Following positive member feedback to Holstein Australia’s first virtual Annual General Meeting last year and with continuing state and regional COVID restrictions, the 2021 AGM will be a hybrid event, streamed online with an option for members to attend in person (pending COVID restrictions at the time) .
The AGM will be held at Dairy House in Melbourne on Thursday 14th October with members welcome to attend in person. Invitations will be sent to all members in September, with the option of attending online.
Holstein Australia CEO, Rohan Butler, says: “The feedback from many members who attended last year’s AGM, some of them for the first time, was that the online option allowed them to participate when they usually would not have been able to due to time constraints and travel restrictions.
“Of course what we miss out on is the social element, which we are all feeling the lack of after the last eighteen months. Usually we’d have three or four days of activities around the AGM, including the National Awards Dinner. Unfortunately this won’t be possible again this year, but we plan to hold a small social event and tour of AgriBio for those members who attend in person, subject obviously to any restrictions in place at the time.”
While a date has yet to be set for the National Awards Dinner, a number of options are being considered including an event at IDW next January.
Board & BDCC Nominations
Check your email for nomination forms for Board and Breed Development and Conformation Committee positions or go to the home page on the HA website to download the forms.
Nominations for Holstein Australia Federal Positions opened on 26th August and close on 9th September.
Nominations are invited for:
One director position on the Holstein Australia National Board. Current director, Jenny Grey, having held her position for three years, must retire by rotation and is eligible for re-election.
One Breed Development and Conformation Committee (BDCC) position. Marcus Young, having held his position for three years, must retire by rotation and is eligible for re-election.
Nominees for the above must be an Ordinary member of Holstein Australia and be financial to be eligible.
All elections of Directors and BDCC members will be held prior to the Annual General Meeting of Holstein Australia scheduled for 14th October. Should there be more than one nomination for each position a ballot will be held.
Nomination forms are also available by contacting the Company Secretary on 03 9835 7600.