Notice to Members – 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Board of Direc­tors are look­ing for­ward to see­ing you at the Club’s Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing this Fri­day. 

The Club Lounge will be open from 6pm (excludes the bar).

Please note the fol­low­ing details for the meet­ing:

  • mem­bers must arrive and be signed in by 7.30pm to be eli­gi­ble to vote;
  • light snacks will be avail­able fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of the meet­ing (sup­plied by Swell);
  • Chase the Ace will be post­poned to the fol­low­ing Fri­day; and 
  • the bar will open at the con­clu­sion of the meet­ing. 

Eligibility to Vote

The Board of Direc­tors recog­nis­es the impor­tance of vot­ing eli­gi­bil­i­ty for mem­bers as the fun­da­men­tal build­ing block for the estab­lish­ment and oper­a­tion of the Club. As such, the Board and man­age­ment have aimed to under­stand and apply the Con­sti­tu­tion and By-Laws accord­ing­ly.

How­ev­er, recent inves­ti­ga­tion and debate about the eli­gi­bil­i­ty of mem­bers to vote has raised some issues with the inter­pre­ta­tion and appli­ca­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion and By-Laws. There is con­tin­u­ing con­tention, with the inves­ti­ga­tion and debate so far being incon­clu­sive and con­test­ed.

As such, the Board has decid­ed, with­out prej­u­dice or the estab­lish­ment of prece­dent, that the AGM of Fri­day 27 July 2018 will be con­duct­ed accord­ing to the min­i­mum require­ment of the Con­sti­tu­tion, being that all mem­bers over the age of 15 years will be eli­gi­ble to vote.

After the AGM, the Board will ful­ly inves­ti­gate the issue, by assign­ing suit­ably qual­i­fied mem­bers to the task and, if need­ed, seek­ing addi­tion­al legal assis­tance and advice. This will pro­vide ample time for the issue to be prop­er­ly addressed and resolved ahead of the Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing to be held before the end of 2018 to update the Con­sti­tu­tion and By-Laws.

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