Thursday, June 18, 2009

SASFED AGM Reminder this Saturday & Venue Change

Dear SASFED Member,

We are thrilled that so many of you have decided to become full SASFED members after a lapse in memberships. We are equally pleased to welcome back some old members and new member organisations also. If you are NOT a paid up member organisation, now is your last chance to do so. Please urgently complete and submit the Membership Form.

You may recall at our SASFED SGM and in subsequent media coverage SASFED committed to holding an AGM on Saturday the 20th of June (ie: this Saturday) in Johannesburg & Cape Town.

Due to various industry pressures and priorities on the old board of volunteers we were only able to re-confirm this meeting and to personally chase any outstanding memberships in the last few days. We are also still addressing the constitutional changes discussed at the SGM.

The SASFED AGM will however take place, as it should, in accordance with SASFED's current constitution, which requires each FULL SASFED Member Organisation to nominate and vote for a new board and treasurer at the AGM. This and the proposed constitutional changes together with a report by outgoing chair, Rehad Desai, will be the order of business for this AGM.

We do not expect the AGM to be as well attended as the SGM, since its core focus is to ensure a properly constituted new board and treasurer for the next year of SASFED's work. It is therefore a largely administrative meeting, where a smaller group representing all members and associate members (as well as observers), are required.

As such it has been decided to move the AGM to a more controlled smaller venue in Johannesburg and Cape Town where the link between the two meetings will be more reliable.

The meeting is still to take place from 14h00-17h00 (latest but probably earlier) on this Saturday the 20th June 2009.

The new venue in Johannesburg is:
Underdog Productions - 92 3rd Avenue, Melville (just off 7th Street).

The new venue for Cape Town is very small, so anybody wishing to attend is asked to make contact with SASFED URGENTLY so we can arrange for you to be accommodated.

To ensure the venue has sufficient space, kindly RSVP urgently to SASFED at:

Members may also request to join the meeting via Skype Audio Conference if they are unable to join physically.