AGM Reports (The Presidents and Financial Reports)

The committee suggest that members consider nominating for the Committee. This is a real opportunity for you to contribute to the Shed in a very practical and meaningful way through sharing your talents and abilities in serving on the Committee. If you would like to know more details of what actually happens at Committee level, just speak to any of the Committee members. All committees over time require an injection of new and fresh ideas, and our Shed in particular is blessed with members who have numerous and widely ranging skills that would be beneficial in planning, assisting and facilitating our forward program. Being on the Committee gives you a unique opportunity to get involved in some great programs and to help facilitate and encourage member’s suggestions. You will experience the camaraderie and satisfaction of a dedicated and friendly bunch of blokes who genuinely want to see our Shed prosper and grow in a way that is in the interests of our existing members and continues to provide an opportunity for other men in our
community to become actively involved and welcomed into our fold.

Associations Incorporation Regulation 1991 – 13 Election of committee members

(1) Nominations of candidates for election as office-bearers of the association or as ordinary committee members:-

  • must be made in writing, signed by 2 members of the association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the nomination form); and must be given to the secretary of the association not less than 7 days before the date fixed for the annual general meeting at which the election is to take place.

(2) If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the committee, the candidates nominated are taken to be elected and further nominations may be received at the annual general meeting.

(3) If insufficient further nominations are received, any vacant positions remaining on the committee are taken to be vacancies.

(4) If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled, the people nominated are taken to be elected.

(5) If the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot must be held.

Association ACT Procedural Issues from the 1991 ACT

2021 – The AGM was held on Fri 6th Aug 2021

Notice of the AGM was given early in the year and repeated at numerous meetings. The Committee Nomination Form was available from the Newsletter and in hard copy for some time | Our 12th Annual General meeting was held from 10.00AM Fri 6th Aug 2021 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members.

Melba Shed Committee
Melba Shed Committee 2021-22

2021-03-05 At this Shed Meeting the President Roger Amos talked about decisions taken at the Shed Committee Meeting on 1 March and sought member’s agreement to the following two points:

  • 1. As there were only two nomination for the seven committee vacancies, the committee recommended that the existing committee continue until the next AGM.
  • 2. The AGM, normally held in November, be brought forward to August 2021

Members agreed unanimously to both proposals.

Notice of Delayed Election for 2020/21

2021-01-21 President Called For Nominations for the positions on the next Shed Committee

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2020 – The AGM was held on Fri 20th Nov 2020

The current President and committee members had volunteered to continue in their posts until an AGM & election could be held in safety. This had been agreed by the members.

2019 – The AGM and Election of Office Bearers was be held on Fri 15th Nov 2019

The Shed’s AGM was held on Friday 15 November. The current President and most committee members were re-elected with two new committee members being elected.

Notice of the AGM | Committee Nomination Form | AGM Minutes of 15th Nov 2019 – Our 10th Annual General meeting was held from 10.00AM Fri 16th Nov 2018 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members
 

The following persons had nominated for the committee and were elected unopposed at the meeting: President – Roger Amos | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Rick Causebrook | Treasurer – Paul Taylor and 3 General Members – Ray Osmothely, Luke Wensing & Ken Kemp.

Melba Shed Committee for year 20192021

2018 – The AGM and Election of Office Bearers was held on 16th Nov

Members were encouraged to nominate for the Committee as suggested above

Notice of the AGM | Committee Nomination Form | AGM Minutes of 16th Nov 2018 – Our 10th Annual General meeting was held from 10.00AM Fri 16th Nov 2018 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members

The following persons had nominated for the committee and were elected unopposed at the meeting: President – Roger Amos | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Rick Causebrook. The following members nominated for Treasurer – Paul Taylor & David Ruthven and 3 member positions – Geoff Grimmett, Ray Osmothely, Ron Thomson & Bob Salmond.  Before the vote was taken Paul Taylor & Geoff Grimmett had withdrawn their nominations, so all the others were elected unopposed.  Thus the new committee is: President – Roger Amos | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Rick Causebrook | Treasurer – David Ruthven. Note Paul Taylor replaced David in April 2019 | General Members – Ray Osmothely, Ron Thomson & Bob Salmond.

Melba Shed Committee
Melba Shed Committee 2018-19

2017 –  The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 10th Nov

Members were encouraged to nominate for the Committee as suggested above

Notice of the AGM |   AGM Minutes of 10th Nov 2017 – Our 9th Annual General meeting was held from 10.00AM Fri 10th Nov 2017 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members

The following persons had nominated for the committee and were elected unopposed at the meeting: President – Roger Amos | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Rick Causebrook | Treasurer – Peter Wilson

The following members nominated for 3 member positions:- Member – Geoff Grimmett  | Member – Ray Osmothely | Member – Ron Thomson. The previous 4th member Steve Mawer did not renominate & as only 3 members are mandated an extra member was not required

Committee 2017-18
Committee 2017-18

2016 –  The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 18th Nov

Notice of the AGM | AGM Minutes of 18th Nov 2016  Our 8th Annual General meeting was held from 10.00AM Fri 18th Nov 2016 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members

The following persons had nominated for the committee and were elected by acclamation of the meeting: – President – Roger Amos | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Rick Causebrook | Treasurer – Peter Wilson

The following members nominated for 3 member positions:-

Member – Geoff Grimmett  | Member – Steve Mawer | Member – Ray Osmothely | Member – Ron Thomson. It was decided to have 3 members elected by the members with the other member being seconded to the committee to help out with some tasks as confirmed by the members

2015 –  The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 6th Nov

Members were encouraged to nominate for the Committee as suggested above

Notice of the AGM | AGM Minutes of 6th Nov 2015  Our 7th Annual General meeting was held from 10.00AM Fri 6th Nov 2015 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members

The following persons had nominated for the committee and were elected by acclamation of the meeting: – President – Roger Amos | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Rick Causebrook | Treasurer – Peter Wilson | Member – Geoff Grimmett  | Member – Steve Mawer | Member – Ray Osmothely


Committee 2015-16

2014 – The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 7th Nov

Notice of the AGM | AGM Minutes of 7th Nov 2014 Our 6th Annual General Meeting was held from 10:00am Friday 7th Nov 2014 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members

The following persons had nominated for the committee and were elected by acclamation of the meeting: – President – Laurie Power | Vice President – Bob Greeney  | Secretary – Bob Salmond | Treasurer – Eric Sadlowski Member – Brian Wells  | Member – Peter Wilson | Member – Wal Cooper

Ratification of Committee decisions The Shed ratified two decisions made by the committee to formally comply with requirements of its constitution. The first was that the membership joining fee and membership annual renewal fee would remain at zero for FY 2014-2015 so as not to discourage anyone from becoming or remaining members. The second was that as the constitution states that members must pay an annual renewal of membership fee (as evidence of a request for renewal) or have membership cancelled, and as our Shed’s renewal fee is zero, all members who attended at least one Shed activity between 1 July 2014 and 30 September 2014 would be deemed to have requested renewal and paid the renewal fee.

Incoming President’s remarks The incoming President thanked Harry Redfern & Mrs Pauline Hore (auditor), and led the Shed in acclamations for their efforts. He mentioned his disappointment that so few members had nominated for committee positions, and encouraged all members to volunteer for tasks that might arise in the future. Finally, he mentioned his recent visit to Majura Shed, and canvassed Shed interest in visiting other Sheds throughout 2015. Strong interest was shown for such visits. We should all thank our 2014 Committee for seeing us through another very successful year where our numbers again increased and our program went from strength to strength. A special thanks is due to Harry Redfern who has steered the ship for the past three years. Harry’s commitment and his unique leadership style has been greatly appreciated by his Shed Committee and by all Shed Members. Great effort Harry and a great result. We’ll miss you

2013 – The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 8th Nov

Notice of the AGM | AGM Minutes Our fifth Annual General Meeting was held from 10:00am on Friday 8th November 2013 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members and accepted.

The following persons nominated for the committee and were elected by acclamation of the meeting:- President – Harry Redfern | Vice President – Ron Thomson  | Secretary – Bob Salmond | Treasurer – Eric Sadlowski Member – Laurie Power | Member – Brian Wells | Member – Rob Greeney

 

2012 – The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 9th Nov

Annual General Meeting 9th 2012 – AgendaAGM Minutes  Our fourth Annual General Meeting was held from 10:00am on Friday 9th November 2012 at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members and accepted.

The following persons nominated for the committee and were elected by acclamation of the meeting:- President – Harry Redfern | Vice President – Geoff Grimmett | Secretary – Don Gruber | Treasurer – Keith Sinderberry Member – Laurie Power | Member – Phil Laird | Member – Ron Thomson

The meeting thanked the outgoing 2011-12 Committee for their efforts during the last year. Thanks are extended in particular to the retiring Committee members, Peter Mitchell and Peter Tilley, for their valuable contribution and service to the Shed in this capacity. Thanks also to our ever-efficient and hard working Secretary Don Gruber for his work in preparing for, and organising, our 2012 AGM. Our financial year to 30 June 2012 was very successful with funds on hand increasing from $3,996 to $7,064. This is a large increase especially now that our Shed meets the cost of our indemnity insurance ($1,072) previously met by the Rotary Club of Ginninderra and a contribution of $250 per quarter towards the annual cost of services and maintenance of our accommodation.

The Committee met on Monday 15 October. The Committee noted that sufficient funds were now available to safely commit to the Shed extension, subject to discussion with Members. The Shed currently has Grants (ie nonrepayable) totalling $22,000 plus more than $8,000 of our own money

Melba Shed Committee 2012-13

2011 – The AGM and election of office bearers was held on 25th Nov (Pictures)

AGM minutes  Our third Annual General Meeting was held from 10:00am on Friday 25 November at the Shed. The following documentation associated with the AGM was presented to members and accepted.

Harry took over the meeting once Stuart stood down and thanked Stuart for his excellent work over the last three years From all of us special thanks go to our former President, Stuart Allan who has so capably guided our Shed and our Committees from our earliest days. Well done Stuart and thanks for such a tremendous and successful effort over the past three years

2010 – These were presented to the Shed at the AGM on 19th Nov

2009 – These were presented to the Shed at the AGM on 20th Nov