Special General Meeting

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Special General Meeting

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm



 Notice is hereby given under Section 46 (c) and (d), Section 47 and Section 60 of the AUSTAT Constitution that a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AUSTAT) Inc. will be held by Zoom Meeting on:

Sunday 16 February 2020 from 11.00am to 2.30pm (AEDT)

The business of the SGM shall be to consider three motions (Click here) that require Special Resolution. These motions are intended to be passed as Special Resolutions to the AUSTAT Constitution.

No other business will be attended to.


AUSTAT Council is required under Sections 46 (c) and 46 (d) of the AUSTAT Constitution to convene a Special General Meeting where requested by ten members to do so. The meeting will discuss only the matters (being three motions intended for special resolution) raised by those ten members.

Section 60 of the AUSTAT Constitution states that “the objects and Constitution of AUSTAT shall not be altered except by special resolution at a general meeting of AUSTAT. Notice of the proposed alteration must be given in writing at least 45 days prior to the meeting to the Secretary who shall notify all members of AUSTAT at least one calendar month prior to the meeting”.

A Special Resolution (Section 52) is passed by at least three quarters of those members of AUSTAT as, being entitled under this Constitution so to do, vote in person or by proxy at a general meeting.

The names of the members who have petitioned AUSTAT Council are included at the end of this notice, as are the three motions intended for Special Resolution.



What you should do:


  • If you would like to attend the SGM by Zoom Meeting please contact the AUSTAT Administrator.

Full details of the Zoom meeting, process, meeting procedure and paperwork will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the SGM.


  • If you are available to host a venue for the meeting for other members to attend, please contact AUSTAT Administrator by Friday 17th January 2020.

Venues will be displayed here when confirmed.

(UPDATE 7/2/20 – all attendance will be via Zoom Meeting. Please contact AUSTAT Administrator to register to attend)


  • If you are unable to attend this SGM, please participate in the collective decision-making of the Society by appointing a proxy, form below.




Names of Members requesting an SGM

Karen Anderson, Shelley Kaye Ashton, Anne Carroll, Jane Coker, Cathy Dowden, , Greg Holdaway, Anne Mallen, Kate Morris, Bronwyn Munro, Ann Shoebridge, Matthew Wasley

Date request for SGM received – 25th November 2019


Motions intended for Special Resolution on notice

SGM 16 Feb 2020 Proxy form

SGM 16 Feb 2020 Meeting Notice

Amendment to Motion One, received from Marietta Simarro Garcia

Amendment to Motion One, received from Ray Taylor

Supporting document for Motion Two



Signed:  Jeremy Woolhouse, AUSTAT Chair   20th December 2019


AUSTAT Administrator – Karen Nankervis

Postal:          PO Box 405, Beechworth 3747

Email:           info@austat.org.au

Phone:          0407 261927


February 16
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Karen Nankervis
0407 261927