The AVN's constitution needs to be amended due to changes in legislation as well as changes in the structure of our committee. The new rules can be found on our website at http://avn.org.au/20100322252/Constitution.html.
According to the Department of Fair Trading's rules, amendments to an association's constitution require the approval of three-quarters of the members. Therefore, we need at least 1,400 of you to vote (only financial members can vote - those who were subscribers to Living Wisdom but not members are not able to cast a vote on this issue).
In order to vote, you can either attend the Special General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 7:30 PM AEST, or fill in the electronic proxy form below. If you are not attending, we must have your proxy form no later than Friday, April 16th at 5:00 PM.
It is URGENT that you attend to this as soon as possible. If we do not get the three-quarters vote we require, we will have to hold another meeting and all the expense and time spent preparing for this meeting will have been wasted.
Please don't let that happen.
Either attend on the evening (you will need a computer, an internet connection and a free copy of Skype which can be downloaded from www.skype.com) or fill in the questions on this survey.
If you plan on attending, please confirm this with Janiece (firstname.lastname@example.org) as she will need to send you information on how to connect to the meeting.
If you are submitting a proxy form, you can either nominate another AVN member who will be attending on the night to vote for you or else, nominate Meryl Dorey (address PO Box 88, Bangalow NSW, 2479) to hold your proxy. Please remember to note below how you would like to vote - for or against the changes to the constitution.
We hope to see you at the meeting but if you can't attend, please do take the time to send in your proxy form so the AVN can bring its constitution in line with government regulations.
All the best,
Meryl W Dorey
PS - at the bottom of this form is a place for you to enter your details. We must ask that you fill this in so we can confirm that you are a current financial member.