SATURDAY, 10TH JUNE, 2006 at 3.30 pm
Call to order
Dennis Watts called to order the Annual General Meeting of the Tai Chi Association of Australia at 3.30 pm on Saturday, 10th June, 2006.
Rosemary Palmer (standing in for Anthony Shing) took a register. The following persons were present: Dennis Watts, Ken Goh, Gai Wanless, Charles Tsui-Po, Diane Logan, Penny Oakes, Stephen Oakes, Annette Fletcher, Bela Nemeth
Minutes of previous AGM were not presented as the Secretary was overseas. It was agreed to email this to those present for clarification when available.
Treasurer’s Report presented by Ken Goh
Ken Goh handed copy to those present and explained the monetary receipts and payments from 1st December, 2004 to 31st May, 2006.
As at 31st May, 2006 the Association had assets of $7,813.01.
Diane Logan moved that report be accepted. Seconded –Rosemary Palmer.
All positions were declared vacant and nominations for new committee were presented by Ken Goh
President: Dennis Watts nominated by Ken Goh, seconded by Gai Wanless.
Vice President: Ken Goh nominated by Dennis Watts, Seconded by Rosemary Palmer
Treasurer: Ken Goh nominated by Dennis Watts, seconded by Gai Wanless, Accepted unanimously.
Secretary: Rosemary Palmer nominated by Brenda Hum, seconded by Ken Goh
New South Wales: John Mills nominated by Ken Goh, seconded by Gai Wanless.
Victoria and Tasmania: Charles Tsui Po nominated by Diane Logan, seconded by
Dennis Watts. Accepted unanimously.
Queensland and Northern Territory: Dennis Watts nominated by Ken Goh, seconded by Gai Wanless. Accepted unanimously.
South Australia and Western Australia: Rosemary Palmer nominated by Brenda Hum, seconded by Ken Goh. Accepted unanimously.
Other Committee Members:
Deborah Warland – nominated by Rosemary Palmer, seconded by Ken Goh
Paul Lam nominated by Ken Goh, seconded by Dennis Watts Accepted unanimously.
Anthony Shing – nominated by Ken Goh, seconded by Di Logan. Accepted unanimously
Gai Wanless nominated by Dennis Watts, seconded by Rosemary Palmer. Accepted unanimously.
a) TCAA Competition: Competition Coordinator, Dennis Watts indicated that he was standing down as coordinator of the TCAA Open Competition for 2007 but was happy to take on a mentoring role to assist the new coordinator.
Action: The Committee agreed that we ask for nominations from general membership to fill this position.
Di Logan suggested the benefits of having an "Open" competition category to take over the existing "Advanced" category.
Action: The Meeting did not commit to change, but agreed to discuss with the new coordinator when one becomes available.
b) TCAA Banner: Dennis Watts proposed that we have an official TCAA banner made up for competitions. Seconded by Stephen Oakes. Accepted unanimously.
c) Competition Judges: Gai Wanless proposed that interstate airfares be paid for judges out of TCAA funds. Seconded by Ken Goh. Accepted unanimously.
d) Newsletter advertising: Rosemary Palmer suggested that we offer display advertising in the newsletter at a cost. After discussion Di Logan proposed that this meeting approves the principal of paid advertising beyond the current listing and that the Committee decide on final details. Seconded by Rosemary Palmer. Accepted unanimously.
e) AKWF Acknowledgement: Charles Tsui-Po proposed that TCAA include an acknowledgement of TCAA membership of the AKWF on the TCAA website and in the Newsletter, and that the Committee will decide on the final wording for this. Seconded by Dennis Watts. Accepted unanimously.
Dennis Watts declared the AGM closed at 5.10 pm.
Minutes submitted by: Rosemary Palmer, Hon Secretary.
Minutes approved by: Dennis Watts, Chairman of the AGM, and Hon President.