ESSDA Annual General Meeting & Elections for 2020

The ESSDA board would like to announce that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 29th August 2020 at 14.00 GMT

Due to the cancellation of all international tournaments it has been decided to hold the AGM via Zoom to enable as much participation as possible. All agenda items will be covered within this meeting, including elections of this year’s 4 board member positions.

Voting for elections this year will be run through online voting and all election voting will close midnight on Friday 28th August 2020.

If you would like to stand for one of the board positions please send your interest via email to along with a short Bio (including why you wish to stand for the board) and a headshot photo. Further information on those members standing for (re)election will follow after the deadline of interest has passed.

Below are the pre-requisites for becoming a new board member:

Members who are not currently on the Board are able to be nominated to stand for election as long as they have agreed to it. Any member who is nominated needs to be proposed and seconded (a second person to support the nomination), by paid up members before being able to stand for election (if membership fee applicable). Nominations must be received at least 4 weeks in advance of the AGM (01/08/2020). Members cannot be nominated on the day. Details of candidates who have been nominated must be sent to the members in advance of the meeting to enable voting prior to the AGM.

Voting this year will all be via online survey due to the fact we will not be meeting face to face to count physical votes, therefore proxy voting is not required.

If you have any questions then please let us know. We are in unprecedented times and have adapted our AGM to enable us to hold it online, however inevitably there will be some differences to our usual processes.

Any other topic additions members may wish to add to the agenda should be received no later than ten days prior to the AGM.

Many thanks

On behalf of the ESSDA Board