Special General Meeting 28th October, 2018

Special General Meeting 28th October, 2018
Held at 11.00am Cardinia Life, Pakenham
Meeting Opened: 11.02 am

Present:
P.D.B.A Committee Members: Alan Lee (President), Penny Tielen (Treasurer), Ron Hallam (General Member), Karl Ross (General Member), Deborah Drew (General Member)
P.D.B.A General Members: Tupauina Bau, Mark Bau, Warren Hawkins, Clement Lu, Billy Lanting, Nerita Jensen, Ash Jensen, Lisa Tankard, Sheryl Memedovski, Nicole Kouris, Tania deJong, Andrew deJong, Isabelle deJong, Tyler deJong, Lam deJong, Mark Tankard, Chantelle Tankard, Stacey Kopara

Alan welcomed all for coming and explained that a member had submitted an amendment to the P.D.B.A. Constitution and read the following submission:

Motion:
To change the Pakenham and District Basketball Association Incorporation’s Constitution,
Incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, Issue 7 – 20th August 2015.
Rules 49, as per the attached

Rationale:
We are asking that people nominate in writing fourteen (14) days prior to the Election Day, so that all members are able to make an informed decision on whom they are going to vote for the next executive position biannual elections of our committee.
This will allow all eligible voting members to gain knowledge of the valid nominee’s intentions and what they would like to bring forth in to the committee during their 2 year stand on the executive committee of the PDBA.
Should this motion be passed, the next annual general meeting will see nominations for positions having to be received in writing to the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled annual general meeting being held.

Current Rule
49. Nominations

(1) Prior to the election of each position, the Chairperson of the meeting must call for nominations to fill that position.
(2) An eligible member of the Association may—
(a) Nominate himself or herself; or
(b) With the member’s consent, be nominated by another member.
(3) A member who is nominated for a position and fails to be elected to that position may be nominated for any other position for which an election is yet to be held.

Proposed Rule 49

49. Nominations

(1) Prior to the election of each position, the Chairperson of the meeting must call for nominations to fill that position.
(2) An eligible member of the Association may—
(a) Nominate himself or herself in writing to the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days prior to the election using the official Association Committee Position Nomination form.; or
(b) With the member’s consent be nominated by another member, in writing to the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days prior to the election using the official Association Committee Position Nomination form.
(3) A member who is nominated for a position as per Rule 49 (2) (a) or Rule 49 (2) (b) and fails to be elected to that position may be nominated for any other position for which an election is yet to be held.
(4) If no nominations for committee positions as detailed in Rule 42 (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) are received as per Rule 49 (2)(a) or Rule 49 (2)(b) then the Chairperson of the meeting must call for nominations of eligible members from eligible members who are in attendance.

 

Alan called for a show of hands in favour of proposed amendment: Majority present raised hands.
Alan then called for a show of hands opposing proposed amendment: No hands raised.

Alan declared Motion carried by majority.

Alan then explained this amendment would now be lodged and the P.D.B.A. AGM would be announced shortly and to watch Website & Facebook for announcement.

Alan again thanked all present for their time

Meeting Closed: 11.06 am