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Convention

This is your official “Notice of Meeting” of the Canadian Gaelic Athletic Association Annual Convention 2017, as required under GAA Rules.

The Annual Convention is the main policy and decision-making forum for Gaelic games in Canada and clubs wishing to be involved in making these important decisions should make every effort to attend. Clubs are now invited to begin preparations now by selecting delegates, making travel plans and considering nominations and motions for consideration.  Where there are geographical challenges, participation via video conferencing is permitted.

This year’s convention will take place at 1pm(EST), December 10th, 2017 at the Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax, Ontario.

Submitting motions and nominations

  • A new motion (if passed) is meant to establish either a new Canadian Bye Law, or a change to existing Rule, or new Rule of the GAA, LGFA or Camogie Official Guide(s)

  • A motion to amend (if passed) is meant to make change to an existing CGAA Bye Law, or a change to existing Rule, or new Rule of the GAA, LGFA or Camogie Official Guide(s)

Who can vote?

  • The following personnel are entitled to vote at the Annual County Convention.

  • All outgoing members of the County Committee

  • Two named delegates from each affiliated club, provided the Club has two delegates present or participating

  • One named delegate from each Divisional Committee, provided the Divisional Committee has a delegate present or represented

Notwithstanding Rule 3.9 Official Guide 2016 Clubs who affiliate and compete in official Club Competitions up to and including Minor Grade only shall be entitled to be represented by two voting delegates at the County Convention.

  • Proxy voting is not allowed, only delegates who are present or participating via video conferencing may vote.

Important deadlines/dates

  • Motions and amendments must be submitted to secretary.ca@gaa.ie by Monday November 20th 2017

  • Signed nominations, including the signature of the nominee and the nominator must be submitted to secretary.ca@gaa.ie by Monday November 20th 2017.

  • Confirmation of Club delegates has historically been recorded by the CGAA secretary prior to the commencement of the convention

Accommodations

Should you wish to avail of hotel accommodations the Canadian Gaelic Association normally utilizes the Novotel Toronto Centre, located 45 The Esplande, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2.  Their telephone number is (416) 367 8900.