Date: Saturday 5 September 2020
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Videoconference (link will be forwarded via email)
Notice is hereby given of a proposal to amend the Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Constitution via Special Resolution.
The proposed amendment is to section 14(5) of the Constitution, related to composition and membership of the committee. In order to pass, at least three-quarters of the votes cast must be in favour of the amendment.
To provide all members the opportunity to vote, the proposal will be put to the membership via an electronic ballot. An email containing a link to the ballot will be forwarded during the week prior to the Special General Meeting. The ballot will close on 4 September 2020.
Please read details of the Special Resolution.
All Committee positions will be open for nomination and election, and regular business will be conducted, including presentation of the annual accounts. Nominations for the Committee are being sought ahead of the Annual General Meeting. Positions subject to vote by the membership are:
*Committee Members may be appointed to lead activities and initiatives as agreed by the Committee throughout the year.
Members and Operator representatives are encouraged to nominate for the Committee to diversify perspectives brought to deliberations, enable succession planning, and secure organisational continuity.
Persons wishing to nominate for the Committee should complete the nomination form including a brief biography and statement of nomination of no more than 100 words. Nomination forms seconded by a financial member should be emailed to email@example.com and must be received no later than Monday 24 August 2020.
If the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, an electronic ballot will be held. Members will be notified of options to vote via email.
The biannual Operators Conference is an important opportunity for Operators to meet, network and engage on issues relevant to the industry. Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19, the Operator Conference usually scheduled in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting will be postponed to a date to be determined. In the interim, Operators are invited to contact the Committee via email or contact each other directly via the Operator discussion forum.
Operator Reports can be forwarded via email for circulation.
Each year, Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand awards
Operators are invited to submit nominations for these awards. Nomination forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for the Billy Can Trophy must be received by 28 August 2020.
Nominations for Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Medallions can be submitted throughout the year.