Annual General Meeting 2019

November 13th 2019
NOTICE OF 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Free Broadcast Incorporated (FBi Radio) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 6:30pm on Wednesday 4th December, 2019 at FBi Radio, 44-54 Botany Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015.

The AGM is the instrument through which members most actively influence the way FBi is managed. The AGM sets broad station policy and elects the Committee who will represent the members in the ongoing management of the station.

The nature of the business proposed to be transacted at the AGM is as follows;

Opening, Quorum & Apologies
Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
Business Arising
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Election of Committee Members
Special Resolutions
Other Business

Nominees for committee membership and any submission of resolutions for discussion at the AGM must be submitted to the Managing Director of FBi Radio 14 days before the meeting (that is, by 6:30pm 20th November 2019).

In accordance with Clause 19 of FBi’s Constitution, nominations of candidates for committee election must be made in writing, signed by 2 financial supporters of FBi and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination).

There are 5 positions open for nomination:

President
Vice-President – Youth
1 x Ordinary Member (3 year term)
1 x Ordinary Member (2 year term, casual vacancy)
1 x Ordinary Member (2 year term, casual vacancy)

As a not for profit organisation, we expect and rely on all committee members to be dedicated to their role, and make significant contributions to the activities of the Management Committee.

Only existing Financial Supporters at the date of this notice are entitled to vote at the AGM. New supporters who join or renew after this date are welcome to attend and participate in discussion.

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the upcoming AGM please email FBi Radio’s Managing Director Nikki Brogan, nikki@fbiradio.com.

 

2019 nominees:

President –

Cass Wilkinson

 

Vice President (Youth) –

Ilhan Abdi

I am a writer, student and researcher with an interest in film and tv, pop culture, history, music history (particularly East African music from the ~50s-90s), giving hot takes on things that don’t concern me, and archival research. I began volunteering at FBi in August this year in order to gain more experience in radio and podcasting, as well as in archiving music. I haven’t been here very long but I’ve found much joy in frontline and music library work, where I’ve learned a lot about the station and the volunteers who work to make FBi the paragon of Australian music radio that it is.

I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to have been a mentee in SBS and NITV’s three year media mentorship program and I’ve interned at the ABC, SBS and The National Justice Project. I’ve also done some work as a researcher for the Sydney Opera House’s podcast, ‘It’s a Long Story’, writing questions and prep documents for interviews for the likes of Zadie Smith and Denise Ho. I’m currently producing the FBi podcast ‘Don’t @ Me’.

 

Joe Khan

Joe has been a volunteer at the station for nearly two years and in that time has tried his hand at many different roles around the station. Making his way from frontline to the allnighter roster, Joe has since been a producer, co-hosted the Under The Bridge Sydney music podcast and currently finds himself as a program assistant. He also feels uncomfortable writing in third person.

 

Ordinary Member –

Stu Buchanan

Stu was a volunteer and broadcaster at the station from 2003 to 2014. He served as FBi’s General Manager from 2005 to 2007. Since then, he has hosted ABC and Double J programs, and is currently the Head of Digital Programming at Sydney Opera House.

Stu’s experience includes launching The Nest – a digital agency for the arts and creative industries, as well as Label Manager of New Weird Australia and Provenance. Stu was also previously Chair of Underbelly Arts and Board Director of Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA).

 

Michelle Cruz

Michelle has served on FBi’s board since 2018 filling a casual vacancy. She has over fifteen years experience in marketing, strategy and media and is currently Marketing Manager at Qantas. Michelle is also on the management committee of the Qantas Women’s Network and volunteers at Beyond Blue Volunteer assisting with fundraising and event planning.

 

Johnny Lieu

Johnny has been a volunteer at the station since 2010, first holding down frontline and volunteer coordinator roles. He has presented ‘Spin The Bottle’ since 2012 and has been part of FBi’s inclusion and diversity committee in the last year, making recommendations to the board. Johnny currently works as a journalist for Agence-France Presse and previously worked at other media organisations including Mashable and Network Ten.

 

Gina McKeon

Gina is a dual Walkley Award – and international award-winning journalist and producer. Gina was ABC Unravel True Crime’s digital editor on the Walkey Award-winning Unravel ‘Blood On The Tracks’, and host and reporter of season three, ‘Last Seen Katoomba’. She reported and produced the Walkley Award- winning SBS interactive documentary ‘My Grandmother’s Lingo’, which also won a Webby Award and SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, among others.

Gina co-produced the SBS True Stories podcast which investigated historical gay-hate crimes in South Australia, which was selected as a Webby Award Honouree and was number one on Apple Podcasts AU. Gina was also the 2014 ABC Andrew Olle Scholar and won the 2012 Walkley Award for Young Australian Radio Journalist of the Year.

 

Meg Williams

Meg has pent 10 years working in management, labels, events, not-for-profit, and youth sectors of the music industry. She specialises in marketing, promotions and strategic development.

Meg currently operates as the Director of the Label Group at Inertia Music / [PIAS] Australia overseeing the domestic and international releases of acts such as Ali Barter, Annie Hamilton, Shady Nasty, Sharon Van Etten, Whitney, Bon Iver and many more.

Prior to Inertia she ran her own management and publicity agency called Spark & Opus, and was the Youth Project Manager at Indent / MusicNSW launching an early all ages segment on FBi with Dom O’Connor hosting at the time.

Meg has board experience as the previous Executive Director at the Association of Artist Managers where she was involved in the strategic relaunch and establishing key mentoring and training programs for young managers.

 

Danny Yau

Danny Yau has been working in music since he was 15 when he started creating websites for Australian bands. He spent 11 years as a marketing manager at major labels Warner Music and EMI, in Sydney and London. He later switched to being a digital expert, with senior digital roles at Foxtel, ABC and NSW Government. He is currently the Senior Marketing And Communications manager at ARIA and PPCA.

Danny is also a former board member of FBi, serving at the time the station got its broadcasting license. He was a breakfast announcer in the days when FBi was test broadcasting, and has hosted and produced various shows, under various names, at FBi. He has, like most people his age, dabbled in podcasts.

He has also worked extensively as a musician, playing in bands with Josh Pyke, Lazy Susan, Bryan Estepa, The Hummingbirds, Anatomy Class, Family Fold, Aerial Maps and more. He has also released music under his own name. Some of it got played on FBi.

Danny brings a wealth of modern music, entertainment and government business experience. He also brings the perspective of a Sydney musician and former FBi volunteer.

Danny also likes chess, New Orleans food, drawing comics, owns every issue of Mojo Magazine ever printed, was once awarded the John Howard Award for Public Speaking and helped install a DVD player at Oscar Schindler’s factory.

 

2019 FBi AGM – Nomination for FBi Committee
2019 FBi AGM Proxy
FBi Radio FY18 AGM minutes
FBi Radio Constitution
FBi Radio Annual Report FY19
AGM 2019 – Special Resolutions

 

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