NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2022
NOTICE TO SYN MEMBERS – SAVE THE DATE
Please be advised that in accordance with our constitution, the Annual General Meeting of the Student Youth Network Inc. (No. A0039919B) will be held as follows:
Wednesday 26th October at 6pm both online and in person at Media Collective: RMIT University City Campus, Building 12, Level 3, Room 97. 402 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000 and also virtually via Zoom.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 26, 2022 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
To ensure we’ve got your up to date membership details, those attending remotely will receive the Zoom link.
The agenda and meeting papers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, including:
- Annual General Meeting 2021 Minutes
- Nomination Form for Ordinary Board Members
- A Proxy Voting Form
- Board Member – Position Description
- Agenda for 2022’s General Meeting
If you have queries or specific topics of interest you’d like to discuss, please email General Manager, Evrim Şen, via [email protected] no later than one week prior to the AGM, (19th of October 2022).
The 2021-22 annual report and reviewed financial statements will be published before the meeting date and made available to download at the bottom of this page.
SYN BOARD ELECTION – NOMINATIONS
Two ordinary board positions and Board Vice President are open for election onto the SYN Board of Management at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
In accordance with SYN’s Constitution one ordinary board member and the position of Vice President elected at the 2022 AGM must be filled by individuals under 26 years of age on the date of the 2022 Annual General Meeting. Affirmative action will be taken by the SYN Board of Management to achieve compliance with these rules if required.
To be eligible to nominate you must be a paid SYN member, signed up at least 24 hours before the AGM. If you are not a SYN volunteer or contributor but wish to nominate, please sign up as a member via the form below and send it along with your nomination form.
If you are an existing member and wish to nominate but need to renew your SYN membership, please email Community Manager Jake Stevens via [email protected] to request SYN’s Bank Account details for Electronic Funds Transfer and confirm your details.
The nomination form can be downloaded below. Nomination forms are due one week before the AGM, all nominations must be received by 6.00pm on Wednesday the 19th of October 2022.
If you have any further questions regarding Board nominations, please contact President Nic Zoumboulis via [email protected],
SYN BOARD ELECTION – VOTING
Proxy votes can be allocated (as per the proxy form) to any member attending the AGM, with the following guidelines:
- Proxy votes must be submitted 24 hours prior to the AGM; by Tuesday 25 October, 6.00pm.
- Forms can be downloaded below and submitted to General Manager, Evrim Şen, via [email protected];
- No more than three proxy votes can be allocated to any one person;
To be eligible to vote at the 2022 AGM, based off our constitution, you must be a current paid member and have:
- Been a SYN Member for at least 3 months prior to the date (registered and paid for the first time by the 26th of July 2022)
- Have not had your unpaid membership lapse for longer than 12 months (the due date for your renewal fee must not be older than the 26th of October 2021)
- Out-of-date SYN memberships that meet these criteria to vote must be renewed at least 24 hours prior to the AGM. If you need to renew your SYN membership please email Community Manager Jake Stevens via [email protected]
NOMINEES FOR THE SYN BOARD
Taymi Brook – Nominated for Ordinary Board Member
I am passionate opportunity, community and networks for youth – therefore, I’m applying to join SYN’s Board of Governance. I hope to further SYN as a leader in community broadcasting, to ensure all SYN volunteers have access to the opportunities and resources I’ve had access to throughout my volunteering.
I joined SYN in February, 2021. I’ve volunteered for flagships such as The Naughty Rude Show, Sunday Sweets and New and Approved. I’ve also been part of SYN’s Leadership Program, where I served as 2022’s Talks Lead for 1700 as we transitioned offline and into a new format co-produced with RMITV.
I know the value of being a SYN member; having completed SYN’s Board Internship, undertaking SYN’s Mentoring Program, and completing training with the Community Media Training Organisation’s National Youth Leadership and Professional Development program (Take It On) – training presented to me through SYN. I’ve attended conferences and seminars run by industry professionals in areas such as disability/accessibility, community media/broadcasting, cultural diversity, music industry and career pathways due to my SYN membership.
As someone who was prevented from joining SYN due to accessibility barriers, I hope to bring a perspective of inclusion and build on the previous board’s work at addressing obstacles which deter youth from joining SYN. Being an approachable person with a strong sense for improvement, I hope to facilitate and advocate for my peers.
Thank you for considering my nomination and I look forward to the potential of contributing to SYN’s Board of Governance.
Grace Mckinnon – Nominated for Ordinary Board Member