Concern was expressed by the members during our recent Redzone Roadshow regarding the position of a Group Chief Executive.
The clubs were already aware it was the Board's intention to debate this issue fully and openly at the AGM in September. It is still the Union's intention to propose an alteration to Article 47 of the constitution at the AGM.
However, following the concerns expressed by the clubs during the Roadshows, the Board of Directors has decided to call an SGM to debate the issue fully. This debate will bring the matter to a head and a resolution will follow.
David Pickering, WRU Board chairman, has today instructed the WRU chief executive Steve Lewis to issue the appropriate documentation to the 245 member clubs and Affiliated Organisations to set-up the meeting at the Millennium Stadium at 1.00pm on Sunday, 23 April.
This meeting in no way infringes or countermands the clubs' rights to call for an EGM in their own right if they still wish to.
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.