2020 Annual General Meeting – Notice of Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Rationalist Society of Australia Inc. will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Due to COVID-19, this AGM will not be held in-person as was the case in previous years. Instead, the 2020 AGM will be held via Zoom.

To register for the meeting, please click here.

If you cannot join via Zoom, you can still nominate a proxy. Please click here for the proxy form.

2020 Annual General Meeting Agenda

1. Formal matters

  • Election of a chair
  • Attendees and Apologies
  • Proxies
  • Quorum

2. Minutes of the last AGM 

To read the Minutes of the 2019 AGM, please click here.

Motion 2.1: That the Minutes of the 2019 AGM be accepted as a true record.

Moved:                           Seconded:

There is no formal business arising from the Minutes of the last AGM, though a question was asked about whether the RSA invested its funds in ethical investments. This will be addressed in the meeting.

3. Reports

President’s report

Motion 3.1: That the President’s report be noted.

Moved:                                Seconded:

Treasurer’s report

Motion 3.2: That the Treasurer’s report be adopted.

Moved:                                  Seconded:


4. Election of a Committee

As per the RSA Rules, the committee of the RSA comprises at least five and not more than seven members (Rule 44). 

Motion 4.1: That the following members be elected to the committee until the AGM of 2021

      1. Luke Beck
      2. Chris Botha
      3. Meredith Doig
      4. Vicki Caulfield
      5. Brendan Liveris
      6. Chris Noonan
      7. Stella Thomas

Moved:                    Seconded:

5. General business

At the 2019 AGM, a question was asked about whether the RSA invested its funds in ethical investments. RSA member Ralph Catts followed up his question with a well-considered paper on the issue. The Financial Advisory Subcommittee has investigated this issue and after careful consideration, decided to re-allocate the RSA’s investments partially to ethical funds. This will be carefully monitored over the next 12 months.

6. Next meeting

The next AGM will be held between 1 July and 30 November 2021. The Committee of Management will decide the actual date and notify members at least 21 days prior.

All the more reason.