Wednesday, August 07

Brisbane, Australia (hybrid)

DAA Queensland Chapter - Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Democrats Abroad Australia

Queensland Chapter

 

Notice is hereby given that the Queensland Chapter of Democrats Abroad Australia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday August 7, 2024 at 5:30pm for the purposes of electing chapter officers.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in-person at Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

Members can vote for officers either in-person at the Annual General Meeting or via electronic ballot. Electronic ballots must be received by the teller of elections no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting.

Offices for election include:

  1. Chapter Chairperson
  2. Chapter Vice Chairperson
  3. Chapter Secretary
  4. Chapter Treasurer

Please RSVP by completing the form at the bottom of this page, regardless of whether you intend to vote in-person at the meeting or electronically. Your RSVP will indicate to the teller that you intend to participate as a voting member in the Annual General Meeting election of chapter officers and instructions on how to vote will be sent out to all RSVP's 21 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. It is highly recommended to RSVP no later than July 13, 2024.

If a member wishes to stand for election to any open chapter position, they should place their name in nomination with the Democrats Abroad Australia Chair, Jasper Lee by emailing [email protected] no later than July 13, 2024. Nominations will be allowed from the floor at the Annual General Meeting for any office without previously declared candidacies.

Dated:  July 6, 2024

 

Jasper Lee                                                                    Nicholas Mostardo

Chairperson                                                                 Chapter Coordinator (QLD)

Democrats Abroad Australia                                       Democrats Abroad Australia

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is happening?

The Queensland local chapter is the regional branch of Democrats Abroad Australia, the official country committee for United States Democrats living in Australia. The Queensland Chapter is mobilising in advance of the 2024 Presidential Election. As part of enabling the local chapter to be as successful as possible during this vital election cycle, it is necessary to hold an Annual General Meeting to elect officers and formalise chapter goals for the remainder of the year.

 

Why is this happening?

Since early 2024, the chapter has been run by an appointed coordinator and all elected offices have been vacant. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the chapter, officer positions should be filled prior to August 31, 2024 in-line with the Democrats Abroad Australia by-laws.

 

When is this happening?

Members of the Queensland chapter typically meet monthly on an informal basis at a local restaurant/pub in the Brisbane CBD. The next regular scheduled meet-up is on August 7, 2024 at 5:30pm. In lieu of the informal monthly meet-up, we will hold the Annual General Meeting. For QLD chapter members that do not live in SEQ or cannot attend in-person, electronic voting for chapter officers will available.

If you plan on voting either in-person or electronically, please complete the RSVP form located at the bottom of this page.

Important: In order to elect chapter officers, the Democrats Abroad Australia bylaws require a minimum of 15 voters from the chapter to participate in the election.

 

Am I eligible to vote in the chapter election?

Any member of Democrats Abroad Australia that resides in Queensland is eligible to vote in the chapter election at the Annual General Meeting. A member is defined as:

Members must be citizens of the United States, of voting age, which for the purposes of these By Laws shall mean having attained the age of 18 by the first Tuesday following the first Monday of the first November to follow the date of the member joining, who subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States and of DPCA and are resident in Australia.

 

How can I run for a Democrats Abroad Queensland chapter office?

If you would like to run for an open chapter office, please contact Jasper Lee, Chairperson, Democrats Abroad Australia by emailing [email protected] no later than July 13, 2024. Please indicate the office you are seeking and (optionally) provide a candidate statement.

WHEN

Wednesday, August 07, 2024 at 05:30 PM Brisbane Time

WHERE

Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside
123 Eagle St

Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia
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This is a hybrid event. See the event description above or RSVP for virtual participation options.

CONTACT

Nicholas Mostardo
[email protected]

Will you come?

Please enter only ONE person's name and contact details here.
If you are already a member of Democrats Abroad, please enter your name and email address that you have on your membership record.

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