2009 Annual General Meeting
Bicycle Queensland’s Annual General Meeting was held on 4th March and was attended by 30 members. The minutes of the meeting will be posted on the website shortly. In the interim, two of the agenda items dealt with are of particular interest to members;
The meeting confirmed the election of members to the Management Committee:
President – Bill Loveday
Vice President – Michael Hogan
Secretary – Jenny Attreed
Treasurer – Kym McDougall
A motion proposing adoption of the new Rules of Association was put to the members. A majority of 75% of the votes cast was required for the motion to be successful. Voting on the resolution was 158 votes in favour and 2 votes against, representing a majority of 98%. Consequently the motion was carried. The new rules were ratified by the Department of Justice & Attorney General on 21 April 2009.
Special General Meeting
This meeting was called to correct anomalies detected in the Rules of Association.
The new Rules of Association were adopted on 4 March 2009 and registered by Dept Justice and Attorney-General on 21 April 2009. The rules make provision for election of half of the allowable eight Management Committee positions in alternate years, designated in the rules as “odd” and “even” years. The rules were adopted in 2009 instead of 2008 when they were drafted and consequently, the odd and even year terminology meant that there was no provision for the election of President and Treasurer in 2010.
This was corrected at the SGM by reversing the usage of the words “odd” and “even” in rules 38.2 and 19.13
As a separate matter, the rules did not provide a definition of “casual vacancy” relating to management committee positions. Rule 42 was amended to include this definition.
Three resolutions covering these matters were all carried.