Notice of Special General Meeting

July 14, 2022

Voting members of the VHA are invited to attend a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Wednesday 10 August 2022 (10-10.30am).

The purpose of the meeting is to consider and, if thought fit, pass a special resolution to repeal the current VHA Constitution and replace it with the draft Constitution.

Update: Due to the current wave of COVID-19 and influenza cases, the SGM will be held online only, via Zoom. Attendees will receive the meeting link once they register.

CEOs of VHA member organisations have been emailed an invitation to attend, including a copy of the draft Constitution with marked changes, draft agenda, member briefing and voting proxy form. If you are unable to attend, please nominate a proxy who can vote on your behalf by downloading the proxy form and returning it via email to Liz Orkney.

Only those representatives of full, voting members are permitted to vote at the SGM. Other member representatives are welcome to attend, such as board members and executives, although only one person may vote on behalf of the member organisation. Representatives from associate or not-for-profit members are also welcome to attend, but may not vote.

Members can register to attend the SGM before close of business on Monday 8 August via this link.


Recommendation from the Directors

At its meeting on 12 May 2022, the Board of VHA resolved to recommend to the members that the Constitution of VHA be repealed and replaced as per the draft Constitution (with marked changes) sent to member CEOs with the Notice of Special General Meeting.

In accordance with clause 7.3 of the Constitution of VHA, and section 249L(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), notice is given of the intention to propose the following special resolutions:

  1. It is resolved by special resolution that:

The existing Constitution of VHA be repealed in full and the Constitution attached to the Notice of Special General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 10 August 2022 be adopted in its place as and from the close of the Extraordinary General Meeting.

  1. It is resolved by special resolution that:

The Board of VHA is empowered to do all things necessary and expedient to give effect to Special Resolution 1.