Australian Fabian Society - Victorian Branch AGM 2022

Australian Fabian Society - Victorian Branch AGM 2022

Wednesday - 27 April, 2022 - 07:30 PM

Online - A Zoom link will be forwarded on RSVP - Victoria, Australia

All Victorian Fabians members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting.

It will be followed by a member discussion opportunity for members to provide feedback on what the Fabians are doing and what you think is most important!

We value the interest and involvement of all our members. Our committee is always looking for new input and would love to have assistance with a broad range of tasks such as social media, communications, arranging events, and various administrative tasks. If you are a member of the Victorian Fabians and would like to consider joining the Executive Committee please follow the nomination instructions below. You can nominate for a named position, or as an ordinary Executive Committee Member.

Should there be a need for an election, this will be run at the AGM.

In order to nominate:

You must be a financial member to be nominated and be over 18 years of age. Executive members must be prepared to take an active role in running the branch, and attend Board and other meetings as required. They must also be prepared to act in the best interests of the organisation without conflict of interest, support the purposes of the association, and comply with the constitution.

To nominate you must complete the nomination form, which includes nomination by two other current Fabians members, and return it to the Returning Officer, Max Dumais, by 5:00pm Monday 25th April. His contact details are included on the form. If you wish to nominate someone else please make sure the person you are nominating has consented to the nomination.

If you can't come to the AGM but would like to vote, please complete the proxy form and send it to the returning officer prior to 5:00pm on Monday 25th April. Contact details for the returning officer are on the form.


For a printable version of the Agenda (including proposed motions) click here. Additional attachments for item 5 are listed under item 5 below.

1. Welcome: Acknowledgement to Country: Chair Jeff McCracken-Hewson

2. Apologies

3. Minutes

3.1. Confirmation of minutes of 2021 Annual General Meeting (click here to download)

Motion: That the 2021 minutes be accepted.

4. Reports

4.1. Chair’s Report, (Including Events, Membership, Publications and Social Media reports)

4.2. Treasurer's report,

Motion: That the Chair's and Treasurer's reports be accepted

5. Special Business

Proposed revisions to Victorian Branch Rules – See attachment A for rationale, attachment B for the proposed updated version of rules, and attachment C for the detail of changes.

5.1 Proposed Resolution to Victorian Branch AGM 2022:

Motion: This AGM of Australian Fabians, Victorian Branch, resolves to adopt the attached updated version of our Victorian Branch rules, to take effect immediately following this AGM.

Moved: Jeff McCracken-Hewson (Chair)

Seconded: Julia Thornton (Secretary)

On behalf of the Victorian Executive.

6. Election of 2022/23 Victorian Branch Executive

Conducted by the Returning Officer.

6.1. Ratification of election by members

Motion: That the Returning Officer's report be received.

7. Appointment of Returning Officer 2022/23

Motion: That this meeting appoint (name of appointee) to the position of Returning Officer 2022-23

8. Meeting close


After the AGM: Members Discussion Forum - Tell us what you think!

The AGM will be followed by a members' discussion forum - an opportunity for members to provide feedback on what you think the Fabians should be doing and what you think is most important.




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