Annual report 2016-17
QWaLC Annual Report 2016 17 (small)
DATE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
24th November 2017
QWaLC Annual General Meeting, Local Groups Expo, Queensland Landcare Awards 2017
Brisbane International Hotel Virginia
Sandgate Rd and Zillmere Rd Boondall Qld 4034
Mini Expo and forum speakers 9.30am to 1pm
Our guest speaker is author Dr Cameron K. Murray
Cameron is an economist and consultant who specialises in property markets, environmental economics, and corruption. He teaches at the University of Queensland, blogs at fresheconomicthinking.com and tweets as DrCameronMurray.
DATE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2nd December 2016
11am to 1pm (including a light lunch)
Mantra 570 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
(Teleconference Facilities available)
2016 Board Election Results (endorsed 2nd December 2016)
Desert Channels – Helen Ogg (Wokingham Landcare Group)
South West – Scott Sargood (Wellwater Cluster Inc)
Queensland Murray Darling – Geoff Elliot (Inglewood and Texas Landcare Assoc.)
Northern and Southern Gulf – Mark Van Ryt (Mount Isa Landcare Group Inc)
South East Queensland – Naomi Edwards (Intrepid Landcare)
Wet Tropics – John Reghenzani (Malanda and Upper Johnstone Catchment Group)
Peter Stevens (Lake Baroon Catchment Care) Board Appointment for one year
Condamine – MaryLou Gittins (Condamine Catchment Management Association) Board Appointment
QWaLC Board Nomination Form 2016 (Now Closed)
Board Information Form 2016
Board Nomination Details
Thank you for considering becoming a Board Member of Queensland Water and Land Carers Inc (QWaLC).
Being a board member of QWaLC can be an extremely rewarding experience and bring a great deal of personal satisfaction. Board Members are dedicated to the organisation’s members, its legal responsibilities and ethical values.
Board Members have the opportunity to make a difference for the on ground volunteer sector by showing leadership, and in turn, make new contacts and network with peers to increase knowledge about community natural resource management.
The term is three years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.
QWaLC is calling for nominations for the Board of Management for the year 2016.
QWaLC Regions requiring an election in 2016 are
Desert Channels (nomination received)
Condamine (no nomination received)
South West (nomination received)
Queensland Murray Darling (nomination received)
Northern and Southern Gulf (nomination received)
South East Queensland (Ballot underway)
Wet Tropics (nomination received)
Board Elections Key Dates 2016
By the 5th September all relevant member groups notified
Nominations close 19th September 2016 (Now Closed)
Polling date is the 17th October 2016
The ballot for South East Queensland region has now been completed.
Information has been provided to member groups with a ballot paper to be returned by the 17th October 2016.
As a member of QWaLC, your group is eligible to nominate or second a representative and vote in any election that may occur where more than one nomination is received for that region.
SOME FACTS ABOUT QWaLC
- QWaLC is a not-for-profit incorporated association, governed by a Constitution under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981
- The Board of Management consists of eleven (11) Regional Board Members, and an indigenous representative
- The Board of Management meets quarterly
- QWaLC employs an Executive Officer
NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCEDURE
Member groups of QWaLC are asked to propose or second any one of their members for the position of Board Member representing their region.
The nomination must be in writing and signed by the nominee and a duly authorised representative of the proposer and second member group in the same region on the appropriate Nomination Form.
Ballot papers will be prepared containing names of the candidates in alphabetical order. Each Member group of QWaLC in the relevant region (as at the 19th September 2016) is entitled to register one vote for the candidate they wish to have represent their region.
Nominees are required to provide a brief outline (no more than two pages) of the knowledge and experiences they can contribute to QWaLC:
- Past and current volunteer involvement in Landcare, Coastcare, Bushcare, Wildlife preservation etc.
- Existing (or past) relationships you may have had with various stakeholders within the region (industry, local government, regional networks).
- Demonstrate your understanding of issues impacting on NRM volunteer groups in achieving sustainable natural resource management in your area.
- Any specialised skills or passions you may be able to bring to the Board.
- Ability to attend up to 4 board meetings each year and participate in events like the State Landcare Conference.
1. Tied votes in a Region
Nominees will be evaluated by a randomly selected panel of up to five ordinary member groups from the region involved.
2. One Nomination from a Region
A voting process is not required where only one nomination is received.
Where the nomination is deemed by the QWaLC Board to be of the appropriate standard then that nominee will be endorsed by the QWaLC Board to hold that position until the time of the next due election for that region.
3. No Nominations from an Electorate
The position shall be held open and may be filled as a casual vacancy.
An ordinary member group may propose and second any one of their members for the position of Board Member representing their region. The position will be filled as a casual vacancy by the first suitable applicant that effectively addresses the selection criteria and obtains QWaLC Board endorsement.
This person shall hold the position without challenge until the time of the next election for that region, when the position will be called vacant and nominations called for in the manner outlined in the Constitution.
Queensland Water and Land Carers Inc.
Phone: 07 3844 4032 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org