This communication is the formal notice of the 2018 GANZ AGM and contains the plan for the night. The GANZ AGM is also an opportunity to connect with other GANZ members and contribute to the Gestalt Community.
Time, Date and Location
The AGM will be held from 6-8 pm AEST (8-10 pm NZST) on Wed 19 Sep
at Gestalt Therapy Australia, 333 Heidelberg Rd, Northcote, Melbourne
Instructions for attending online
For the first time, GANZ Members are welcome to join the meeting online via Zoom. For details of how to join online, please go to https://www.ganz.org.au/ganz-2018-agm-information/ and login to the members area
This link will be open from Sep 19, 2018 5:45 PM AEST (7:45 pm NZST) and if you are planning on joining online it is recommended that you try to join before 6 pm AEST (8 pm NZST) in case there are technology problems
In summary the agenda for the night involves hearing about the activities GANZ has been involved in over the year, voting on resolutions (if any), and conducting elections for council positions.
There will also be an update on the 2019 GANZ Conference from Gabe Phillips, and opportunity for open dialogue with the Council members. If you would like to submit questions in advance to the Council, about any matter that you feel is important to the Gestalt Community, please email Barbara Churcher on email@example.com before 5/9/18 so Council can be better able to respond.
Detailed agenda and Minutes of the 2017 AGM can be viewed in the members area https://www.ganz.org.au/ganz-2018-agm-information/
At the AGM, elections will be held for the Student Representative and Vice President positions.
Click here for detailed voting instructions
To date there have been three nominations for the Student representative position:
- Nathan Dick
- Wilhelmina Lyffyt
- Marc Moskowitz
Their bios and expressions of interest are attached here
To date there have been no nominations for Vice President Position, and there is still time to express your interest in the role. Nominations may also come from the floor at the meeting.
While we are looking to fill the VP role, in reality, what we need is not so much someone to step into the job description of VP as it has formerly been described, but someone who will join Council and help to ease the load we are carrying. The resignations that occurred so soon after last year’s AGM have left us somewhat depleted, and it would be wonderful to have not only an additional voice and perspective, but someone who can help with some of the tasks necessary to running GANZ.
The Vice President would hold the position for 2 years, and would hold registration with an accreditation body.
If you have any interest, please contact Leanne on 0413-208-767 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what might be possible. (Please note I will be away for 2 weeks from the 22-Aug-18).
Other the standard resolutions to accept the President, Treasurers, and Auditor’s reports, and to appoint Auditors for the coming financial year, to date no other resolutions have been submitted.
If you would like to submit a resolution to the AGM, please complete the Proposal for AGM resolutions and return it to the Secretary, Barbara Churcher at email@example.com before 5/9/18 at the latest. We would like to have discussed your resolutions with you prior to this so please get your proposals to Barbara ASAP.
Resolutions may arise from the floor at the AGM.
If you cannot go to the meeting or online you will support a better GANZ if you nominate another member to act as your proxy at the AGM. Instructions for proxy voting are here and the proxy form is here.
We would love to see you there – in person or online. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RVSP by sending an email with your name to email@example.com
The GANZ Council