Annual General Meeting
According to article 13 of the Articles of Association:
- The Annual General Meeting is the highest authority of IODA.
- The Annual General Meeting is formed by the official representatives of Members present or the appointed substitutes.
- The Annual General Meeting is to be held each year in connection with the Optimist World Championship.
Programme and Agenda
The meeting consists of one or more sessions, the schedule of which is published by the Secretariat. During the World championship the Executive Committee also organise meetings of the representatives of the different continents. These meetings are included in the programme too. Click on the link beolw for a standard version of the full programme of meetings.
The Agenda for the meeting is circulated by the Secretariat to all member countries on or before May 15 of the relevant year. (The date might vary on years when the World Championship do not take place in July / August)
The content of the agenda varies from year to year but they generally include:
- Introduction from the President
- Technical and Regatta Committee's reports
- Report on financial status and budget
- Proposals from the Executive Committee
- Proposals to amend Class Rules
- Proposals from Members
- Confirmation of venues for next year's Worlds and Continentals
- Selection of venues for two years after the year of the AGM
- Election of members of the Technical, Regatta and Executive Committees