NOTICE OF MEETING: ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (QUEENSLAND) LTD.

Notice is hereby given to all financial ordinary, life and honorary life members of RSPCA Queensland that the Society’s 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 14th November 2020 at RSPCA Queensland Wacol Animal Care Campus, 139 Wacol Station Road, Wacol, from 10.00am. Light refreshments will follow the meeting. 

Please download the Agenda here. 

The business of the meeting will include the election of directors. Pursuant to clause 5.4 of the Society’s constitution, one half of the Society’s board will retire and be eligible for reelection. Directors Justine Hickey, Alison Sherry, Joanne McKennariey, Michael Bowers and Graham Newton will be eligible for re-election. There is currently no director vacancy and it is not anticipated that there will be director vacancies by the time of the meeting. Nevertheless, persons who are eligible for election as a director pursuant to clause 5.2 of the Society’s constitution who wish to nominate for election to the board may do so in accordance with clause 5.2(b) of the constitution. 

That clause provides that a nomination must:

(i) be in writing and be in the structure and format as determined by the board from time to time;
(ii) be signed by the nominee;
(iii) be signed by two members in support of the nomination;
(iv) include a brief resume of the nominee; and
(v) include a consent to a police check.

To be eligible for election as a director pursuant to clause 5.2 of the Society’s constitution, a person must:

(i) be a member;
(ii) be over 18;
(iii) ordinarily reside in Queensland; and
(iv) have been nominated in accordance with clause 5.2 of the Society’s constitution.

 

Completed nominations for election to the Board are requested to be received in writing by the Secretary at least 36 days prior to the AGM. A copy of the form of nomination that has been approved by the board is available from the Secretary.

Nominations Close 5:00pm Friday 9 October 2020. 

As we continue to watch the current climate of Queensland in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic we ask that all members who wish to attend the AGM to RSVP by the 13th November via the details below. Should you become unwell or show any symptoms of illness in the days prior to or on the day of the AGM please remain at home.

I would also like to advise you that due to the current pandemic the AGM will look different this year to ensure your safety is put first. This will mean that social distancing will be undertaken, catering will be limited to ensure there is minimal contact between persons and this will follow the meeting with compulsory use of seating. 

RSVP: So that we can ensure the AGM is safe for all attendees in the current COVID-19 climate please ensure you RSVP so we can keep to social distancing guidelines. If you would like to attend, please RSVP your attendance as soon as possible and before 13th November by calling (07) 3426 9967 or by emailing membership@rspcaqld.org.au (RSVP for non-attendance is not required).  Please advise of any dietary requirements when you RSVP but note that catering will be limited this year to ensure contact between persons is minimal.

On behalf of The Board of Directors, I look forward to sharing RSPCA Queensland’s progress.

Darren Maier 

CEO, RSPCA Queensland