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AGM Resolves to Change WIA Constitution

Date : 14 / 06 / 2008
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

The Annual General Meeting conducted at the Broken Hill Entertainment Centre at Broken Hill on 24 May 2008 had to consider two special resolutions proposed by the Board, one to correct a drafting error, the other more significant, to remove the requirement for a proposer and seconder for a person wishing to join the WIA.

The need for a proposer and seconder followed the previous Divisional constitutions and was now considered by the Board to be inappropriate for a national organisation and a barrier to entry, particularly for people in remote areas.

The special resolution also removed the requirement for a signature from a person wanting to become a member, a requirement that had prevented the WIA from having a true on-line method of becoming a member.

It was proposed that the Constitution say that the Board can prescribe the application for membership form, or accept a different form.

The special resolutions were convincingly passed, both on the vote of those present who were unanimously in favour and those voting by proxy, with only one proxy vote against the changes.

New members can now join the WIA using the new application form to be found on the WIA website, currently with a phone call to the office but shortly with a secure on line payment facility.


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