Happy New Year members.
Its a new year and we again are able to have our full general meeting at the Taylors Lakes Hotel. The first meeting for the year is on Monday 25th Janurary 2021!
PROBUS COVID rules will be in compliance with the latest Victorian Government requirements.
When we attend a function the event organiser/business must maintain a COVID-Safe plan.
When we initiate a Probus trip/event then we are to ensure we are COVID-Safe, maintain an attendance register with contact phone numbers and at a minimum maintain social distancing, wear face masks and use hand sanitiser.
Now some headlines.
The editor has advised he will be reducing the newsletter to just the basics effective this month. He advised the following:
We intend to (COVID permitting) get away a bit with the new campervan, as a result I may not be as available to provide such a full service. With this in mind, and in an attempt to make it possible for me to continue the task I’m making the following changes.
- It’s my intention to simplify the newsletter and continue it as an electronic version only.
- It will be paired back to any important notices and upcoming events. trying to keep it to one double sided page.
- Starting with this month’s edition, I will send the minutes separate to the newsletter, i.e. no longer including them within it.
- Trip reports and photos etc will be published via the website and facebook. These can then be published at any time.
If I’m around and have time to make it a bit fancy well that may happen month to month. However of course if someone else wishes to take this task on, they can organize it as they need.
Below is the January Newsletter and Minutes
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The annual general meeting for the Taylors Lakes Probus Club will be held at 10 am on Monday 22nd March 2021 at the Taylors Lakes Hotel.
All positions on the Committee of Management (COM) are open for election at this meeting and nominations should be handed to the Returning officer by the close of the General Meeting 24 th Feb 2020.
Term of President
In accordance with the Club’s constitution, the term of office of the President shall be one year, which may be extended to not more than two consecutive years if required due to special circumstances.
Special circumstances include not having a nomination for the office of President or the Vice President not being in a position to fulfil the President’s role.
An incumbent President cannot nominate to serve a second year. They can only be appointed for a second consecutive year by the Management Committee in the event that no nominations have been received, either in writing or from the floor.
Term of office – Secretary, Vice President & Treasurer
All Committee positions are elected annually at the AGM. It is recommended that the same person should NOT serve more than three successive years in the same position unless otherwise approved by members.
A person may serve for more than three successive years in the same position on the Committee with the approval of members. Such person cannot nominate to serve for more than three successive years. They can only be appointed by members for more than three successive years in the event that no nominations have been received, either in writing or from the floor.
Nomination forms for the Election of Office Bearers for COM will be available at the January GM on Monday 25 January at TLH.