President Sonia Fulford Re-appointed By The TCIFA AGM
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) was held on July 23rd, 2018 at the Regent Village Conference Center in Providenciales, under the chairmanship of TCIFA President - Sonia Fulford and General Secretary – Oliver Smith.
Following the establishment of protocol, President Fulford, in her Annual address to the Members highlighted certain critical factors. Speaking on stakeholder support with regard to the TCIFA programmes, the President said, “ All of our commitments and goals require a united effort, and that is why I am proud of the spirit of cooperation and dedication that exists in our TCIFA from our stakeholders. I am convinced that next year will bring even more progress as we take on the challenges we face and grasp the opportunities in front of us. Without the commitment and dedication of our stakeholders, the mountain would be so much harder to climb.” With this, President Fulford challenged members of the Turks & Caicos Islands Government and the wider community to become more involved in supporting the Association’s mission, which includes all islands of Turks & Caicos Islands. This is to raise the game and profile of the TCIFA to a new level whilst remaining firmly committed to its fundamental values and significance.
The meeting proceeded to review and approve the association’s 2017-2018 activity report, audited and financial statements and revision of the TCIFA constitution. A summary of the Audited Financial Statements was presented by David Green of PWC and the General Secretary, Oliver Smith, who highlighted the significant changes to the Constitution. These included the following:
1. All Members of the TCIFA are required to be listed in the constitution
2. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will now be known as the “Congress”, the governing body of the TCIFA.
3. In addition to the FA’s current Standing Committees, mandated committees to be instituted are: Audit and Compliance Committee, Ethics Committee, and an Electoral Committee. Also, an Electoral Code must be established.
4. All Executive Committee Member terms will now run for a period of 4-years. Previously, committee members who did not serve as officers were elected for a period of 1-year.
Sonia Fulford, was unopposed and returned as President of the TCIFA for a second term. President Fulford thanked the Members for their confidence in electing her to a second term and promised to continue in her efforts to grow and develop the sport of football in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Paula Garland, was returned unopposed as Executive Director 2. The following Executive Committee Members were re-elected by leading votes conducted by TCIFA Associated Members: Tamara Hall, Indrani Saunders and Benneth Williams.