[AUUG-Talk]: AUUG AGM, Sunday 14 October

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Fri Oct 12 04:13:24 EST 2007

Joel Sing wrote on 11/10/07 6:23 PM:

Apologies for my flaky memory:
    thought I saw the AGM mentioned as it has traditionally been held at
the Winter Conference
    I must've read that into what I saw...

As for the "remedy procedural defects" - I was thinking of something
like s249H of Corporations Act (Cwlth).
AUUG Inc (assoc: A0016636N and ABN: 15 645 981 718) is an Association
registered in Victoria.
Neither the Associations Act
<http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/aia1981307/> nor the
AUUG constitution contain any guidance on remedying procedural defects,
such as failing to call an AGM within prescribed time or giving due notice.

If voting at the meeting on Sunday need to be binding, some legal advice
needed. All sounds too hard at this point.

BTW, AUUG doesn't seem to have lodged 'Annual Stmts' for a decade. I
don't know if that's 'the form' required under s30(4) of the Vic.
Associations Act. Some defaults accrue penalties.
AUUG INC.    A0016636N
Date Registered: 26/08/1988
Status: Registered
Last Annual Statement Lodged Year Ending: 30/05/1995

ABR ABN search: <http://www.abr.business.gov.au>
Vic Assn Register:
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 15:50, Christopher Vance wrote:
>> Sunday arvo, 4pm, Melbourne Museum.
>> See you there.
> I hate to be a wet blanket, however if this is the first notification of the 
> AGM to members, the AGM will not be valid. 
> From the AUUG constitution, section 15.1:
> http://new.auug.org.au/resources/roles/constitution/
> "Written notice of the time and place for each meeting and its agenda shall be 
> mailed to each voting member of the AUUG at least four weeks before the date 
> of the meeting."
> Any outcomes or decisions from the AGM would be considered invalid if 
> challenged, since appropriate notice has not been given to members (this 
> happened to another organisation that I am involved with and the first AGM 
> had to be declared null and void, and a second one held with appropriate 
> notice being given - a very, very messy situation). Since there are likely to 
> be decisions that impact on the continued running of AUUG, I think it would 
> be important to get this right.
> Then again, perhaps there was a notice sent out four weeks or more ago, which 
> I haven't seen... For AUUG's sake, I hope this is the case!

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