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23rd JunDHUA Special General Meeting Weds 7th July 2021 7.30pm by Zoom

On 28th April we sent out information to provide a brief update on the progress related to the re-structuring of hockey administration across the country known as "The New Governance Framework".
Since then there have been many committees and working groups in operation seeking to establish exactly how the framework will look and how best to work through the transition process in the coming months.
The new framework will begin to be implemented during the coming season and it must be in place ready for the start of season 22/23.
The governance of hockey in our "new" area and "sub-areas" is nearing completion. The officiation of hockey ie umpiring is one of those aspects.
In order to prepare for the actual transition it is important for us to put some planning provision into place.
At an appropriate time in the transition process DHUA will no longer exist and a new framework to manage the officiation of hockey will take over from DHUA and the other HUAs.
In order to facilitate a smooth transition we need agree with our membership the following:
1. To authorise the current DHUA Management Committee remain in post and to oversee the transition process until completion
2. To agree that the committee shall apply the necessary dissolution clause to end the role of the DHUA and disperse any assets appropriately
A Special General Meeting is therefore planned for 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021. The purpose of the Meeting is to agree the Constitution amendment that may be necessary and to
give agreement that the current officers and members of the Management Committee remain in post through this transition period.
There will be a brief update on the situation as it stands and an opportunity to ask questions related to the emerging new governance framework.
We have scheduled this meeting to take place before the West AGM so that any emerging issues could be taken to that meeting.
There will then be a DHUA Committee Meeting organised to plan for the season to come.
Matt Reynolds will circulate the Zoom link in the next few days as host for this Special Meeting and the current Constitution will be made available.
With best regards,
Bob Whitell
DHUA President
(president@devonumpires.co.uk)

On 28th April we sent out information to provide a brief update on the progress related to the re-structuring of hockey administration across the country known as "The New Governance Framework".
Since then there have been many committees and working groups in operation seeking to establish exactly how the framework will look and how best to work through the transition process in the coming months.
The new framework will begin to be implemented during the coming season and it must be in place ready for the start of season 22/23.
The governance of hockey in our "new" area and "sub-areas" is nearing completion. The officiation of hockey ie umpiring is one of those aspects.
In order to prepare for the actual transition it is important for us to put some planning provision into place.
At an appropriate time in the transition process DHUA will no longer exist and a new framework to manage the officiation of hockey will take over from DHUA and the other HUAs.
In order to facilitate a smooth transition we need agree with our membership the following:
1. To authorise the current DHUA Management Committee remain in post and to oversee the transition process until completion
2. To agree that the committee shall apply the necessary dissolution clause to end the role of the DHUA and disperse any assets appropriately
A Special General Meeting is therefore planned for 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021. The purpose of the Meeting is to agree the Constitution amendment that may be necessary and to
give agreement that the current officers and members of the Management Committee remain in post through this transition period.
There will be a brief update on the situation as it stands and an opportunity to ask questions related to the emerging new governance framework.
We have scheduled this meeting to take place before the West AGM so that any emerging issues could be taken to that meeting.
There will then be a DHUA Committee Meeting organised to plan for the season to come.
Matt Reynolds will circulate the Zoom link in the next few days as host for this Special Meeting and the current Constitution will be made available.
With best regards,
Bob Whitell
DHUA President
(president@devonumpires.co.uk)

On 28th April we sent out information to provide a brief update on the progress related to the re-structuring of hockey administration across the country known as "The New Governance Framework".
Since then there have been many committees and working groups in operation seeking to establish exactly how the framework will look and how best to work through the transition process in the coming months.
The new framework will begin to be implemented during the coming season and it must be in place ready for the start of season 22/23.
The governance of hockey in our "new" area and "sub-areas" is nearing completion. The officiation of hockey ie umpiring is one of those aspects.
In order to prepare for the actual transition it is important for us to put some planning provision into place.
At an appropriate time in the transition process DHUA will no longer exist and a new framework to manage the officiation of hockey will take over from DHUA and the other HUAs.
In order to facilitate a smooth transition we need agree with our membership the following:
1. To authorise the current DHUA Management Committee remain in post and to oversee the transition process until completion
2. To agree that the committee shall apply the necessary dissolution clause to end the role of the DHUA and disperse any assets appropriately
A Special General Meeting is therefore planned for 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021. The purpose of the Meeting is to agree the Constitution amendment that may be necessary and to
give agreement that the current officers and members of the Management Committee remain in post through this transition period.
There will be a brief update on the situation as it stands and an opportunity to ask questions related to the emerging new governance framework.
We have scheduled this meeting to take place before the West AGM so that any emerging issues could be taken to that meeting.
There will then be a DHUA Committee Meeting organised to plan for the season to come.
Matt Reynolds will circulate the Zoom link in the next few days as host for this Special Meeting and the current Constitution will be made available.
With best regards,
Bob Whitell
DHUA President
(president@devonumpires.co.uk)

21st MayDates for your diary

Team Entries for the 2021/22 Season

Enter your teams into the new Competition Management System for the new season and capturing all teams your club runs for adults, juniors, masters, indoors and mixed squads

26 May 2021

Complete the form here -> https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6333498/ClubTeamInfo2021-22

West Hockey Association - Special General Meeting - Voting

This electronic form will be the only means by which you can vote for the resolution put to the SGM detailed in the calling notice of 30th April. Votes must be returned by 48 hours prior to the meeting start or they will not be counted.

