12 September 2016

The Annual General Meeting of People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) will be held on Wednesday 23 November at the Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern, NSW.
As the Returning Officer appointed by the Board of PWDA, I now call for nominations for the President, and seven (7) PWDA Director positions. Members who are elected to these positions will take office at the Annual General Meeting this year.
Included with this notice is:
If you require these documents in alternative formats please contact PWDA.
Nominations close at 5:00pm on Thursday 15 September. Late nominations cannot be accepted. PWDA will not be held responsible for any nominations sent by post that are delayed due to circumstances beyond PWDA’s control. If you wish to ensure PWDA receives your nomination by the closing date I recommend you consider using registered mail.
The nominee, proposer and seconder (for the position of President) must sign the nomination form before it is sent back to PWDA. Please return your completed nomination form to pwd@pwd.org.au or post to PWDA, PO Box 666, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012.
If more than seven (7) Board Director and more than one (1) President Nomination(s) are received, an election will be conducted in accordance with PWDA’s Constitution.
If you are unable to complete the nomination form in writing and require an adjustment to be made as Returning Officer I am authorised under PWDA’s Constitution to accept alternative formats. You must contact me about your requirements in order to arrange this before nominations close.
If you are unsure of what you need to do to fill out a nomination form, please contact PWDA and request assistance.  An existing Director will provide you with help.
Please ensure that all of the people who need to fill in, sign and provide contact details to support your nomination have done so before you return your form. 
Only voting members of PWDA are able to stand for the position of Director or sign nomination forms.  As Returning Officer I cannot accept a nomination from a person who is not a voting member of PWDA, nor can I accept a nomination form signed by someone who is not a voting member of PWDA.  I will check with PWDA that everyone who nominates for the position of Director, or anyone who signs a nomination form, is a voting member of PWDA.
As Returning Officer I am unable to arrange for nominating and seconding of your nomination form. If you would like to clarify your membership status, or wish to nominate and are not sure who else is a member who can propose or second you, then please contact PWDA.
You can contact myself and PWDA on 1800 422 015 or pwd@pwd.org.au
To ensure the integrity of the election process, PWDA membership was ‘closed’ at midnight on Wednesday 31 August and will remain closed until the election process is completed on or before midnight Thursday 15 September. Membership applications received during this time will be processed as usual but voting rights will not be granted until after the election process is complete.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.
Yours sincerely
Tim Jones
Returning Officer