BJA AGM 2022 – RESULTS?

January 16, 2023

The BJA AGM has happened and the BJA have still not published the AGM papers, as required.  

The minutes and results of the BJA AGMs are for some odd reason usually only made available 11 months later when the next AGM is announced and some get the AGM documents.

TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY!

Essential for

Good Governance!

Anti-Corruption!

Development! 

You might also be interested in the public response BLOG by SBE:

Lishy Loo – Mumma Lish and the Mysterious Remuneration Payments.
Click to read the BLOG.

No matter the outcome of the AGM voting. 

BJA Clubs, Coaches and Members CANNOT vote on who becomes the BJA Chair or the BJA Chair’s reelection! 

IMPORTANT!  

You will notice that you are NOT allowed to vote on individual amendments but you are required to either vote YES to all or NO to all!

NOT common practise considering how many there are (18) nor the scope of the amendments being proposed by BJA management.  

From changing “Chairman” to “Chair” to major governance changes that will affect British Judo for many years to come! 

If you vote yes, or don’t vote, and thereby the ALL the amendments are approved. 

You will also be approving/accepting, among other things: 

The BJA Chair, Ronnie Saez, can remain in his position for an additional 4 years until 2029!   

Without BJA clubs having a say or vote in this!
  

The possibility of a BJA Director, upon end of term, to become BJA Chair without BJA clubs voting on this.

 

This statement was removed from the BJA website, December 2021 along with previous board meeting minutes being altered.

See ALL 18 amendment proposals in the BJA AGM documents!

Besides the BJA Chair’s proven track record of “misconduct” in handling organisational funding (see issues of concern) he is also on record for blatantly censoring social media by removing critical comments and replacing them with positive ones! 


 

 

NOTE:

It is NOT for BJA clubs to present counter proposals to any amendment at AGM!    

It is the duty and responsibility of the BJA Chair, CEO & Board to accommodate the wishes of the BJA clubs, not vice versa! 

If you can NOT support just ONE amendment change, you will be required to reject them all by voting NO and await the BJA Board’s response in accordance with the existing BJA Ltd company MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES!    

#StrongerTogether or divided and conquered?

 

BJA Directors & BJA “Leaders Remuneration payments:

BJA Director, Claire Lish, stated in 2021:

Despite also claiming she is a member of the “BJA Remuneration Committee” [commission] that has approved over £2 million pounds in remuneration payments since 2017!

FACT:  
During the financial period, 2020 – 2021, when BJA England membership fell by 60%, BJA remuneration payments to BJA Directors & BJA “Leaders” rose by 6% to over £455,000.

Approved by: 
BJA directors & BJA “Leaders”.
 
Find out more:
 

BJA President, Rowena Birch, 13 October 2022:

More information about the proposed changes are due to arrive by post at clubs today and tomorrow. [13 & 14 October]

If you have NOT received the Ballot and AGM papers yet, you should urgently contact one of the following:

Justine Lynch, BJA Executive Assistant
[email protected] 

Sajid Hussein, BJA Operations director:
[email protected]

Andrew Scoular, BJA CEO:
[email protected]

 

ISSUES OF CONCERN FOR SOME!

The BJA Chair, Ronnie Saez:

The process for approving candidates for BJA board positions, including Chair, the person nominated has to be approved by the “BJA nominations commission” – click to see the current members on this commission.

How BJA Cair, Ronnie Saez, was approved when he originally became acting BJA Chair is unknown, along with how he was re-elected in 2021 and why his re-election wasn’t mentioned in the AGM documents 2021 or made public to BJA clubs, coaches and members. 
Beyond the BJA Board Meeting minutes, June 2021, that have since been edited many months after the minutes had been approved, the BJA website’s “About the BJA” page was altered.

Up until December 2021, this page stated:
“The member clubs directly elect the Chairman and seven Directors.”
Until deleted!

You can join the GBJC FaceBook group, the only judo FaceBook group in the UK where discussions about essential issues such as this isn’t censored, where online bullying and ridicule isn’t allowed and where the point of discussion is seeking improvements to British judo for all!  Not just a few “on the inside”

Click to join the GBJC FaceBook group

#StrongerTogether

 

Official BJA Notification, 6 October 2022

British Judo Memorandum & Articles Consultation Sessions

For details about what the BJA board of directors have been discussing at the last BJA Board meeting, minutes publish, 23 June 2022?  
(These minute meetings also includes the BJA CEO’s briefing about the roll-out of the “BJA App), aka Dojo-2.)  

See content with links to the Meeting minutes later in the past! 

 

   

 

SE Judo FUNDING

Exclusive to the GBJC FaceBook group, full information about the clubs and organisation that have received Sport England funding totalling over £30 million pounds since 2009.  

SE Judo FUNDING 2022-2023

(As of September 2022) 
 

Those entitled to vote at the BJA AGM, 12 November 2022, are required to receive notification of the AGM and all the relevant AGM documents BEFOREHAND!

Unless it is considered an”accidental omission”.
Not all voting entitled received notification and documents, in BJA elections; 2020, 2021 & earlier this year in 2022.  

If you are entitled to vote at the AGM and haven’t received notification and all AGM documentation?

You should immediately contact;
Justine Lynch Executive Officer 0121 728 6920 [email protected]

 

 

Check your club’s contact details to ensure this issue doesn’t happen again. 

BJA Club Finder – click 

You should also check out the NEW BJA App, part of the BJA’s “digital transformation”, funded by Sport England in December 2021 with £255,000.
Check your own and your club’s details should this data-base be used for AGM notifications?
 

BJA Directors & BJA “Leaders Remuneration payments:

BJA Director, Claire Lish, stated in 2021:

Despite also claiming she is a member of the “BJA Remuneration Committee” that has approved
over £2 million pounds in remuneration payments since 2017!

 

FACT:  
During the financial period, 2020 – 2021, when BJA England membership fell by 60%, BJA remuneration payments to BJA Directors & BJA “Leaders” rose by 6% to over £455,000.

Approved by: 
BJA directors & BJA “Leaders”.
 
Find out more:
 

Documents

9 August 2022:
Calling Notice 

 

AGM details published, to date:

BJA:
If your club is entitled to vote at the AGM, ensure you are supplied with the documents, ballot sheet and information about voting by proxy.
Several recent BJA votes have been flawed by not all those entitled to vote receiving information and documents prior!

The BJA AGM ballot sheets and documents are, according to the BJA, supposed to be arriving with the voting entitled persons for this years AGM 12 & 13 October!

Before the BJA AGM 2021, the BJA initially used postal delivery but due to the BJA data base being out of date, many club’s officials didn’t receive the letter!  Later the BJA sent the information via email but there ere also issues with these communicating with the voting entitled persons.

This year, the BJA has uniquely posted on their website about the postal strikes but failed to mention anything about the AGM papers being affected by this.

If you are entitled to vote, the only way to ensure you receive the ballot papers is by contacting the BJA executive assistant, Justine lynch.

Justine Lynch, Executive Officer 0121 728 6920,
[email protected]

Should the BJA have sent documents using their club finder app, you can check your club’s address & telephone number though no email addresses has been added since 24 June 2022.  
 

See the content of the BJA’s unique and highly unusual notification on their website about postal strikes, 10 October 2022:

NOTICE TO MEMBERS: ROYAL MAIL INDUSTRIAL ACTION