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Annual General Meeting 2014

Are you curious about what else Warehouse Circus does besides running classes? Interested in what exciting things our 2015 program might hold for participants, parents and audiences? Got a question or an issue you would like to discuss with the Warehouse Circus Board or management? Or just want to know how you can help us out? On the 19th of November at 7:30pm in Chifley Warehouse Circus will be holding its Annual General Meeting!

First…DON’T WORRY, nominations for the Board are taken in advance, this means there are no surprises – you will not be asked to commit to anything on the night itself – ALL WE WANT IS YOUR PRESENCE so you can come and enjoy the free food and great company without fear of suddenly becoming Treasurer against your will! Although if you are keen to get involved, our board nomination form and information about requirements are here. Currently all positions do have re-nominations but if you want to get involved we would love you to put your hand up. We are continually looking for new expertise across legal, artistic, financial, business, governance, management, and administrative fields. If you don’t have members you know to nominate you, you can send us some info about yourself and we can put you in touch with members who would like to nominate you.

This is a very important meeting for Warehouse Circus at which we not only need to vote in our new Board, but we are proposing some changes to the Warehouse Circus Inc. Constitution which will hopefully streamline the way we operate in future and help to keep us viable. You can see the details of these proposed changes here. This means it’s crucial that we get a quorum of members* to attend. *If you are over 18 and participate, or have a child who participates in Warehouse Circus programs then you are a member, so this means you! Without the support of members like you at this event, we will not be able to make the decisions that will continue to make us a strong organisation which can provide the best possible programs and performances for  you, your family and the wider community.

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to bring their young person along! It’s a great learning experience to be a part of an association or group from a young age and the AGM allows a glimpse at the things that make Warehouse tick as well as reinforcing that you and your family are part of a community of great people who all can’t get enough of circus! There is a wealth of knowledge amongst our board, management and trainers about the circus industry in Australia and Globally, so please feel free to pick our brains. You might be surprised at what you can learn about the big wide world of circus that you are a part of just by coming to say hi. It is a common thing we have seen personally in circus where incidental conversations can lead to new friendships, and even big changes in lifestyle, goals and aspirations for members of any age.

Although we would love to see you, if you absolutely can’t make it, you can still help us out greatly by filling in a proxy form to allow someone who is attending to vote on your behalf. You can choose someone whose judgement you trust! An individual member can hold up to five proxies, so if you are coming, please let your fellow parent/guardians know and help us to collect a quorum for voting! Before you think ‘someone else will surely attend so I don’t need to’ please be aware that even though we are a strong organisation, at the last two meetings we almost ran the risk of no longer being able to operate due to not enough members turning up for the AGM so we continue to need your support.

We’ll make it worth your while with short, informative updates, free food and friendliness!

What: Warehouse Circus AGM

When: 7:30pm, 19th of November, 2014

Where: Warehouse Circus, Chifley (tenant meeting rooms, Health and Wellbeing Hub, 70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley).

Hope to see you there!

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