BOARD APPROVE RECASTING OF VOTING IN 2018 CLUB ELECTIONS

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:28 PM

BOARD APPROVE RECASTING OF VOTING IN 2018 CLUB ELECTIONS.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) ADJOURNED TO 21st FEBRUARY 2019.

At our AGM on Monday evening (10th December) the Members approved the adjournment of the AGM. This was required as the Board approved the cancelling of the current voting in the President and Board Elections and requested the Returning Officer provide for a new ballot to take place.

This was brought about when the Club Returning Officer approached the Board and recommended the voting be redone. The Board considered the reasons and agreed to the recommendation.

Whilst this is regrettable it is important the process has integrity.

The main concerns were:

  1. Our ‘Sponsors Agreements’, at the request of the sponsors, may include Club Memberships, however they are subject to correct completion of membership applications. It appears the correct member applications and processes were not followed in some instances. As a result, voting slips have been sent to ineligible voters. The membership register has been corrected. 
  2. Some Members have complained the voting system is not foolproof enough and whilst it meets constitutional requirements, to avoid any mischief, a more thorough process would stop any professional photocopying (however slight this chance might be) and give confidence to the member their vote has been received.  
  3. It was suggested candidates in the election may have appealed because of the voting slips going to ineligible voters. This might eventuate in voting being recast anyway and perhaps legal costs incurred.  

Recasting the Votes during January would be unfair and inconsiderate due to the holidays. Taking this into account the Returning Officer has been requested to post all voting paperwork to eligible members on 29th January, with voting closing on Tuesday 19th February.

The results will be announced at the adjourned AGM on Thursday 21st February.

Should you have any queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact either of the below PFC representatives;

The Board believe the integrity of the voting process is paramount and outweighs the inconvenience. We confirmed that all received voting slips will be destroyed and directed that any current voting slips being held be destroyed.

The candidates and only those members eligible to vote at the original closing dates of nomination will stand.

On a more exciting note it was great news to hear that Corey Byrne, Corey Yeo and Brant Colledge have extended their contracts with the Club stating their belief, that the Club has a good future and are excited about our prospects over the coming years. I am sure we all agree with them.

On behalf of the club I hope all our members have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Daryle Mann

President