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Friday 25th November 2016 - Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Neil Creek

Dear member of Mount Burnett Observatory,

this is to provide notice of the society’s Annual General Meeting to be held on:

Friday the 25th of November at 7pm

at:

Mount Burnett Observatory
420 Paternoster Road Mount Burnett

Following the meeting our special guest speaker will be our very own Neil Creek speaking on "My Astrophotography Journey".

Astronomy has been a lifelong passion of mine, and photography for the last 15 years. With the digital revolution, bringing the two together was finally an easy matter. My talk will cover the many small steps and occasional giant leaps in my astrophotography journey, sharing wisdom and advice I have picked up along the way. Getting into astrophotography is easier than it has ever been, and you probably already own the gear to get started. I'll talk about giving it a try yourself and answer questions to help more stargazers get into this rewarding pursuit.

In accordance with rule 30 of our association rules the AGM must be held to

  1. Confirm the minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Receive the Committee’s report on the previous year’s activities
  3. Vote to accept the association financial statement for the club’s previous financial year (which ended June 30th 2016)
  4. Elect a new committee
  5. Confirm or vary the membership fee.

Committee reports will be made available to all members via email at least 48 hours before the meeting.

All members of the association are entitled to attend the meeting.

Members are eligible to vote if they are over the age of 15 and have been a member for more than 10 days by the time of the meeting.

Members eligible to vote that cannot attend but wish to participate may appoint another MBO member to act as their proxy and vote on their behalf. Proxies must be appointed in writing (a proxy form is attached) and the form must be signed by the member appointing the proxy. Proxy forms can either be handed in on the night to the secretary or emailed no later than 7pm Thursday the 26th of November.

Members eligible to vote and who are aged 18 or above are entitled to nominate for a position on the 2016 committee. Verbal nominations for committee positions will be accepted during the AGM or nominations may be submitted in writing in advance using the attached nomination form.

Committee positions to be filled at the AGM  are:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • A number of Ordinary Committee Members (as determined at the AGM)

For any further information regarding the AGM members are encouraged to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone James Murray on 0409703929.