At the recent Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Disc Jockeys in Newport, South Wales, the new association committee was confirmed for the up-coming year.
The NADJ currently has three elected committee positions, for each of which there was only one nomination, and all of these were for the members who had held the posts during the previous year. This meant that the following NADJ members were re-elected, unopposed, to the positions of:
Following his re-election, Paul Arnett suggested the introduction of a new committee position, that of Vice-Chairman, due to the expansion of the Association. He also proposed that Alan Marshall would be a great candidate for the job. This had been discussed prior to the AGM by the committee who decided that if Alan would like to become Vice-Chairman then his appointment would be made at the AGM. Under the terms of the NADJ Constitution, any position that is not an elected role can be co-opted into the role by the Committee. It was felt that for the first year, Alan would take up the role of Vice-Chairman as a co-opted committee member. The Constitution is then to be revised to make that job an elected position. It was proposed that this amendment will be put before the membership during the run up to the 2013 AGM, so that the post itself will become an electable position in the 2013 elections.
Alan accepted the position at the meeting and was thanked and formally welcomed to the committee. Having a representative in the south of the country means that NADJ branches will have more access to the committee members throughout the country and will increase the chance for members to communicate on a face-to-face basis.
Alongside the discussion of the committee positions, there were also some changes made to the NADJ constitution at the AGM. These included lowering the minimum age limit of a full member to 16 years old, clarifying the methods of communication within the Association and also minor updates on the NADJ code of conduct. The meeting was preceded by an opportunity to network with other DJs as well as a selection of seminar sessions, host by professional speakers, to help DJs hone their business skills.
The next AGM will take place in another area of the country where the NADJ have an established branch and details will be made available closer to the date.
Pictures of the AGM can be found on the NADJ Facebook page here