Rascal AGM - Committee nominations sought
Wednesday 26 March 2014 8:00 PM
Cross Yacht Club
Room Lotus Bay, Mariner Place,
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Join us for the pre-AGM dinner at 6.15 pm at the Yacht Club.
A table has been booked under ‘Rascal members’ at the restaurant.
Members can order from the restaurant menu and pay for your meal
on the night. The menu can be viewed on the Yacht Club web site.
RSVP For dinner:
Merril: firstname.lastname@example.org / Kim: OfficeManager@rascal.asn.au.
(Please RSVP by Monday 24 March 2014)
The AGM will start at 8pm in the function room. Members wishing to
attend the AGM but not the dinner will be welcomed with complimentary
tea and coffee, and a cake trolley. The evening promises to provide
a great opportunity to meet with members, catch up with friends
and elect your new Committee for 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Committee nominations sought
least four members of the current Committee will not be
standing for election for the 2014-15 Committee. We need
fresh, actve people on the Committee.
Under our Constitution (completely based on the ACT Incorporated
Associations Act’s “Model Rules”), we have
four defined positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary
and another six Committee Member positions giving a Committee of ten.
If there are no volunteers for the Committee, then we will need to pay for more services,
Lodge updating work will be much slower, possibly being done over more years, prices
may have to rise (to cover services now needing to be paid for) and the nature of the
Lodge and its membership will change as a consequence of any significant price rises. I
have seen it happen in another lodge-owning ski
club and the end result is not one I’d like to see repeated
It’s up to you. If you want a good Club and a rela-
vely smoothly running lodge, then you should consider
contributing: - that’s the nature of Rascal and
its communal ethos.
Do not be constrained by thinking a position is taken
and you should not nominate for it because of that.
Like others in Rascal, I’ve been here on the Committee, on and off, since the 1990’s and
would welcome an influx of new, preferably younger, members to take over the mantle.
To nominate for a Committee position, you need to complete a nominaon form, get it
endorsed by two financial adult members and then sent to the Secretary, Merril Markham
so that it is received 7 days before the date of the AGM.
The AGM is on Wednesday 26th
March at the Yacht Club (part of the Canberra Southern Cross Club) at Yarralumla Bay.
Official positions under the ACT legislation (mirrored in our Constution) are President,
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Rascal has six “Committee Member” positions. A
Public Officer is mandatory but is not, in itself, a designated, named Committee position.
The process for filling positions is set out in the ACT legislation governing Rascal Inc. and mirrored exactly in
In the event of more applications being received for a
position than there are places for that position, a ballot
will be held at the AGM for that position. (Committee
Member is the only position with more than one place).
If there is a position unfilled at the AGM, nominations
can be taken from the floor for that unfilled position.
I hope to see you at the AGM (and at the dinner get-together beforehand).
Jack Cornell ‐ President
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