An initiative taken by the Gremlins Club may see the St Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Association put a new executive in place by next Monday January, 29, 2024.
Nikita Campbell, president of the Gremlins Club indicated such in correspondence dated January 22, 2024, as she invited persons to a special meeting at the St Vincent Grammar School, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The need for the meeting stemmed from the resignation of sitting president, Eardley Martin.
His departure from the executive, followed a string of resignations by other members since the grouping was installed in February, 2022.
Campbell in her letter, thus called on persons interested to attend Monday’s meeting given the predicament in which the sport has been plunged.
“By now, we have all seen the resignation letter of the President, Mr. Eardley Martin, that was sent digitally to all clubs and sporting organizations affiliated with volleyball…This leaves our beloved sport with no leadership, as the other executive members have all resigned prior to Mr. Martin’s letter…. In light of this, I have taken it upon myself to assist in establishing a way forward for the sport…. I am therefore writing to extend a cordial invitation to the members of the General Volleyball Body to attend a general meeting for the purpose of electing a new executive”, Campbell’s invitation stated.
Prior to Martin’s resignation, the SVG Volleyball Association had been rocky, with the Grelims Club, as well as Country Roots moving a motion of no confidence against the executive.
This motion was moved on December 2, 2023 at the association’s General Meeting, held at the conference room of Xpert Computer Centre.
However, it could not have been carried as the association’s constitution does not cater for such in any of its articles.
In his letter of resignation Martin revealed that there has been a history of personal run-ins and figured two individuals.
“It was not always easy, since [we] were faced with constant criticism from the President of Gremlin Volleyball club (Nikita Campbell), and recently Country Roots Volleyball Club (Alicia Glasgow) … Simple or great the matter became an issue of contention. One can appreciate criticism if they are constructive in nature but in most cases, they were not and became time consuming especially when it came to the organization and implementation of the Association events,” Martin stated in his resignation letter.