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MYA Chair Resignation

Dear Member,

Your club reps will shortly be receiving formal notification of the 2023 AGM and the associated documents required by our constitution.

It is a requirement of the constitution that the Executive Officers of the MYA Council are elected/re-elected annually at the AGM. We currently have one of the strongest Executive Councils that we have had in a very long time with a range of ages, experience, and specialist abilities. All the Executive Officers have indicated their willingness to stand again with the exception of myself as Chair.

I will be standing down at this year’s AGM to give me more time to spend with my family, especially my long-suffering wife who has supported me in my pursuit of my hobby for many years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the MYA Membership for the help, advice, and support that has been given during my time on Council. Despite a sometimes-rough passage I have enjoyed being able to give something back to the sport and it has been both an honour and a privilege to be your Chair.

As I write this letter to you there are no candidates to replace me and there is also the vacant position of Publicity Officer to be filled. Although the other current Executive Officers will be nominated by their clubs to stand again every position on the Executive Council is open to any MYA member to have their name put forward for election. If you, or a fellow member, would like to give back to your sport then speak with your club rep and put in your nomination.

Thanking you all for what has been a challenging, exciting, and rewarding period of my life.

Phil Holliday
24th July 2023

Model Yachting Association

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