MRC Special General Meeting set for July 30

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has announced that the club rule amendment originally proposed at a Special General Meeting on April 28 will be decided at a further meeting of members on July 30 at Caulfield Racecourse, coinciding with the club’s Bletchingly Stakes race day.

MRC Chief Executive Officer, Brodie Arnhold, outlined details of the repeat Special General Meeting and associated voting process regarding the proposed amendment.

“Another Special General Meeting of members will take place at 11am, before the first race, on Bletchingly Stakes day, July 30, to consider the club rule amendment first proposed in April,” Arnhold said.

“We’ve taken the decision to conduct the meeting on a race day to allow as many members as possible to attend and take part in the voting process.

“Comprehensive information regarding the vote, including postal voting material, will be posted to our 9,597 eligible voting members in mid-June, while details of the Special General Meeting will be emailed to all members and placed on the club’s website and online members’ portal.

“On review, our analysis showed that the notification regarding the original meeting reached 99.21 per cent of the 8,870 members we emailed, with the remaining 727 receiving notice via post. However, we have listened to feedback from members and in the spirit of full transparency, and to eliminate any confusion or dissatisfaction, we have opted to run the process again.

“We are a club that operates wholly for its members and their interests, and we want to ensure every one of them is satisfied that they have been given the opportunity to participate in this decision, which we fully encourage them to do.”