The AGM of the Mid Antrim Combine was held recently in the Harryville HPS Clubrooms.
All member clubs were represented with an apology from Ahoghill Flying Club.
Chairman Robert Service opened the meeting and welcomed the Delegates and then invited Secretary George McDowell to read the minutes of the previous AGM.
These were adopted on a show of hands as were the Accounts.
The chairman declared all offices vacant and said before leaving the chair he did not intend to seek re-election, Secretary George McDowell from Kells & Dist said he had served 13 years in the post and he intended to stand down as well.
Willie Reynolds from Ballymena was invited to conduct the Election of Officials for the new season.
After some discussion it was not possible to fill any positions and it was decided we should reconvene in a fortnight to see if matters could be resolved.
A full attendance of all member clubs will be expected to attend the resumed meeting at Ballymena & District HPS on Wednesday 30th March at 8.00pm.
Two resolutions were on the agenda, both submitted by Harryville HPS. The first one failed on the vote and the second was carried on the casting vote of the Chairman.
Resolution No 1 – Submitted by Harryville HPS: The Mid Antrim Combine remains as it is now with no more clubs being accepted.
Resolution No 2 – Submitted by Harryville HPS: All birds competing in the Mid Antrim Combine must be race marked through which clubs the owner’s fees are paid to the Mid Antrim Combine. NIPA Classic & National races where the birds are marked in Centres.
Birds competing in Mid Antrim Combine must be paid through clubs where the owner’s fees are paid.
Following the AGM Harryville called a special meeting and I understand they decided by a large majority to withdraw from the Mid Antrim Combine.