated by ITA 
    - Davor Jelača (SLO) - nominated by SLO

10. National Class Association Submissions to AGM

11. Proposed Class Rule Changes 

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15:45 - 16:00  Break
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16:00 – …
12. Proposed changes to Class Constitution   

13. Future Events, current situation

  • 2019 North Americans, Grand Traverse YC, MI - August 15-18, 2019 - recap
  • 2019 Worlds, Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy - October 5-12, 2019 - recap
  • 2020 Worlds, Charleston, SC, USA - May 1-9, 2020 - current situation of the organization
  • 2020 Europeans, Portoroz, Slovenia - September 5-12, 2020 - current situation of the organization
  • 2021 Worlds, Denmark  - current situation of the organization - Dates and Venue confirmed - Aarhus, June 18-26 - See more information here

14. Future Events, proposals & decisions
Bids open for the future events: North-Americans 2021; Europeans 2022, Worlds 2022 etc.

15. Any Other Business 

  • Nomination of the Technical Committee North American Member - Mike Gozzard (CAN) - nominated by CAN

Accommodation

For the AGM 2019 in Bergen, Norway we have made a pre-booking at the hotel SCANDIC NEPTUN. 
Click here for more information about the hotel

12 min walk to Fiskeridirektoratet, Strandgaten 229, Bergen – where will be our meeting premises - see the directions.

The hotel is very centrally located and has an easy reach to the city center. 

Price offer for IM24CA AGM participants:
Single room 1190 NOK = ~120 €
Double room 1390 NOK = ~140 €

For the room list, please send to piret@melges24.com the following information:
- Arrival date / Departure date
- Single Room or Double Room
- Name or names of the guests

Agenda has been sent to: 

Download here the Voting Proxy Form (PDF | Word)

                    Honorary Member of the World Council: Mr. Buddy Melges (via Harry Melges III)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE -Responsibility

 Surname

 First Name

Participating

Proxy to/for

Chairman

Wathne

Jens

yes  for EST

Vice Chairman, Europe

Quinton

Miles

yes  for UK

Vice Chairman America 

Stamper

Duncan

 online

 

Treasurer

Grondin

Laura

yes

 for USA

Member Europe

Good

Michael

online 

 for ITA

Member North America

Arntson

Paul Krak

yes 

 

Member Asia Pacific

Nixon

Kevin

online 

 for AUS

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Advisor

NA 

NA 

no 

 

Tech Comm Chairman (Acting)

Göckel

Peter

yes 

 

PR/Media & Gen. Admin.

Salmistu

Piret

yes 

 

IM24CA Championship Coordinator - Europe

Bartol

David

yes 

 

IM24CA Championship Coordinator - Western Hemisphere/Asia-Pacific

Abel

John

online 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Builder / dealer

Surname

First Name

 

 

US: Melges Boatworks

Melges

Harry

 

 

Europe: Melges Boatworks

Bambozzi

Luisa

 

 

 

   

 

 

NATIONAL CLASSES - Country

Surname

First Name

Participating

Proxy to/for

Australia

Watson

Doug

no 

to Kevin Nixon 

Austria

Schineis

Michael

no 

To Michael Tarabochia 

Bulgaria

Kirchev

Ivan

 

 

Canada

Berezin

Dan

online 

 

Canada - Vice Chair

Kushner

Kathy

 

 

Chile

Gallyas

Pablo

 

 

Czech Republic

Musil

Tomas

 

 

Denmark

Blume

Soren

yes 

 

Denmark - observer

DeWitt Fordham

Nicklaus

yes 

 

Estonia

Tõniste

Tõnu

no 

to Jens Wathne 

Finland

Hakola

Tomi

 

 

France

Infante

Denis

 

 

Germany

Tarabochia

Michael

yes 

for AUT 

Greece

Syrigos

John

 

 

Hungary

Csoltó

Ákos

no 

to Botond Weores 

Hungary - appointed World Council members

Weores 

Botond

 online  for HUN

Italy

Racchelli

Andrea

 no

to Michael Good in case Piero Andolina can't connect 

Italy - appointed World Council member

Andolina

Piero

online

 

Japan

Ishiguro

Kentaro

 

 

Korea

Kim

T.M.

 

 

Mexico

Anda

Tona

 

 

Netherlands

Veraar

Ronald

 

 

Norway

Gisle 

Bo 

 no  

 to Jorgen Wathne

Norway - appointed World Council member

Wathne

Jorgen

yes

for NOR

Spain

Stenersen

Niels

no

 

Slovenia

Zupanc

Aleš

yes

 

Slovenia - observer

Parunov

Branko

yes  

Sweden

Asplund

Torvald

online 

 

Switzerland

Good

Michael

online 

for ITA 

Ukraine

Yano

Andriy

no 

 

United Kingdom

Pinner

David

no 

 to Miles Quinton

United Kingdom - Candidate and Observer

Thompson

Richard

yes

 

United States

Counihan

Roger

no

to Laura Grondin

 

 

The important dates to note approaching to the AGM

Sunday - 18 August

The date of the AGM will be notified by announcement on the IM24CA website not less than 85 days before the date of the meeting.

Friday - 13 September

Motions and nominations to be proposed at the AGM shall be submitted to the International Secretary/Administrator not less than 8 weeks (56 days) before the date of the said AGM 

Download here the form for submissions

Submissions can be made about:
Constitution, Future Events, Class Rules, Technical  issues, Regatta Regulations, General policies, Nomination of the officers. 

The posts open for the elections are:

  • Chairman 
    Jens Wathne NOR, was elected in 2014, 2 year term and re-elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election
  • Vice-Chairman Americas
    Duncan Stamper CAN, was elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election.
  • Member North America
    Paul Krak Arntson USA, was elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election
  • Member Europe
    Michael Good SUI, was elected in 2014, 2 year term and re-elected in 2016, 3 year term - up for election 

See the list of Executive Committee

Bids open for the future events:
North-Americans 2021; Europeans 2022, Worlds 2022 etc.  For these NCA's interested to bid, the bid package will be sent.

Friday - 27 September

The Secretary/Administrator shall distribute an Agenda of all motions nominations and relevant paperwork for the AGM not later than 6 weeks before the date of the said AGM.

Friday - 11 October

Amendments to the above motions shall be submitted no later than 4 weeks before the date of the said AGM.

Friday - 18 October

The Secretary/Administrator shall distribute an attachment to the Agenda of any such amendments not later than 3 weeks before the date of the said AGM. 

Friday – 8 November

Tech Comm Meeting 

Saturday – 9 November

AGM 2019 – Bergen, Norway