Brechin City Football Club

Glebe Park, Brechin, Angus DD9 6BJ

Tel : 01356 622856
Email : secretary@brechincityfc.com
www.brechincity.com

News - 5 August 2020

AGM Notice - By Steven Mew

Brechin City’s Management Committee can confirm that plans are in place to host the Club’s 114th AGM on Wednesday 26th August 2020. This will take place – albeit still provisionally – at Glebe Park, starting at 7pm. This statement provides formal constitutional notice to all members – ie, Season Ticket holders for Season 2019/20.

Club Members will be well aware that public health guidance has prohibited the Club from hosting this event to date, leading to the unusual deferral beyond the conventional July date. After consultation with a variety of public authorities, the Committee feels that there may be sufficient relaxation in lockdown rules by this date to allow the AGM to take place. Should it do so it’ll be in a manner which fully embraces the relevant Scottish Government guidance at the time.

The event will be held in the David H Will Stand, but unlike in previous years, it will take place in the seated enclosure facing the pitch – rather than inside the City Club itself.

To allow facilitation of this, the Management Committee respectfully insists upon strict co-operation from all members in attendance, as the Club is understandably required to fully comply with public health guidance. Information for attendees is as follows:

• Members will be seated in the stand, in pre-designated marked seats, allowing 2 metre social distancing to be fully maintained at all times.

• Members will be encouraged to wear facecoverings and make use of the hand sanitiser available at the entrance to and exit from the stand.

• One way entry to and exit from the stadium will be clearly marked and will be via the vehicle gates adjacent to the turnstile block itself.

The nature of a members-only meeting means the Club is perfectly placed for any follow up action required through Test & Protect, given that members will have their attendance routinely registered in any case.

The meeting will include the Office Bearers’ Reports and an update from the Manager. Also included as an Agenda Item will be the topic of potential future incorporation of the Club. Members should by now have received an Incorporation Pack, collated and distributed by the Incorporation Group. This is the background document providing initial supporting information, and will act as a prompt for a members debate. This will result in an indicative vote as to whether there is an appetite from member to progress this further. For clarity, this will not be a vote on Incorporation in itself. A positive result to this indicative vote, will simply authorise further work to be undertaken – with an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be called on this specific point later in the season, should that be the will of the members.

Messrs Ferguson, Smith and Jardine retire by rotation and are seeking re-election. Any further nominations for the Management Committee should be submitted in writing to The Secretary, Brechin City FC, Glebe Park, Brechin, DD9 6BJ or emailed to secretary@brechincityfc.com. The secretary should be in receipt of any such applications by 5pm on Friday 21st August 2020.

A separate notice will be issued shortly around the purchase of 2020/21 Season Tickets – although initial pricing information is available HERE.

The Management Committee is looking forward to seeing members again after such a lengthy absence. The delay has ensured that we can remain inclusive and provide a warm welcome - particularly to those members who have been touched most by the pandemic, in whatever form. Whilst every precaution will be taken, each member planning to attend should take full individual responsibility and, although it may sound harsh, we would actively encourage anyone feeling unwell to simply stay away.

It is stressed that, at time of writing, there can be no absolute guarantee that the AGM will take place as planned – but members should remain assured that if a further postponement is required, it will have been driven by authorities and circumstances outwith the Club. Any changes to this planned event will be communicated with the maximum notice possible – primarily via the Club’s official website and social media channels.