VIETNAM VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
SUNSHINE COAST SUB-BRANCH
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD AT COTTON TREE QLD ON THE 19 FEBRUARY 2012
OPENING: The President declared the meeting open at 1038 hrs.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance was as per the Attendance Book.
PREVIOUS MINUTES: It was move by David Fiechtner that the Minutes contained in Ricochet was a true and accurate account of that meeting. Seconded by Jens Petersen..Carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: It was moved by Glen Preston that the audited financial report for 2011 be accepted as tabled. Seconded by Steve Boutlis..Carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: The President gave his Annual Report.
ELECTION OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Was conducted by the Patron Laurie Drinkwater.
ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS: Was conducted by the re-elected President Kevin Leadbetter. All members of the Management Committee and Office Bearers will appear in Ricochet.
APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR: It was moved by Steve Boutlis that Frank Redpath be appointed as Auditor for the Sub-branch. Seconded by David Fiechtner..Carried.
APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY SOLICITOR: It was moved by Kevin Leadbetter that Alan Parry be appointed as Honorary Solicitor. Seconded by Alan McLean..Carried.
APPOINTMENT OF PATRON: It was moved by Kevin Leadbetter that Laurie Drinkwater be appointed Patron. Seconded by Col Parkin….Carried.
APPOINTMENT OF CHAPLAIN: It was moved by Shady Lane that Arthur Fry be appointed as Chaplain. Seconded by David Fiechtner..Carried.
APPOINTMENT OF CEREMONIAL OFFICER: It was moved by Steve Boutlis that Barry Kirby be appointed Ceremonial Officer. Seconded by Alan McLean..Carried.
Management Committee now Bi-monthly next meeting March
The Sub-branch is to talk to Maroochy RSL re conducting training courses and improving ties with the RSL.
CLOSURE: There being no further business, the President declared the meeting closed at 1127 hrs.
could you please tell me how you conduct your AGM in regards to voting in the various office bearers. I am interested to know whether or not you mail out ballot papers or nomination forms etc.
we have an AGM coming up and am concerned that members who live a long way from our immediate area do not get a voice simply because they don’t know the AGM is on so therefore don’t know who has nominated for what.
also do you have a returning officer.
Hi, we include a nomination form with our ricochet newsletter in December and there are forms at our drop in centre. There would be no reason why we could not attach a copy when we send out our Headsup and we would if requested. nominations have to be returned to the secretary at least 14 days prior to the AGM