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IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Des O » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:46 pm

To All Members

The Committee has decided to call the Annual General meeting for Tuesday 13th October at 8.00pm sharp.
The Venue will be The Voodoo Casino Arran Quay Dublin.
Voodoo Casino have kindly offered to provide a Meeting Room with complimentary Tea Coffee and Snacks.


Regards,

Des O Rourke

Treasurer IFA

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Damo » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:51 pm

Norman

Annual General Meeting the clue is in the name.
It has been 18 months since we have had one.
I along with other members have being requesting the secretary to announce one for sometime now.
Could the Committee deal with this matter expediently.

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Rocker » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:28 pm

THE AGM IS LONG OVERDUE. IF ALL THE MEMBERS HAVE AGREED TO HAVE ONE THERE IS
NOTHING THE COMMITEE CAN DO. WE ARE TRYING TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD. GET WITH
THE PROGRAM OR SHUT UP. WE ARE WELL WITHIN OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
FOR TOO LONG CERTAIN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SUITING THEMSELVES. GET WITH THE PROGRAM OR LET SERIOUS PLAYERS GET ON WITH IT. THANK YOU.
I love Fireball ! I love Tornado more but mostly I love winning. But I hate cnuts whinging
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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Dave Lawlor » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:36 pm

does all the commmitee not have to agree on an A.G.M.? otherwise its an E.G.M . if you don't give ample notice and a proper venue, its going to fall apart. it must be done by the book.
I have no intrest in going to France at this time, and wish the irish team good luck. Don't eat in the tex-mex place!

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Damo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:46 pm

To all members

I note that Colm Bolgers post was not personal and did not name any indivudal.
Yet Norman the President of the IFA posted a personal attack on Colm.
I feel compelled to voice my opinion regarding this matter.
The very fact that the man who holds the highest office deemed it necessary to reply in the context that he did can only be regarded as bringing the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT INTO DISREPUTE.

It is a disgrace that the IFA is washing it's dirty linen on a PUBLIC FORUM provided by the good graces of the BFA.

Colm Bolger is one of the most consistent attendees at any foos event in Ireland.
The guy has a passion and a commitment to foosball that can only be admired.
He is also the most improved player over the last year having purchased a Tornado and practices on a regular basis.
Colm's improvement is not just my opinion but the opinion of a few of the regular players.

It is very wrong for Colm to be castigated on a public forum by Norman.

Colm traveled to Nantes with what would be normally regarded as sufficient funds for such a trip his only error was that he did not secure a booking in advance.
Nor was he aware that at such short notice premium rates are applied this is what depleted Colms funds and he was open and honest regarding his predicament.
And at least he won his two games against Norway.

I am one of the two fellow team members that assisted Colm and was promptly reimbursed on our return to Ireland.

Regarding the AGM called by the treasurer I am of the opinion that the proposed should stand.
The committee should not have have allowed this period over 18 months to pass without an AGM.
I along with other members have requested verbally and on this forum.
The statement that we must find a date to suit all is a practical impossibility

The proposed venue for the AGM is not a members only club.
The complex includes a deli with a large dining area and an internet cafe open to the PUBLIC.
Tuesday nights have being traditionally regarded as foos nites so I fail to see a problem there.

We should be embracing such venues not alienating them there are few enough as it is.
Further to this the venue owner has offered to sponsor a bi monthly DYP to the amount of €200 per competition and provide refreshments and snacks to all who compete.

What has the current committee done to promote and develop foos in Ireland as far as I can assertain the answer is nothing.

Why we cannot unite and move forward and progress with attracting a new generation of foos players in Ireland it seems to be the logical next step.

To deal with any conflict of interest that may arise I own the table in the Voodoo and the tables would be set on freeplay for any DYP.

I have along with Des O Rourke purchased three of the five ITSF approved tables for the benefit of the Irish Team.
I also brought Ryan Moore to help all irish foosers raise the standard of our game.
I did that as our two top players do not practice or play with the majority of the foosers in Ireland and seem to prefer to play in the the sanctuary of their home with a select few.
That is their personal choice.

There are many more issues I could raise.
Lets have this long overdue AGM and move on PLEASE

Regards

Damian Glavin

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Damo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:20 pm

HI Norm

Lets not be pedantic and I did point out that is your choice.
I respect every persons freedom of choice.
So there was no need for the sarcastic reply.
I note you failed to address the other issues you raised in my post.

