Sunday, October 24, 2010

Notice of 2010 SASFED AGM


Dear fiends of SASFED,

Hereby please receive notice of the Annual General Meeting of SASFED as follows:

DATE: 09 November 2010

TIME: 09h00 (please note the meeting is expcted to last till 14h00)

VENUE: Atlas Studios - Studio 6

Please find the agenda for the AGM here, as well as the draft of a significantly amended SASFED constitution that will be tabled for adoption here. The old existing Constitution can be found here, should you wish to review it and see the differences.

SASFED encourages you to inform your membership of the AGM so that they may participate in proceedings. However please note that only one designated person of a member affiliate may exercise a vote on behalf of the member organisation. Please duly inform SASFED who this mandated representative is.

You are reminded too that only fully paid up members of SASFED may exercise the right to vote.

Please RSVP your intention to attend the AGM to: by no later than 1 November 2010.

Thanking you,

Thandi Brewer
Khalid Shamis

Co-secretaries: SASFED

Constitutional Compliance / Notice of Meeting:

Notice of the 2010 SASFED AGM was given at the combined Board & Committee meeting (a General Meeting) of SASFED on the 31st of August 2010 and was set for Tuesday the 26th of October 2010. The SASFED Secretary released minutes of this meeting on the 20th September 2010 to the full board & committee.

In this meeting notice was given of a proposal to amend the SASFED constitution to the Committee. Since the Committee represents Membership of the Federation, notice of the AGM and Suggested Changes to the Constitution was given at least 30 days prior to the proposed AGM as required by Clause 21.2 of the current SASFED constitution.

The Board felt that more time was needed to ensure the SASFED constitution was properly re-written before the AGM, and to allow notice of the AGM to reach a broader interest group. As such it was recently decided to POSTPONE the date of the AGM from the originally called date of Tuesday the 26th of October 2010, and the Committee & Board unanimously agreed on a new date of Tuesday the 9th November 2010. This notice of the postponed meeting is therefore two weeks ahead of the meeting as required by Cause 15.1.10 of the current constitution and attached is also notice of the suggested amended constitution, together with the Agenda as required by Clause 21.1 of the current constitution.