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Notice of AGM

notice of AGM

18 December 2020

 

Dear Member,

Albion Park Harness Racing Club will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Sunday 17 January 2021 from 10am.

As part of ongoing efforts to protect the environment, the Committee has chosen to provide the 2020 Annual Report online via the Club’s website.

Please click on the link below to view the report:

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

Below, you will also find a link to the EGM booklet.

EGM BOOKLET

Members wishing to view a copy of the proposed new constitution in full, can do so by appointment at the Albion Park Harness Racing Club Office. Please call 07 3862 2173 or email info@aphrc.com.au to arrange an appointment during business hours.

Please find below notices of both the AGM and EGM, including information on nominations for the committee.

I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting of the Club.

 

Regards,

David Fowler

Chairperson of Albion Park

 

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019/20

The 52nd Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Albion Park Harness Racing Club Incorporated ABN 20 915 436 422 (incorporated) will be held, in The Creek Function Room at Albion Park Raceway on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 10am, for the purpose of considering the following agenda.

  1. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To receive and accept the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 10 December, 2019.

  1. BUSINESS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

To discuss the issues raised at the previous Annual General Meeting.

  1. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

To receive and consider the Club’s Annual Report comprising the Chairman’s Report, Auditor’s Report, Directors Declaration, Comprehensive Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Cash Flow and Notes to and forming part of the accounts for the Club for the Financial Year ended 30 June, 2020.

The Annual Report can be viewed through the following link:

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

  1. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE

Pursuant to Rule 12 of the Rules of Albion Park Harness Racing Club, four (4) existing Committee Members being Damian Courtney, Linda Graham, Nathan Hand, and Trevor O’Reilly, shall retire and their positions will be eligible for election.

Nominations for Committee must be lodged with the Secretary of the Club by 5:00pm on 27 December 2020 and addressed to:

Secretary
Albion Park Harness Racing Club
PO Box 296
ALBION QLD 4010
E: info@aphrc.com.au
F: 07 3862 2173

A copy received electronically or by fax may be lodged before the nomination closing date. The original however, is required for the Club records by no later than 5:00pm on 27 December 2020. Committee nomination forms can be obtained by financial members on request from the office of the Albion Park Harness Racing Club.

The election of Members of the Committee shall be conducted by secret ballot. The Auditor (Returning Officer) shall be responsible for the conduct of the ballot.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR
  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

Discussion by Members concerning issues of the Albion Park Harness Racing Club.

By the order of the Albion Park Committee:

 

David Fowler

Chairperson of Albion Park

18 December 2020

 

 

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the members of Albion Park Harness Racing Club Inc. (IA 14253) (Albion Park ) will be held at Yulestar Street, Albion, Brisbane on 17 January 2021 at 10:00am (Brisbane time) for the purpose of transacting the business set out in this Albion Park Notice of EGM.

1.       Implementation of Company Constitution

To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolution as a special resolution:

Resolution 1: “To approve, for the purposes of section 136(2) of the Corporations Act and for all other purposes, the repeal of Albion Park’s existing Rules and the adoption of the new constitution in the form tabled at this meeting and initialled by the Chairperson for the purposes of identification, with effect from the close of this meeting.”

  1. Incorporation of company limited by guarantee

Resolution 2: “To approve the recommendation that the governance and legal structure of Albion Park transitions from the incorporated association structure to a new corporate structure, namely a company limited by guarantee (non-listed public company).”

Explanatory Note to Resolution 1 and 2:

If Resolution 1 and 2 are successfully voted on by at least 75% of the Members, the following Albion Park Management Committee Members will be automatically appointed to the Board of the Company as Directors:

David Fowler as Chair of the Board and as a director with effect from [TBA].

Paul Ellis as a director with effect from [TBA].

Brad Steele as a director with effect from [TBA].

Greg Mitchell as a director with effect from [TBA].

The remaining four (4) directors to be appointed will be the four successful management committee members elected at the preceding AGM.

 

By the order of the Albion Park Committee:

 

David Fowler

Chairperson of Albion Park

18 December 2020