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 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.
Please find attached the Nomination for VERA State Management Committee Form and the AGM General Business Notification Form. The VERA SMC would like to encourage members to consider nominating for the SMC next year. We have run with a very small number of Committee Members this year and definitely need some additional hands to help out with the work load. It has been a difficult year this year for all of us and the SMC is really keen to make sure 2021 is much better. It will be considerably easier to achieve this aim with assistance from our members.
It would be very much appreciated if you could forward nominations and business for inclusion on the agenda by 19th December 2020 to meet the timelines defined within the Constitution. These nominations are to be submitted to the VERA Secretary, Ellen Prestage, whose contact details are on the VERA website.
Please make sufficient allowance for delivery if using mail services.
The AGM Agenda, minutes from the previous AGM and any attachments will be sent out by 27 December 2020. If you have any questions in regard to the AGM processes please contact ask and a response will be provided.
Please find attached and below the flyer for the 2020 AGM to be held on 16th January 2021. The posts below contain the following documents:
- 2020 AGM Agenda
- 2019 AGM Minutes
- 2020 Auditors Letter
- 2020 Financial Statements
- 2020 Statement by Committee Members
- 2020 AGM Flyer
The SMC would love to see as many members as possible at the AGM, Presentations and lunch afterwards so that we can catch up after a year of not seeing too many of you.
Please give some serious consideration to nominating for a position on the Committee as currently the number of nominations received is insufficient to run the Association. We need more people to put their hand up and offer a bit of their time to assist with the many activities that are planned.
Please note that numbers attending need to be provided to the VERA Secretary, Ellen Prestage, by 9 JANUARY 2021 for catering purposes.
The VERA SMC had decided that the venue for the AGM will be the Landsborough Recreation Reserve. The AGM will be held outdoors (unless weather prevents this). The start time for the AGM is 11 am. The date is 16 January 2021.
Following the conclusion of the AGM a short presentation ceremony will be held to hand out some well deserved distance awards to riders and horses.
Presentations will be followed by a 2 course lunch - BBQ and salads with dessert. We are still waiting on pricing for the catering and will post a further notification as soon as this information is to hand.
If you wish to bring a horse and enjoy a social ride with your fellow endurance members you are welcome to go for a wander out into the Landsborough tracks. A marked trail will not be available but there are plenty of option for riding.
Please BYO chair. A bar will not be available but you can BYO drinks if you wish. Camping is also available if you would like to stay overnight. Closer to the event the SMC will be looking for members to nominate their attendance to enable catering requirements to be finalised.
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