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Special General Meeting (S.G.M.) :: Thursday, Feb 10th 2011

posted Jan 16, 2011, 12:55 PM by Mark McDonagh


A Special General Meeting (S.G.M.) of Comharchumann Bhearna Teo will be held at 8.00pm on Thursday 10th Febrauary 2011 in the Beanna Beola function room of the ‘12’ Hotel Barna. All Co Op members are requested to attend. 

The purpose of the S.G.M. is to place before the membership a motion for vote.

Letter to Members

Re: Special General Meeting of Comharchumann Bhearna Teo

A Chomhalta, a Chara,  

It was agreed at the January meeting of the Executive Committee of Comharchumann Bhearna Teo to place before the membership at a Special General Meeting a motion for vote.

The motion to be placed before the membership is as follows:  

Comharchumann Bhearna Teo committee based on the advice given by Sean Dockery Architect, and on the grant of planning permission 10/852 by Galway County Council agree to recommend the sale of  Comharchumann Bhearna lands at Clochscoilte, Barna for €67,000.00 to Barna GAA”.

The meeting shall take place at 8.00pm Thursday 10th February ’11 at the Beana Beola function room, The 12 Hotel Barna.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
  1. Chairman’s Introduction.
  2. Adoption of Standing Orders.
  3. Presentation by Sean Dockery.
  4. Proposal of motion.
  5. Vote on Motion/Amendments thereto.
  6. Chairman’s closing remarks.

Further details of the planning permission are available at
Application Number 10852

Standing Orders

  1. No business shall be transacted at the S.G.M. save that of debating and ratifying the motion which was carried at the Co Op’s January committee meeting. 
  2. A quorum for a general meeting of Barna Co-Op shall be 10 persons (in number) entitled to vote as members. (Rule 26). 
  3. The proposer or seconder of any amendment to the motion shall be allowed not more than 10 minutes and 3 minutes respectively in which to speak on the motion or amendment thereto, and each succeeding speaker not more than 3 minutes. 
  4. At any time during the discussion of the motion, it shall be open to any member to move verbally that the question of any further debate be now ‘at the discretion of the chairman’. If the chairman so decides, s/he may recommend a vote on termination of the discussion/debate. In this event, if, on a show of hands it appears that a majority of members are in favour of terminating the discussion, the original resolution shall then be voted on. No such motion shall be moved unless an opportunity has been given for the expression of both a pro and a contra view of the motion. 
  5. No member shall be allowed to speak more than once on the motion, save by way of giving additional information of any detail of the proposal. 
  6. The motion shall be put to a vote. No recount shall be taken unless not less than 10 members, as announced by the Chairman, challenge the vote. 
  7. Any amendment to the motion, which is accepted by the Chairman, shall be voted on before another amendment shall be taken. If the amendment is rejected, the original motion stands before the house. If the amendment is accepted, then the amended motion is now before the house. 
  8. A motion to suspend the above S.G.M. standing orders must be submitted to the Chairman in writing by the proposer and seconder 24 hours before the commencement of the meeting. It shall specify the standing order or orders to be suspended and the period of such suspension. It shall state the reasons of importance and urgency justifying such suspension. The Chairman shall put such motion to a vote of the meeting. The motion shall not be adopted except with the consent of two thirds of the members and voting at the meeting.
Mark McDonagh,
Jan 16, 2011, 12:58 PM
Mark McDonagh,
Jan 16, 2011, 12:58 PM
Mark McDonagh,
Jan 16, 2011, 12:59 PM