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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

In accordance with AWL NSW’s constitution, an election of Directors will take place at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of AWL NSW (2021 AGM) (which is proposed to be held online (virtually) on Saturday, 12 March 2022).  A formal Notice of the 2021 AGM will be issued in due course.

Under the constitution, four (4) of the eight (8) Directors in office as of the date of this notice must retire at the end of the 2021 AGM.

One of the retiring Directors was last elected at the 2019 AGM and one was last elected at the 2018 AGM. Each of them must retire by rotation. The other two retiring Directors were appointed by the Board to fill casual vacancies since the 2020 AGM and must retire.  Each of the retiring Directors is eligible for re-election but only three of them currently intend to stand for re-election.

NOMINATIONS for the election of Directors at the 2021 AGM are hereby called. As of the date of this notice, there will be four (4) vacancies to be filled.

Eligibility
To be eligible, a candidate:

(a) who was appointed as a Director by the Board to fill a casual vacancy since the 2020 AGM must be a member of AWL NSW;
(b) who is not a person specified in paragraph (a) above, must have been a member of AWL NSW for at least 2 years continuously up to the date of the closing of nominations;
(c) must be nominated by two members as noted below (unless they were previously elected as a Director at an AGM and have remained in office since that AGM);
(d) must give AWL NSW their signed Consent to Act as a Director;
(e) must not be ineligible to be a director under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) or the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth);
(f) must not be an office bearer or employee of The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New South Wales;
(g) must not be a member, office bearer or employee of:

(i) any of the following organisations or bodies (each a Nominated Body):

(A) Animal Liberation Organisation;
(B) Animals Australia Inc.; and
(C) Animal Justice Party;

(ii) any related body corporate of a Nominated Body;
(iii) any successor body of any corporation specified in (i) or (ii) above; or
(iv) any shareholder or member of any body specified in (i), (ii) or (iii) above;

(h) must ordinarily reside within New South Wales; and
(i) must not have served as a Director for nine or more years (in aggregate, either continuously or in broken periods) after first being elected or appointed as a Director.

Nomination Form
Except in the case of a candidate who was previously elected as a Director at an AGM and who has been in office since that AGM, nominations must be made by two members and submitted on the Nomination Form available for download here. Nominations must be received by the Company Secretary by no later than 5:00 pm (Sydney time) on Wednesday, 26 January 2022. Nominations received after that time will not be accepted.

Please return completed Nomination Forms to:

The Company Secretary
Animal Welfare League NSW
1605 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek NSW 2178
Fax: 02 9475 4426; or
Email: companysecretary@awlnsw.com.au

Date: 10 January 2022

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