Our AGM will be held on Tuesday February 13, at the Bunch of Grapes hotel from 7pm. The outgoing committee will be there early to gather feedback and ideas, and to answer questions from those who might be interested in taking Ballarat Writers forward.
If you would like to be involved with the committee, this is how you do it!
Forms will be available at our next members’ night on the 31st of January.
Nominations must be emailed or delivered to current chairperson Irene Warfe (see form for details) by Tuesday 6 February. Voting will take place at the AGM, at Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant St South, Ballarat, at 7pm. The outgoing committee will be at the room early to gather feedback and ideas, and to answer questions from those interested in taking Ballarat Writers forward.
Also available on the website is a proxy voting form for those unable to attend the AGM. This should be carried by the proxy on the night.
Please note: Some members of the committee will be stepping down, so volunteers to fill the posts of secretary and treasurer would be greatly appreciated. Nominations are open for the positions of chair, competitions, treasurer/membership, secretary and publicity. The committee will be available to aid the transition with handover documents and advice.
The gritty details:
Nominations of candidates for election as Officer Bearers of the Committee must be:
- made in writing, signed by two members of BWI and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination); and
- delivered to the Secretary of BWI not less than 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting.
A candidate for election as Officer Bearer may only be nominated prior to the Annual General Meeting. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot must be held.
The ballot for the election of Officer Bearers of the Committee must be conducted at the Annual General Meeting in such manner as the committee may direct.