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Circulars 8 Oct 2021

Circular 34/21 2021 State Congress and AGM to be held online

Further to the Board Communiqué issued on 30 September and considering the latest advice issued by the NSW Government, the RSL NSW Board resolved that the 2021 State Congress and AGM will be a virtual event with no change to the dates on which it will be held: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December.

As details of the virtual event are confirmed, I will advise sub-Branches via Circular. It remains incumbent on Honorary Secretaries to keep their Congress Delegate informed as the RSL NSW sub-Branch email address remains the primary channel of communication from ANZAC House.

If travel and accommodation has been booked for your Delegate to attend the face-to-face event that was planned to take place in Newcastle, please ensure you cancel it as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I advise as follows:

Registration

Registration for Congress and AGM remains essential. The virtual platform will allow for voting on all motions approved by the agenda committee including speaking to each motion. Please note in accordance with the sub-Branch voting rights (constitution clauses 15.48 to 15.52) only the registered Delegate will have voting rights and the option to speak to a motion.

There is now the opportunity for Alternate Delegates (both sub-Branch and District Council) to register their attendance for Congress and the AGM. Please note this attendance will be without voting rights or the option to speak on a motion.

Please contact ANZAC House should the registered Delegate not be able to attend the event and therefore require the Alternate Delegate to vote.

Thank you to the more than 100 sub-Branches who have registered their Delegate since registration opened several weeks ago.

  • sub-Branch Delegate with voting rights – to register please click on this link
  • District Council Delegate with no voting rights – to register please click on this link
  • sub-Branch and District Council Alternate Delegate without voting rights – to register please click on this link

A point of clarification: District Council Delegates can speak in relation to motions but are not authorised to vote.

Notice of Meeting and further details

The Notice of Meeting will be issued on 8 November (four weeks before the 2021 State Congress and AGM) where the timing of each session for both days will be confirmed. I encourage sub-Branches to plan a General Meeting in line with current NSW Health regulations after this date to discuss the motions on the agenda and direct how your Delegate will vote.

As soon as details about accessing the virtual event platform are available, I will advise sub-Branches via Circular. This will include details about the technical support that will be available to Delegates and sub-Branches.

If any Delegate or sub-Branch does not have access to a computer and/or internet and wants to participate in the 2021 State Congress and AGM please contact the Member Support Team on support@rslnsw.org.au or 1300 679 775.