Editors Victoria 2015 AGM: Call for Nominations for President and Committee Membership

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The 2015 Editors Victoria Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 13 August at the CQ Centre, Queen Street, Melbourne. Members who wish to attend must register at the website when registrations are opened.

At this time, we are calling for nominations for the position of president of Editors Victoria, for members of the executive committee, and for offers to serve on subcommittees.

You may nominate yourself or one other member for president, and multiple members for the committee. Nominations for the position of president must be received by the secretary by 5.00pm on Sunday 26 July 2015. If more than one nomination for president is received, ballot papers will be sent to members.

Nominations for the executive committee and offers to serve on subcommittees may be made until nominations are declared closed at the AGM. Members are eligible for election to the executive committee. Members, associates and student members may serve on subcommittees.

Please think about putting your hand up to be part of your committee or a subcommittee. If you have never served on the committee or a subcommittee, or haven't had a stint for a few years, we encourage you to consider it. Things have changed over the last two years. We have better systems and more administrative help, so the burden on committee members is much less than it once was. Meetings are held every two months, so attendance is not onerous.

Vacancies to be filled at the AGM include president and seven other executive committee members. At its first meeting, the new committee will allocate elected members to the committee portfolios: vice-president, communication, events, freelance affairs, membership, professional development and treasurer. As at present, small subcommittees will be formed for each of the portfolios, and this will further lighten individual loads and help to generate ideas. It also opens more opportunities for members to participate.

The benefits are the warm inner glow that comes from helping to keep Editors Victoria running; knowing you are contributing to your society and your profession; and a discount on dinner meetings and training. Plus it's a great addition to your CV.

Download the Nomination form here, or the Offer to serve on sub-committees form here.

When nominations for the position of president have closed and if a ballot is required, we will distribute proxy forms for the use of those who cannot attend the AGM but wish to vote.

Jackey Coyle, President, president@editorsvictoria.org
Charles Houen, Secretary, secretary@editorsvictoria.org