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Friday, July 17, 2015

AGM Set 30th August

Sharpie sailors! The WA Sharpie Association AGM is coming up at 4pm on Sunday August 30th at East Fremantle Yacht Club.We REALLY hope you can put it in your diaries and make the meeting as it's important we get good support for the association, the class, and all of us as sharpie sailors.
All positions are open for election and I encourage everyone to consider applying. The constitution requires those interested to nominate at least 7 days before the AGM by sending me an email as the secretary. If you want a copy of the constitution please contact me direct and I will happily email it out.
Here are the roles and a brief overview of what they do. The committee meets approximately quarterly or as required, so the demands aren't great:
President - this person chairs meetings, leads strategies and has a casting vote where necessary.
Secretary - this person takes minutes at meetings, writes the odd letter (not common in these email days) and does general admin tasks for the committee.
Treasurer - pays the accounts, updates the committee on financial position of association and is responsible for acting dues.
Vice President - chairs meetings when the president isn't there.
Publicity officer - updates Facebook page once or twice a week, on-shares photos and reports from clubs and generally takes the lead on any marketing work.
Committee members (general) - a couple of very important roles to give the committee more clout and provide advice and feedback from members.
Please note that the patron, vice patron and other positions the committee may determine are also elected at the AGM. For example, a State Measurer.
The AGM agenda will be circulated soon but will follow this order of proceedings as the Constitution requires:
Read notice of meeting
Confirmation of minutes of last AGM and any extraordinary meetings held (none this year)
President's report (incorporating financials)
Filling of vacancies (a returning officer will be appointed by the committee and have total discretion re any discrepancies.
As most of you know, the business gets dealt with fairly smoothly, no doubt there'll be general discussion at the end and I look forward to seeing you there!! Please consider giving a year's service to the committee as our strength as a class depends on many people's input.
Neil Stanbury

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