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NOTICE OF 6th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION

Members of SCU’s postgraduate student community, are cordially invited to attend SCPA’s 6th Annual General Meeting, to be held Wednesday 20th June 2018, in the Building C Lecture Theatre, SCU Gold Coast campus, at 1 pm.  For those unable to attend the Gold Coast venue, the meeting will be video-conferenced to Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses (venues to be announced).

We also invite you to consider nominating for any of the following positions on the Management Committee:-

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President
  • Ordinary Members of the Committee (3 positions)

Please note that NOMINATIONS CLOSE 12pm, MONDAY 18 June 2018.

Documents for the Annual General Meeting

Please find below links to the following documents comprising your AGM kit:-

  1. Notice & Agenda AGM 2018
  2. Minutes of 5th AGM, 15 June 2017
  3. Nomination form for election to Management Committee
  4. SCPA Membership Application form

A copy of the audited Annual Financial Statement to 31 December 2017 will be posted to this page once it is ready from the auditor.

Documents for the Special General Meeting to amend the SCPA constitution

Please find below the links to the following SGM papers:

  1. SCPA’s current Constitution; and
  2. Proposed amended constitution showing Track Changes; and
  3. Proposed amended constitution with all changes accepted; and
  4. Explanatory notes to be read in conjunction with the aforementioned documents.

FAQS

Who can attend the AGM and SGM?

SCPA welcomes the participation of all postgraduate and honours students.  Any postgraduate or honours student at SCU is welcome to attend the AGM and SGM.

Who can vote at the AGM and SGM?

While SCPA welcomes the attendance of all postgraduate and honours students, you must become a Member of the Association in order to cast a vote on any matter.  Membership is free of charge to all postgraduate students enroled at SCU.  Please find a Membership Application form included as part of your AGM/SGM kit or you can register online.

Who can stand for election to the Management Committee, or otherwise nominate/second candidates for election to the Committee?

To stand for election, or otherwise to nominate or second potential candidates, you first must be a Member of the Association.

How do I stand for election to the Committee?

To stand for election to the Committee, you must complete the Nomination Form included in your AGM kit, or otherwise email us your intention to nominate.  You can e-mail your completed and signed nomination form to scpa-helpline@scu.edu.au   Please note that NOMINATIONS CLOSE 12pm, MONDAY 18 JUNE 2018.

What if I wish to stand for election, but I do not know any other members to nominate or second me?

Please feel free to self-nominate.  The Committee will arrange a Nominator and/or Seconder for your nomination.  If you are not already a Member of the Association, then please also include a Membership Application form.  Forward these to scpa-helpline@scu.edu.au no later than 12pm, Monday 18 June 2018.

Still have questions?

Please feel free to contact Craig Wilson on scpa-helpline@scu.edu.au or ring the postgrad helpline on 1300 654 830

 

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