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The VERA Management Committee meeting held its first meeting this week at which the task of allocating portfolios was undertaken.  Portfolios were allocated as follows:

Linda Tanian – President, AERA Management Committee Member, Governance

Paul Nugent – Vice President, Calendar Coordinator/Insurance

The VERA AGM was held on Saturday at the Landsborough Recreation Reserve. Despite ordinary weather earlier in the morning the day was beautiful and warm and an outdoor AGM location was perfect.

There wasn't a huge turn up of members but that didn't stop the good, in depth discussions and contributions on the agenda items.

The VERA SMC would like to advise that the Moyston ride will be run on 12-14 June.  Sioux Reid and the Moyston Fire Brigade will be putting on another of their cracking rides at the Moyston Recreation Reserve. Ride distances will be a 40km ride on Saturday and an 80 and 160km on the Sunday.

This will be a great ride to get your 2023 Quilty qualification ride out of the way on very achievable and horse friendly tracks. Thanks to the Moyston team for putting their hands up. This will be a very popular ride.


Please find attached the Product Disclosure Statement for the Personal Accident policy offered to members by AERA's insurance brokers Surewise. This Product Disclosure Statement will be available on VERA's website shortly.

Please note that this is an optional insurance policy and members should undertake their own research to ascertain whether this policy meets their needs.


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The VERA SMC would like to provide some advice on Proxy Voting at the AGM for the information of members.

Proxy voting is permitted at an AGM and Proxy Voting Forms will be sent with the AGM Agenda. Proxy votes must be received by the VERA Secretary, Ellen Prestage, if sent electronically or by mail, no less than 24 hours before the start time of the agenda. Any Proxy votes received via these mediums after the minimum 24 hours will be declared invalid.

Proxy votes can be handed to the Chair of the meeting prior to the start of the meeting. Voting by proxy is not permitted for the election of Committee members. A member can only hold 5 proxy votes. All proxy votes will be scrutinised to ensure that the person providing the proxy is a member and that the person holding the proxy is also a member.

Download the Proxy Form here.


Please find attached the 2021 Members Insurance Program document detailing all aspects of insurance provided to AERA by Surewise.


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AERA have forwarded the 2021 Insurance documents for the information of members.  For any detailed information on the insurance policies please contact Surewise (AERA’s insurer).


AERA Certificate Form

AERA Covid-19

AERA Insurance Cover for VETS


PA Application