2020 State AGM
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE EVENT IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM COVID-19 SYMPTOMS.
Planning a COVIDSAFE AGM
In 2020, the Board has decided to include ONLY essential business requirements of the Annual General Meeting, and cancel any non-essential sessions, such as our traditional business sessions and gala dinner. We have also decided to delay ANY vote on the draft 2020 Constitution until such time as we can meet and debate this important decision in a face-to-face setting.
To this end, the RSL Queensland Board has determined that a hybrid meeting format will provide the best balance between controlling delegate exposure to uncontrolled health risk, and providing Sub Branch delegates the opportunity to safely travel, meet, socialise and debate.
This hybrid approach will see delegates from five Districts (Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Moreton, South East, Sunshine Coast) attending the AGM at our current venue of RNA Showgrounds. Delegates from the remaining Districts will assemble at one central venue per District.
ALL locations will be linked via audio-visual meeting tools, and voting technology will be provided in each location to enable real-time voting on essential business motions. Delegates in each location will be provided opportunities to speak for and against motions, facilitated in the same way that a traditional face-to-face meeting would be.
Delegates will arrive and register at each location on Monday 23 November, and the AGM will be held on the morning of Tuesday 24 November, with departure on the afternoon of Tuesday 24 November.
Locations and Venues:
Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Moreton, South East, Sunshine Coast – RICC RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Far Northern District – Sheridan Hotel, Cairns
North Queensland District – Rydges Southbank, Townsville
Pioneer Fitzroy Highlands District – Lancaster Rooms, Harrup Park, Mackay
Western District – City Golf Club, Toowoomba
Wide Bay Burnett District – Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre, Bundaberg
|Monday 24 August, 2020||Notice of Meeting & Registrations Open|
|Wednesday 24 September, 2020||Nominations Due|
|Thursday 1 October, 2020||Notice of Nominations|
|Tuesday 6 October, 2020||Motions Due|
|Friday 23 October, 2020||Registration for 2020 State AGM Closes|
|Tuesday 27 October, 2020||State AGM Documentation (inc motions) provided to Districts & Members|
|Monday 9 November, 2020||Meeting itineraries made available to delegates|
|Monday 16 November, 2020||Supplementary Documentation & Delegate Pack made available to State AGM attendees|
|Tuesday 24 November, 2020||Annual General Meeting|
|Tuesday 6 January, 2021||Minutes of 2020 AGM provided to Members|
2020 State AGM Recordings
Recordings of the 2020 State AGM are now available to watch in three parts:
Annual General Meeting.
Reading of address from His Excellency the Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey, AC by State President Tony Ferris.
Video address from Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel. Member for Gippsland.
Executive Presentations and Open Floor - General Discussions.
Presentation from Melanie Wilson, RSL Queensland CEO
Presentation from Lisa McIlroy, General Manager, Member and Network.
Address from Don Spinks AM. Repatriation Commissioner, Repatriation Commission.
Address from Hon Shayne Neumann MP. Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel. Member for Blair.
As per the RSL Queensland Constitution, the minutes of the AGM need to be distributed to Districts and Sub Branches within 6 weeks of the AGM being held. These can be viewed here.