Notice is hereby given that the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc.’s Annual General Meeting for 2022 will be held on Thursday, 29 September 2022 from 11:30am.
The AGM will be held at YFCC’s Burnie Junction (129 Wilson Street, Burnie). Videoconferencing will be available – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link.
For those who can attend in person, Launceston City Mission has kindly organised a tour of their new Serenity House facility to occur after the AGM has concluded.
This year we will be conducting an election for two elected-director positions on the ATDC’s Board of Governance. The ATDC will once again be conducting this process using the software program Election Runner, and those nominated representatives from the ATDC’s full voting members will shortly receive a link with instructions regarding this process. This link will be sent to one representative from each full voting member organisation. Please keep an eye out for this email and remember that to make your vote count you need to be a financial member of the ATDC. If you are yet to process your 2022-23 membership payment, it would be appreciated if you could organise this as soon as possible.
There is also one special resolution regarding the ATDC constitution, and two life membership nominations for the membership’s consideration. All documents are available on request, please email email@example.com.
I realise that AGM’s can be a finicky business! To assist you I’ve prepared a quick Q&A below:
What if I can’t be in Burnie for the AGM: Videoconferencing will be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link.
Do I need to RSVP: Yes please, to ensure that we have a quorum. RSVP by email to email@example.com.
When do you need to know if I’m able to make it / can’t attend the AGM? It would be wonderful if you were able to respond with your intention to attend the AGM (or via proxy) by Thursday, 22 September 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those attending in person, it would also be wonderful if you could indicate if you would like to participate in the tour of Serenity House.
What if I am unable to attend the AGM (either face-to-face or by videoconference) and would like to have another ATDC member represent me? Not an issue, proxy forms are available on request by emailing email@example.com. Proxies can be submitted up until the commencement of the AGM. Please note that if you are accepting proxy votes from others, the maximum you can have is two.
Can I send another representative from my organisation to represent me at the AGM? Absolutely. Just let us know in advance.
I’m unsure if my organisation has voting rights? Not an issue – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can clarify for you.
I am a life member and / or individual member – does that mean I can vote / need to arrange a proxy? You do not need to vote or arrange a proxy. However, you are more than welcome to attend the AGM.
I am eligible to cast a vote and need to pay my membership fee but can’t locate the membership renewal notice? Not a problem. Send an email to Ruzina Dahal and she can reissue it to you.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
With kindest regards,
Alison (Public Officer)
CEOWhen you first meet Alison, you will no doubt observe her as someone with a quiet demeanour and calm confidence. But hiding behind the soft voice, and measured comments is a fierce change-maker who is a deep thinker of thoughts and feeler of feelings – these are elements of Alison you will enjoy if you are lucky enough to get to know her more. Alison’s natural curiosity and thoughtful consideration lead to astute insights, which she communicates with great care and compassion.Read more✖
When you first meet Alison, you will no doubt observe her as someone with a quiet demeanour and calm confidence. But hiding behind the soft voice, and measured comments is a fierce change-maker who is a deep thinker of thoughts and feeler of feelings – these are elements of Alison you will enjoy if you are lucky enough to get to know her more. Alison’s natural curiosity and thoughtful consideration lead to astute insights, which she communicates with great care and compassion. Alison has had a long career in the State Government and Community Sector in Tasmania, leading and learning at every level. She is a hard worker and creative problem-solver, with fairness and equality for all Tasmanians always at the front of her mind. Despite her many career and academic achievements, Alison is just about as ‘real’ as CEOs get. Fondly referring to herself as ‘sophisticated ocker’, Alison’s passion for sport, her endless collection of Christmas jumpers, and a good laugh means fun is never far away. In the future, Alison hopes to see strong and meaningful engagement with community by all levels of government as the status-quo. She also hopes to see compassion and empathy seen as equally strong and impactful leadership traits as aggression and brute force are today – and she plans to continue to lead by example in this way. Career highlights:
- CEO of ATDC and before that, CEO of Volunteering Tasmania
- Formal recognition for raising professionalism and showing leadership in the Volunteering, Sport and Recreation, and Alcohol and Other Drugs sectors
- Acceptance into the Social Impact Leadership Australia Program
- Completing her Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Marketing and Entrepreneurship)