2 years ago

When:
25 July, 2016

Location:
United States Studies Centre Boardroom, Institute Building

Organised by:
United States Studies Society


We're holding an AGM for the re-registration of our society! Come along and say hi, and get your membership for $3!

The agenda for the AGM is as follows:
UNITED STATES STUDIES SOCIETY AGM 2016 AGENDA
1. Opening and Welcome
2. Apologies and Leaves of Absence
3. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
4. Business Arising from the Minutes
5. Correspondence
6. Motions on Notice

6.1 Change Preamble to: "We, the students of The University of Sydney, in association with The United States Studies Centre, endeavour to form a more perfect union by establishing this Constitution for United States Studies Society."

6.2 Change 2.2(i) to: "Promote engagement and understanding of American culture for the students of The University of Sydney;"

6.3 Remove 2.2(ii): "Promote Australia’s unique relationship with the United States."

6.4 Change 2.2(iii) to: "Provide a social context in which students interested in the United States can exchange ideas and opinions"

6.5 Remove 2.2(vi): "The Society” is not-for-profit; meaning: the assets and income of the society shall be applied solely in furtherance of the aims of the society and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the society except as bona fide compensation expenses incurred on behalf of the society" - This appears in 2.1

6.6 Insert 2.2(vi): "Develop an effective and cooperative relationship with The United States Studies Centre."

6.7 Insert 2.3(vi): "Liaise with The United States Centre on social and academic opportunities for students"

6.8 Change 3.3(i) to: “Ordinary Membership: $5”

6.9 Change 3.3(ii) to: “Associate Membership: $5”

6.10 Change 4.1(vii) to: "And up to a further 5 General Executive Members"

6.11 Change 5.5 to: "The Events Director shall i) Liaise with the President, other executives and members of the Society with the aim of creating events for the society. Final direction for events shall rest with the executive unless specific direction has been given at an ordinary meeting as part of article 6.7.i of this constitution."

6.12 Change 5.6 to: "The Communications Director shall i) Liaise with the President, other executives and members of the Society with the aim of promoting the society; its aims, plans and achievements. Final direction for communication shall rest with the executive unless specific direction has been given at an ordinary meeting as part of article 6.7.i of this constitution.”

6.13 Change 5.7(ii) to: "Other responsibilities that the preceding executive deem appropriate (within reasonable limits)."

6.14 Change 8.1: AGM month to be April

6.15 Change 9.1: AGM month to be April

6.16 Change 11.4: "Financial Year End of the Society in the month of February each year"

6.17 Change 11.6: "The financial year of the Society shall run from the 1st March to 28th/29th February following"

A copy of the existing constitution can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nugpsx7cdweP7qEQZrBmw3VmSEVYVZHMKj0dczVNp0c/edit?usp=sharing

7. Annual Reports
8. Election of Executive Members (President (1), Vice President (1), Secretary (1), Treasurer (1), Events Director (1), Communications Director (1), General Executive (up to 2)
9. General Business
10. Date of Next Meeting (TBA)

Nominations can be sent to ussoc.usyd@gmail.com and must be received by 11.59pm July 24th.

We look forward to seeing you all there!