AGM propositions update
Dear Company Member, please see the below announcement which will be on our website from today (Wednesday May 20).
Table Tennis England fees for the 2020/21 season will be frozen at the same rates as 2019/20.
The decision has been made in response to the ever-changing coronavirus situation, and with regard for the fact that our AGM will now take place online.
All propositions which had been due to be debated at the AGM have been withdrawn. This includes Proposition 2, which proposed to raise affiliation fees in line with a previously agreed five-year strategy.
In total, four propositions have been withdrawn – three by Table Tennis England and one by Cleveland TTA.
The propositions were released in accordance with a pre-AGM timeline published in March.
However, the Board has continued to assess the coronavirus situation and, as more information has become available in recent weeks about how and when the various restrictions on daily life may be lifted, has now decided to withdraw all propositions.
The membership categories will still be renamed – Player Membership becomes Compete and Player Licence becomes Compete Plus. A new Club Play category will be introduced but will be free of charge next season.
So, for 2020/21, Compete membership will remain at £16 for Seniors and £8 for Cadets or Juniors. Compete Plus membership will remain at £38 for adults and £19 for Juniors and Cadets.
Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton said: “Whilst it was right that we should work towards the 2020 AGM happening as planned, the Board has been keeping the situation under constant review.
“As the situation around lockdown and the lifting of restrictions continues to evolve, we felt now was the right time to make this decision to withdraw all AGM propositions and to give our members some certainty at an uncertain time.
“We continue to keep the situation under constant review as we plan for next season, and we will continue to keep our members informed.
“In the meantime, our staff are working hard to deliver as much of our work as we can to support our members and to plan for clubs and leagues being able to start again.”
The AGM will be held as planned on Saturday July 18, but will be online only.
Sandra added: “Holding the AGM online would not be conducive to the meaningful debate and voting of propositions which we would like to see and which our members rightly expect to take place.”