(by Jiří Pejchar)
On Friday 26 April in the afternoon, the FIPS-Mouche Congress took place in Lisbon. I was there as the delegate for the Czech Republic and my task was to defend opinions of my country to the proposed changes of the competition rules. The General Assembly was as follows:
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Author: Karel Křivanec
General Assembly of the International Fly-Fishing federation FIPS-Mou, which will influence competitive fly fishing in future years, will take place on Friday 26 April 2013 from 3 pm in SANA Lisboa Hotel (Portugal). Changes in Statutes and Rules will be decided, besides the fact that this Congress in the election Congress. Regarding the Statutes, where Presidential Board proposes several changes, the most important one regards the Article 8.5, whose wording currently is:
8.5. The General Assembly shall be valid when at least half of the delegates who have the right to vote are present. Once the quorum number has been established, it will be the basis for all motions of the General Assembly.
And the new wording should be as follows:
The General Assembly shall be deemed to have reached the necessary quorum in first call when at least one-half of the delegates with voting rights are present or represented. In second call, which shall begin at least half an hour after the first call, decisions shall be valid irrespective of the number of people attending the General Assembly. Once the above requirement is fulfilled, it shall be deemed as acquired throughout the General Assembly.
I understand that Presidential Board needs to approve accounts of the previous year and for this case such a wording should apply, but article 17 of the Statutes should apply for changes in Statutes and Competition Rules and this is as follows: