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Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) ABN 87 102 451 785 and Mardi Gras Arts Limited (ACN 158 800 018) will be held on Saturday 5 December 2020 commencing at 11am.

Given the current restrictions introduced as a result of COVID-19, the AGMs for 2020 will be held online through Zoom, with voting taking place via the Vero Voting platform. Members will be sent a unique Zoom link prior to the meeting.

ORDINARY BUSINESS

11am         Welcome 
11.10am    Apologies and declaration of proxies
11.15am    Acceptance of minutes of 2019 Annual General Meeting
11.20am    CEO Report
11.30am    Co-Chairs report
11.40am    Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2020 with the Directors’ Report and the Independent Audit Report.
11.50pm    Questions from members
12.15pm    Life Membership
12.20pm    Items of business 
Special Resolution - Amendments to the Constitution. See the suggested amendments here and Explanatory Memorandum here.
Other business as submitted by members
1.30pm    Close
 

Annual Report

Minutes of Previous Meetings
That the Members confirm the minutes of the following meetings of Members are true and correct records:
2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras held on Saturday 30 November 2019, and Mardi Gras Arts, also held on Saturday 30 November 2019.


Financial Statements
To receive and consider the Financial Report, the Directors’ Report and the Independent Auditor’s Report for the year ended 30 June 2020. The 2020 Annual Report for the Company will be available to download as a PDF prior to the AGM.

Resolutions
Eight Special Resolutions and nine Ordinary Resolutions were validly received by Members for consideration at the AGM. They are available to view here. The resolutions will be decided by polling of those present at the AGM.

An Explanatory Memorandum containing the Member’s statement in support of the Resolutions, together with the Board’s assessment of the arguments for and against them, will be issued to Members shortly.
 
Election of Directors

Director nominations have closed. This year there are 12 candidates for 4 positions on the Executive of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, so an election will take place.

Candidates' Statements are available to view here.

Voting for candidates will be conducted online through the Vero Voting platform, opening on Friday 20 November and closing 10am on Saturday 5 December. Members will receive log-in details and instructions on how to vote.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Voting Entitlement
The members who are entitled to vote are those full members and lifetime members shown in the Register of Members of the Company as of Friday 20 November 2020, with 4pm being the deadline for new member applications to be received.

Proxies
Voting for Resolutions will take place online via the Vero Voting platform during the AGM. Members will be able to nominate a proxy through the Vero Voting platform. Proxy registrations will not be accepted after 5pm on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

 
 

Notice of Elections

Director elections of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited (ACN 102 451 785) (‘SGLMG’) and Mardi Gras Arts Limited (ACN 158 800 018) (‘MGA’) will be held leading into the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 5 December 2020. 
 
Voting will be online through the VeroVoting platform, opening on Friday 20 November and closing Midday on Saturday 5 December. Members will receive log-in details and instructions on how to vote.
 
NOMINATIONS
 
Nominations are invited for 4 director vacancies for a two-year term.
 
Candidates must be nominated by at least one other SGLMG member. Nominations must be submitted in the prescribed form. No person shall qualify to be a Director who is not a SGLMG member.
 
To find out more about governance of SGLMG and to assist in completing your application, read the So you want to be a director? document here.
 
Nominations close Friday 6 November 2020.
 
LODGEMENT OF NOMINATIONS
 
Completed nominations must be received by the Returning Officer through the Candidate Application form by no later than midnight (AEST) Friday 6 November 2020.
 
Please direct questions to company.secretary@mardigrasarts.org.au
 
If the election is contested the names on the ballot paper will appear as determined by lot by the Returning Officer.
 
The names of the duly nominated candidates will be posted on the SGLMG website and in the office at Suite 6, 94 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
 
Any enquiries concerning this election should be directed to company.secretary@mardigrasarts.org.au  or the Returning Officer via telephone at 1300 702 898.

Not a Mardi Gras member yet? Find information about joining our organisation as a member here.

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