A message from the Returning Officer, John Pike
Regarding the Special General Meeting:
Very many thanks to all those who participated in the vote on the motion to change the Register Constitution so that our financial year finished in June, rather than December.
We had an outstanding response, with more than 40% of our members casting votes. At the Special General Meeting last Tuesday it was found that 132 valid votes were cast. Of these, 49 were in favour of the change, while 82 were opposed and there was one abstention.
The proposal to amend the Constitution was therefore defeated and as a result our next Annual General Meeting will be held on 18 June, rather than being coincident with the National Meeting in Ballarat. More details will be found in the next Sidescreen issue.
Since that meeting a couple of members have requested that there be a state by state listing of the voting. This was a secret ballot and those figures will not be released. This is a National Club, and we do not wish to do something that may only serve to encourage further parochialism and division.