The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (Qld) Inc. (Sands Qld) will be conducted at 3pm, 28th of October, at the Sands House, 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm Qld
A copy of the 2015/16 Sands Queensland Annual Report is available HERE
Business of the meeting will include:
A resolution seeking the in principle agreement of members to merge with other state and national Sands organisations into a new single Sands entity across Australia;
Acceptance of the Annual Report, including financial reports; and
Election of the 2017/2018 Management Committee
Members outside of Brisbane can attend the AGM via teleconference. For dial in details, please contact the office (ahead of the meeting) on 07 3254 3422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination forms and proxy voting forms are available in the newsletter, online and by contacting the Sands Office on 07 3254 3422 or email email@example.com
We need new Management Committee Members to help steer Sands Queensland to deliver on our mission to promote and facilitate quality support and care systems for the parents and families of babies who have died during pregnancy, at birth or soon after.
Completed forms can be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), faxed (07 3358 2533) or posted (PO Box 934, New Farm, Qld, 4005).
We hope as many members as possible will participate in the AGM as your ideas, input and contributions all help to make Sands Queensland a successful volunteer organisation doing unique and essential work.
General Committee Members
This can be a great place to start on the Committee. Be inside the decision making process, contribute your skills and learn more about Governance.
This is a key position, but not the person who "does it all". The role includes chairing Committee meetings, understanding and coordinating the work of the Committee and the organisation overall, and ensuring effective communication between the Committee, members and the broader community.
Supports the President and chairs meetings in the absence of the President. Can be a great apprenticeship if you think you'd like to take on the role of President in the longer run.
This person is responsible for the calling of meetings, preparation of agendas and minutes, and ensuring that the organisation meets its official reporting requirements.
The Treasurer assist the Committee by providing accurate information to enable it to make informed financial decisions. The responsibilities of Treasurer include overseeing the preparation of the budget, overseeing financial controls, providing monthly and annual financial statements, organising the annual audit and ensuring accurate record keeping and compliance with legislative requirements relating to financial matters and taxation requirements.
Nicole Ireland and the Sands Management Team