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Rules | FA National League System Rules - Season 2017/18


30.1 The Annual General Meeting, of which FOURTEEN days’ notice shall be given, shall be held at the earliest suitable date in June. The League shall be governed at the Annual General Meeting or at any special meeting by one representative from each of the Full Member Clubs. Not less than fifteen representatives to form a quorum. All resolutions except those relating to a change of Rule shall be carried by a simple majority.

30.2 The order of business shall be:-

1. The Minutes of the preceding Annual General Meeting and any other special general meetings to be confirmed and matters arising therefrom dealt with.

2. Report by President and/or Chairman.

3. Adoption of Standing Orders.

4. Presentation and adoption of the Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts.

5. Reports by the Business Secretaries of the League.

6. Report by the Competition Secretary.

7. Election of clubs for ensuing season.

8. Election of Officers.

9. Election of Auditors.

10. Alteration to Rules.

11. Draw for Challenge Cup Competitions.

12. Other business of which due notice of four weeks shall have been given to the Board.

30.3 An audited Balance Sheet as at the 31st March each year shall be submitted at the Annual General Meeting.

30.4 On the Competition Secretary receiving a requisition signed by not less than one third of the Full Members of the League, he shall convene a Special General Meeting. He shall also convene a meeting at any time upon being directed to do so by the Board. Under normal circumstances 14 days’ notice shall be given of all such Special General Meetings but in emergencies, where the nature of the business does not make this practicable, the 14 days’ notice may be waived and the meeting called as directed by the Emergency Committee.

30.5 No alteration in the Rules shall be made until they have been approved by The Football Association. Alterations in rules shall only be made at the Annual General Meeting and at a Special General Meeting convened under Rule 6 for that purpose. Any alteration to the rules must be supported by at least two-thirds of those present and eligible to vote at such meeting.