Notice of matters to be dealt with at the AGM.
Item 1 is to determine the number of Committee of Management members
Items 2 & 3 are to elect the President and Committee of Management respectively
Item 4 is a motion to replace the current statement of purposes with a more simplified statement that is better focused on purposes rather than activities. If this item of special business is adopted at the AGM the DSWAA Rules of Association will be amended in accordance with the requirements of Consumer Affairs Victoria.
If you are unable to attend you may appoint a proxy or join us on Skype.
Secretary DSWAA 0429 143 firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Number of Committee of Management positions
The number of positions on the Committee of Management is determined by members at the AGM. The current committee of management is proposing that this number is eleven (11).MOTION: That the Committee of Management be comprised of eleven members, including the President and other officers.
If it is agreed that there are eleven (11) Committee of Management positions, five (5) will become vacant due to:
a) the retirements of three current members; Allan Willingham, Natalie Paynter and Geoff Thomas
b) Geoff Duggan having been appointed on a one-year cycle, as per the new rules
c) Laurie Atkins having been appointed in 2019 to fill a casual vacancy
Committee members Jim Holdsworth, Andrew Miller, Bruce Munday, Raelene Marshall, Jim Kilsby and Stuart Read were each elected for two years in 2018 under the previous Rules of Association and are therefore not subject to election this year.
2. Election – President
The position of President is elected annually at the AGM and current President Jim Holdsworth has indicated that he will continue his term as committee member but not stand for President. Therefore, this letter is a prompt to members to consider suitable candidates for nomination to this important position.
3. Election – Committee of Management (5 positions, depending on the outcome of Item 1. above) If you would like to nominate someone or be nominated, for the position of President or Committee, see here.
4. Vision & purposes
MOTION: That the DSWAA Rules of Association be amended by replacing the Statement of Purposes with the following Vision and Statement of Purposes
The Association’s vision is that dry stone walls and dry stone structures are widely appreciated for their unique place in the history and culture of the nation and for the legacy they represent.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSES
To inform and educate the nation about the cultural significance of dry stone walls and structures in Australia and their associations and meanings for past, present and future generations.
To document dry stone structures and draw on historical records in order to encourage appreciation, conservation, maintenance, repair and interpretation of those of cultural significance.
To establish disciplines and accreditation systems that can contribute to the care and construction of dry stone structures.
To assist in ensuring that new construction, demolition, intrusions and other changes do not adversely affect the cultural significance of dry stone structures and that modern uses of them are compatible.
To respect Indigenous heritage places and values, and, in particular, to assist in the conservation of those associated with dry stone structures.
The details: 11am Saturday 22 June 2019, Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury Vic
The AGM will be followed by a light lunch and a discussion about Eynesbury. A gold coin or two would be appreciated if you intend to stay for lunch and if so please let us know below.
We will also report to you on our progress with training and accreditation of professional wallers and how we propose to survey and record dry stone walls.