Proposed changes to the TFFPN Constitution
27th August – Extraordinary General Meeting of members scheduled to consider important changes
As a member driven organisation the ore role of the Network is to be a communication hub connecting and supporting members through a variety of ways to increase knowledge of the issues facing the industry, build pride and improve outcomes for individuals and the industry as a whole.
We have done this through a variety of ways to support our 600+ members – including regular Newsletters and Bulletins, forming Working Groups to consider issues of common concern, conducting a state Forum, and coordinating the Tasmanian Timber Awards.
As organisations establish and grow the Constitution needs to remain fit for purpose and the Network is no exception. The Board of the Network has considered a number of sections of the Constitution and is putting forward amendments to these sections to make them more relevant, as well as adding a section to the Constitution to allow voting by members working regionally and remotely around the state.
The Network has a geographically diverse membership base that has increased significantly since its establishment. Due to these factors, the Board is concerned with the conduct of meetings of members. In particular, there is a concern that the current quorum of 20% of the members will be difficult for the Company to satisfy and it would be appropriate for other sorts of voting to be allowed such as electronic voting.
The table below summarizes the issues identified by the Board and the Network solicitors – Dobson, Mitchell Allport – have provided recommendations of changes to the appropriate sections of the Constitution.
The changes will be the subject of an Extraordinary General Meeting(EGM) to be held on Thursday 27th August commencing at 12pm. This EGM meeting will be immediately followed by the Annual General Meeting. Formal notice of these two meetings will be sent to members no later than 6th August. At this time zoom details for the meetings will be distributed.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of the amendments . I would be very happy to follow up with you.
m: 0419 302 277
Download the Constitution HERE