The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Sydney Buddhist Centre, 24 Enmore Rd, Newtown 2042 on Sunday May 7, starting at 13.00. Note that we propose to consider amending the existing constitution, (below) to that further below, followed by a second amendment (this announcement is posted on Feb 25, 2017).
1. Opening of meeting 2. Apologies 3. Ordinary business: 3.1 Confirmation of minutes from preceding annual general meeting 3.2 Business arising from the previous AGM 4. Presentation and acceptance of the following reports: 4.1 President’s 4.2 Treasurer’s 4.3 Electronic Communications 5. Election of office bearers: 5.1 President 5.2 Vice-President 5.3 Secretary 5.4 Treasurer 5.5 Committee 6. Appointment of auditor 7. Appointment of public officer 8. Special business: 8.1 Adoption of amended constitution. (see below) 9. Date of next meeting 10. Meeting closed
Current constitution above; Proposed amended constitution below
Proposed additional amendment:
10A. Exemptions under the Act (1) For any financial year that the Organisation is exempt from the requirement to be audited by virtue of section 24(1B) or (1C) of the Act – (a) an auditor is not required to be appointed for that financial year under rule 9 unless the Organisation elects to have the financial affairs of the Organisation for that financial year audited in accordance with the Act and these rules; and (b) if an auditor is not appointed for a financial year by virtue of paragraph (a) – (i) rules 9 and 10 do not apply in respect of the Organisation for that financial year; and (ii) rule 11(5)(b), to the extent that it relates to an auditor, does not apply in respect of the annual general meeting held by the Organisation in respect of that financial year; and (iii) rule 11(5)(d) does not apply in respect of the annual general meeting held by the Association in respect of that financial year. (2) For any financial year that the Organisation is exempt from the requirement to provide an annual return by virtue of section 24B(1B) of the Act, the committee must provide, as part of the ordinary business of the annual general meeting for that financial year, a copy of the annual financial report given under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 of the Commonwealth in respect of that financial year.