Sunday 30 May 2021 @ 7.30pm

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUN0M5U1NRTEZFVDIxNkdWNlhUTEwxNDFaVS4u

West Hockey Association – Special General Meeting

Proposed Special Resolution for WHA to change its Name and adopt New Articles of Association

1 June 2021 @ 7.30pm

Register attendance - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBURFZFTTgxQ1FUNk9RTEFHNUNQV0QzS0gxWC4u

West Hockey Ltd – Nominations for Directors & Committee Chairs

Candidate Nomination Form for the election of Directors and Chairs of Lead Committees to West Hockey Ltd

11 June 2021

Here is the electronic Nomination Form;

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUM0lKUFQ4R01OU1JEVk4xUDNGWVQ5S1RXMy4u

West Hockey - AGM

First General meeting of the new West Hockey.

15 July 2021

More details to follow

Team Entries for the 2021/22 Season

Enter your teams into the new Competition Management System for the new season and capturing all teams your club runs for adults, juniors, masters, indoors and mixed squads

26 May 2021

Complete the form here -> https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6333498/ClubTeamInfo2021-22

West Hockey Association - Special General Meeting - Voting

This electronic form will be the only means by which you can vote for the resolution put to the SGM detailed in the calling notice of 30th April. Votes must be returned by 48 hours prior to the meeting start or they will not be counted.

Sunday 30 May 2021 @ 7.30pm

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUN0M5U1NRTEZFVDIxNkdWNlhUTEwxNDFaVS4u

West Hockey Association – Special General Meeting

Proposed Special Resolution for WHA to change its Name and adopt New Articles of Association

1 June 2021 @ 7.30pm

Register attendance - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBURFZFTTgxQ1FUNk9RTEFHNUNQV0QzS0gxWC4u

West Hockey Ltd – Nominations for Directors & Committee Chairs

Candidate Nomination Form for the election of Directors and Chairs of Lead Committees to West Hockey Ltd

11 June 2021

Here is the electronic Nomination Form;

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUM0lKUFQ4R01OU1JEVk4xUDNGWVQ5S1RXMy4u

West Hockey - AGM

First General meeting of the new West Hockey.

15 July 2021

More details to follow

Team Entries for the 2021/22 Season

Enter your teams into the new Competition Management System for the new season and capturing all teams your club runs for adults, juniors, masters, indoors and mixed squads

26 May 2021

Complete the form here -> https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6333498/ClubTeamInfo2021-22

West Hockey Association - Special General Meeting - Voting

This electronic form will be the only means by which you can vote for the resolution put to the SGM detailed in the calling notice of 30th April. Votes must be returned by 48 hours prior to the meeting start or they will not be counted.

Sunday 30 May 2021 @ 7.30pm

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUN0M5U1NRTEZFVDIxNkdWNlhUTEwxNDFaVS4u

West Hockey Association – Special General Meeting

Proposed Special Resolution for WHA to change its Name and adopt New Articles of Association

1 June 2021 @ 7.30pm

Register attendance - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBURFZFTTgxQ1FUNk9RTEFHNUNQV0QzS0gxWC4u

West Hockey Ltd – Nominations for Directors & Committee Chairs

Candidate Nomination Form for the election of Directors and Chairs of Lead Committees to West Hockey Ltd

11 June 2021

Here is the electronic Nomination Form;

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUM0lKUFQ4R01OU1JEVk4xUDNGWVQ5S1RXMy4u

West Hockey - AGM

First General meeting of the new West Hockey.

15 July 2021

More details to follow

28th AprThe New Governance Framework

To all umpire colleagues across Devon
You are no doubt aware of the process of re-structuring the support structures for hockey across the country.
The vision was outlined in 2019 in the document "A Structure Fit For The Future".
Much work has taken place since then and we are in the final phases of establishing that structure and entering a crucial transition period that will see the new structure fully in place for the 2022/23 season.
The 2021/22 season will see us absorbing certain aspects of the re-structuring plans.
An important aspect of that will be to establish a new committee across the West and the sub-regions as the role of HUAs is gradually phased out.
The current HUAs will function until a point is reached that the new structure is fully in place and that must be by 2022/23 season.
In order to plan effectively we need to have people willing to put themselves forward for the key roles to be fulfilled in that structure.
Please read the message that has been sent out this week seeking "Expressions of Interest". Those of us involved in the transition planning need to know who may be willing to be a part of the new structure as it unfolds in the season to come.
Please do give this serious thought.
We will endeavour to keep you up to date as things unfold.
In the mean time let us all hope that we can return to a full hockey programme in the months to come.

