Annual General Meeting
The 2020 AGM is being held on Friday 18th September starting at 10:00 am via video link. The application used for the video conferencing meeting is called ZOOM. We need a quorum for the meeting so please consider participating.
To be involved, you will need to download the FREE ZOOM software from <https://zoom.us/download>. Select ‘Zoom Clients for Meetings’ by clicking on the Download Button. Follow the onscreen instructions. You will need to register as per the screen information.
Using a computer (or laptop) for ZOOM is better than other devices, though there is a ZOOM App for tablets and mobiles. Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Android devices.
Your invitation to the AGM — If you wish to take part in the AGM via ZOOM then you will need to indicate this to the secretary <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Tuesday 15th September. Once this is received you will be emailed a meeting INVITATION LINK.
Nomination Form — If you would like to be nominated for a committee position please download the Word version of the Form [HERE], type into it (no signatures required) and email it back to the secretary as above by Wednesday 16th September 2020. A Proxy Form can also be obtained by emailing a request to the secretary as above.
Membership Fees — At the AGM the committee will recommend to members that the membership fee for 2020/21 is increased by $10.00 i.e. from $35.00 to $45.00. The membership fee has not increased for five years. This increase is necessary to help cover our increased insurance costs for the new Shed Extension.
AGM Agenda — 1. Presidents welcome; 2. Apologies; 3. Confirm Minutes of 2019 AGM; 4. Presidents Report; 5. Treasurers Report (this can be viewed at the video meeting or members can request to be sent a copy by emailing the secretary as above; 6. Elections: Committee (4 officers and a number of ordinary members to be decided at the AGM by a motion); 7. Membership Fees 2020/21 (committee recommendations to increase fee by $10.00 to $45.00); 8. Other business – Shed Extension update
Shed Extension Progress
The shell of the Shed Extension is now complete. Nothing more can be done by us until COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are eased. We wait….
VMSA Special Bulletin
Click [HERE] to read the latest information from the Victorian Men’s Shed Association on Shed operations during the COVID-19 lockdown.
- Chamber of Commerce — After being in recess for four years the Mount Beauty & District Chamber of Commerce as been reformed with a new and enthusiastic committee. The executive is — President: Glenyse Peacock, Vice President: Linda Griffith-Brown; Secretary – Simone Dowel and Treasurer: Courtney Sullivan. The Shed has joined as an associate member.
- ATO News (DGR certification) — The Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 to introduce a general category of Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) for community sheds has passed in both houses of parliament. Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) are organisations (like Men’s Sheds) which can receive donations that are tax-deductible. If a donation is tax-deductible, donors can deduct the amount of their donation from their taxable income when they lodge their tax return. For us, this MIGHT mean that a person or business would donate funds to us and by doing so they can deduct the donation from their taxable income. People or businesses who feel good about assisting community organisations might donate funds for that purpose. A win for us and them.
- Les Bevan — Recently Les had a hip operation. We wish him well during his rehab and a speedy recovery.
Shed Wireless – a new initiative from AMSA – Click [HERE] to listen. There have been 10 episodes in Series 1 and Series 2 now has four episodes so far. Professionally produced and has heaps of Shed information. It is definitely worth checking out. It currently has an audience of over 9,000 listeners in a number of countries.
Shed Online – Stay Connected with Your Mates. Click this link The AMSA Shed Online. Members need to register to join the Forums – an easy process.
Spanner in the Works Health Information — Click [HERE] to view the September 2020 News Bulletin.
Why Men Need Toolboxes
An interesting short youtube video clip. Click [HERE] to view.