Fifty of AIDA’s approximately 450 members attended the 2020 AIDA Annual General Meeting which, because of the COVID-19 assembly restrictions, was held on-line via Zoom at 3 pm on Saturday 30th May. A further fifteen members who were not able to attend the Zoom meeting provided proxy voting forms, all indicating their approval of the formal motions that had been advertised in advance in the emailed meeting papers. Interestingly, significantly more members participated in our Zoomed AGM than normally attend in person when our AGMs are held in the Aireys Inlet Community Hall.
AIDA president Charlotte Allen welcomed local Surf Coast Shire councillors Margot Smith and Tony Revell, and the Shire’s CEO, Keith Baillie. Margot and Tony presented short reports on the activities of the Council, which can be found in the AIDA AGM 2020 Minutes . These will shortly be emailed to members and are available on the AIDA website.
During the formal portion of the AGM the Minutes of the 2019 AGM were accepted as a true record of that meeting and then Charlotte Allen presented a summary of her President’s Report for the 2019 calendar year. Treasurer Frieda Wachsmann then presented her Annual Financial Report for 2019 calendar year, which was formally received by the members. After the members had approved the continuation of our practice of having a maximum of twelve committee members in addition to the four office holders, the election of the 2020/21 Committee was held. Charlotte Allen thanked retiring committee members Ann and Ian Porter for their exceptional service (they had served a combined total of 18 years on the committee) and then reported that, there being no more than one person nominated for each position on the committee, the new AIDA Committee was declared to have been elected. Charlotte welcomed new members Leah Gaylard and Martin Gehrckens.