Time/Date: 12.00pm, Sunday 25th November 2009
Venue: Gippsland Lakes Fishing Club
Attendees: Jane Greacen, Robyn Edwards, Mark Jorgenson Margaret Roadknight, Les Goldsmith, Greg Fyfe,
Angie Stefanatos, Geoff Oke, Trish Fox,
Becky Lamble, Paul Harvey, Lester Wharfe,
David Campbell, Marie Anne Murrell, Peter Murrell
Apologies: Mendy Urie, Peter Kurz, Craig Ingram,
Darren Chester, Judy Davies, Josephine Jakobi,
Leigh Davies, Heather Oke, Brett Mills
1. Introduction & Apologies
Jane Greacen opened the meeting at 12.05pm welcoming attendees to the third AGM of the EGRCMN. Apologies from members and invited guests were noted as above.
2. Minutes of Annual General Meeting held 27th November 2008
A motion was moved that the minutes of the General Meeting held on 27th November 2008 be accepted.
Moved: Robyn Edwards Seconded: Les Goldsmith Carried: Unanimously
3. Matters Arising from Minutes
There were no matters arising from these minutes.
4.1 Presidents Report Jane Greacen provided an overview of the years activities reflecting on the Network’s achievements and key activities undertaken during the year. A full copy of Jane’s report is attached to these minutes. A motion was moved that the Presidents Report be accepted.
Moved: Jane Greacen Seconded: Paul Harvey Carried: Unanimously
4.2 Financial Report As the Treasurer was an apology for the meeting, Peter Murrell read from the Treasurers Report which had been provided by Judy Davies. Copies of the report were handed out at the meeting.
It was noted that the report differentiated the CFOC Project income / expenditure from the ordinary operating income / expenditure of the EGRCMN. A copy of the report is attached to these minutes.
A motion was moved that the financial report be accepted.
Moved: Peter Murrell Seconded: Trish Fox Carried: Unanimously
5. Election of Office Bearers and Committee
For the purpose of electing office bearers and a committee, Jane requested Mark Jorgenson Chair this part of the meeting. Mark declared all positions vacant and nominations were sought for the Committee as detailed following;
Nominations received in writing;
Geoff Oke Nominated: Heather Oke Seconded: Les Goldsmith
Heather Oke Nominated: Geoff Oke Seconded: Les Goldsmith
Robyn Edwards Nominated: Robyn Edwards Seconded: Trish Fox
Trish Fox Nominated: Trish Fox Seconded: Robyn Edwards
Nominations Proposed at the meeting;
It was suggested that those members of the existing committee, not already nominated above, and subject to their consent / availability be nominated. These nominations were confirmed as;
Lester Wharfe (in lieu of Megan Dennett as East Gippsland Shire representative)
Proposed: David Campbell Seconded: Robyn Edwards
Nominations were then sought for the position of President.
Les Goldsmith Proposed: Jane Greacen Seconded: Robyn Edwards
As there were no further nominations, Mark declared Les as the President of the EGRCMN and handed the chair to Les for the election of the remaining Office Bearers.
Les thanked Mark for conducting the election and also thanked Jane for her contribution to the EGRCMN.
Les then sought nominations for the remaining Office Bearers as follows;
Vice President – Jane Greacen Proposed: Robyn Edwards Seconded: Trish Fox
Secretary – Peter Murrell Proposed: Jane Greacen Seconded: Robyn Edwards
Treasurer – Judy Davies Proposed: Robyn Edwards Seconded: Jane Greacen
It was noted that with recent changes to the Associations Act, that the position of Public Officer is no longer required, with the activities now required to be conducted by the Secretary.
As the number of members nominated did not exceed the number of positions, all nominated were appointed.
6. Other Business
Fees – The meeting
discussed the level of membership fees and considered that no change in
membership fees was required. A motion to this effect was put to the meeting.
6.2 Acronyms – It was suggested that a listing of acronyms be provided on the website to enable members and others to more fully understand information being provided generally within the EGRCMN. This suggestion was agreed to by the meeting.
7. Next Meeting
The next Annual General Meeting will be held in November 2010, time and venue to be confirmed.
Meeting closed at 12.30 pm