Final notice for the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
The AGM is to be held on November 16th, commencing 7:30pm, at the club rooms in the Dorothy Laver Pavilion, Saxby Street, Glen Iris.
Nominations for Office Bearers and general committee members must be received by the Secretary seven days before the AGM. Nominations have already been received for all office bearer positions.
This means that, under the club constitution rules, no nominations for these positions can be received at the AGM itself. If you wish to nominate someone or be nominated for an office bearer position, such nomination, validly completed and seconded, must reach the Secretary by 7:30pm 9th November 2021.
While more than the required minimum number of nominations for general committee members have been received, additional nominations may still be accepted at the AGM; there being no upper limit imposed by the rules.
This meeting is more than just an AGM.
Firstly, there will be a couple of awards to be presented. As you know, the AGM has been deferred from it’s usual July time because of Covid lockdowns and the club’s desire to hold the meeting in person if possible. These awards are what drove that desire for an in-person meeting.
Secondly, we have arranged a guest speaker for the evening. Paul Groom, of Auto Paris, will give a talk on ‘Hotting up a Clio’. Many of us have some understanding of what changes tended to be made to improve the performance of cars before they became computerised. Electronic engine management systems bring a whole range of new possibilities, and issues, into play. Paul will give us a peek into those, using a couple of Clios as examples.
Third, a special ‘celebratory’ supper will be provided. We have our first in-person meeting after getting through the 2021 Covid outbreak to celebrate (I’ll keep telling myself we are indeed ‘through’ it – at least until I can’t any more), and the Awards to celebrate as well as being the AGM.
We intend to hold the meeting largely out-doors, weather permitting. Hopefully this spell of torrid weather will have ended by then. COVIDSafe Settings rules will apply – QR code check-in, masks required indoors, unlimited capacity if all attendees fully vaccinated, capacity of 30 attendees if vaccination status of any is unknown. We will check vaccination status for the purpose of determining the capacity limit.
I know many members avoid the AGM, fearing pressure to enlist in official capacities and the dry ‘boredom’ of an AGM. We have put some effort into making the AGM less boring than usual and, with activities opening up in the coming months, there is much to talk about and communicate. And, for the committee, member input and feedback is important. I encourage all members to attend if they can.
Rodney (President) and the RCCV Committee