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Annual General Meeting 2017

Amaze Inc. Board Nominations

The Annual General Meeting of Amaze Inc. will be held on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 5.30pm at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Carlton. The papers and agenda will be available on the Amaze website closer to the date.

In accordance with the Rules of Association, up to four (4) Board positions will be declared vacant at the AGM and I invite interested persons to nominate to stand for election to the Board.

The Board is the key body that governs Amaze.  The CEO is responsible to the Board.  Board members have important duties and obligations.  All Board members bring skills and expertise that are of value to Amaze so that the Board can perform its functions properly.

Each year careful consideration is given to ensure that the Board is composed of Directors who will bring a range of appropriate expertise and experience to bear in the discharge of their role.  Core competencies and other qualifications for directors are detailed in the document entitled ‘Position Description – Director – Amaze Inc.’ (referred to as the Position Description in this letter), which can be found on the Amaze website.

I encourage those who are considering nominating to read the Position Description and the Nomination Form.   The Position Description and Nomination Form are available on our website.  A link to each document is set out in the attachment to this letter, which describes the steps you need to follow to lodge a nomination.  If you prefer, you may request a hard copy of either document by calling on 9657 1600.

Participation by Autistic People

The Amaze Board is strongly committed to the active participation of autistic people in all aspects of the Board’s work.  We strongly encourage nominations from autistic people who satisfy the criteria set out in the Position Description.

The Board has implemented a range of initiatives designed to facilitate and support the full involvement of autistic people in our work, including:

  • Recruiting autistic people as members of our Board Committees;
  • Inviting autistic Board Committee members to attend Board meetings as Board Observers (to broaden and deepen their understanding of the Board’s work);
  • Providing mentoring, training and other supports.

If you are an individual on the autism spectrum with an interest in the work of the Board, we want to hear from you!  Please contact ceo@amaze.org.au to find out more.  The attachment to this letter sets out the steps to follow if you wish to nominate for one of the available positions.

The closing date for receipt of Nomination Forms is 4.00pm on Thursday 28 September 2017.  Nominations will not be accepted after this time.

Yours sincerely

Chair, Amaze Board