Regards

Damian
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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Damo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:45 pm

Hi Norm

I would have thought the problem is very obvious.
Establish the facts.
And as a member of the IFA I am embarrassed that the IFA PRESIDENT insists on further demeaning the OFFICE of PRESIDENT.
Establish the facts regarding Colm.

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Rocker » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:48 am

Normal, That was a personal attack on me and I want an apology. :(
I want a public apology posted here. I have more money than you will
ever have. Dont forget me and Norbit Slaughered you and lou in the only
half decent comp. in this country in recent years.
If you are not prepared to do that you are obviously not mature enough to
be president. I dont think many people will vote for you after showing
your true colours. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND GROW UP. :x
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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Rocker » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:30 pm

NOT MAN ENOUGH TO APOLOGISE THAT SAYS IT ALL. :mrgreen: or should that be smoke or lack of ?
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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by mickeman » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:45 pm

...Hi all you boys and girls..First lets steady the ship a bit..Ok hows SUNDAY 1ST NOV 3/4ish afternoon sound?(spoke to des and turk there cool)And how about starbucks there is a big one at the top of harcourt st and it should be quite enough on a sunday..Damian voodoo sounds good but lets roll with this this time round anyway..So some secatery i am!! im sure some of your are saying but look its not all about the foosball we are all bigger than foosball and we all carry many burdens that effect the way things pan out on-table and off-table,Lets not lose sight of why we all come together once or twice a week(a mounth)(a year) for the love of the game...Irish Foosball is heading into a new phase and one that looks like there are many changes ahead New tables New committee ect things are looking very bright indeed and as we move ahead lets try not to forget the many case histories over the years from many (if not all!)our members who put time effort money tears and sweat back into the game to maintain our stance and reputation throughout the WORLD..From our small base of players we have male and female players right up there with the best of them we also have players that travel far and wide and they all fly the same flag(Not forgetting the lads across the water jude/karl/declan)..SO LOOK at the moment this whole country is in the pits jobs are been lost everyday people are losing there houses murder rates are up....
LET THE FOOSBALL SAVE US ALL.... 8)

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Damo » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:45 pm

Hi Brian

This is fine by me thanks for getting it all together.
I might try to run a DYP afterwards.


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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by mickeman » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:00 pm

Hi all you boys and girls..
Im afraid the AGM has been cancled for this sun sooo sorry for delay in posting
NEW DATE AND VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED...
Brian..

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Rocker » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:20 pm

That's ok brian we all know and understand why the A.G.M. is cancelled for today. Our thoughs
are with Dermot's sister's and friends on this very solemn occasion.


About the A.G.M. It would be a good idea to have it in a central location where there
is free parking. So nobody get's clamped. A hotel foyer where it is quite and we can
all actually hear what the person speaking is saying this time would be ideal. So if any of
the members could come up with a suitable suggestion that would be very much
appreciated. It looks like the A.G.M. will be in Dec. now so again there is plenty of
time to sort all this out democratically.
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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by Damo » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:43 pm

For the Attention of the Committee

Could the committee please inform the membership on the new date for the OVERDUE AGM and also advise the membership what is the criteria regarding the minimum notice required regarding calling a new AGM.

Does the constitution have a provision for an AGM to be cancelled and re-scheduled.

It is imperative that a new date be announced and not simply cancelled without a new date been proposed given that the committee and the membership have been aware for at least two weeks that the AGM was to be postponed/cancelled and this delay would appear to be unnecessary.

I am sure everybody understands and agrees with the compassionate grounds for cancelling the AGM but would a simple notice postponing the AGM have been the most efficient way of dealing with this issue.

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Damian Glavin

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Re: IFA Annual General Meeting 2009

Post by mickeman » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:01 pm

Hi all you boys and girls..Right new date for A.G.M SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2009 4/5ish VENUE...Ok im trying to sort a basment in a cafe in town but its not looking good(maybe closing sundays) so i need EVERYBODYS help on this one.Des was not to keen on starbucks and colm the hotel is not public enough so im at a bit of a loss...Anyway will post again soon keep ideas coming in here or text me.
Brian.
P.S Damo Good post and point taken..(DramaQueen)

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