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Notice of WRL 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRL) 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 10.00 a.m. on Thursday, 15 October 2020 at the Geraldton Clay Target Club, Off Flores Road, Geraldton. Registration opens at 9.30 a.m. and the meeting commences at 10.00 a.m.

Nominations for the election of Directors were opened on 2 September 2020 for two Northern Zone and two Southern Zone positions. When nominations closed on 16 September 2020;

  • There were three nominations received for two vacant positions in Northern Zone. The candidates in order of nominations received are Bruce Cockman, Robbie Glass and Matthew Fong.
  • There were three nominations received for two vacant positions in Southern Zone. The candidates in order of nominations received are Nino Paratore, Fedele Camarda and Roger King.

The WRL Rules of Association allow for election by ballot to be conducted prior to the AGM, with the election results to be announced at, and effective from, the AGM. Postal ballot papers were sent on 18 September 2020 to eligible voting Ordinary Members who were also notified of the election closing time/date being 4.00 p.m. Monday, 12 October 2020. Ballot papers received by WRL after this time shall be deemed invalid.

Following the close of voting, WRL’s Independent Auditor and Returning Officer Mr Phil Giglia will open all reply-paid envelopes. Mr Giglia will then validate each ballot paper before scrutineering the recording of every vote by the WRL Executive. The election will be decided by the number of votes received at the close of voting. Mr Giglia will declare the result of the election with the announcement of the elected Directors to be made at the 2020 AGM on 15 October 2020. The election result will also be posted on the WRL website as soon as possible after the conclusion of the AGM.

Please click on the links to access the following documents relevant to the AGM:

The AGM pack has been sent by mail to Members whose e-mail address is not registered with WRL. This was completed on Friday, 25 September 2020.

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.

A copy of the WRL Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020 and the 2019 Annual General Meeting Draft Minutes will be available at the AGM and can also be found by clicking on the links below:




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