Annual General Meeting 2023
November 14th 2023
NOTICE OF 2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Free Broadcast Incorporated (FBi Radio) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 6:30pm on Tuesday 5 December 2023.
WHAT IS THE AGM?
The AGM is the instrument through which members most actively influence the way FBi is managed.
At the AGM, members can hear our Management Committee and staff talk through the activities of FBi Radio for the past year, and recognise and celebrate the achievements of our volunteer base and community.
Importantly, the AGM sets broad station policy and elects the Management Committee who will represent the members in the ongoing management of the station.
The nature of the business to be transacted at the AGM is as follows:
- Opening, Quorum & Apologies
- Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting to be accepted
- Management Committee Overview and Update
- Election of Management Committee Members
- Business Arising
- President’s Report
- Management Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Confirmation of Results of Election of Management Committee Members
- Other Business
Further detail can be accessed via this link or below.
- 2023 Management Committee nomination form: PDF | DOCX
- 2022 FBi Radio AGM Minutes
- FBi Radio Constitution
- 2023 Annual Report
ELECTION OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Like a lot of community organisations around the country, FBi is a membership based incorporated association which means that it is required to be governed by a Management Committee.
The Management Committee are volunteers elected by FBi Radio Supporters each year at the Annual General Meeting.
This year, the positions open for nomination are:
- Vice-President (3 year term)
- Treasurer (3 year term)
- Vice-President (Youth) (2 year term)
- Vice-President (Youth) (casual vacancy) (1 year term)
- Ordinary Member (3 year term)
If there is more than one applicant for each position open for nomination, there will be an election at the AGM for that position. Individuals may nominate for more than one position.
Only existing Financial Supporters, or ‘Members’, at the date of this notice are entitled to nominate for and run for the Management Committee, and vote at the AGM. New supporters who join or renew after this date are welcome to attend and participate in discussion.
Nominees for Management Committee membership and any submission of resolutions for discussion at the AGM must be submitted to Tanya Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org 14 days before the meeting – that is, by 6:30pm on Tuesday 21 November 2023.
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). These may be signed and submitted electronically.
As part of the application, we request that candidates provide answers to a number of questions, including up to 500 words outlining your experience relevant to the position/s you are nominating for on the FBi Radio Management Committee.
To ensure good governance, we aim to attract candidates to be elected to the Management Committee who each have different areas of specialisation, professional experience and skill sets.
ONGOING PROJECTS – ANOTHER WAY TO GET INVOLVED WITH FBi RADIO
As there are a limited number of positions on the Management Committee up for election, we encourage anyone interested to also consider lending their skills and experience by becoming involved in the various ongoing projects led by the Management Committee. These projects evolve over time, and it is likely that new projects will emerge throughout the year. In any case, please see below a snapshot of some of the main projects being worked on.
We are taking stock of our current revenue sources (membership, donations, sponsorship, and grants), and looking to the future to make sure that these sources of revenue are being maximised, and additional sources of revenue (like philanthropy, for example), are being explored.
We are working with an external organisation to refresh FBi’s visual identity. While this project is approaching completion, there may yet be opportunities for certain individuals with applicable skills and experience to assist.
We are working with an external organisation to build a new online experience for FBi’s audience. While this project is approaching completion, there may yet be opportunities for certain individuals with applicable skills and experience to assist.
We are always looking to maintain and improve the governance of our organisation. This includes refreshing our policies and procedures and keeping up to date with changes in our regulatory environment. If you have relevant skills in this area, we would be interested in hearing from you.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you would like to help out at FBi on any of the above projects (or in other areas), we would be interested in hearing from you. Assisting FBi in this way does not require being elected at the Annual General Meeting.
We’re looking for:
- Emerging and established thought leaders and compassionate creative operators,
- Clear and conscious communicators with excellent interpersonal skills,
- Collaborative and non-territorial individuals who are able to work in flexible environments both autonomously and with a diverse range of people, including volunteers,
- People who have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: broadcast, not-for-profit operation, arts administration, business or financial management, digital environments, music, art or culture industries more broadly, strategy and legal expertise.
- People who align with FBi’s values, including a strong commitment to anti-racism and equity in practice, which underpins everything we do.
FBi Radio is based on Gadigal land, in Redfern/Waterloo – an area of cultural significance, and a site of strength and resistance for many First Nations communities. FBi Radio acknowledges its position as a beneficiary of the ongoing settler-colonial project, and is firmly committed to anti-racism in policy and practice, striving toward equity across all levels of the organisation.
As such, FBi strongly encourages applications from First Nations peoples, people with disability, and people of all ethnicities, genders and orientations.
If you would like to contribute to the Management Committee in any way, or have any questions, please contact the Secretary, Ben John (email@example.com).