Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand is pleased to confirm the following details and agenda for the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Time: 12:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs
Venue: Videoconference (link will be forwarded via email)

The Annual General Meeting Agenda and the 2021 Annual General Meeting Minutes, are available for download. The Statement of Financial Position and A12 Return will be made available to members prior to the meeting.

Committee Nominations

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:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Committee Member*

*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 increase the committee’s diversity and expand its perspective. Committee positions are individual growth opportunities, ideal for those who want to explore a policy area or an initiative to develop or expand sail training.

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 and should be received no later than Friday 02 December 2022.

Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Committee Nomination Form

If the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot will be held.

Operator Conference – February 2023

The biannual Operators Conference is an important opportunity for Operators to meet, network and engage on issues relevant to the industry. Operators are invited to attend by Zoom using the same url as the AGM.

Operators are hereby given notice that the next Operator Conference will be held in Hobart in February 2023, coinciding with the attendance of many local and interstate tall ships at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Operator Reports can be forwarded via email.

Annual Awards

Each year, Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand awards

  • the Ken Murray Billy Can Award, for an outstanding achievement in the youth development sail training arena; and
  • the Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Medallion, awarded to
    • young persons between the ages of 16 and 23 years who have shown outstanding personal achievement during a voyage; or to
    • individuals who have shown outstanding personal achievement either on board or in support of the organisation’s vessel.

Operators are invited to submit nominations for these awards. Nomination forms can be emailed.

Nominations for the Billy Can Trophy must be received by 6 December 2022. Guidance is available regarding eligibility criteria.

Nominations for Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Medallions can be submitted throughout the year. For acknowledgement during the Annual General Meeting, nominations should be received by 6 December 2022.

Billy Can Award Nomination Form
Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Medallion Nomination Form

The Committee looks forward to welcoming members to these events.

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