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Call for Nominations for Executive Committee

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Nominations are invited for election to 3 positions on Girl Guides Victoria’s Executive Committee.

Download the Nomination Form Download the Terms of Reference

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF GIRL GUIDES VICTORIA

Girl Guides Victoria (GGV) is governed by an Executive Committee, which consists of 9 elected members. In addition to the 9 elected members, the following are ex-officio (non-elected) members: State Commissioner, the State Commissioner elect (if there is one), Governance Chair, Treasurer, GGV’s nominee to the board of Girl Guides Australia, and the Chief Executive Officer (non-voting).

Of the 9 elected positions, 3 positions are declared vacant every year, so there are 3 positions to be filled.

The Executive Committee should include members with a broad range of skills to contribute to policy making. Please give this matter careful thought and submit appropriate nominations. Please see the Terms of Reference of the Executive Committee for a description of its role.

NOMINATIONS

Eligibility
The nominee must be a member of Girl Guides Victoria. To be a member they must be a resident of, or have substantive interests in Victoria, be of good character and subscribe to the aims and policy of Girl Guides Victoria.

Any adult person who is a financial member can nominate or second a nomination for a position on the Executive Committee. However, employees of Girl Guides Victoria and State Managers may not be elected members of Executive Committee.

Nomination Form
The completed Nomination Form should be forwarded to the Returning Officer (returningofficer@guidesvic.org.au) no later than 5pm on 30 April 2021.

All nominees should include with their nomination form a short statement no longer than 1,000 words supporting their application. It is suggested that the statement refers to your experience and skills, and why you want to be part of the Executive Committee. This statement will be circulated to members.

Please note that a maximum of 1,000 words will be published. Any words over this limit will be deleted and will not be published.

VOTING

The Executive Committee is elected by the members of State Council. GGV State Council consists of all adult financial members of Girl Guides Victoria, as well as the State President, Vice President, members of the Executive Committee, and Life Members.

Information about nominees and instructions for voting will be sent to all members eligible on or before the 6 May 2021. Voting will be by email, will close at 2pm on 28 May 2021, and the results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29 May 2021.

If a member of State Council is unable to submit a vote by email they may request a postal vote. This postal vote must be received by the Chief Executive Officer at the Joyce Price Centre, Suite 812, 401 Docklands Drive, Docklands, 3008, by 2pm on 28 May 2021. Proxy votes will not be accepted.

FURTHER INFORMATION

GGV’s Constitution and By-Laws give more detail and are available online here.

Enquiries can be directed to the Returning Officer, Alex Wall, at returningofficer@guidesvic.org.au.

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