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Beechmont Press Club

Beechmont Broadcasting and Publishing

The Beechmont Press Club met last Thursday night 23 February 2017 to celebrate a thousand likes on the Beechmont Community Network Facebook page. A milestone to be proud about in the 6+ year history of the page. The page was once setup by Dan McKenzie and now has an active team of editors contributing Beechmont related content.

Janis Rossiter, secretary of BRASA, introduced Loretta Serong as the new BRASA marketing coordinator. Loretta will look after the BRASA Facebook Page and the BRASA website, and has now also joined the editors team of the Beechmont Community Network facebook page. Loretta is studying marketing at Griffiths Uni.

With a strong team of contributing editors, there will be plenty to read in the coming year. If you have any news or gossip to be published, you can post it yourself on one of the facebook pages or send it to newsroom@beechmont.org.au

Help needed at the oval!

HELP NEEDED AT GRACELEIGH PARK OVAL
SATURDAY 2pm – 4pm
FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE

Irrigation sprinklers have now been installed on Graceleigh Park Oval. Locals and users of the oval are needed to help rake the loose earth back into the trenches. It’s light work and with many hands we’ll be finished in an hour or so.
Please brink a shovel and/or a rake and make your way to the oval at 2pm.
A couple of barrows needed also.

See you there!

Newsletter Amendments Sept. 2016

Dear Members,

Amidst all the haste the newsletter sent out yesterday contains two important mistakes as follows:

Lower Beechmont Park Project (omissions in bold)

Gold Coast City Funding (Glenn Tozer’s Office) $30,000
Stronger Communities Grant (Scott Buchholz Office) $6000

Graceleigh Park Oval Irrigation Works

The bore will produce a yield of over 4000 gallons not litres as published.

My apologies for the confusion.

Janis Rossiter
BRASA Secretary

BRASA 2016 AGM Results

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10 April 2016

To all BRASA Members,

Thank you to all the BRASA members who turned out to vote at the Annual General Meeting held on 9 April 2016.

Only one position on the BRASA Executive Committee was contested; that of the Vice-President. Tom Sharp retained his seat on the Committee. Results were Tom Sharp 67, Greg McKenzie 37.

The voting process was designed to give as many members as possible the opportunity to take part in the very important AGM. The meeting officially opened at 4pm to commence voting. Reports from the Committee members and candidate speeches took place from 5pm to 5.45pm and voting continued till 7pm. In total, 104 BRASA members turned out to vote and 37 members attended between 5 and 5.45pm. Once votes were counted by the returning officer and results announced, the meeting officially closed at 8.15pm. Please find below the official results.

The BRASA Committee would like to thank the Justice of the Peace, Mr Joe Zerafa who with the assistance of his wife, Sharon gave freely of their time to assist a community to achieve a democratic voting process. Mr Zerafa does not live on the Mountain, but we sincerely thank him and his wife for donating their valuable time to our small community.

It is gratifying that BRASA has so many members who are willing to participate in meetings. Annual General Meetings, especially can be regarded as rather boring affairs. AGM’s, however are a legislative reporting requirement for all Incorporated Clubs and necessarily the most formal of all meetings.

Even though BRASA meeting attendance numbers are very good in comparison to many other clubs, it is apparent that members are reluctant to sit in on meetings. To this end successive BRASA Committees have been exploring different ways to increase participation by making meetings more interesting. There are many members with really good, progressive ideas and skills that the Committee would welcome input from. We want to tap into the creative ideas of all – not just a few.

We recognize how busy life is in today’s world, but we seek to encourage all members to participate where they can. We need to know what you regard as important, how projects can be improved and better ways of doing things. To better serve you we need your feedback.

Yours sincerely

Janis Rossiter
BRASA Secretary

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2016 AGM Reports and Agenda

2 April 2016

Dear BRASA Members,

On Saturday, 9 April 2016 at the Lower Beechmont Fire Shed, Beechmont Road, Lower Beechmont the Annual General meeting of Beechmont Recreation, Arts and Sports Association Inc. will commence.

Only one position on the BRASA Executive Committee is being contested; the position of Vice-president. Tom Sharp is the current Vice-president, Greg McKenzie is the opposing candidate. Voting for the position and for the Motions on the Ballot Paper will be by secret ballot commencing from 4pm on 9 April 2016.

The executive committee has agreed to rollover memberships for this year and will review the necessity to increase membership subscription prior to the next annual general meeting.

There are currently over 300 members of BRASA and to allow those members who are unable to attend the meeting or need to leave early, to vote, the voting booth will be open from 4pm. The President’s Report and Introduction of Candidates will commence at 5pm and the meeting will adjourn at 6pm for voting to be carried out till 7pm. At which time the rolls will close and counting will commence by a Justice of the Peace. It is anticipated that the results of the vote will be announced by 8.30pm. The meeting will then be declared closed.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm.

The Agenda, Minutes of the previous AGM, President’s, Treasurer’s and Auditors reports are available at www.brasainc.com or by clicking on the links below.

The Returning Officer will be available from 4pm on 9 April 2016 at the Lower Beechmont Fire Shed

  • Signs will indicate entry to the polling booth
  • The Returning officer will check your name off the Membership Roll and provide the voting material; this is to ensure one vote per member. The nominated representative of each BRASA affiliated (sustaining) club has one vote on behalf of the members of their club.
  • Please complete the voting material and drop in the locked ballot box provided.
  • For those who cannot wait for the results to be declared, the information will be posted on brasainc.com the next day.

Yours sincerely

Janis Rossiter

Secretary

Beechmont Recreation, Arts & Sports Association Inc.

2016 AGM Agenda 90416

2015 AGM Minutes DRAFT 250315

AGM Financial & Auditors Report 2014-2015