Dear Members, Volunteers and Friends of My Community Legal Inc. (MCL),

We are delighted to invite you to our Annual General Meeting followed by our “Eat, Meet and Greet” networking event on Friday 25 October 2019.

Annual General Meeting with guest speakers

His Honour, Justice Martin Daubney AM,

President of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Where: Southern Cross University, Coolangatta Campus

When: Friday 25 October 2019, 5:00 PM for a 5:30 PM start

 

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • ask questions and find out about MCL’s operations and finances
  • vote on any resolutions proposed

 

 

BUSINESS

  1. Confirmation of minutes of the 2018 AGM;
  2. Reception of the annual report and financial statement for the year ending 30 June 2019;
  3. Electing members of the management committee;
  4. Any other business required or permitted to be conducted by the Associations Incorporation Act.

 

We will be calling for nominations to the Committee that will be voted upon at the AGM. The following positions to be filled at the AGM and the process to be followed as are follows:

 

First step – Nominations

The committee positions available are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Ordinary committee members

 Please return a correctly completed nomination form signed by two seconders (financial members), to the Secretary by 5:00pm 11 October 2019. A list of candidates’ names in alphabetical order, together with the proposers and seconders will then be posted outside MCL’s office for 7 days commencing 18 October 2019.

 

 Second step – Election

If there are more candidates than there are vacant positions, members vote by show of hands, or by ballot if requested by at least 20% of the voting members. Only financial members can participate in the vote. The candidate with the most votes over 50% of the vote will win the respective position.

 If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may appoint a proxy. You may do so be completing the attached Proxy Form and returning it as per instructions.

Afterwards the Eat, Meet and Greet Networking Event

Where: Southern Cross University, Coolangatta Campus

When: Fri 25 October 2019, Approx. 6:30 PM (at the conclusion of the AGM)

Cost: FREE for members and $10.00 per person for NON-MEMBERS

RSVP and payment: By 5pm, Friday 7 September 2018 to secretaryea@mycommunitylegal.org.au

This evening will be a great opportunity for networking and to let your hair down as the year comes to an end. So please join us for a bite to eat and some drinks.

MCL wouldn’t be able to operate without the hardworking volunteers. We would love all volunteers to come along so that we can express our appreciation for your dedication and effort over the past 12 months.

Partners, friends and colleagues are also welcome. If they aren’t already members, we encourage them to sign up! Our membership is $25 for Ordinary members (lawyers/barristers) or $15 for Associate members (law students). If they join up, it may well be a tax deduction and then this event is free! 

Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM and celebrations afterwards on Friday 25 October 2019!

Regards,

David Cole

Secretary

MY COMMUNITY LEGAL INC.