Nominations for positions on BRASA Management Committee

Dear BRASA Member

Re: NOMINATIONS FOR POSITIONS ON BRASA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The following nominations have been received:

Position                      Nominees
President                    Boris Zoubakin, Janis Rossiter, Greg McKenzie
Vice–President           Boris Zoubakin, Victoria Edmond, Nick Gistitin
Secretary                     Janis Rossiter, Danielle Robb-Whithead
Treasurer                     Irene Zoubakin, Peter Clark
Committee Member    Victoria Edmond, Dan McKenzie, Peter Clark, Danielle Robb-Whithead

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Dear BRASA Member

Please be advised that on 14 November 2018 Mr Tom Sharp stood down as President of BRASA and Ms Marie Robb stood down as a Committee member. A link to their emails of resignation are can be found below:

Letters of resignation

As advised on 9 November 2018, the adjourned Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday 25 November 2018 from 9am to 2pm at the Hall on Graceleigh, Beechmont.  All notices relating to the AGM were forwarded to members with the same advice.

All members are asked to come along during that time to cast their vote on the resolutions that were also advised on 9 November 2018.

Members are also reminded that nominations for positions on the Management Committee close at midnight on 17 November 2018. Continue reading

BRASA AGM Reminder 9am Saturday 27 October

The BRASA AGM will be held at Hall on Graceleigh this coming Saturday 27/10/18, commencing at 9am.

For those members unable to be present at 9am, the polling booth will be open for registration of votes until 1pm on Saturday.

Members are asked to go to the Returning Officer, show identification, if requested to have your name ruled off the membership roll, collect the voting paper, vote and place your vote in the ballot box before you leave.

This process is to allow as many members as possible to vote, not just those who are able to attend at 9am.

There are a number of resolutions (as previously advised) to be decided; some of which will change the way BRASA operates.  The Committee would appreciate ALL members having their say – BRASA seeks to be as truly democratic as possible.

I look forward to seeing you at some time this Saturday (27/10/18).

Yours sincerely
Janis Rossiter
Secretary
Beechmont Recreation, Arts and Sports Association Inc.

Notice of AGM – 1 September 2018

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

All BRASA members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting

DATE: Saturday 1 September 2018
TIME: 9am
VENUE: The Hall on Graceleigh, Beechmont Rd, Beechmont

There are currently over 300 members of BRASA. BRASA is a democratic, volunteer based organization. The Committee is aware that many members, for various reasons, may be unable to attend the meeting. To ensure as many members as possible are able to participate in the voting process, the polling booth will open at 9am and close at 1pm.

Currently, the BRASA Executive Committee is very busy with ensuring grant monies are spent as expeditiously as possible, ensuring that Graceleigh Park is kept in pristine condition and working with the affiliated clubs to help them grow and develop to the extent where they are largely self-sufficient. It is therefore vitally important that applicants to positions on the BRASA Executive Committee are good communicators, able to work as a member of a team (the Committee) and are prepared to work hard, ie have the time and will necessary to attend to the work required by a large organisation.

All positions will be declared vacant and current committee members will need to re-stand for election. Voting for all positions and for the Motions on the Ballot Paper will be by secret ballot commencing from 9am on 1 September 2018.

There will be a number of motions on the Ballot paper for members to consider and vote upon. To enable members to have as much knowledge as possible of current matters, jnformation has previously been forwarded to members by email; more will follow over the time leading up to 1 September 2018. Options will be provided on the ballot slip.

One matter to be considered is a decision on a possible increase to the current membership fee of $2 for Ordinary members. Another matter is expenditure of the latest grant monies. As members would be aware, BRASA has received $34,000 from one grant, while $10,000 from another grant is to be spent expressly on a cricket fence around the Oval. Extra funds will be required to complete the cricket fence. Members will be asked to decide if the extra monies come from the larger grant or the fence is to be partially erected and completed at a later date.

When the polls close at 1pm, votes will be counted by a Justice of the Peace. It is anticipated that that the results will be announced by 2pm and the meeting will then be declared closed.

Refreshments will be available from 10am.

The Agenda, Minutes of the previous AGM, the Request for nominations and Committee position nomination form are available to download at the links below:

The Returning Officer will be available from 9am on 1 September 2018 at the Hall on Graceleigh.

  • Signs will indicate entry to the polling booth
  • The Returning officer will check members names off the Membership Roll and provide the voting material; 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 www.brasainc.com the next day

Janis Rossiter
Secretary
Beechmont Recreation, Arts & Sports Assoc Inc. (BRASA)

Notice of BRASA General Meeting

All BRASA members are invited to attend our General Meeting

DATE: Saturday 14 July 2018
TIME: 2 to 4pm
VENUE: Lower Beechmont Fire Shed, Mirani Street, Lower Beechmont

Janis Rossiter
Secretary
Beechmont Recreation, Arts & Sports Association Inc.  (BRASA)