Notice of WRL Annual General Meeting

Meeting Details

The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRL) 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 10:00 am on Thursday, 13 October 2022 at the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, 31 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton WA 6530.

Registration opens at 9:30 am and the meeting commences at 10:00 am. If you would like to attend, please RSVP for catering purposes to Katherine Chow at before 7 October 2022.

Nominations for the election of Directors were opened on 25 August 2022 for two Northern Zone and three Southern Zone positions. On 8 September 2022, WRL completed the call for nominations for the election of Directors. The Rules of Association for WRL require an election every year, with half of the positions on the Board being declared vacant.

There were only two nominations for the two vacant positions in the Northern Zone. Therefore Bruce Cockman and Matt Fong have been re-elected as Directors.

There were five nominations for the three vacant positions in the Southern Zone. The candidates in order of nominations received are John Sloan, Mathew Thompson, Fedele Camarda, Corry Amato and Peter Stanich.

An election is required for Southern Zone and the ballot papers have been sent by mail to Southern Zone MFL holders. This was completed on 14 September 2022. The closing time/date for the election will be 4.00 pm Monday, 10 October 2022.

The declaration of the new Directors will be made at the 2022 AGM and will also be posted on the WRL website as soon as possible after the conclusion of the AGM.

Please find below the documents for your AGM pack:

Notice and Agenda of 2022 Annual General Meeting;

Proxy Forms – Appointment of Corporate Representative and Appointment of a Proxy;

WRL Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2022; and

2021 Annual General Meeting Draft Minutes.

The AGM pack was sent via post on Tuesday 27 September 2022 to those members who have not registered their e-mail addresses with WRL.

Please note that according to the WRL Rules of Association, Rule 15.7(b) states that “a Member which is a body corporate may appoint in writing a natural person to represent it at a particular General Meeting or at all General Meetings”. Please use the ‘Appointment of Corporate Representative’ form if you are representing an MFL holder that is a body corporate (i.e. an entity whose legal name ends with Pty Ltd, Ltd or Inc.). If an individual MFL holder or partnership wants to appoint a representative or the WRL Chair as a proxy then please use the ‘Appointment of Proxy’ form.

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