Meeting:2022 AGM/Minutes

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Date: Sunday 7 August 2022
Time / time zone: 3pm AWST / 4.30 ACST / 5pm AEST
Meeting channel: Zoom


Chair: Alex Lum
Attendees: Pru Mitchell, Alex Lum, Brian Salter-Duke, Bunty Avieson, Amanda Lawrence, Ann Reynolds, Tom Hogarth, Kelly Tall, Jeremy Ludlow, Maia Williams, Margaret and Caddie Brain
Apologies: Peter Neish, Caroline Williams

Former Minutes

Minutes tabled from 2021 meeting:

Motion: That the minutes from the 2021 AGM be accepted. Moved: Amanda Lawrence Seconded: Pru Mitchell Accepted (carried without dissent)

2022 President's Report

  • Recommencement of in-person activities at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Wikimedia Strategic Plan 2022-25
  • Simple APG Report 2022-23
  • Programming highlights: Wikidata Fellowships, Census Data Integration Tool,
  • ESEAP Growth - Conference 2022 and Wikimania 2023 both to be held in ESEAP region
  • Sincere thanks to our staff Caddie Brain and James Gaunt
  • Sincere thanks to our members for all their participation across all our activities

Membership report

  • Currently 68 members (3 additional members on 2021)

2022 Treasurer's report

  • $401,708 profit
  • Main areas of expenditure - community support, staffing (contractors under consulting cost centre) and outreach activities

Motion: That the President and Treasurer’s reports be accepted.
Moved: Alex Lum
Seconded: Amanda Lawrence
Accepted (carried without dissent)

Committee 2022-23

Nominations for the 2022-2023 committee presented:

Position Name
President Amanda Lawrence
Vice President Bunty Avieson
Secretary Alex Lum
Treasurer Pru Mitchell
General Member Tom Hogarth
General Member Jeremy Ludlow
General Member Peter Neish
General Member Kelly Tall

Incoming President's Welcome

  • Thank you to the former Executive, particularly to Alex Lum as President and Pru Mitchell for their incredible hard work, to Tom Hogarth as Vice President and to Paige Wright, Sam Wilson and Michael Barritt for their work on the 2021-2022 Committee as general members.
  • Thank you and Congratulations to the new Executive, welcome to Bunty Avieson for her appointment as Vice President and to Alex Lum and Pru Mitchell for their ongoing contribution. Particular thanks to Sam Wilson for his role in technical support and for ongoing support in this area.
  • Thank you to new members who have joined: Jeremy Ludlow, Peter Neish and Kelly Tall.
  • All participants introduced themselves.
  • The Wikimedia Australia Strategic Plan 2022-25 will guide our work over the next year
  • There will also be a strong focus on ESEAP activities, particularly the ESEAP Conference 2022 in Sydney in November, and Wikimania 2023 in Singapore. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Meeting closed: Sunday 7 August, 5.44pm AEST

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