What you need to know about the 2020 AGM

The Washington DC Gaels 2020 Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, December 6th 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm virtually using an electronic link to be provided at a later date.

Next year begins here.

Interested in becoming more involved with the club?

The club is seeking motivated candidates to join the 2021 Executive Committee. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Registrar, Development Officer, Public Relations Officer, and Youth Officer. If you meet the below requirements, you are strongly encouraged to consider volunteering.

Requirements for Club Members Who Would Like to Run for an Executive Committee Position:

  • You must have been a registered club member during the 2020 season (active player or social member) and your club dues and/or any other outstanding debts to the club must be paid in full as of the date of the AGM.

  • You must be formally nominated to fill a position. To submit a nomination, please write the name of your chosen candidate next to the appropriate office on the attached form and submit the form to secretary@dcgaels.com no later than Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. It is not necessary to fill in a name next to every office to submit a nomination form. A member may nominate themselves to fill one or more positions so long as another member present on the day of the AGM is willing to second their candidacy. Any member submitting a nomination on behalf of another must ensure that the nominated party is willing to accept the position if elected.

  • You must be present at the AGM to accept your position unless exceptional circumstances —detailed in advance—prevent you from doing so.

  • You should expect to commit about 2 hours per week to club business in addition to participating in mandatory monthly Executive Committee meetings and attending various events throughout the year on behalf of the club as a representative.

  • You should be enthusiastic about contributing to the success of the club and motivated to devote your time and efforts to the growth of the Washington DC Gaels and the GAA as a whole.

This is a one-year commitment.

Please note that a list of the received nominees for each Executive Committee position will be sent to all club members ten days prior to the AGM. In the event that a position is contested, we will hold an election as governed by rules described in pages 6 & 7 of the attached DC Gaels by-laws. If no nominations for a position are received, then nominations will be accepted from the floor on the date of the AGM. Only club members present at the AGM can be nominated from the floor. Nominations from the floor to any position for which a nomination is received by November 22nd will not be accepted.

Executive Positions Explained

For more information about each Executive Committee positions, visit this GAA page about the roles of each different position. If you have any questions about the roles please feel free to contact a current board member.

Have an Idea to Improve the Club?

Consider submitting a motion! Motions are usually formal amendments to the club's constitution but they may also address aspects of the club's day to day operations. All motions passed at the AGM are considered directives for the incoming Executive Board to assess and implement. Any club member wishing to submit a motion must do so in writing via the attached form. Motions must be returned to the Secretary email account at secretary@dcgaels.com no later than Sunday, November 22nd 2020. A copy of each received motion will be sent out to all club members ten days prior to the AGM.

An agenda for the 2020 AGM as well as the 2020 Secretary's and 2020 Treasurer's reports will also be sent to all club members no later than ten days before the AGM.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the club secretary.

Relevant Forms:


Executive Board Nomination Form


Motions Form


DC Gaels By-Laws


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