Thank you
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

West Hockey would like to continue to receive expressions of interest for the new governance structure. This new governance structure will create a new way of working in hockey. West Hockey will be able to use new technology effectively to ensure the best use of time and help to attract and retain the best calibre of volunteers. Applicants for the key Director and Committee Chair roles will be put before the West Hockey members at the inaugural general meeting. Committee roles will be approved by the West Board of Directors.
More information will be available on the West Hockey website in due course, together with role descriptions for directors and committee chairs.
If you are interested, please complete this short form:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUMzRMWUlHTUlNRjNUNDZBNVY4SVIzMDRQQi4u
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is – 31 May 2021
West Hockey are extremely pleased with the level of interest already shown in supporting the new structure and hope to receive further expressions of interest over the next few weeks.
Thanks for your continued support.
Regards
Keith Dingle
President
West Hockey ... More

To all umpire colleagues across Devon
You are no doubt aware of the process of re-structuring the support structures for hockey across the country.
The vision was outlined in 2019 in the document "A Structure Fit For The Future".
Much work has taken place since then and we are in the final phases of establishing that structure and entering a crucial transition period that will see the new structure fully in place for the 2022/23 season.
The 2021/22 season will see us absorbing certain aspects of the re-structuring plans.
An important aspect of that will be to establish a new committee across the West and the sub-regions as the role of HUAs is gradually phased out.
The current HUAs will function until a point is reached that the new structure is fully in place and that must be by 2022/23 season.
In order to plan effectively we need to have people willing to put themselves forward for the key roles to be fulfilled in that structure.
Please read the message that has been sent out this week seeking "Expressions of Interest". Those of us involved in the transition planning need to know who may be willing to be a part of the new structure as it unfolds in the season to come.
Please do give this serious thought.
We will endeavour to keep you up to date as things unfold.
In the mean time let us all hope that we can return to a full hockey programme in the months to come.

Thank you
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

West Hockey would like to continue to receive expressions of interest for the new governance structure. This new governance structure will create a new way of working in hockey. West Hockey will be able to use new technology effectively to ensure the best use of time and help to attract and retain the best calibre of volunteers. Applicants for the key Director and Committee Chair roles will be put before the West Hockey members at the inaugural general meeting. Committee roles will be approved by the West Board of Directors.
More information will be available on the West Hockey website in due course, together with role descriptions for directors and committee chairs.
If you are interested, please complete this short form:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUMzRMWUlHTUlNRjNUNDZBNVY4SVIzMDRQQi4u
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is – 31 May 2021
West Hockey are extremely pleased with the level of interest already shown in supporting the new structure and hope to receive further expressions of interest over the next few weeks.
Thanks for your continued support.
Regards
Keith Dingle
President
West Hockey ... More

To all umpire colleagues across Devon
You are no doubt aware of the process of re-structuring the support structures for hockey across the country.
The vision was outlined in 2019 in the document "A Structure Fit For The Future".
Much work has taken place since then and we are in the final phases of establishing that structure and entering a crucial transition period that will see the new structure fully in place for the 2022/23 season.
The 2021/22 season will see us absorbing certain aspects of the re-structuring plans.
An important aspect of that will be to establish a new committee across the West and the sub-regions as the role of HUAs is gradually phased out.
The current HUAs will function until a point is reached that the new structure is fully in place and that must be by 2022/23 season.
In order to plan effectively we need to have people willing to put themselves forward for the key roles to be fulfilled in that structure.
Please read the message that has been sent out this week seeking "Expressions of Interest". Those of us involved in the transition planning need to know who may be willing to be a part of the new structure as it unfolds in the season to come.
Please do give this serious thought.
We will endeavour to keep you up to date as things unfold.
In the mean time let us all hope that we can return to a full hockey programme in the months to come.

Thank you
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

West Hockey would like to continue to receive expressions of interest for the new governance structure. This new governance structure will create a new way of working in hockey. West Hockey will be able to use new technology effectively to ensure the best use of time and help to attract and retain the best calibre of volunteers. Applicants for the key Director and Committee Chair roles will be put before the West Hockey members at the inaugural general meeting. Committee roles will be approved by the West Board of Directors.
More information will be available on the West Hockey website in due course, together with role descriptions for directors and committee chairs.
If you are interested, please complete this short form:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUMzRMWUlHTUlNRjNUNDZBNVY4SVIzMDRQQi4u
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is – 31 May 2021
West Hockey are extremely pleased with the level of interest already shown in supporting the new structure and hope to receive further expressions of interest over the next few weeks.
Thanks for your continued support.
Regards
Keith Dingle
President
West Hockey ... More