Please be reminded that the AFL Hunter Coast AGM will occur on Sunday, February 1, at 10am, at the AFL Office in Morisset (1/15 Kam Close). The AGM will be followed by a 2015 Planning Session, which is expected to last for approximately 1 hour. All member clubs are expected to have 1 delegate in attendance.
In accordance with the constitution of AFL Hunter Coast, the order of business will be as follows:
14.1. Business of General Meetings
14.1.1. The business to be transacted at the Annual General Meeting includes the consideration of accounts, reports of the Board and auditors and the election of Board Members.
14.1.2. All business that is transacted at a General Meeting, and also all that is transacted at the Annual General Meeting, with the exception of those matters set out in Rule 14.1.1 shall be special business. “Special business” includes business of which a notice of motion has been submitted in accordance with Rule 15.
14.2. Business Transacted
No business other than that stated on the notice shall be transacted at that meeting.
2014 was the inaugural year of the AFL Hunter Coast. As such, all 7 Board Members in 2014 held their positions as casual positions on the Board, until our first AGM.
As per our Constitution, the AFL NSWACT appoint 3 Board Members, who are Ross Hughes, Libby Sadler and Simon Smyth. Ross assumed the Chairman’s role in 2014, after years volunteering at Club and Regional Committee levels, and has been a driving factor to the success of the AFL Hunter Coast in Year 1. Libby is known to many in her role as Female Programs Manager for the AFL NSWACT, and has jumped at this opportunity to join our Board, to further support all AFL initiatives in our region. Simon is the AFL NSWACT Manager for our region, and will continue to act as the Board’s Secretary.
The remaining 4 Board positions are elected following the receipt of nominations.4 nominations were received, meaning that these 4 nominees are elected unopposed. The 4 nominees, and subsequent Board Members are:
Jodie Broadbent – Jodie served as a Board Member in 2014, and has put a lot of rigour around our corporate governance and legal obligations. Jodie has done a great job in opening up some sponsorship opportunities for our League, and she hopes to be able to communicate some key announcements shortly.
Linda Kendall – Linda joins the Board as a proud footy wife and mother, who has spent over 20 years in the banking and finance industry. Finance remains a key priority for the Board, and Linda’s appointment will add expertise and experience to this key focus area.
Tony Bradley – Tony is the Chair of the Newcastle Regional Committee, and as such, sits on the Board to represent the views of his region.
Gavin Cornish – Gavin is the Chair of the Central Coast Regional Committee, and as such, sits on the Board to represent the views of his region.
At this point in time, I would like to thank Wayne Smith, Brendan Wilson and Joseph La Posta, who are not seeking election in 2015, after holding casual Board Member positions during 2014.
A reminder for this, and all future AFL Hunter Coast AGM’s, that any club with outstanding debts to AFL Hunter Coast, are unable to take any official part in the AGM. If you are unsure about the financial status of your club, please contact email@example.com
On the completion of the Annual General Meeting, a Planning Meeting for 2015 will occur, the agenda for which will be circulated to clubs.
On behalf of the 2014 AFL Hunter Coast Board, I look forward to seeing you on February 1.