This year, the YWCA Canberra Board has reviewed our constitution and we are seeking your endorsement of some amendments.

We believe the amendments we’ve proposed will make it easier for us to grow and service our membership base, meet the requirements of the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission and better align our constitution with YWCA Australia’s.

Some of these changes are administrative in nature, but key amendments include:

  • quorum requirements to be changed from 20% of membership to 30 members
  • criteria for admission, resignation and removal of membership added to membership policy
  • allowing proxies to be received 48 hours prior to a vote, rather than a week beforehand
  • updating term limits for board directors
  • greater clarity and flexibility regarding the procedures for members voting, including options such as online voting.

We are offering members the opportunity to find out more about these changes before we put the amendment to a member vote at an Extraordinary General Meeting.

If you would like to hear from the YWCA Board and Executive Director on what the changes mean and have your questions answered, please come along to our information session on the constitution changes:

Date: Wednesday 18 April

Time: 6-7pm

Venue: Level 3 Training room, YWCA Canberra office, 71 Northbourne Avenue

RSVP: Email by Friday 13 April

If you cannot attend, feedback can be submitted via Feedback must be received by COB Thursday 19 April.