Notification letter for 2020 AGM

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Personalised and WMAU member mailing list notification emails sent out on 11 August 2020.

Subject: Notice of Wikimedia Australia AGM, 13 Sept 2020

Dear Wikimedia Australia members,


This email is to advise that the committee of Wikimedia Australia Inc. has resolved to hold the Annual General Meeting of the association, to take place online on Sunday 13 September 2020 at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time .

The agenda for this meeting will be to receive the committee's reports for the year just passed, and to announce the management committee for the forthcoming year. The committee election will take place prior to the meeting via online voting, as in previous years, and as permitted by Rule 23(6)(b).

Financial members of the Association are entitled to attend and vote at this meeting.

Members can join the meeting at https://wikimedia.blindsidenetworks.net An entry password will be sent to all Members prior to the meeting.

Key dates and times for this meeting are as follows (all times in AEST):

  • 00:00, Thursday 28 August 2020 - Nominations Open for committee members.
  • If you wish to stand or nominate someone for the committee the procedure is as follows:
  • You need a nominator and a seconder, both of whom must be current Wikimedia Australia financial members.
  • Both need to email agm-at-wikimedia.org.au
  • Once nominated, the nominee also needs to send an email accepting their nomination
  • Once all three emails have been received, a reply email will be sent to confirm the nomination has been accepted.
  • The nomination shall be published on the Wikimedia Australia 2020 AGM page as soon as practicable thereafter.
  • 11:59pm, Wednesday 2 September 2020- Nominations close (10pm AWST, 11:30pm ACST).
  • 09:00am, Friday 4 September 2020 - Voting for new committee begins
  • Details for voting, if any, will be announced and the election software will send voting keys individually to qualified voters.
  • 5:00pm Friday 11 September 2020 - Voting for election of committee members closes.
  • 4:00pm Sunday 13 September 2020 - Proxies to be sent via email to agm-at-wikimedia.org.au
  • 5:00pm Sunday 13 September 2020 - Annual General Meeting held via Wikimedia Australia Online (3:00pm WA / 4:30pm SA/NT / 5:00pm ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC)

For members who have advised that they prefer to receive their notification of general meetings via email, this email serves as notice of the meeting as per rule 12(2)(b). For members who have opted to receive notification via post, you will receive a letter containing this notice as well as a proxy form and a return envelope, and this message is for your information only.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Australia committee

Robert Myers
Secretary - Wikimedia Australia
agm-at-wikimedia.org.au