Extraordinary General Meeting 14 April 2015

An EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of The Institute of Foresters of Australia (”Company”) will be held in the Pepperberry Room at the Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick , Victoria, on the 14th April, 2015 at 5.15pm. Notice was distributed to members before Friday 20 March 2015.

Download Notice of Meeting here

The  following Resolutions will be put to the Meeting. No other business will be conducted at this meeting

1.        Adoption of New Constitution

To consider, and if thought fit, pass the following resolution as a special resolution:

“That  the  current  Memorandum  of Understanding and Articles of  the  Company  be  replaced  with  the  Constitution attached effective from the end of this Extraordinary General Meeting.”

Download Constitution here

Download explanatory note here

Find exisiting Memorandum of Understanding and Articles  here

2.                   Election of transition Directors

To consider, and if thought fit, pass the following resolution as a special resolution:

“That at the close of this meeting the following persons be appointed as initial Directors of the Company:

  1. Rob de Fégely
  2. Stuart Davey
  3. Bob Gordon
  4. Lachie McCaw
  5. Neil Byron
  6. Hans Drielsma
  7. Hilary Smith

and hold office until the Annual General Meeting of the Company in 2016 at which time half will stand down and an election held. The other half will stand down in at the AGM in 2017 after which time the provisions in the Constitution come into effect in full.

3.         Appointment of Proxy

(a)       Only current (financial) voting members can vote at the meeting. A member who is unable to attend and vote at the meeting may appoint a proxy by completing and returning the attached proxy form in the manner provided below.

(b)       A proxy form (and the power of attorney (if any) under which it is signed) must be received at the registered office of the Company not less than 48 hours before the time of the holding of the meeting.

Download proxy form here


by hand:

Level 3, 33-35 Atchison Street,  St Leonards NSW 2065


by mail:



Attention: The Company Secretary


PO Box 576, Crows Nest   NSW  1585


by facsimile:

+ 61 2 9431 8677