News / Update from the Chairman


𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲
The Annual General Meeting of the Merlin Rocket Owners’ Association will be held at Salcombe Yacht Club, on Saturday 4th July 2021 starting at 1800hrs immediately after registration and briefing for Salcombe Week - please note the earlier start time than for previous years.

The Agenda for the meeting and the audited accounts for the year ended 31st December 2020 will be published in the Summer issue of the magazine. Please note that any resolution to be moved at the AGM must be sent to the Honorary Secretary, to arrive at least 63 days before the date of the AGM - i.e. by 1st May 2021. For further details, please refer to the Owners’ Association Rules, Rule 6 (iv) (a) in the Year Book. Those that submitted resolutions in 2020 will be contacted to re-submit them should they still wish for them to be put forward.
Update 5th May 2021
ew advice from the RYA has been made available to the MROA Committee regarding the Coronavirus Act (2020), and the accompanying case law, which now provides greater flexibility to organisations holding general meetings. This new information is extremely useful in highlighting how the MROA can use the Act to ensure a quorate meeting can be held this year, in alignment with our Association Rules.

On the basis of this information, the MROA Committee have voted by majority for a hybrid AGM with both virtual and physical presence catered for. This will take place on the date and time detailed in the Membership magazine going out this week. This will ensure that any MROA member will be able to attend, should they choose to do so, regardless of their location, and that they can choose whether they prefer to attend in person or through virtual means.

The committee are working on the finer details for the hybrid meeting and ask for Members to keep an eye on the MROA Website for further details. It is likely that pre-registration for virtual attendance will be required, but we will provide more details as soon as possible.

In the unlikely event that the AGM cannot happen physically, an EGM will be called by the Committee, for later in the year. We expect this to either be a hybrid event or a fully virtual one.

Chris Kilsby
M.R.O.A. Chair

Please visit designated page in the Members area for AGM updates.

Owners Association

Developed & Supported by YorkSoft Ltd


Merlin Rocket Owners Association