2021 Annual General Meeting: detail for members

Note the date:  The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Technorama Incorporated will be held at 1900 AEDT Tuesday 21 December 2021.   In keeping with Technorama policy (as the world catches up with what we’ve been doing since 2015), the meeting will be entirely virtualised, using GoToMeeting and online voting.

If you have any questions, please drop a line to [email protected] or reach out to us via the contact form on this website.   If you have a last minute membership, attendance, or admin challenge:  drop an email to [email protected] and we will try to help.

Elections:

This year nominations have been called for offices of Vice President; Treasurer; two ordinary committee members for a period of two years, and one ordinary committee member for a period of one year.

If you are a paid-up member of Technorama Incorporated, then you are eligible to vote.   Nominations have closed and the election started at 0900 on 15 December.

Nominations were received from:

  • Vice President – Josh Pearson
  • Treasurer – Jim Parish
  • Committee – Trent Geddes, Mike Tobin, Stephen Wilkinson and Chris Deacon

Who can vote in the election?  All members in good standing (ie: you were paid up as a member on 7 December when the AGM was announced) should automatically have receives a voting email advice from ElectionBuddy.  The fully electronic vote is audited, but totally anonymised.  The Returning Officer can not identify who voted for whom.

Information on the candidates who are standing, and any information they provided, is included in the ballot paper.

Important:  voting is only online, and will close at 16:59:59 AEDT on 21 December ahead of the meeting start.  This will allow the Returning Officer to advise the results to the meeting.

You can follow the voting progress here:

If you did not receive a ballot paper, then most likely your membership is in arrears.  We know that the renewal notice might have got lost in your inbox, and so we have a cunning plan.  Up to close of business on Monday 20 December, you still have the opportunity to renew your membership and then vote.  Once you have renewed your membership, send an email to the returning officer, and once we have validated that your membership has updated you will be sent a voting token and instructions.

Note: The outcome of the 2019 election tested our rules thoroughly. At this election we had the simultaneous combination of a casual vacancy; merging of Treasurer and Secretary positions into one;  the consequential requirement to elect an additional ordinary committee member to ensure a full nine member committee; and the subsequent situation where number of  nominees matched number of positions.  This highly unusual  situation resulted in the need to draw lots under rule 14(5)(c), to determine the three candidates who would serve a two year term during 2019-2021, and the two candidates who would retire at the 2020 AGM.

It also resulted in an anomaly in election for ordinary committee members, which will be corrected this year.  If you want further detail, see the 2019 AGM minutes for details of the 2019 election, and the Board Page for details of the current committee.

AGM Packet:

All the important files may be downloaded here:

And in case you are interested, the nomination process/nomination formage is here (but no longer valid as the election has started):

We look forward to having you join us, and while we can’t offer you physical hospitality, we do promise an interesting meeting.

All the best,

John Maizels
President, Technorama Incorporated

This post will be relocated at 20:30 on Tuesday, 21 December 2021