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  • 2015 Election of Board Directors Notice for members to nominate candidates for election to the position of MRNSW Director
  • September 17, 2015


Members can now nominate potential candidates for election to the position of Director of Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW).

Five vacancies

One General Director and four Regional Directors are to be elected at the MRNSW Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 November 2015.

The MRNSW Constitution states:

“At each Annual General Meeting there shall be an election for at least one General Director by the Members in accordance with the Rules and timetable determined by the Board … for a term of up to three years”.

“Members of each Region will elect a Regional Director in accordance with the Rules and timetable determined by the Board … for a term of up to two years”.

The Board has determined that there will be no change to the election timetable set at the inaugural MRNSW Annual General Meeting in 2010 for either the General or Regional Director positions due for election.  However, an election will also be held for the position of Monaro Regional Director, following the resignation of former Director, Mr Howard Staples, for family reasons, earlier this year.  This will be a one-year position to complete Mr Staples’ original two-year term.

Consequently, there will be elections for the positions of:

- A General Director.  The incumbent is Mr Tony Drover, who is ineligible to stand again as         he has completed his maximum term permitted under the MRNSW Constitution.

- The Northern Rivers Regional Director.  The incumbent is Mr Bernie Gabriel.

- The Mid North Coast Regional Director.  The incumbent is Mr John Lynch.

- Hunter/Central Coast Regional Director.  The incumbent is Mr Tony Long, who has advised      the Board that he will not seek re-election.

- Monaro Regional Director. This position is currently vacant.  This will be a one-year term.

The Board has determined that a member can only be nominated for one Director’s position in any election.

Method of nomination

Nominations for election require a proposer, seconder and an acceptance by the nominee on Form MR195 Nomination for Regional and/or General Elections 2015, which also allows a nominee to set out his/her career and MRNSW service details.  This Form, the Directors’ Code of Conduct and Directors’ Charter are available on Otter.

After ratification by the Board, Nomination forms are to be placed on the relevant Unit Noticeboards by the Unit Commanders.  They will also be placed on Otter under Documents/Annual General Meetings/Annual General Meeting 2015.

Close of nominations

Nominations for the five Directors’ positions close at the Close of Business (5pm) on Wednesday, 14 October, 2015.

Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer, c/-  Marine Rescue NSW, Building 1, 202 Nicholson Parade, Cronulla, NSW 2230 or to PO Box 579, Cronulla, NSW 2230 by this deadline.  Nominations received after this time cannot be accepted.

Enquiries

All enquiries relating to this notice or Form MR195 should be directed to Company Secretary, Alan Skelley on 8071 4833 or Alan.Skelley@marinerescuensw.com.au


Jim Glissan ESM QC

Chair

Marine Rescue NSW

17 September 2015


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