Notice of 2012 Annual General Meeting
In six weeks, the Canberra Student Housing Cooperative will be holding our Annual General Meeting for 2012!
Date: Sunday September 23, 2012
Time: 7pm (TBC)
Location: Canberra Student Housing Co-operative, Havelock House, Turner, ACT
Our Constitution (PDF) contains provisions for the AGM, and for nominations and elections of our board of 5 directors. Particularly relevant are sections 15 (‘How directors are to be elected’), 22 (‘How general and special meetings are to be called’) and 26 (‘Annual General Meetings’). For more information, or to nominate as a director, please email us.
Duties of directors: Broadly speaking, the board of directors acts as a ‘steering group’ to make strategic, procedural and other decisions on behalf of the Cooperative. The duties of a director, therefore, are varied, and include meeting weekly with fellow directors, working with members of the cooperative and external contacts and groups, and other activities as necessary. In other words, the directors take a top-level, strategic view of the coop’s affairs, and pursue opportunities accordingly. In the past, precise roles have been shaped depending on directors’ strengths – eg. if individuals have legal, financial or other skills, they have taken on these responsibilities. A person is not qualified to be a director unless he or she is a primary member of the cooperative.