[ProgSoc] AGM 2016 Announcement

Tomislav Bozic tomchristmas at progsoc.org
Fri Oct 14 20:09:54 AEDT 2016

Hi Exec/All,

Item 4 on the agenda is of interest:

 > 4. Constitution[1] Amendments

I'm just wondering if any proposals for amendments have been received by 
the Secretary in the last week or so. Bearing in mind the 21-day window 
for receiving amendment proposals to voting on said proposals as 
mandated in section 8.2[2]. Remember also the requirement for 
broadcasting said proposals within seven days of them being voted upon 
as outlined in the aforementioned section.

Typically, we announce the AGM at least three weeks before the date, 
mostly so we can vote upon any proposed amendments at the AGM, rather 
than call another SGM for that purpose. Also, traditionally, we held it 
on the last Thursday of the month (which I see you have revived -- 
thanks!), so everyone knew when it was time to submit proposals.

I note that the AGM was called with only two weeks notice. This does not 
necessarily preclude amendments from being voted upon at the AGM, 
provided the other Section 8[3] conditions are met. But it might not 
necessarily be fair and equitable for the membership who want to put 
forward their amendment proposal(s) but are unable to have them voted 
upon in time for the AGM. Note also that ad hoc amendment proposals can 
not be both made and voted upon at a General Meeting.

Peace and programming,


[1] https://progsoc.org/wiki?title=Constitution&oldid=5420

[2] ibid.

[3] ibid.

On 13/10/16 17:36, Secretary ProgSoc wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> It's that time of year again, and UTS ProgSoc will be holding elections and
> other general business at our Annual General Meeting.
> Date: 27th October 2016
> Time: 6pm
> Location: UTS Loft
> For executive nominations, please email name + position to
> progsoc at progsoc.org <mailto:progsoc at progsoc.org> .
> https://www.facebook.com/events/1004681249661166/
> 1. Apologies
> 2. Reading of the Minutes
> 3. Executive Reports
> 4. Constitution Amendments
> 5. Elections
> 6. General business / unscheduled business
> Kind regards,
> Nicholas Kobal
> Progsoc Secretary
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