Meeting:2017 AGM/Minutes

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2016
2017 Annual General Meeting of Wikimedia Australia Inc.
2018

DRAFT MINUTES 2017 AGM - to be ratified at 2018 AGM

Meeting held Sunday 8 October 2017 via Skype

Chair
Pru Mitchell (Gideon not able to speak due to technical issue)
Present
Gideon Digby, Pru Mitchell, Tom Hogarth, Robert Myers, Sam Wilson, Caddie Brain
Apologies
Brian Salter Duke, Steven Crossin (technical problem)
Opened
1611 AEST
Agenda
Meeting:2017 AGM

Previous minutes

Tom Hogarth moved that the Minutes from the 2016 AGM be accepted as tabled. Seconded by Gideon Digby. Passed without dissent.

Reports

President

The President's Report 2017 was tabled by Gideon, who invited questions. There being no questions, the President's report was

  • Moved: Robert Myers
  • Seconded: Sam Wilson

and passed without dissent.

Gideon was commended for his work over his term as President and thanked for his excellent report.

Secretary

Tom Hogarth tabled the Secretary's Report for 2017.

In regard to membership statistics requested at the 2016 AGM, the following breakdown was provided.

  • ACT 3%
  • NSW 26%
  • NT 3%
  • QLD 9%
  • SA 6%
  • TAS 0%
  • VIC 26%
  • WA 24%
  • Overseas 3%

The current membership is made up of 26% females and 74% males.

Wikimedia Australia does not request information on heritage in its membership application form.

The Secretary's report was

  • Moved by Sam Wilson
  • Seconded by Caddie Brain

Passed without dissent

Treasurer's Report

Robert Myers presented the Treasurer's report 2017, including the Wikimedia Australia Annual Financial Statements 2016-17.

The Treasurer's report was

  • Moved by Tom Hogarth
  • Seconded by Caddie Brain

Passed without dissent.

Election

All positions were declared vacant.

The Secretary tabled the results of elections As no position received more than one nomination, no elections were required. Thus the following people will be declared elected at the AGM.

One vacancy - for ordinary committee position - remains. Under the Rules, the AGM can fill this position from the floor, or it can be left vacant for the Committee to co-opt under Rule 21(4).

Position Nominee Nominator Seconder Checked

President

Pru Mitchell

Kerry Raymond

Craig Franklin

Yes

Vice President

Gideon Digby

Sam Wilson

Tom Hogarth

Yes

Secretary

Tom Hogarth

Sam Wilson

Gideon Digby

Yes

Treasurer

Robert Myers

Pru Mitchell

Caddie Brain

Yes

Ordinary committee
(4 positions)

Caddie Brain

Pru Mitchell

Gideon Digby

Yes

Steve Crossin

Gideon Digby

Pru Mitchell

Yes

Sam Wilson

Gideon Digby

Tom Hogarth

Yes

General business

On behalf of Wikimedia Australia, Pru Mitchell formally thanked Gideon Digby for his tremendous work as President over the last 2 years.

It was agreed that a Membership drive should be a focus for the new committee.

Close

Official close of AGM 1340 AWST.