Landcare Tas 2021 AGM

The Landcare Tasmania Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 12th November at 4:00 pm in Hobart. All people wishing to attend the event, either in person or via teleconference, will need to register.

Meeting location: Old Woolstore, 1 Macquarie St, Hobart, OR via Zoom (link to be provided)

Meeting Time: Doors open at 3.30pm, AGM commences at 4pm sharp.

Tea and coffee provided on arrival at the Old Woolstore.

The AGM is an important opportunity for members to become informed of key activities for the last financial year, ask questions, and to have their say in approving reports and electing the people who will have carriage of the organisation over the coming year.

The meeting will be held face to face in Hobart, and members can also register to attend online.

Under Landcare Tasmania's Constitution, only Member Groups have voting rights at the AGM. One representative of each Member Group may vote at the AGM. This may be the group's primary contact or another nominated group representative. Individual members, Associate members, and members of groups can also attend the meeting but will not have voting rights.

Register here for in-person attendance (Woolstore)

Register here for online attendance (Zoom)

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to transact the business of the Annual General Meeting as specified in the Constitution. Motions of Special Business to be included in the agenda must be submitted to the Board at least 21 days before the AGM. No other business can be conducted.

Some of the business of the AGM has specified deadlines, which members are hereby given notice of:

Nominations to the Members Council

Landcare Tasmania has a Members Council of 15, to ensure the views and interests of our members are reflected in our operations. Members Councillors serve 2 year terms. Existing Councillors can nominate for re-election, and any member can also nominate for election.  To request a nomination pack, email [email protected] Nominations MUST be received by 12pm midday on Friday 5 November to be eligible. Nominations prior to this date are encouraged, as eligibility needs to be checked.

Special Business

Members can submit motions of Special Business to be put to the AGM, but only if they are received by the Board at least 21 days before the AGM. Please refer to the Constitution when drafting motions of Special Business to ensure that they align with the rules of the association.

Motions of Special Business can be sent to [email protected] with the subject 'AGM Special Business' and MUST be received by 12pm midday on Friday 22 October.

The other business to be transacted at the AGM will include:

  • report from the Chair;
  • presentation of audited financial statements;
  • election of Board members and ratification of Board appointments to fill casual vacancies;
  • election of Members Councillors and ratification of Members Council appointments to fill casual vacancies; and
  • appointment of auditor.

The full agenda for the meeting will be circulated to registered attendees.

AGMs can have a bit of formality about them, but they are also a great opportunity to meet and catch up with Landcare Tasmania staff, our Board and Members Council, and other Landcarers. We hope to see you there.

 

Peter Stronach
Public Officer