2015 AGM



DATE: Thursday 8 October 2015
TIME: 7.30pm (dinner from 6pm)
VENUE: Upstairs function room at the Hawksburn Hotel,

505 Malvern Road, Toorak.

Guest Speaker: Dr Rodney Syme

Rodney SymeDr Rodney Syme has been a driving force within the voluntary euthanasia movement since 1991 and served 12 years as President of Dying with Dignity Victoria. He is now DWDV’s Vice President.

In 2008 he published A Good Death, describing some of his experiences with terminally ill and suffering people. He continues to provide counselling about end of life choices, conversations that can be prolonged and open-ended.

Among other things, Dr Syme will talk about the gap between the rhetoric and the reality of palliative care.

Members are warmly invited to join us for a meal at 6pm prior to the formal proceedings.Join us!

If you are unable to join us in person, please ensure you complete a proxy form. This is important, as your proxy form contributes to the achievement of a quorum for the AGM.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting, or hearing from you by proxy.

Dr Meredith Doig, President.


Business of the Meeting

Formal matters

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  • Election of a chair
  • Apologies
  • Proxies
  • Quorum



 Minutes of the 2014 AGM

Business arising from the Minutes

At last year’s AGM, requests were made for the Committee to address two issues in the forthcoming year:[list type=”bullet”]

  • Freedom of expression – proposed amendments to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
  • Dying with Dignity – urging a satisfactory legislative outcome in the lead up to the next Victorian state election in 2014.


Both these issues were the subject of submissions made by the RSA during the year.

There was also a suggestion that the Committee investigate the cost of an audit, or a review by an independent financial professional. (As a “Tier 1” organisation, the RSA is not required to be audited nor to have financial statements checked by an independent financial professional, unless requested by Members.) Should Members want an audit or independent review, estimates of the costs involved are:[list type=”bullet”]

  • Full audit – around $4,500 to $5,000
  • Independent review – around $1,000 to $1,500.




President’s report

Secretary’s report

Treasurer’s report

FY2015 Income Statement

FY2015 Balance Sheet

Financial Statements Attestation

Election of a Committee

Any other business

Close of meeting

All the more reason.