Advance Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Incorporated will be held at the AAUS Office in Melbourne at 4pm Tuesday 20th November, 2018. The AGM will be followed by a BBQ.
Formal Notice of the AGM will be sent to all members at least 21 clear days prior to the AGM.
This early advice is being provided so members can consider whether they wish to stand for election either to the Board of Directors or to the Executive Committee, and also whether they wish to raise any matters for discussion and determination at the AGM.
Election of Directors (General Board)
In accordance with the Rules of the Association, the AAUS Board consists of an Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and up to 11 General Board members. Executive and General Board Directors elected at the 2016 AGM will step down from the Board at the forthcoming AGM, but are eligible to offer themselves for re-election. Up to 4 General Board positions will be vacated at the 2018 AGM and open for election.
Nominees for election to the Board must be financial Individual members of the Association or the nominees of corporate members. (Newsletter members are not eligible). A nomination form is required, signed by a Nominator (who must be a financial member of AAUS) and by the Nominee. This must be submitted to the Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 21 clear days prior to the AGM, (i.e. 30th October 2018). It must be accompanied by a completed Qualification of Directors form, setting out information on the Nominee’s applicable experience and availability to undertake Board roles. This form will be circulated to members with the AGM notice to allow members to review the qualifications of candidates.
Election of Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of:
– Vice President
The position of Treasurer is up for election at the AGM. Similar nomination procedures apply as for Directors. The appointments will be for a period of 2 years, as for Directors.
Copies of the Nomination Form and the Qualification of Directors Form are attached.
Motions for the AGM
Under the Rules of Association, Motions to be put to the AGM need to be received by the Executive Director at least 21 clear days prior to the AGM (i.e. 30th October 2018). The Motions must be in writing, proposed and seconded by financial members of AAUS.
As the purpose of the AGM is to consider and approve the past operations of the Association and its future operations and governance, it is normal that Motions to be put to the AGM are relevant to those matters.
By order of the Board,
Warren Ludwig (AAUS Company Secretary)