The 2016 AID/WATCH Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 27 May 2016, 5.30pm-7.30pm, upstairs at the Loft Bar, at the University of Technology Sydney.

The Loft is off Broadway, near the UTS Tower, and is an accessible venue –http://theloftuts.com.au. Food and drinks are available. Please email us if you can make it –info@aidwatch.org.au.

AID/WATCH’s active membership base is crucial in continuing our activities. If you are not a member of AID/WATCH, please support us by becoming a member today.

Agenda
1. Confirmation of the minutes of the 2015 AGM
2. Annual Report and Treasurers Report
3. Nomination and election of the new Committee of Management and office bearers
4. Special Resolution to amend the rules (below)
5. Discussion: AID/WATCH Strategy for 2016-17

Special Resolution
The Committee of Management (CoM) is proposing a resolution to amend the rules of the constitution, to reduce the minimum number of CoM members from 6 to 4, and reduce the CoM quorum from 6 to 4. The rationale for this change is that AID/WATCH is a small NGO and needs to have a manageable structure. In addition to this change there are a number of minor typographical changes that need to be made, and updates (such as removing reference to the now disbanded AusAid). The full constitution with tracked changes is available here – Proposed Changes to AIDWATCH Constitution. The proposed resolution is as follows:

“To amend the rules of the AID/WATCH constitution under section 6.c and 6.d to in order to change required quorum for committee of management meetings from five to four members. These clauses will read as follows: 

(c) the COM shall consist of the staff and members with a minimum of four and a maximum of ten COM members elected at the Annual General Meeting. (d) the COM shall meet to manage the affairs of the Association at least once every two months and the quorum necessary to make decisions shall be four.

In addition, a number of minor corrections and updates are to be incorporated into the constitution as outlined in the document attached to this resolution.”

Aside from the official AGM we are intending to have a wide-ranging discussion about possible directions for AID/WATCH in the year to come. We look forward to seeing you there.

James Goodman
Chair, on behalf of the CoM

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