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Notice of HIA South West Branch Annual General Meeting

January 23, 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 4:00pm (to be followed by a Networking Event)

South West Branch Election for 2019-2021

Notice pursuant to the Articles of Association is hereby given that a General Meeting of the South West Branch of the Western Australian Region of the Housing Industry Association Limited will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 commencing at 4:00pm. This meeting will be held at the HIA South West Branch, Unit 11C, 42 Strickland Street, Bunbury.

The purpose of the meeting will be to elect the Branch Chair / Branch Vice-Chair and a total of eight Branch Committee Members.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ELECTION

A. No candidate shall be eligible for election for the position of Branch Chair or Vice-Chair unless at the time of the nomination the candidate:

(i) is a current member of the Association; and 

(ii) has previously been a member of the Association for a continuous period of more than four years.

B.  No candidate shall be eligible for election as a Committee Member unless at the time of nomination the candidate: 

(i) is a current member of the Association; and 

(ii) has previously been a member of the Association for a continuous period of more than two years.

CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS

Nomination forms must be lodged by 5.00pm on Friday 22 February 2019 with the Executive Director at Housing Industry House, 22 Parkland Road, Osborne Park WA 6017.
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Executive Director, HIA WA Region, 22 Parkland Road, Osborne Park; by Email; or by telephoning 08 9492 9200.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
For the purposes of this Notice, you are advised:

a) All candidates shall be current financial members of the HIA, and shall be proposed and seconded in writing by a current financial member of the HIA.
b) The nominating candidate shall sign all nominations.
c) Candidates are entitled to nominate for more than one office, but once elected shall cease to be eligible for election to any further office.
d) The order of election shall be: Chair / Vice Chair, then the eight Committee Members.
e) Voting shall be by simple majority and shall be conducted as a secret ballot.
f) The Executive Director shall undertake the counting of votes together with one other person elected by the meeting.
g) If the number of nominations for election at the close of nominations is fewer than the number to be elected, nominations can be accepted from those members present at the meeting.
h) The term of office for each person shall be two years.
i) The Branch Chair shall become an automatic member of the WA Regional Executive.
i) All members whose business address on the HIA membership listing is in the HIA designated South West area are eligible to nominate, propose and second for the purpose of these elections.